Mar 29, 2013 | Breakfast/Brunch, Skinny Palate | Tags: breakfast, flaxseed, healthy, honey, skinny palate, wheat
Another edition to “Skinny Palate” for you today! As much as I love my favorite pancakes from my Cookbook, page 21 to be exact, I also like to prepare a healthy version of them that I am sharing today.
I used Gold Medal Flour’s White Wheat Flour, ground flaxseed and no sugar. I use honey as the sweetener and no oil. I am not kidding when I tell you that my 7 year old can NOT tell the difference between these and my original pancakes from my cookbook.
If you’d like a healthier option for a pancake, I highly recommend my recipe. You literally add all the ingredients to one mixing bowl and you are ready to go. Easy and fabulous!
Mar 27, 2013 | Chicken, Dinner, Favorites | Tags: butter, cheese, chicken, Dinner, homemade spaghettios, pasta, quick and easy, tomato sauce
Remember eating spaghettios as a kid? I do! I have to say I don’t love them now as an adult, but I do love my “Cheesy Grown Up SpaghettiOs I’ve made for you today.
Growing up, I remember and my dad making a bowl of pasta, then adding butter and tomato sauce (with lots of black pepper) for lunch on a number of occasions. It is the simplest of ingredients and for some reason is so good!
I re-created that lunch I remember him making so many times as a kid with a few little additions of my own. The family will go nuts over this recipe. My kids even polished off all of the leftovers throughout the week.
Hope you enjoy!
So, you know my obsession with Girl Scout Cookies? I’ve used them again to create another cookie that’s going to knock your socks off. I call them my Peanut Butter Do-si-do chocolate Chip Cookies.
If you are a peanut butter cookie fan, then you are in for quite a treat with this recipe with crushed Do-si-dos and mini chocolate chips throughout.
Simple, irresistible and perfect for gift giving.
Mar 22, 2013 | Drinks, Skinny Palate | Tags: apple, avocado, banana, drinks, healthy, kale, pear, protein powder, skinny palate, smoothie
Hi, Cullen here, Picky Palate’s husband. This is my debut recipe on Picky Palate. I’ve been hounding Jenny for months to add juicing or blending to the website. The hounding took it’s toll and she agrees that we should implement juicing and blending. The first Juice recipe was posted in January 2012 HERE, and we’re pleased to post this blend recipe with a hope of many more to come.
We all know that eating fruits and vegetables are vital for our health. How many servings are we supposed to get each day? 10, …
Mar 20, 2013 | Dinner, Skinny Palate | Tags: avocado, black beans, brown rice, cabbage, cucumber, gluten free, greek yogurt, healthy, quinoa, salad, salsa, skinny, spicy brown mustard, tomatoes
I am so excited to start a new page on Picky Palate called “Skinny Palate.” You know how swimsuit season is right around the corner, eeek!! This will be a page where I post health conscious recipes that my husband and I are loving right now. The kids, well we are working on them, even if it’s one bite at a time. It’s a work in process
A few weeks ago we went to a little cafe in Laguna Beach called Active Culture, you can see a collage I posted on Instagram HERE. They serve all sorts of wonderful healthy foods, yogurt and smoothies. I ordered what they call their whole bowl and I could not get enough of it. I went home and created my own version of their super healthy fabulous bowl. It’s not exact, but I enjoyed mine just as much.
Hope you enjoy friends! ….and no worries for those of you not into this, I have a killer cookie recipe coming up soon! It’s all about moderation right?!
Mar 18, 2013 | Cookies, Desserts, Easter | Tags: butter, Cadbury Eggs, chocolate, Cookies, dessert, Easter, flour, Holiday, Reese's Eggs, Snicker's Eggs, sugar, Twix Eggs
Boy, I’m having a hard time resisting the darn Easter chocolates! Target has the best Easter candy, along with so many other items I find hard to resist.
So excited for you to try my Monster Easter Cookies. These will be so great for after Easter when you ransack the kids baskets or grab the Easter Candy at 1/2 off!
Completely sinful but so fun! Everything in moderation right? That’s my motto
Mar 16, 2013 | Holiday, St. Patrick's Day | Tags: St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick’s Day is so fun to make fun green recipes. I’ve compiled a St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round-up with some of my favorite “green” recipes!
Make sure you wear green tomorrow so you don’t get pinched I remember as a kid that I loved having green eyes because that was my default, haha!
Mar 15, 2013 | Dinner | Tags: casserole, Dinner, mozzarella cheese, pesto, quick fix dinner, spaghetti
This was such a great weeknight dinner last week. I call it our Cheesy Pesto Chicken Spaghetti Bake. It’s surely not a looker in photographs, but definitely a no-stress, whip up in no time dinner.
All you’ll need is some spaghetti, pesto, milk, chicken and mozzarella cheese to make this dish. Oh and it’s green, so it’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
Hope you enjoy!
Mar 13, 2013 | Cakes and Cupcakes, Cookies, Desserts | Tags: bars, Cadbury Eggs, cake, cake mix, chocolate chips, Cookies, dessert, Easter, quick fix
You know those Cadbury Eggs you pass down the Easter isle of your grocery store and they seem to be calling your name? Well this happened to me last week, lol!
These simple cookie cake bars are absolutely sinful and perfect to perk up anyone’s day. Chopped Cadbury Eggs and mini chips throughout buttery cookie cake bars. It’s a win win if you ask me!
Mar 11, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides | Tags: mashed potatoes, mozzarella cheese, parmesan, pasta sauce, potatoes, side
Where do I even begin with these mashed potatoes? First off, how addicting are mashed potatoes anyway? It’s kind of unfair. You just can’t stop eating them.
This recipe was inspired by the dish Chicken Parmesan that I love so much. I wanted to have the layer of pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese on top of my potoatoes! Is that so wrong? Lol! No, it is very right. We devoured this dish of potatoes.
Take a look for yourself, enjoy!
Mar 6, 2013 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: 4 ingredients, banana, chocolate chips, Cookies, dessert, graham crackers, Marshmallows, s'mores
You read this right my friends, 4 ingredient Banana S’mores Cookies. 1, 2, 3, 4 basic pantry items and you are done. I know it may sound too good to be true, but you’ll have to trust me on this one. I’m talking no flour, no egg, no granulated sugar.
Just try them for yourself and get back to me My husband likes to stick them in the freezer for a cold chewy cookie. Give em’ a whirl, you’ve got nothing to lose right? Lol!
1 very ripe banana, graham crackers, marshmallow bits and chocolate chips.
Mar 4, 2013 | Chicken, Crock Pot, Dinner | Tags: broccoli, chicken, chipotle, cream cheese, crock pot, cumin, Dinner, slow cooker, tortellini
I’ve got another crock pot dinner for you today! I call it my Slow Cooker Creamy Chipotle Chicken Tortellini. This one is great for Sunday dinner or even weeknights. You’ll need just a few basic pantry ingredients to get started.
Can you even believe we are into March already? This year is flying! The school year is going to be over before we know it. Let’s all breath and try to slow this year down together, lol!
Let’s take a look at how to put together the recipe.
Here’s your line up of ingredients. You can find the chipotle sauce in the Mexican section of your …
Mar 1, 2013 | Desserts, St. Patrick's Day | Tags: baked donuts, dessert, donuts, Green, St. Patricks's Day
How fun is St. Patrick’s Day baking? It doesn’t take much to excite me does it, lol! My Green Velvet Baked Sprinkle Donuts are a must for the upcoming green holiday. The boys were over the moon when they saw these sitting on the counter this week.
Have I told you that I started a new Chit Chat page? A few times a month I’ll be sharing what we’re up to and some of our favorite things at the moment. A little tv talk, baby talk, shopping talk and lots of food talk Come on over and say hi!
Also, have you peeked at my updated Home page? You’ll see a new slideshow of my 4 most recent recipes added to the top of the page. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you’ll see a Mon-Fri Menu recommendation plus my favorite recipes. Huge thanks to Emily of Swank Design for always doing a fantastic job designing Picky Palate.
Let’ s take a look at how to whip up some baked donuts!
Feb 27, 2013 | Chicken, Cinco de Mayo, Dinner, Menu | Tags: avocado, bacon, cheese, cheese sauce, chicken, Dinner, enchiladas, mexican, ranch, roux
Thrilled to share a new dinner recipe with you! My Chicken Bacon and Ranch Stacked Enchiladas will have the whole family excited for dinner. Instead of rolling enchiladas into a baking dish, you stack them right on top of each other layered with my enchilada sauce, cheese and avocado.
Feb 25, 2013 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: chocolate, chocolate chips, Cookies, dessert, flour, Girl Scout Cookies, sugar, thin mints
Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies are definitely some of my favorites! Have you tried them frozen? Oh my they are fabulous. Today I bring you a chocolatey fudgy cookie with ground thin mints throughout.
No fuss here, just some basic pantry staples and of course a few Thin Mints. Don’t worry, you’ll still have plenty to stick in the freezer, lol!