I am so excited to be offering a lucky Picky Palate reader a $500 Gift Card to go shopping with MacKenzie-Childs! So many fun things to choose from from kitchen, to bedroom to garden. Wait until you browse their website. You’ll want one of everything 🙂
“MacKenzie-Childs is located on a 65-acre former dairy farm overlooking Cayuga Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. The grounds–open to the public–house our production studio, a Second-Empire farmhouse that is open for tours, and a retail shop filled with MacKenzie-Childs tableware, home furnishings, and gifts from around the world.
The picturesque farm is also home to a small herd of Scottish Highland cattle, dozens of birds roosting in the Gothic Revival-style Chicken Palace, a duck pond, a former Cornell horse barn, a 1930’s greenhouse, spectacular and ever-changing gardens, and plenty of hay fields.
Soon after acquiring the farm, MacKenzie-Childs turned the dairy barn into a working production studio where today handmade, hand-decorated majolica pottery, tile, furniture, and home furnishings are crafted by our talented artisans. The production studio includes design, clay molding, firing, painting, furniture and upholstery-making areas and employs over 100 artisans on site”
I hope I can visit their amazing store front someday, how beautiful is this?!
Here are just some (of many) of my favorite products!
Use the widget below to enter to win!
Hey everyone, I am helping my friend Carrian of Oh Sweet Basil celebrate her birthday week. She’s got some unbelievable giveaways this week, so I’ll give the stage to her today 🙂 Enjoy and good luck!
Day 4 of the 5 Days of Giveaways!
We are still celebrating birthday week. It’s day 4 and this one is going to rock your world. First, in case you missed: Day 1: Magmix Food Processor-$400,
I couldn’t think of a better way to continue the celebration than to, A. Share one of our all time favorite dinner recipes, and B. GIVE AWAY AN OUTDOOR GRILL! (Think Oprah when you read that last sentence. Ahhh, now you can here the voice right? Too bad I’m not her or I’d also add, “One for you, and you, and you”)
Anyway, make sure you check out Monday’s giveaway for the best Food Processor ever, Magimix, Tuesday’s Giveaway for a Vacation for 4 to Deer Valley Resort, Wednesday’s for over $500 worth of Hamilton Beach Appliances and enter today’s giveaway for an amazing Master Forge 5-Burner grill courtesty of Lowes. Kinda makes sense that Lowe’s says to, “Never Stop Improving” and trust me your cooking will totally improve with this baby.
PS: You MUST scroll down to check out these amazing tacos too. DO NOT FORGET. Especially if you win, you’ll need the perfect recipe to try out. 😉
ENTER TO WIN A $1200 Grill!
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Why This Grill Rocks
- This grill is obviously one of the “hottest” grills on the block. It’s sleek, and includes a gorgeous granite counter. Hey pretty baby…
- A built in trash? Heck yes! I love that you can throw a little trash bag in the trash container hidden under the grill. No more back and forth inside the house to throw away hot dog wrappers, broken skewers etc.
- 5 Burners-5 Burn-ers. Did you catch that? That means a whole lot more grilling in a lot less time. Woohoo!!
- Electric Ignitor
Getting All James Bond
What you may not know, but what I consider to be my favorite parts about this grill…
- Infrared Rotisserie Burner-You heard right, this grill is about to change your life forever. You have a build in infrared rotisserie located at the back of the grill. Oh my gosh, I’m starving already.
- Built-in halogen lights and LED control panel lights
- A warming rack so you can constantly be adding more to the grill
- Natural Gas Conversion!!
I am so excited to share the news about my friend Lori of Recipe Girl’s new cookbook! I’ve known Lori for years, we’ve been to dozens of events and conferences together and am so happy and proud of her and her new book. Lori is a busy mom (to RecipeBoy) and wife who KNOWS how to cook and entertain. Her book is chock-full of mouthwatering recipes for every occasion. Not only are her recipes family friendly and delicious, but Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson photographed and styled the book. They also did my book and I know first hand they are the best of the best!
What a treat it is to see so many talented food bloggers publishing cookbooks. They are by far my favorites on my cookbook shelf. Be sure to scroll down below the recipe and enter to win a KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender and Recipe Girl Cookbook to help celebrate Lori’s new book!
Make sure you head over to Amazon or wherever books are sold to pick yourself up a copy of Lori’s book!
I chose a lunch recipe to share with you today. I love a good hot dog from time to time and Lori’s Avocado Topped Hot Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce caught my eye right away. Avocado and chipotle sauce? Yes please!
Please note the original recipe has chopped tomatoes.
Talk about an easy lunch to whip up for either yourself or for some friends. You can grill these babies or just boil them right on the stovetop. The chipotle sauce is just mayonnaise and a touch of chipotle sauce from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. You can find this in the Mexican section of your grocery store.
Recipe Girl’s Avocado Topped Hot Dogs with Creamy Chipotle Sauce
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons chipotle adobe sauce
- 8 good quality hot dogs
- 8 hot dog buns
- 4 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup chopped tomato
- 2 large avocados, pitted, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup Cojita cheese
- Preheat the grill to medium heat. To prepare chipotle sauce, in a medium bowl whisk together the mayonnaise and chipotle sauce. Cover the bowl and keep in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble the hot dogs.
- To prepare the hot dogs, grill the hot dogs, turning often until they have grill marks on all sides, 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, spread 1/2 tablespoon of the butter inside each bun. Grill the buns butter side down on the edges of the grill, where it’s not so hot. Remove the buns from the grill when they are lightly browned, 1-2 minutes.
- To assemble, place a hot dog in each toasted bun, then top each with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the chipotle sauce. Divide the tomato, avocados and cheese among the dogs and serve immediately.
Makes 8 Servings
*photo shown without chopped tomato*
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Can you even believe summer is right around the corner? Me either, because it means one thing for sure…..swimsuit season, lol!
You’ll have no worries looking amazing in these swimsuits I am sharing with you today. Albionfit.com is offering a Picky Palate reader with $150 to shopping online their site. Wait until you see these adorable suits.
Albion Fit offers beautiful, comfortable, and high-performance fitness and swimwear for the fashion and health-conscious female. They also recognize the importance of balancing an active lifestyle. Love that!
Here are some of my favorites.
Love Love Love this suit! I do not have a bikini body, so I am always looking for stylish one pieces. This one is so cute! It’s called The Show Stopper Black and White.
How cute is this Blousy Shirt Top suit? Great for hiding…say….leftover baby tummy?! Yes!
Love this one too! It’s called the Gown Suit Poppy.
Another cute pick from me is this Dolled Up Polka Dot Suit. Cute huh?!
Now for the Giveaway! One lucky winner will win $150 to go shopping online at Albionfit.com!
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Disclosure: I received product for hosting this giveaway however thoughts and opinions are my own.
Green Apple KitchenAid anyone?
Thrilled to be teaming up with one of my good buddies Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod for a KitchenAid St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway! KitchenAid is offering 2 of our readers one of these gorgeous Green Apple Mixers. We always love working with KitchenAid, their products are the best.
Whether you are baking up a batch of cookies, bread, cupcakes or cake, KitchenAid always makes life easier in the kitchen if you ask me! How amazing is this color by the way? A little extra green to get you ready for St. Patrick’s Day!
Be sure to peek at my Green Velvet Baked Sprinkle Donuts to see the mixer in action!
2 Winners will receive
Green Apple 5 Quart Artisan Series
5 quart capacity, 10 speeds
Green Apple finish
325 watt motor for 9 cup flour power
Stainless Steel Bowl with Handle
Includes beater, dough hook and wire whip
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Two of our lucky readers will each win a 16 GB ipad mini with WI-FI (about a $350 value after tax)!
We have come together with some of the most amazing blogs out there (I am sure you have seen their stuff ALL over Pinterest) to bring you this fantastic giveaway. We are all so excited! And we will be picking our lucky winners on the luckiest day of all! St. Patrick’s Day!
All you have to do is pin this post and follow ALL of these talented bloggers on Pinterest. Believe me, if you aren’t following them already you want to be! They are the best of the best when it comes to food, crafts, style and inspiration. And we have made it super easy with all of their follow buttons below.
Once you have followed them all, just fill out the rafflecopter form and you will be entered to win!!!!
So excited to share a new to me online boutique with you today. Let me introduce Ella Madison 🙂
You’ll find a trendy online boutique with the latest style in clothes, jewelry and accessories at very affordable price points.
The pieces I received in the mail last week were even more beautiful in person, I was very pleased. Looking forward to wearing all the pieces.
Ella Madison Boutique is offering a Picky Palate reader a $100 Gift Card to go shopping on their Online Boutique. See below to enter.
To enter the giveaway, see the widget below. Good Luck!
So excited to be helping promote my friend Jessica of Sodium Girl’s new cookbook “Sodium Girl’s Limitless Low-Sodium Cookbook.” Jessica is an amazing woman and so unbelievably talented in the Low Sodium recipes! My hat goes off to her, because if you’ve ever cooked low sodium, you know that it is not exactly easy!
To celebrate Jess’s new cookbook, I have tried my hand at a low-sodium dish that I call Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Baked Eggs. I wanted to use bold flavors to flavor my recipe instead of salt. I think this was the first recipe that I have made that I didn’t use an ounce of salt. So proud of myself, lol,! I have to say, that these baked eggs are fantastic! I highly recommend them for any breakfast.
Huge congrats to Jessica and her new cookbook. It is absolutely beautiful. Did I mention Matt Armendariz was the photographer? You’ll get to enjoy his beautiful photography throughout the book. It’s funny, Jessica and I worked on our cookbooks the exact same time. It was so fun meeting her and sharing stories together. It truly is so fun to see your hard work come to life.
If you’ve got anyone in your family that needs a low- sodium diet or just want to improve your own health, you definitely need to check Jessica’s book out.
She is a pro at making beautiful flavorful food on a low sodium diet.
Run out and find your copy today sold at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and anywhere books are sold 🙂
Make sure you enter to win a gorgeous Vitamix at the end of this post to celebrate Love Your Heart Recipe Rally! See below.
Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Baked Eggs
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped roasted red peppers
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place chopped roasted red peppers into the bottom of a small individual size baking dish. Top with cracked eggs then sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until eggs are set.
Makes 1 Serving
Make sure you enter to win a gorgeous Vitamix below! Good Luck!
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