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Pancetta and Sweet Pea Brown Butter Gnocchi

Pancetta & Sweet Pea Brown Butter Gnocchi Recipe

Mar 26, 2014 | Dinner | Tags: , , , ,


My Pancetta and Sweet Pea Brown Butter Gnocchi recipe is the perfect indulgence for your family and friends.

Ok, so your kids may not be over the moon about eating this for dinner, but can I just say you have got to try this all to yourself. :)

Have you ever had gnocchi?  I just barely had my first gnocchi experience late last year and now I can’t get enough.

A few weeks ago, I ordered and devoured a brown butter gnocchi dish at a charming restaurant in Tulsa called Tavolo and can’t stop thinking about it.  I decided to just make a version of my own so I could enjoy these again….so glad I did.
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Classic Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake by Picky Palate

Classic Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake

Mar 24, 2014 | Beef, Dinner | Tags: , , , , ,


My Classic Cheesy Stuffed Sausage Pasta Bake makes the perfect weeknight dinner!

I am all about the easy weeknight dinners these days.  With school, sports and other activities each week it’s nice to have quick and simple classics to count on.  This is just that.  The whole family loves it and it’s a breeze to put together.
Let’s see how easy it is to put together!
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Loaded Turkey and Hummus Mediterranean Panini

Loaded Turkey and Hummus Mediterranean Panini

Mar 19, 2014 | Dinner, Sponsored | Tags: , ,


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sabra Dipping Co, LLC. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

What a treat partnering with Sabra Hummus today.  If there’s one thing that will always be in our refrigerator, it’s Sabra Hummus.  My boys  break it out everyday after school with sliced carrots and crackers.  Such a great snack.  Make sure you Like Sabra on Facebook too!

I developed a toasted panini that’s about to knock your tastebuds off.  Loaded with my favorite Mediterranean ingredients, this is a sure winner!

Enjoy :)
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Cheesy Green Chile and Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits

Cheesy Green Chile and Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits

Mar 17, 2014 | Breakfast/Brunch, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , ,


Treat yourself to my Cheesy Green Chili and Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits this week! Buttery and full of great flavors.

I’m thrilled to be partnering with Land O Lakes® Butter today!  You know by now that butter is one of my very favorite ingredients :)  I’ve developed a buttermilk biscuit that is packed with my favorite ingredients.

Kitchen Conversations brings together a really great group of food bloggers including myself, my pal Ree from The Pioneer Woman, Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod, Bridget from Bake at 350, Sommer from A Spicy Perspective, Brenda from A Farmgirls Dabbles, Julie from The Little Kitchen, Joanne from Fifteen Spatulas, and Jessica from The Novice Chef. Look for more recipes from this fun group all year long!

For my first recipe with Land O Lakes®, I’ve developed a buttermilk biscuit that is packed with my favorite ingredients. They are loaded with cheddar cheese, diced green chiles and BACON! Talk about my dream biscuit. These babies are best eaten warm with a nice spread of butter.

Let’s take a look at how to make these biscuits.
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Cinnamon Carrot Cake Muffins

Cinnamon Carrot Cake Muffins

Mar 12, 2014 | Cakes and Cupcakes, Desserts, Skinny Palate, Sponsored | Tags: , ,


These touch of cinnamon and carrot cake infused muffins are a healthier choice for the family.

So excited to share my Cinnamon Carrot Cake Muffins with you today!  I’ve partnered with Green Giant® and their new Veggie Blend -Ins™.  They are little pouches of 100% pureed vegetables to use for your favorite recipes.  There is carrot, butternut squash and spinach.  You can find them available on Amazon HERE.  It’s definitely not easy to fit in all of the fruits and vegetables we need everyday and this is such a fun way to add more vegetables to our diets! 

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Loaded Broccoli & Cheese Twice Baked Potato by Picky Palate

Loaded Broccoli & Cheese Twice Baked Potato

Mar 10, 2014 | Appetizers/Sides | Tags: , ,


Baked potatoes just got better with my Loaded Broccoli & Cheese Twice Baked Potato!

How good are twice baked potatoes?!  I haven’t had one in years but had a craving to create my own this week after reading the latest Food Network Magazine.
So glad I did, what a treat they were.  I made a homemade broccoli and cheese sauce that gets mixed into the mashed potatoes before baking again.  Seriously I died.  Kick your diet to the curb for a day and indulge in these babies!
Let’s take a look at how to make em’!
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Green Eggs and Ham Scramble Mediterranean Style by Picky Palate

Green Eggs & Ham Scramble Mediterranean Style

Mar 5, 2014 | Breakfast/Brunch, Skinny Palate | Tags: , , ,


Treat yourself to my Green Eggs and Ham Scramble Mediterranean Style, makes the perfect breakfast!

There’s nothing like a nice hearty breakfast. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I developed my own grown up version of “Green Eggs and Ham” that is full of irresistible Mediterranean flavors.  In place of the ham, I used  bacon….all from Mr. Piggy anyway :)
Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any special occasion you feel like enjoying a great breakfast!
Let’s take a look :)
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Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken Thighs

Southwest Buttermilk Baked Chicken Thighs

Mar 3, 2014 | Chicken, Dinner, Skinny Palate | Tags: , , , ,

Add my Southwest Buttermilk Chicken Thighs to your menu this week! Only a 10 minute prep time with punches of flavor the whole family loves.

You guys, this simple chicken recipe is a must make.  Literally in the oven in 10 minutes.  No fuss chicken that is so tender, you barely need your fork.  With just a few pantry staples you are likely to have on hand, you’ll have a new dinner recipe in no time :)

Hope you enjoy!
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Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies

Feb 26, 2014 | Cookies, Desserts | Tags: , ,


My Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies are the cure for any sweet tooth craving!

I have a deep love for brown butter cookies.  Sometimes I just can’t stop making them.  Do yourself a favor and whip up a batch for yourself!

Let’s take a look!
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Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!



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