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You’ve got to make this Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, it’s got all of your favorite flavors in one fantastic loaf!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Fall baking is the best, isn’t it?!  The aromas in the house are like no other.  I developed a pumpkin banana bread recipe that is so soft and chocolaty it’s hard to resist!

Hope you all enjoy :)
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Creamy BLT Ranch Tacos

Creamy BLT Ranch Tacos

Oct 5, 2015 | Dinner | Tags: , , , , ,

These Creamy BLT Ranch Tacos are a fun simple to prepare weeknight dinner your family and friends will love.

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new recipes for your family. I’ve developed this fun taco recipe that could not be more simple to prepare during those busy weeknights.  All of your favorite BLT flavors wrapped up in a zesty taco with a tempting cheese sauce.

Hope you enjoy!

You won’t need many ingredients to get started.  I used a coleslaw mix that had some cilantro included.  You can use shredded iceburg lettuce if you’d like as well.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Sep 30, 2015 | Cookies | Tags: , , ,


Treat yourself to these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, ooey gooey fantastic!

So excited to share a recipe from my friend Kathy of Panini Happy’s newest cookbook The 8×8 Cookbook: Square Meals for Weeknight Family Dinners, Desserts and More-In One Perfect 8×8-inch Dish.  Recipes such as Honey-Glazed Chicken with Root Vegetables and Orange Custard French Toast, this book is a must have!
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Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Sep 28, 2015 | Cookies, Sponsored | Tags: , ,

These Double Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are such a sweet treat for your family and friends!

So excited partnering with Purely Simple Baking Mixes today for a fun Blog Hop!  I was assigned another blogger to send my goodies to.  Amanda of Fake Ginger received my cookies.  Hope you liked my cookies Amanda!  I developed a simple flavor packed cookie that I’ll be making again very soon.  I used brown butter for these bad boys…nothing better!

Hope you enjoy!
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How To Make a Simple Appetizer Tray

How To Make a Simple Appetizer Tray

Sep 23, 2015 | Appetizers/Sides, Sponsored | Tags: ,

How To Make a Simple Appetizer Tray coming for you today! Simple, colorful ingredients you are likely to have in your refrigerator and pantry!

I love putting together appetizers for parties.  We just had a birthday party for Pax and two of his cousins that were born within 2 weeks of each other.  We had about 30 people over and did a bunch of appetizers and desserts.  I put together this simple array of goodies, most of which I had right in my refrigerator and pantry.

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Italian Style Spinach Pasta Salad

Italian Style Spinach Pasta Salad

Sep 21, 2015 | Appetizers/Sides, Sponsored | Tags: , , , ,

This Italian Style Spinach Pasta Salad is packed with zesty flavor that your guests will love!

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Newman’s Own Dressing to bring you new recipe ideas!  I’ve put together a salad full of some of my favorite ingredients that is perfect for busy weeknights and great for whipping up for guests when you are entertaining.

Hope you enjoy this flavor packed simple to prepare salad!
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8 Must Have Apple Recipes

8 Must Have Apple Recipes

Sep 16, 2015 | Uncategorized, Desserts | Tags: , , ,

Thrilled to share my 8 Must Have Apple Recipes with you today! There’s a little something for everyone in this group of delicious recipes.

Is there anything better than Fall Baking?!  What are your favorites?  Cakes, cookies, tarts, muffins?  I don’t know about you, but I kind of like baking anything and everything this season.  Packing up sweets to give to family and friends makes me so happy.

The warm ingredients, the aromas coming from the oven…it’s all just so good! I’ve put together some of my very favorite apple recipes that will please all of your family and friends.  You’ll be making these all season long.  Hope you enjoy!
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Festive Chocolate Shortbread Bars - Picky Palate

Festive Chocolate Shortbread Bars

Sep 14, 2015 | Desserts | Tags: ,

These Festive Chocolate Shortbread Bars are perfect for your upcoming Fall parties or get togethers! Sweet and buttery perfection.

I love bringing back some of my favorite Picky Palate recipes from over the years!  Today, I’m sharing these shortbread bars from 2011!  They are buttery sweet with just the right amount of sweetness.  So much fun!

Have I said how much I love going down the Halloween isle and finding new goodies to bake with?!
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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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