Dec 3, 2012 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: cookie dough, Holiday, holiday baking, no bake, peppermint
How fun is it strolling through the Christmas candy isle at the stores right now?! There are so many choices and I want to turn everything into a fun recipe, lol! I decided to take some of my favorite peppermint candies and go to work. I whipped up an irresistible no bake, no egg cookie dough ball if you will, that you dip your favorite treats in!
Let’s take a look
Nov 28, 2012 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: Candy Cane Oreos, chocolate, Christmas, Cookies, Holiday, holiday baking, Oreo Cookies
I had so much fun developing this massive cookie with all kinds of goodness packed inside. I have teamed up with my good friend Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod today to share with you two amazing Oreo recipes that will be perfect for your Holiday baking this month! Maria is using the Gingerbread Oreos, “Gingerbread Oreo Blondies” and I chose the Candy Cane Oreos for my cookies. Can’t go wrong with either of these right?!
If you haven’t tried these Candy Cane Oreos, you are in for a treat. You definitely must get a hold of them. They have just the right amount of peppermint cream and when mixed in the cookie dough, it turned the most lovely red. So festive!
Nov 26, 2012 | Dinner, Soups and Stews | Tags: chicken, chili, comfort food, Dinner, pumpkin, soup, turkey, winter
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with their families! We just got back from Arizona and had so much fun being with our family. If you are on Instagram, you can see all my Thanksgiving pictures from the week HERE.
If you still have leftover Thanksgiving turkey or even if you don’t chicken works great too, you’ve got to make my chili this week. It’s comfort food in a bowl. Don’t be afraid of the pumpkin, it makes the chili thick and perfectly flavorful. I promise it doesn’t taste like pumpkin pie
Be sure before you go to check out my friend Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod’s new Cookie eCookbook. For cyber Monday it’s only $0.99.
Have a beautiful Monday and be sure to come back tomorrow for a BIG giveaway
Nov 22, 2012 | Uncategorized
Happy Thanksgiving to you! Hope your day is full of cozy family time, good laughs and great food.
Any black Friday shoppers out there? I have to admit, I kinda like getting up early and going shopping with my mom and sister. Not very likely this year with little Pax, but we’ve had some good laughs and great memories in the past.
I have so much to be thankful for this year, I am especially thankful that our sweet Paxton is healthy and strong after his scare when he was born. This is a picture of him at 7 weeks old. I have a little too much fun dressing him up, lol! I have 3 beautiful boys …
Nov 20, 2012 | Uncategorized | Tags: christmas gift ideas
It’s always tricky trying to figure out what to buy family and friends for Christmas isn’t it?! I’ve put together some of my favorite things that will make your shopping a little easier These are just my opinions, this post is NOT sponsored.
For the cooking/baking enthusiast, what better gift than my new cookbook? Lol! Ok, I might be partial, but how cute to put together a gift basket with my book, a cookie sheet, a cookie scoop, silpat liner, teaspoons and a bag of Oreo Cookies to make my Oreo Stuffed Cookies from the cover of my book?! I think it’s adorable and I’ll be doing that myself this year …
Nov 19, 2012 | Holiday, Thanksgiving | Tags: Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving week! My favorite eating day of the year! Here are my picks for your Thanksgiving table. These do not EVER disappoint
I call this The Best Stuffing Ever…Sourdough Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing. I must say it really is the best stuffing I’ve ever had. If you make one of these recipes, this should be the one for your Thanksgiving table. Love!
Nov 15, 2012 | Desserts | Tags: buttercream, chocolate, dessert, frosting, Oreo Cookies, oreos
I know I know, another Oreo Cookie recipe, lol! I am an addict what can I say?
Let me give you some details here. Think Reeses Peanut Butter Cup but with Oreos and homemade buttercream! Did I convince you?
I found these cute little cups at Michaels in the baking section. They are great to have in your pantry.
Ok, lets take a look at how simple these are to prepare
Nov 13, 2012 | Uncategorized | Tags: Behind the Recipe, the Picky Palate Cookbook
Photo credit Matt Armendariz, The Picky Palate Cookbook, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
I am having so much fun giving you guys the stories behind the recipes in my cookbook. This recipe is particularly special to me because it is my Dad’s aka Teedo’s Famous Salsa.
This recipe reminds me of the fun Sunday dinners we would have at my Mom’s every week when we lived in Arizona. We requested this salsa at every family gathering, even if it didn’t go with what my mom is serving, lol! That is one thing I miss most about not living in AZ, our fun food fests.
Nov 12, 2012 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chunk, Cookies, Fall baking, fleur de sel, Holiday, pumpkin
I have been trying to perfect what I think is the best pumpkin cookie for a while now and by golly I think I’ve done it Now, don’t get me wrong I love the puffy pumpkin cookie, but I wanted something a little more chocolate chip cookie-ish. A little more buttery crisp than fluffy pillow-y? Make sense?
This recipe turned out just how I wanted it to…and I made them giant size which is always more fun. I also added some fleur de sel salt to the tops which is fabulous to me, however if salted cookies are not your thing then by all means leave it off. They are great either way.
Let’s take a look at how these babies are made
Nov 8, 2012 | Christmas, Holiday, Thanksgiving | Tags: Christmas, christmas gift idea, gift giving, Holiday, potpourri, stovetop, stovetop potpourri
One of my favorite things about this fabulous time of year are the wonderful smells that come through the kitchen while baking. If you even want those perfect Holiday scents through your home and don’t have time to bake something, I’ve got my simple recipe for a stovetop potpourri that fills your entire home with sweet spices that literally smells like you’ve been baking all day. Such a great little pot to have simmering for your Holiday parties coming up.
Take a look at what you’ll need.
Nov 7, 2012 | Uncategorized | Tags: the Picky Palate Cookbook
Photo credit Matt Armendariz, The Picky Palate Cookbook, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the recipes in my cookbook and give you a little behind the recipe story as well as a closer look at Matt Armendariz’s fabulous photography. I still swoon over the gold fork used in this photo. Fabulous!
This is by far one of my favorite recipes in the book. It’s called my One-Bowl Buttermilk Pancakes with Buttermilk Syrup. Just looking at Matt’s gorgeous photo has me salivating for pancakes and I just had lunch, lol!
If there’s one recipe that I have made the most in all of my days it is …
Nov 5, 2012 | Dinner, Soups and Stews | Tags: carrots, celery, cheese, chicken, comfort food, Dinner, fall, onion, pumpkin, soup, vegetables
How is it already November?! My sweet baby boy is already 9 weeks old! I am loving being a new mom again, it’s the sweetest job in the whole world. He gets a front row seat in the kitchen in his sling wrapped with mama For those of you on Instagram make sure you find me (@pickypalate or Jenny Flake), I post lots of pictures of Paxton Ok, let’s talk soup shall we?
Is there anything more comforting than a nice warm bowl of soup in the Fall months?! It’s one of my favorite things to make when I’ve got some time in the kitchen. I love chopping all the …
Nov 2, 2012 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: candy bars, chocolate, coookies, dessert, Leftover Halloween candy, skillet cookie
“What on earth should I do with all of this Halloween candy?!”
Let me help
Happy Halloween week! Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Halloween tomorrow. I’ve put together a few of my favorite Picky Palate Halloween recipes to get you ready for fun
How fun and festive are my Fudgy Graveyard Brownies?! You need just a simple brownie mix, some crushed Oreo Cookies, fun candy corn pieces and a cookie to write RIP on. A great recipe to have the kids help too!
My Mummy Munch is downright addictive. Once you start munching be prepared to keep munching, it’s that good! All your favorites tossed in white chocolate, scooped into festive cupcake liners and topped with …
Oct 29, 2012 | Brownies and Bars, Desserts | Tags: brownies, chocolate, dessert, fall, Halloween, oreo, pumpkin
Isn’t Fall baking the best ever? I think I could use Pumpkin in recipes for the rest of the year and be completely happy
I used my favorite one bowl chocolate chunk brownie recipe and topped it with a fabulous cream cheese, pumpkin and Oreo cookie topping. These are perfect for Fall and great for any Halloween party you might have coming up! Pax and I had a great time in the kitchen whipping these up. So fun to have a baby in the house. He’s got a front row seat in his sling while mama bakes in the kitchen
Let’s take a look at how easy these are to prepare