Recent Posts on Picky Palate
Sep 20, 2013 | Drinks, Thanksgiving | Tags: cinnamon, pumpkin, smoothie
Hope you are ready for pumpkin recipes because they are coming for you in full speed ahead! The boys and I got in the kitchen last week and whipped up the most delicious pumpkin pie smoothie with ingredients you are likely to have already stocked. Break out your favorite glasses and surprise the family with these simple to prepare treats.
Hope you enjoy!
Sep 18, 2013 | Breakfast/Brunch | Tags: bananas, nutella, oatmeal, pancakes
There’s something about a giant stack of pancakes that makes my heart so happy. Syrup dripping down the sides, I just died, lol!
Not kidding when I say these are one of the best pancakes I’ve had. Bites of banana with swirls of Nutella throughout make for one heck of a breakfast. Do yourself a favor and whip up a stack today.
Sep 16, 2013 | Cookies, Thanksgiving | Tags: chocolate, cookies, pumpkin
I was going to wait until later this month to kick off pumpkin everything, but I was so excited that I caved! There is nothing quite like Fall Baking. The house smells like a dream, the treats and food are pure comfort.
It all started when I found those darn Pumpkin Spice M and M’s at Target last week. I couldn’t help myself so I made a fun batch of cookies with them.
Sep 11, 2013 | Chicken, Dinner, Skinny Palate | Tags: broccoli, brown rice, chicken, dinner, green beans, lunch, meal prep, quinoa, vegetables, weeknight dinner
Lots of fun going on in my house right now. My husband and I joined 12 other couples in our area for a fun 8 week fitness challenge. Maybe I should delete the word fun, lol!
For 8 weeks we’ll be challenged to earn daily points in 5 categories:
1. 7 points for Exercising 45 minutes a day. 3 points for 30 minutes a day 5 days maximum. 2 days for rest.
2. 5 points for not eating sweets, however you’re allowed 3 sweets per week of your choice without being docked points. Any additional sweet above 3 each is docked 5 points.
3. 5 points for eating at least 3 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit daily.
4. 2 points for drinking …
Sep 9, 2013 | Uncategorized
Had the best time visiting Del Monte farms and cannery in Modesto, CA last month. Had the privilege of meeting some of the Del Monte staff, their farmers along with touring the factory, peach and tomato farms with 5 other food bloggers from across the country. Del Monte delighted us with this refreshing Peach Sorbet to get our morning started.
Photo courtesy of Del Monte Foods
What a treat to tour the cannery where many of Del Monte’s fruit products are packaged and prepared for the shelves. Here’s a shot of the canned peaches almost done.
Photo courtesy …
Oh how I love slower cooker recipes here at Picky Palate. I plan on doing more of these but today we’ve brought you a favorable, simple chicken slow cooker recipe that will be sure to knock your socks off.
With school in full swing, I am all over breaking out my crock pot more often. Between homework and sports starting, mama just doesn’t have much time in the kitchen these days! I love the thought of starting dinner in the morning then having it ready when the kids get home from school.
Last Sunday night the boys and I got in the kitchen and decided we wanted to make cookies with some of our favorite candy bars crushed inside. The result was a candy bar cookie–and it was a very good idea, lol! Have some fun and crush your family favorite candy bars right inside your cookie dough. Use my Candy Bar Crusher Cookie Dough recipe below for a great buttery outside and chewy center with great texture.
Fall is getting closer and closer–we all know it’s the best time of year for cooking and baking! I am just getting warmed up.
Sep 3, 2013 | Drinks, Skinny Palate | Tags: slushy
Hard to believe our summer has come to an end. My boys are back in school today, it’s definitely bittersweet. I know they’ll have fun seeing all of their friends again. Homework….not so much, lol!
My sweet 11 year old came up with this slushy using his two favorite fruits, mango and peaches. He wanted a refreshing slushy so we worked together to create a healthy yet delicious summer treat. It could not be more simple with just mango, peach, ice, almond milk and honey.
I’ll be surprising my boys with this healthy treat after school today. It’s also Pax’s 1st birthday so they’ll be having cake too Pictures to come.
Aug 30, 2013 | Cookies | Tags: cookies, peanut butter
After a fun filled, action packed summer, my boys start school next week. My Peanut Butter and Honey Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies are going to be a perfect after school treat to surprise them with.
Peanut butter and honey are one of those flavor combinations that just fit so well together. Makes one perfect cookie with Gold Medal’s Whole Wheat Flour and mini chocolate chips.
Fun and Yum! Enjoy