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I always love posting my favorite recipes of the year! Without further ado here are my Top 12 Picky Palate Recipes 2014!

Hard to believe another year has come and gone.  It’s crazy how fast time goes….sounds so cliche but it’s so true!

Had so much fun going through each month this year and picking out my favorite recipes of the year.  So many fun memories with the boys, family and friends.

This also marks one year back in Arizona.  Life always keeps things exciting that’s for sure.  We are loving being back in the hot AZ sunshine.  At least we’ve got fabulous winters :)

Hope you enjoy some of my favorite picks this year!! I’ve desserts, dinner ideas, cookies, shakes, breakfast, ….a killer mac and cheese and more!

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10 Perfect Winter Soup Recipes

10 Perfect Winter Soup Recipes

Dec 29, 2014 | Soups and Stews | Tags:

I’ve got 10 Perfect Winter Soup Recipes to share that are sure to warm you right up!  These are hearty, stick to your ribs, fill you up soups.  Grab your favorite soup pot and get cooking!


 Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
This soup is full of my favorite southwest flavors with bursts of fresh cilantro in each bite.
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2014 | Uncategorized

It’s Christmas Eve!!  So many fun things ahead and memories to be made.  Trying to make sure I cherish these moments with my boys that are growing up so fast!

Wishing your family a very Merry Christmas!  Thank you for taking time out of your day each week to read Picky Palate.  It is a pure joy to create and share recipes with all of you.  I am grateful everyday!

All the best,

-The Flake Family

The Perfect Homemade All Butter Pie Crust

Perfect Homemade All Butter Pie Crust

Dec 22, 2014 | Christmas, Desserts, Thanksgiving | Tags: , , , ,

I’ve got the Perfect Homemade All Butter Pie Crust to share today! Makes baking pies this season a delicious experience!

I shared this photo on Instagram a few weeks ago.  It’s not perfect, but it shows what kind of fabulous dough this recipe makes :)

This recipe is in my Cookbook, however I’ve updated a few steps so I thought I’d share it!

Happy Christmas week!!

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Bakery Style Ginger Molasses Cookies

Bakery Style Ginger Molasses Cookies

Dec 19, 2014 | Christmas, Cookies, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

My Bakery Style Ginger Molasses Cookies make the perfect cookie for gift giving this Holiday season!

One of my favorite cookies of the season are by far ginger molasses cookies.  One little secret….stick them in the freezer.  They stay chewy, chilled and beyond fabulous.  That’s how I eat these babies straight from the freezer.  Maybe I’m a weirdo, but trust me :)

Stock up on molasses, you will be making these cookies over and over….and over.


Best spices ever.  Ginger and cinnamon.  Lots of it!
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5 Minute Holiday Cookie

5 Minute Holiday Cookies

Dec 17, 2014 | Cookies, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

Try my 5 Minute Holiday Cookies for your family and friends. Everyone LOVES these!

I’ve made these fun white chocolate dipped Nilla Wafers with my boys a number of times over the last few weeks and just have to share them….even though it’s a no brainer recipe.  Sometimes it’s nice to see you can jazz up a cookie and make it fun and festive for a last minute Holiday party!!

You would have thought I just baked a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies after I made these with the boys and their friends.  They were gone as fast as I put them out!
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Peppermint Candy Cane Crunch Buttercream Frosting

Peppermint Candy Cane Crunch Buttercream Frosting

Dec 15, 2014 | Christmas, Desserts | Tags: , , , ,

Use my Peppermint Candy Cane Crunch Buttercream Frosting for your favorite cupcakes, cakes and cookies….or with a spoon!

Oh my gosh….10 more days until Christmas!  Are you ready?  Are we ever really ready?  Ha!  I love this time of year so much, craziness and all.

Why is frosting so good?  Well I guess because it is mostly butter and sugar, ha!  I am in love with this peppermint crunch frosting.  It is good enough to eat right from a spoon or use it to frost your favorite baked goods.  It’s really good with graham crackers too!

Break out some butter and be prepared to fall in love with this recipe!

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Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos

Dec 10, 2014 | Cookies, Desserts, Sponsored | Tags: , , , ,

My Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos make the perfect Holiday treat for your family and friends!

I am thrilled to be partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you a new Holiday treat.  I’ve created for you my Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos.  They make the perfect gift for family and friends.  All of my favorite flavors wrapped up in one festive cookie.

This is a great recipe to get your kids involved in helping.  They love adding the pecans and candy cane pieces to the cookies.

Hope you enjoy!
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