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Happy 6 Year Birthday Picky Palate plus Giveaway

It’s so fun to look back at some of my first posts from 2007!  I literally had no idea what I was doing, I just knew I really enjoyed creating recipes, lol!

6 years later and I have my dream job.  Just goes to show you never really know where life is going to take you.  I went to college to be a dental hygienist and would have never thought I’d turn into a crazy foodie.  Well, I love it and am grateful for all of you who take the time to read my blog.  Thankful every single day.

I thought it would be fun to pick out a recipe for each year that I have been blogging and reminisce a bit 🙂

Let’s start with 2007.

Taco Ranch Chicken Sandwiches

Back in 2007, I sat at my bedroom little desk in AZ looking for a place to share my recipes since I had decided I was hanging up my cooking competition days.  From 2004-2007 ish I was a competitive cook and traveled all over.  Some of the best years and great memories.  My first post on Picky Palate October 11, 2007 I shared my Taco Ranch Chicken Pockets that landed me a spot in the Pillsbury Bake-Off 2004.  That’s what started my crazy foodie journey.  Had a blast.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Bites

2008, I was still working as a dental hygienist really enjoying this “blogging” thing.  Couldn’t believe there were people really reading and trying my recipes!  My Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie Cups were one of our favorite creations back in the day 🙂

BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese

2009 was a big year for us.  I was still working as a dental hygienist, LOVING Picky Palate and creating recipes.  I created one of our family favorite recipes in 2009, BBQ Mac and Cheese.  It’s amazing!!  Little did I know that we would be moving our family to Southern California in December 2009.  I was terrified to leave AZ and our family.

Walking Tacos

2010 was quite pivotal.  We were getting used to our new surroundings in Southern California, new school and new friends.  This is the year I decided that I would turn Picky Palate into our Business rather than just a hobby.  I am so glad that I did.  Late 2010 is when I was contacted to write The Picky Palate Cookbook.  Talk about  shocker.  I couldn’t believe how far Picky Palate had come!!  What a blessing.  I remember making these Walking Tacos with my boys for Superbowl Sunday in our new little home in CA.  The boys were so little!!!  Love this picture of them 🙂


2011 marks the year that my Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies were born 🙂  It was so fun watching these cookies take the internet by storm.  2 years later and we are still making these bad boys 🙂


2012, what a year!  I could cry just looking at these 2 pictures.  The Picky Palate Cookbook after 2 years of sweat and tears was finally available to the world. What a feeling it was to hold it in my hands for the first time.  Mr. Pax came into the world literally 1 month before the cookbook release date.  He gave us the scare of the century when he was born but came out a fighter.  He is the sweetest little boy ever.  He is now 13 months old.  Can’t believe how fast  that first year went by!!


2013 has been awesome!  So grateful everyday to be creating recipes for you.  Picky Palate even hit 100K Facebook Fans this month.  Fun birthday present for Picky Palate.


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  1. 101
    Suzanne says:

    YAY! So fun! I hope I win! Thanks!!

  2. 102
    Carole Resnick says:

    Happy anniversaey

  3. 103
    Rebecca says:

    I just love your blog and brag on it all the time and constantly share recipes and etc. I am so very happy for you….Happy Birthday!

  4. 104
    Kim Anderson says:

    Yes please! I love the color! And I LOVE your recipes!

  5. 105

    Happy Birthday! I love your blog, keep rockin’!

  6. 106
    Janice E says:

    Love your blog, and your cookbook is always the first I consult. Congratulations on a job well done!!

  7. 107
    Ari Dick says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  8. 108

    Big congratulations! This post was so much fun to read!

  9. 109
    Lauri says:

    What a beauty! Looks like it would make EVERYTHING taste better!

  10. 110
    brenda s 'okie in colorado' says:

    Congratulations! Love your blog, your recipes, your family is so cute, and that baby pic you just posted is the sweetest thing, evah! Best wishes for many, many more years.

  11. 111
    Bonnie Keearns says:

    Happy Birthday Jenny and congratulations! What an accomplishment! I’ve been following you for 6 months now and love all your posts and gatherings. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, hope you have many more “Blog Birthdays!”

  12. 112
    Anita says:

    I would love to win this for beautful Kitchen Aid mixer! Happy Birthday!!

  13. 113
    Deanna says:

    Happy 6th Birthday! Love your recipes & look forward to them on my FACEBOOK Page & also in my e-mail. Beautiful mixer….hope I win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  14. 114
    KathyC says:

    Happy Birthday! I’ve made several of your recipes and they were delicious!

  15. 115
    Gaby says:

    Happy Happy Birthday!!

  16. 116
    Leslie Kiley says:

    Happy Birthday! I am super excited about this! My favorite color is Pink!!!! I love your blog and can”t wait to try each mew recipe! Good luck in the coming years!

  17. 117

    I love your stuff…can’t wait to make the choc chip oreo cookies!

  18. 118

    Happy blogiversary!!! Crazy to think you’ve been at it for so long! Can’t wait to see what you make in the coming year!

  19. 119

    Happy Blogiversary and congratulations on all of your success!

  20. 120
    Michele says:

    Happy Birthday Picky Palate:)

  21. 121

    Happy Birthday to Picky Palate, one of my most favorite blogs ever!

  22. 122

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday !!

  23. 123
    melissa says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  24. 124
    Cheron Brown says:

    Happy Birthday…here’s to another great year

  25. 125
    Sandra munroe says:

    Congrats! So awesome! Hope you have an amazing day!! Happy, happy Birthday! Thanks for giving this away on your special day! Muah!!

  26. 126
    Ashley S says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! Thank you for all the awesome recipes. Some of my favorites are BBQ chicken and Mac n Cheese.

  27. 127

    Loved reading about your journey! Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!

  28. 128
    colleen m. says:

    Congratulations and happy birthday-you’ve come “A LONG WAY BABY”-i wish you many-many-more to come.

  29. 129
    Michelle Proper says:

    Happy Blogging Birthday to you! This is the prettiest mixer I ever seen. How inspiring to make delicious treats in 🙂

  30. 130
    Debbie Craine says:

    Happy Birthday!!! If I won this I would be baking bread and cookies and making whipped cream.
    Thanks for this chance to win something that has been on my wish list for several years.

  31. 131
    Elicia says:

    Happy Birthday

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  33. 133
    Sharon K says:

    Congrats on your 6 years of blogging!! I just started following you several months ago and enjoy your blog very much — some very things!!!

  34. 134
    Noel says:

    Happy birthday!!!! I don’t think I’ve seen the raspberry ice color, would love to win it for my kitchen!!!

  35. 135
    Emily Cooke says:

    Happy Birthday! I really hope I win this mixer. I’m getting married in 8 months and this would be a great wedding gift 🙂

  36. 136
    kathy m. says:

    Happy Birthday! I would love to have one even if it was a different color!!!

  37. 137
    Doreen McCloskey says:

    Happy Birthday, PICKY PALATE!! The Kitchenaid mixer is a dream of mine.. Would really use one a lot and enjoy it! Thnx for the opportunity.

  38. 138
    angela cook says:

    Would sooo love this

  39. 139
    Catherine Infantino Polachek says:

    Happy Birthday!

  40. 140
    cora says:

    so excited…hope to win…Yay!!!

  41. 141
    Carmi says:

    Happy birthday! I love making bread with my kitchenaid.

  42. 142
    Stephanie Bunch says:

    Love the color and I don’t have a Kitchenaid!

  43. 143
    Emily says:

    Happy 6 years!

  44. 144
    Penni says:

    Happy b-day, Picky Palate!

  45. 145
    Melissa says:

    Congrats on 6 years! Those recipes look great. Love the walking taco. Lol. I hope I win, I’ve been in love with that mixer with a glass bowl forever!

  46. 146
    Denise says:

    That would be so cool to win. My little hand mixer is on it’s last leg and I do a lot of baking.
    Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

  47. 147
    Ted S. says:

    Aren’t we supposed to be giving you gifts on your birthday?

  48. 148
    Donna says:

    I absolutely love the color on this. Would be so happy to use it everyday.

  49. 149
    Darlene Lynch says:

    I’ve always wanted a KitchenAid Mixer….Would love one, makes baking so much more easier. (I hear).

  50. 150
    dee mallett says:

    Happy awesome Birthday! Love the chance to win this beauty!

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