Recent Posts on Picky Palate
Jul 19, 2013 | Skinny Palate | Tags: arugula, bacon, blueberries, feta cheese, pecans, salad, strawberries
You know how hot it is in the summer and you don’t feel like heating the oven? I’ve got just the solution for you.
One of my newest favorite salads is this little beauty I call Charred Corn, Bacon and Berry Summer Salad. It’s so simple to prepare and full of so many of my favorite ingredients.
Jul 17, 2013 | Brownies and Bars, Desserts | Tags: blondies, m&m's, white chocolate
For your dessert, I prepared for you my White Chocolate, Peanut Butter M&M Blondies. These little bars are chock-full of all kinds of deliciousness that are great for a date night or any night for that matter.
Today I’ve teamed up with The Dating Divas, a group of married women who post fun, creative, and inexpensive dating ideas, to bring you a special treat-Dinner and a Movie! Our date night movie is Legally Blonde. Legally blonde is one of my all time favorite movies so I was thrilled to be apart of this fun group!
Jul 16, 2013 | Dinner, Skinny Palate | Tags: artichoke, broccolini, garlic, pasta, spinach
I always love quick and simple dinner ideas. Those of you who have been following my blog know that by now
This dinner is great for summer because there’s no turning the oven on, just stovetop cookin’. With a few simple ingredients, and about 30 minutes, you’ve got a pasta that is full of great flavor. This pasta is great topped with chicken too.
Enjoy and happy summer!
Jul 10, 2013 | Brownies and Bars, Desserts | Tags: Biscoff, cake mix, chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk
I’d like you to meet my new love….Gooey Biscoff Chocolate Chip Cake Bars. Here’s a fair warning, don’t be left alone with these.
I use a yellow cake mix as a base to make a simple to prepare cookie bar. Great to take to family, friends and potlucks. There won’t be any leftovers that’s for sure.
Jul 8, 2013 | Drinks | Tags: slushy, strawberry milk, summer
The boys and I had so much fun making and drinking these great summer treats last week. They were inspired by my Frozen Hot Chocolate from last year that we loved so much. This tastes just like your classic strawberry milk but ice cold and slushy with bit of ice throughout.
I used an unsweetened vanilla almond milk for the base, but feel free to use any milk you’d like. Once you’ve got your ingredients and blender ready, you’ll have an icy summery drink in about 5 minutes! I made a homemade sweetened whipped cream to go on top that takes just a few minutes to prepare. It’s the perfect creamy addition.
Jul 3, 2013 | Desserts, Independance Day | Tags: blueberries, cobbler, Fruit, ice cream, peaches, summer
I fully admit that most of my desserts, I just sample then happily share with family and friends. This one, well, I couldn’t stop! I practically demolished the whole darn bowl. There’s something about a warm dessert with ice cream melting on top that is just hard to resist.
I used my homemade pie crust that you can also find in my cookbook on page 202. It is one of my favorite recipes. It comes out buttery and flaky every time I make it. I developed a peach and blueberry filling that is sweet and warm.
Trust me on this one, you will want to make it….sooner than later. It’s truly the perfect dessert for your summer entertaining. Great for Fourth of July too!
Jul 1, 2013 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: cereal, cookie dough, eggless cookie dough, macarons
My macaron collection is coming along quite nicely, haha! I couldn’t help myself so I made you a Cap’n Crunch Macaron with Cap’n Crunch Cookie Dough Filling. The cookie dough is eggless, so break out your spoon and dig in!
Another macaron from start to finish, done in about 1 hour. For a detailed step by step and full discussion on all of my shortcuts, please see my Cookies and Cream Macaron post.
Hope you are enjoying my macaron series. I am having so much fun creating them for you!
Jun 26, 2013 | Cakes and Cupcakes, Desserts | Tags: chocolate, eggless cookie dough
Oh boy, this cake is a dream. I made it for my sweet Mom’s birthday while they were visiting this week…..and it’s safe to say we liked it
You’ll find eggless peanut butter cookie dough layered between 2 homemade chocolate cakes topped with my double chocolate frosting. Find a special occasion to make this cake ASAP!
I know, I know, more macarons. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I want to make them all the time! You do not want to miss this one. I crushed up the crunchy biscoff cookies into the macaron batter and used creamy Biscoff spread for the buttercream. Let’s just say this is one of my favorite Macarons yet!
I won’t keep you waiting any longer, let’s take a look at the process. Please note, for full step by step photos and an explanation on my shortcuts please see my Cookies and Cream Macarons post.