I am so excited about this beautiful cookbook “Decorating Cookies” by my friend Bridget Edwards of the fabulous blog Bake at 350. She is so unbelievably talented. Her cookies are the cutest things you’ve ever seen and now we can learn from the best! How exciting is that?! You can purchase her book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble to name a couple.
It’s funny, I’ve never met Bridget in person, but I swear I know her, lol! Not sure how we’ve managed to miss each other over the years! We need to meet soon girl!
Photo via Bridget
I love the pages in Bridget’s book. Those hot dogs are killin’ me! Lots of beautiful pictures. Love the picture index!
Photo via Bridget
This photo makes me so happy! Look at all of Bridget’s creations. So cute! If I can make one half as cute as Bridget’s I’d be happy!!
Bridget was kind enough to share a recipe from her book with us, her Gingerbread Cookies.
Gingerbread Cookies by Bridget Edwards
Makes 18 to 30 cookies, depending on cookie size
“I find myself wanting to make gingerbread all year long—not just in winter! For a warm-weather treat, try sandwiching a mixture of lemon curd and marshmallow cream between two gingerbread cookies. You’ll never wait until December again! As far as gingerbread cookies go, I like them thick and chewy. If you like yours a bit crispier, just roll them thinner.”
51/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
11/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
11/2 tablespoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, cold and cut into chunks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup molasses
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line three cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. Set this mixture aside. In the large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, RECIPES cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses and egg. Mix until well combined.
Add the flour mixture in three parts, mixing on low speed until just combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Divide the dough in half and form into disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Prepare a rolling surface and roll out one of the disks (see Rolling and Cutting Cookie Dough on page 23). Cut as many shapes from the dough as possible and place them onto a prepared cookie sheet, approximately 2 inches apart. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 5 to 10 minutes. Freezing the cookies helps them keep their shape while baking. Meanwhile, knead the scraps and remaining dough together and continue the rolling, cutting, and freezing process on a second prepared cookie sheet.
After freezing, immediately bake the cookies on the center rack of your oven for 9 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies appear done in the center. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet. With a thin cookie spatula, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Rotate the cookie sheets from the freezer to the oven to the cooling rack until all of the cookies are baked.
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I am so excited to introduce you to my friends from Lunch Pails & Lipstick. It’s a brand new blog written by 3 beautiful moms full of great tips in Fashion, Beauty, Fitness and so much more. They are offering a $200 Visa Gift Card as a giveaway for you today, just in time for some extra Christmas shopping money!
From left to right we have Jenna, Summer and Lisa. Between the three of them you have celebrity fashion stylists, estheticians, and fitness professionals. A couple days ago Jenna posted on Instagram that she just did Kristen Chenowith’s eyelashes. Cool huh? Summer styles numerous celebrities including David Archuleta from American Idol.
I’ve known Lisa for years. Her sister and I are great friends from high school and Lisa and my sister Kim have been friends for ages. So fun She’s grown up to be such a beautiful woman, ok now I’m getting sappy, lol! Lisa is an amazing trainer in AZ, wait until you see her photos.
One of my favorite posts from these gals is “What do You Have to Lose” from Lisa. She is known as one of the best trainers around, the results are unbelievable. The proof is in the pudding if you ask me. Take a look at this before and after photo. You can see more photos HERE Lisa gives some great tips to keep us in shape.
Another of my favorites is their Drugstore beauty must have products. Who doesn’t love great deals and tips on that? There are so many more great posts, you’ll have to see for yourself
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Twelve of the most popular bloggers in food, craft, home, and lifestyle join forces this holiday season to bring you THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY.
Santa has checked his list twice and our readers have been very nice, so we are giving away the prize of all prizes-the all new Apple iMac 21.5 inch computer. The new iMac is 5 mm thin at its edge, has 75% less reflection, and is individually calibrated for true-to-life color.
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The total retail value of the giveaway is $1,800! The giveaway is open now until December 7th, 12:00 p.m. EST. Hurry and enter!
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I had so much fun creating this recipe for www.calphalon.com/yourset. I wanted to create a simple yet impressive dinner that the whole family would enjoy. This is great for a Sunday dinner or even during the week. With only a few ingredients needed, you can whip up this dinner in no time at all. Calphalon, makes a beautiful AccuCore 3-quart Stainless Steel Saute pan that I am in love with. Make sure you enter below the recipe to win a $500 Calphalon gift card to build your own set of cookware!
It’s so fun cooking in a brand new pan isn’t it?! It’s shiny and fabulous just begging to be cooking in, lol!
www.calphalon.com/yourset is the first cookware experience that allows you the ability to customize a cookware set for the way you cook and entertain. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or mastering a new technique, now you can create a set piece by piece from the best of Calphalon. Mix it up. Make it yours.
Let’s start shall we? Heat olive oil in your pan over medium heat. Get the pan nice and hot.
Add your chicken pieces to the pan.
Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
You are going to partially cook the chicken, browning on both sides, about 5 minutes each side.
Remove chicken from the pan to start the ragout.
You want to see these wonderful brown bits in the pan, this will season the sauce nicely.
Add your diced potatoes to the hot pot with browned bits.
Season your potatoes with a little salt and pepper.
Cook the potatoes for a few minutes to brown nicely.
Add your chopped onions and minced garlic.
Cook and stir for 5 additional minutes.
Add a can of crushed tomatoes right to the pan.
Give it a good stir.
Nestle your chicken pieces right in the sauce and potatoes and bake partially covered for about an hour.
I like to serve this dinner right in the pan. This chicken is great served with spoonfuls of sauce or on top of cooked pasta.
Homemade Chicken Ragout
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 pieces chicken
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3-4 small russet potatoes, diced
- 1 cup finely diced white onion
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- Heat olive oil into 3 quart or larger sautee pan. Salt and pepper chicken pieces then carefully add them to hot pan. Brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer partially cooked chicken to a plate or some tin foil.
- With oil and browned bits still in pan, add potatoes, season lightly with salt and pepper then and onions, stirring until potatoes are browned and onions softened. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes, stirring to combine then add partially cooked chicken sitting in sauce and potatoes. Place in oven and bake for 50-60 minutes until chicken is tender and cooked through. Remove and serve with chicken and sauce or over top cooked pasta.
Makes 4 Servings
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I can hardly believe Picky Palate is 5 years old this month! I remember so vividly starting up Picky Palate one late night in AZ not having any idea what I was doing or where it would take me.
I could not ask for a more perfect job that I love so much. Creating recipes and sharing them with you is such a joy and I consider myself very blessed.
Never in a million years did I imagine I would someday have a cookbook! My cookbook was released this week and I am still on cloud 9 about it. Check it out if you haven’t, lots of love went into creating those recipes and pages, I am so thrilled to finally share it with you. There are more than 100 new recipes not on Picky Palate!
Now, let’s celebrate with a giveaway shall we?
I thought it would be fabulous to celebrate Picky Palate’s 5 year Blogiversary and the release of the Picky Palate Cookbook with a lovely giveaway! The wonderful folks at KitchenAid are offering one Picky Palate reader a 7 quart stand mixer in the color of their choice: red black, silver or white!! Woohoo!
Here’s How To Enter:
CONTEST IS NOW OVER. Winner has been notified
1. Leave a comment here and tell us: What recipe do you tend to make most often?
For extra entries:
3. If you have purchased or have the Picky Palate Cookbook leave an extra comment
3. For those of you who have received my cookbook, and would like to write a review on Amazon, do so here: http://su.pr/1qzpDR (leave a comment if you do this)
4. Giveaway ends Thursday November 1st 8am PST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. Giveaway provided by KitchenAid. US Residents Only
Tags: Picky Palate Cookbook
Oh boy, this is quite fun to see my cookbook that I’ve been working on for almost 2 years come to life this week! Today is the official release date which means you can purchase it in various stores and order it online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books A Million.
For those of you who pre-ordered the book on Amazon, you have received it already. It has been so much fun seeing Instagram photos of you receiving the book in the mail, makes me smile Thank you so much for sharing your pictures!
I’ll never forget the months while I was cooking and baking recipes like a mad woman preparing for the book back in 2010/early 2011. I was in a tiny Newport Beach kitchen and ingredients were flying everywhere, lol! It was fun, exhausting and exciting all at the same time. I remember thinking, I can’t believe I am going to have my own cookbook. Now, it’s really here! All of that sweat and hard work has paid off and I finally get to share those recipes I’ve kept secret for so long
Another highlight for me through this journey was watching Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson photograph and style my cookbook. They are so unbelievably talented and made my recipes look just as incredible as they taste. I won’t ever forget being able to watch them in action.
I feel so grateful to work with an amazing agent and team at Wiley, they have made this experience so special.
I hope you will all enjoy my book, the recipes were made with lots of love and I assure you they are incredible!! There are over 100 new recipes you can’t find on Picky Palate Enjoy!!
Here’s a sneek peek at my Skillet Baked Mac and Cheese recipe!
Giveaway is now closed. Winners have been notified.
To celebrate the release day I am giving away 10 signed cookbooks from little ol’ me!
Here’s How To Enter:
1. Leave a comment here and tell us….Would you like to write a cookbook? If so, what kind of recipes would you include?
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3. For those of you who have received the book, and would like to write a review on Amazon, do so here: http://su.pr/1qzpDR (leave a comment if you do this)
4. Giveaway ends Thursday October 25th 8am PST. US Residents only. Winners will be chosen via Random.org and be notified by email. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email. Books for giveaway provided by Wiley.
It’s fun Friday at Picky Palate! Oh boy, Stella & Dot just came out with their new collection of jewelry just in time for the Holidays! Let’s just say I am in big trouble, lol! At least my birthday and wedding anniversary are in November, so I have some great excuses to shop right?
Let me show you some of my favorite new pieces Oh, if you want to receive my Stella & Dot posts through your email make sure to subscribe on my sidebar right under my cookbook picture. You won’t receive them otherwise
Not only are there a bunch of fabulous new jewels, but they are also offering some gorgeous scarves, candles, iPhone cases and wallets. Yippee Click the picture to see more.
My very first purchase was this adorable Fox Ring by Alice Temperly, a famous British Designer who collaborated with Stella & Dot on a number of great pieces. I can’t get over how cute this ring is and it absolutely had to be mine, lol! There’s also an adorable matching fox necklace by Alice to go with it
Where do I even begin here. How fabulous is this scarf?! 2 of my favorite colors, love it. Another quick purchase for me was this Suzanne Cocktail Ring. It’s not only adorable but it’s also only $39.00. Yay! The model is also wearing the Chimera Bangle, the Love Bracelet, and the Rhea Bangles.
2 more favorite pieces are these Swallow Stud earrings, only $19.00 and the Hope Bracelet, $32.00 which is a part of the Breast Cancer Awareness line and the proceeds go to the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising women’s cancer research funds and promoting early detection awareness.
Loving the colors of their new iPhone case. I might have to add this one to my wishlist. It’s only $29
Here’s another design by Alice Temperly for Stella & Dot. How fun is this Wonderland Charm Necklace?. You can wear it a number of ways. Can’t wait for mine to arrive!!
Love this affordable sparkly Radiance Coil Bracelet for $29. It will look great with any outfit. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll be seeing me with this one very soon, lol!
Totally obsessed with these Liz Drop Earrings! I’m a sucker for green jewelry. These are $59 and I have a feeling they are worth every penny!
Cute new wallets too! Love this bright pink one. Click HERE to see the inside of the wallet. It runs for $79. This wallet is also part of the Breast Cancer Awareness line and the net proceeds go to the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising women’s cancer research funds and promoting early detection awareness.
Last but not least are these gorgeous Gold Serenity Drop Earrings. They also come in a fun purple color. These are $34 and I can’t wait to add them to my collection!
Hope you’ve enjoyed peeking at the new collection today! I am in love with all of these pieces.
I absolutely LOVE being a Stella and Dot Stylist, if you love this gorgeous jewelry and think it would be fun sharing with your friends, please email me and I’ll tell you all about it. I’ve had the best time.
It’s Fun Friday again! I love sharing my favorite pieces of Stella & Dot with you! Whether you are placing an order or keeping track of your favorites for a special occasion, it’s all good
The combo of these delicate 3 necklaces together makes me so happy! I love everything about them. Starry Night is the perfect layering necklace. These were some of my first pieces and I could not be more thrilled with them.
How cute is this Cameron Pendant? I love the length and the detailing around the top. Cute with so many outfits.
This was another piece I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. It’s called the Marchesa Necklace and it looks amazing on. You can wear it casual or dressy which is so nice. I’ll be wearing this one often.
How beautiful is this Bianca Tassel Necklace? It’s been seen on Maria Menounos and other celebs too. I can’t wait to add it to my collection!
Totally loving this Avery Chain and Pearl necklace. Looks so great with a collared shirt.
How fun is this Alexandria Necklace?! Love it with the black top. I can picture it going great with plenty of fun outfits.
Katherine Heigl looks so cute in this Bahari Necklace. How great is the color?! This one was one of my first pieces and it is stunning!
The Sophia Pearl Bib Necklace is stunning isn’t it? So dressy and feminine. I kind of want it…like now, lol!
One of my absolute favorite necklaces right now is by far this Olivia Bib Necklace. It’s fun, colorful and goes with nearly everything! You might want to treat yourself to this one
Last but not least is this fabulous Serenity Necklace. Brooke Burk looks so pretty in it. This one is great for treating yourself for a special occasion, birthday or Christmas since it’s a bit on the pricy side. Or, if you decide you want to be a stylist, you can pick this one as part of your kit like I did It’s simply stunning, especially in person.
I LOVE being a Stella and Dot Stylist by the way, if you love gorgeous jewelry and think it would be fun sharing with your friends, please email me and I’ll tell you all about it. I’ve had the best time and I just started
FYI….for those who do not wish to see these posts, they will no longer be showing up in your regular RSS feed. Sorry for the inconvenience. Forgot to have them removed for my Fun Friday non-foodie posts, sorry
Can a girl have too many bangles? I think not Stella & Dot makes some of the most beautiful bracelets and bangles that I have gotten my hands on, no kidding. So excited to share these beauties with you, let’s take a look at some of my favorites.
This Nugget Wrap Bracelet needs to be mine soon. I love how it looks with jeans. Casual but so cute and shiny. It’s on my wishlist for sure.
Another gorgeous bracelet on my wishlist is this Tempest Bracelet. How cute is it? The gold clasp and the details are incredible. Love that it can be worn beautifully with a casual denim shirt. Cute cute cute! Love the Lillith Fringe Earrings the model is wearing too. I am in trouble, lol!
I put together this fun outfit that would go perfect with the Tempest Bracelet. Love the denim and black together with gold accessories. I added the Bianca Tassel Necklace and the Soiree Studs in Gold to complete the look.
This Renegade Bracelet is my new favorite bracelet. I just received it last week and I wear it about every day. I get compliments on it wherever I go. It is shiny and stunning. There are the sweetest details around the entire bracelet. This is one that is so much prettier in person.
I just received my first Lindsay Bangle and love it! I started with the Orange one and look forward to collecting all of them. The colors will make any outfit complete.
The Duchess Bangle and Emerson Bangle are two pieces that look so great on. Fancy them up for a night on the town or even wear with your favorite casual outfit. That’s what I love about all of these pieces, you can dress them up or down and still look completely fabulous
The Luxor Link is a classic gold bracelet that looks so pretty. Love it paired with the Tigris Earrings too! I just got the earrings last week and I can tell you they are lovely
Last but not least are these fun Devi Bangles. I LOVE how they look with the Renegade Bracelet, I just got them literally yesterday and they are even more beautiful in person…..and as of last night they just went on sale for Labor Day along with the silver ones! Don’t miss out on this offer! Lots of other great jewelry on sale, so be sure to check out the Labor Day Sale!
I will be randomly choosing 5 winners who place an order today that will win a little sweet package of my Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies shipped right to your door. Your cookies will come in something similar to the picture below.
Make sure you are shopping my trunk show, “Jennifer Flake to be eligible for the cookies, it will say that at the top of your page.” I will see your orders come through, but feel free to leave a comment here if you place an order just so we are sure. US residents only.
Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to return email to claim the cookies. I am planning on mailing the winners their cookies on Tuesday September 4th unless I go into labor. In that case it will be the following week
I LOVE being a Stella and Dot Stylist by the way, if you love gorgeous jewelry and earning free jewelry…. and think it would be fun sharing it with your friends, please email me and I’ll tell you all about it. I’ve had the best time and I just started
Hope you guys are enjoying my Fun Friday posts as much as I am I am so in love with these fun dangly Stella and Dot Earrings, I just have to share my favorites. Take a peek and tell me your favorites!
These fun and colorful Serenity Small Stone Drops will look great with so many outfits, especially a great pair of jeans. I think I’d wear these quite often and can not wait to treat myself to them soon! Take a look at the outfit below that I think would be great with them!
I put together this casual outfit that I think these Serenity Small Stone Drops would be fabulous with. Simple jeans, a striped t-shirt and some fun flats.
Talk about awesome color! These Gold and Coral Capri Chandelier Earrings are so great for summer and Fall. I have to tell you, I just got these in the mail a couple days ago and they are even more stunning in person. Love, love, love then!
Ahhh, the turquoise! I couldn’t decide which I like better so I have to eventually have them both don’t you think? Turquoise is that color that goes with about everything, so you’ll get lots of wear out of them. Turquoise Carpri Chandelier Earrings
Love this orange and turquoise simple outfit I put together. We’ve all got jeans, a t-shirt and cardigan hanging around the closet. Look how cute the earrings looks with this? Love! I added the Eleanor Bracelet, the Lindsay Bangle, the Odyssey Ring and the Azure Courture Earrings.
These Tigris Earrings are so pretty, I love a good gold earring that I can wear with so many outfits. These will be one of my favorite earrings, I can already tell. I also received these in the mail this week and they are truly stunning. Can’t wait to wear them!
Sometimes you just feel like wearing simple earrings and for those times these are darling! I love the gold detailing around the outside and the pretty stone in the middle. Orange and Black Gigi Studs
I have to admit I am total a dangly earring kind of gal which is why these beautiful Azure Couture Earrings immediately caught my eye. Perfect for dressing up or even great with a white t-shirt and your favorite pair of jeans! Love em’! I paired these with the casual orange and turquoise outfit above. Looks so cute.
For any of you so inclined to place an order today, I’ll be baking the first 3 orders a batch of my Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies that will be shipped to your door Leave a comment if you do. US residents only
Happy Friday and happy shopping or window shopping!
As always, if you are interested in becoming a stylist to receive all of this gorgeous jewelry or hosting a trunk show don’t hesitate to shoot me an email. I’d be happy to chat about it!
If you follow me on Pinterest you already know I not only love great recipes, but I love fashion, jewelry and a whole bunch of other things too! I am so excited to start what I am calling Fun Friday. It’s going to highlight my newest obsession…..Stella and Dot Jewelery. Let me tell you how this happened.
A few weeks ago, I went to a very casual house party with some of my girlfriends and was introduced to the gorgeous Stella and Dot Jewelry. Where on earth had I been, it was my first time seeing it!. I loved it immediately and found out later that I can actually be a stylist to offer it to my family and friends and wear fabulous jewelry. I said, sign me up! Lol!
So basically, on Fridays I’ll be highlighting some of my favorite pieces and offering giveaways occasionally too! Wait until you get your first piece. It’s packaged in the cutest gift packaging and looks so beautiful on.
Let’s take a look at some of the pieces I am highlighting today….
Here’s the Olivia Bibb Necklace that is beyond gorgeous. I can NOT wait to get it next week. It looks so great with so many outfits from Summer to Fall.
These colorful Jade Drop Earrings were my first Stella and Dot purchase that I could not resist at the party. I wear them all the time and adore the great color. These earrings are $49 and worth every penny in my opinion. Reese Witherspoon and Charlize Theron have been spotted wearing these beauties too. Psst….see below to enter to win these fabulous earrings!
These fun Lindsay Bangles are another one of my favorites. I plan to collect all of them, lol! They range from $49-$59. I also love that if for any reason you don’t love the jewelry you purchase, Stella and Dot has a great “Delight Guarantee” which allows you to return if you are not happy.
I think this Renegade Cluster bracelet looks so fun on the arm. I need to get a great gold watch to go with it. It’s on my wish list. $59.
Both of these pieces are so pretty! The Tigris Earrings are on sale for $41.30 and I can not wait to get mine. The beautiful Luxor Link Bracelet is $89 and will be one that I treat myself to very soon. Either of these would make a great gift for a special occasion.
I LOVE the color of this chunky fun Odyssey ring. This one is on sale right now for $41.30 Yippee!
There are so many great pieces you must take a look at on my Stella and Dot website. Lots to add to your wish list for Birthdays and Christmas coming up!
Ok, so today I am giving away a pair of the gorgeous Jade Drop Earrings!
Here’s How To Enter The Giveaway:
1. Visit my Stella and Dot page and let us know in a comment here which piece of jewelry you’d like to own first or next.
For additional entries:
2. If you place an order today, leave an additional comment(s) letting us know what piece(s) you chose. (If you choose the green jade drop earrings and win giveaway you can choose another piece at the same price).
The Giveaway is open until midnight Thursday August 23rd and the Trunk Show is open until Saturday September 8th. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to return email to claim prize. US Residents only and non-Stella and Dot Stylists.
Interested in becoming a stylist or hosting your own trunk show? Check it out and see if it’s for you!
Disclaimer: This is not a compensated giveaway or post, I am a Stella and Dot Independent Stylist and all opinions are my own.
Good Luck Friends!
Tags: blueberries, cast iron skillet, crumble, pie
This irresistible berry crumble was inspired by this gorgeous Fall 2012 Chenille bag below…. the Petunia Pickle Bottoms Elderberry Boxy Backpack. The folks at Petunia Pickle Bottoms are offering one of their new bags to a Picky Palate reader! How fun is that? See below the recipe on how to enter.
Here are some great features of the Elderberry Boxy Backpack:
- Iceberg blue and light grey vining garden design. Iceberg blue water-resistant linging and straps.
- New Whisper-quiet magnetic closure for access to the main compartment and changing station anytime, plus discreet snaps with finger tabs for easy added security with just one hand
- New premium metal logo plate on front
- Color-coordinated hands-free backpack straps or long messenger strap with chrome trigger snap hooks
- Built-in zip-out changing station with detachable changing pad
- 2 large internal diaper/wipes pockets
- 1 zippered and 2 open internal organizational pockets
- Easy reach interior pacifier pocket and “No more digging” key clip
- 4 bottle pockets (2 interior, 2 exterior)
- PPB-monogrammed plastic wipes case
I LOVE using my cast iron skillet….for recipes of all kinds sweet and savory. It certainly makes a rustic and beautiful berry crumble that I have shared with you today. I like to describe this dessert as family style where everyone grabs a spoon and digs in together. More fun that way. It’s great for a special family night or Sunday dinner dessert….and it’s done in about 30 minutes, woohoo!
I love seeing the berry filling ooze out of the buttery crumble topping. I’m salivating just thinking about it!
Once that crumble is out of the oven, let it cool for 10 minutes then top it with your favorite vanilla ice cream and dig in with your favorite people
Skillet Berry Crumble
- 12 ounces frozen or fresh blueberries (if you have fresh or frozen elderberries, those would be great)
- 2 tablesoons corn starch
- 2 tablepoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup all purpose Gold Medal Flour
- 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch kosher salt
- 1 stick (8 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cubed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place blueberries, corn starch, lemon juice and sugar into a 9 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat, stirring to combine. Stir and cook until bubbly and thick, about 7 minutes. Turn heat off.
- To prepare crumb topping add flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt into a large mixing bowl, stir to combine. With a pastry cutter, cut in ice cold butter cubes until small pea size balls form. This takes a good constant 5 minutes of cutting butter into flour mixture. Pour crumb topping over blueberries and bake for 25-30 minutes, until blueberries are bubbling and crust is golden and firm to the touch. Remove and serve with warm with ice cream on top.
Makes 4-6 Servings
Here’s How To Enter The Giveaway:
1. Leave a comment here telling us: What is your favorite berry and who would get the bag if you win? A friend or you?!
For 5 additional entries:
4. Contest ends Sunday August 12, 2012 8pm PST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to return my email to claim prize.
I’ve got a great giveaway for you this weekend! One Picky Palate reader will win Blendtec’s new Designer Series Total Blender with Wildside Jar plus Twister Jar retails over $600
Blendtec is pleased to introduce the all-new Total Blender Designer Series™. It has been engineered to bring a whole new level of beauty and functionality to the high-end blender category, without compromising the famous power and efficiency of our Total Blender Classic Series™.
The Designer Series will complement your kitchen. The sleek shape, vibrant interface and tasteful hues will beautify your home.
The touch area has illuminated, easy to read, universal icons that enable effortless selection of our signature blend cycles. These cycles are optimized to deliver great blends with a single touch.
The revolutionary new slider interface gives you absolute control over your blender’s speed. Precise touch sensors give you every bit of control you deserve. Touch anywhere on the slider to jump right to any speed, and slide your finger up and down to fine tune your blend.
Blendtec’s expert engineering team invented a revolutionary new air-flow design that keeps the blender cooler. A cooler motor means longer life.
For a great video and more information on the Designer series see Blendec.com
Blendtec’s new Twister Jar is also included in the Giveaway which is great for making Nut Butters, Hummus, Baby Food, Dips, Thick Shakes, Dressings and more! Best of all, it’s compatible with all Blendtec Home Blenders.
To see a great video and more information on the Twister Jar click HERE.
Here’s How To Enter:
1. Leave a comment here and tell us…”What’s your favorite recipe to make in a blender?” Smoothies, Milkshakes, Dressings? Let’s hear it
For Additional Entries:
3. Tweet and or Facebook the following: Enter to win the Blendtec Designer Series Total Blender @pickypalate this weekend! http://su.pr/A348zd
Contest ends Sunday July 8th 8pm PST. Open to US Residents only. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond.
Giveaway provided by Blendtec.
The Gold Medal Flour Team would like to give one lucky Picky Palate reader one of these gorgeous gift packs!
Here’s what’s included:
Gold Medal Flour apron
Wilton Elite 3-tier cooling rack
Silpat non-stick baking mat
Norpro stainless steel cookie scoop
Over the Rainbow cupcake liners (from Sweet Shop Lulu)
Gold Medal measuring cups
Gold Medal bowl scraper
Here’s How To Enter:
1. Leave a comment and tell us “If you had time right now to bake a dessert, what would you make?”
4. Contest ends Wednesday June 27th 7am PST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email.
I am so excited for my friend Susan of She’s Becoming Doughmesstic who’s book just came out called The Everything Ice Cream, Gelato, and Frozen Desserts Cookbook.
Susan is giving a lucky Picky Palate Reader a copy of her new cookbook and KitchenAid is giving away a fabulous Ice Cream Maker Attachment.
See below on how to enter.
I chose to make Susan’s Milky Way Ice Cream. It is creamy chocolaty and perfect. Make sure you print out the recipe below.
Here’s How To Enter The Giveaway!
Contest is now closed, winner has been notified. Thanks!
1. Leave a comment here and tell us, “What is your favorite kind of ice cream?”
For additional entries:
3. Contest is over Saturday May 26th 8am PST. Winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have 48 hours to return my email. Giveaway open to US Residents only. Giveaway provided by Susan and KitchenAid.
Milky Way Candy Bar Ice Cream
What starts with a simple chocolate ice cream base turns in to a decadent treat with the addition of store bought marshmallow fluff. For extra wow, stir in some chocolate marshmallows and fudge sauce before freezing.
Yield One Quart
3 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cups sugar
pinch of salt
8 ounces Marshmallow Fluff
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 Regular Sized 3 Milky Way Candy Bars
1. Over medium heat, combine milk, cream, cocoa powder, sugar and salt until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add in marshmallow fluff and vanilla. Stir to combine.
2. Allow to chill in refrigerator for 3-4 hours, or overnight.
3. Once chilled, stir in chopped candy bar pieces and add to ice cream maker. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for freezing.