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Aug 26, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Desserts | Tags: bananas, nutella, s'mores
So, what is a Roasted Banana and Nutella S’mores Bruschetta? Think…..puffed melty marshmallows, warm Nutella, Roasted sweet bananas and crushed graham crackers–it’s what I am bringing you today
My treats are for a very special occasion to celebrate one of my dearest blogging friends Aggie from Aggieskitchen.com. She’s having a baby soon and we are just thrilled for her! I have known Aggie ever since I first started Picky Palate but just recently met her in Orlando at a Food Blog Forum. She is just as sweet in person as I knew she would be.
Aug 21, 2013 | Dinner | Tags: back to school
I can hardly believe it’s back to school time again! We have less than 2 weeks before we start, but I know most schools are back in session! Can’t wrap my head around having to start homework and making lunches everyday, lol! I’ve got 13 days to prep myself.
It’s a big transition to start making dinner most of the week so I’ve put together some of my favorite back to school dinner recipes to get you motivated Happy back to school time!
Aug 19, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Meatless | Tags: meatless, side, vegetables, vegetarian
If you are not a cauliflower fan I am about to turn you into one. There’s something magical that happens when cauliflower gets roasted. The golden brown color brings a flavor like no other.
There’s the most charming little vegetarian restaurant down the street from my house called Zinc Cafe. They serve a roasted cauliflower my mom and I go nuts for. Perfectly roasted and full of flavor. I finally decided I am going to make it at home so I could enjoy it anytime.
Wait until you try it, you won’t be able to stop munching….and it’s cauliflower so the more the merrier
Aug 14, 2013 | Beef, Cinco de Mayo, Dinner | Tags: back to school, beef, dinner, mexican, salsa verde, weeknight dinner
It’s no secret that we have tacos on a regular basis in our home. I am thrilled to share “The Best 5 Ingredient Salsa Verde Beef Tacos” with you today.
I am telling you, your family will go nuts for this ultra simple beef taco recipe. It’s full of so much flavor, tastes a lot like restaurant style tacos. No joke.
Let me tell you what we do…I’ve shared the stovetop version of this recipe which is amazing on its’ own. Be sure to also try this in the slow cooker. Once you cook it as directed below, transfer it to a crock pot and let it cook on low for 3-6 hours. Sooooo good.
Aug 7, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Chicken, Dinner | Tags: bacon, cheddar cheese, chives, green chili, mac and cheese, pasta
Words cannot describe how much I love this recipe. This post is part 2 of “How to Make the Perfect Mac and cheese” from earlier this week, however part 1 is also shown here. Both are amazing, but the additions make this a winning mac and cheese.
Take a look and make yourself a big pot….today!
Aug 5, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Dinner, Meatless | Tags: cheese, mac and cheese, pasta, side
What makes the perfect mac and cheese in your opinion? Good ol’ Kraft right out of the box? Homemade thick and cheesy on the stovetop? Baked with a crispy topping and lots of ingredients inside? I think it’s a bit different for everyone, but let me tell you about my perfect mac and cheese.
I like a thick and creamy perfectly flavorful cheese sauce like my picture above shows. If that sounds good to you, then you will LOVE this recipe too
Note, this is part 1 of 2 recipes; part 2 will be coming later this week. This post shares the base recipe of part 2. Some of you will enjoy the base recipe as it is the perfect pure mac and cheese with no added ingredients such as onions or chicken for example.
Jul 31, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Breakfast/Brunch, Skinny Palate | Tags: eggs
Hi everyone, I’m turning this post over to my husband who is king of making the perfect hard boiled eggs. I made him write down all of his secrets to share with you today, so take it away Cullen! xoxo
Hey, Cullen here also known as Mr. Picky Palate or @pickypbackstage on Instagram. Back in my younger years–oh I’d say 3 or 4 years ago–you couldn’t give me a hard boiled egg without salt. Just had to have it. However, now after training my taste buds, sometimes there is nothing better tasting than a plain hard boiled egg. I love adding these to my diet to increase the protein intake. I …
Jul 29, 2013 | Chicken, Crock Pot, Dinner | Tags: chili, cilantro, garlic, lime, onions, pasta, snacks, white beans, zucchini
Every time I use my crock pot I wonder why I don’t use it more often! It’s so great to use in the summer so you don’t have to turn on the oven.
Have you had white chili before? It’s got all of the same great chili flavors but it is not red like traditional chili. There’s no chili powder or tomatoes which makes your chili that deep red color.
What you will find is lots of vegetables, chicken, cumin, spices, lime, cilantro and diced avocado on top. This was such a favorite dinner for us last week. We ate it for days.
Break out your crock pot and enjoy!!
Jul 24, 2013 | Breakfast/Brunch | Tags: bananas, blueberries, jelly, Muffins, Peanut Butter and Jelly, yogurt
There’s nothing more delicious than a warm homemade muffin in the morning. I’ve prepared for you my Peanut Butter and Jelly Blueberry Banana Muffins today! They are whipped up in one mixing bowl and can be popped in the oven in about 10 minutes.
I love a good no-fuss recipe. I’ve used minimal butter by adding some greek yogurt and 2 very ripe bananas. These babies are soft and taste like a warm peanut butter and jelly sandwich…only better.
Hope you enjoy!