Recent Posts on Picky Palate
Apr 23, 2014 | Appetizers/Sides, Sponsored
It’s always a pleasure partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you new recipes! I had so much fun creating this zesty Mexican rice salad loaded with chicken, vegetables and Fisher Nuts Chopped Pecans. Chicken and pecans go together so nicely. Adds a great nutty texture to each bite. I’ve also blended a simple cilantro dressing that gets stirred into the salad. This is a perfect salad to bring to a potluck or even by itself as a light dinner. All of my favorite flavors!
Hope you enjoy!
Apr 21, 2014 | Appetizers/Sides, Skinny Palate | Tags: beets, goat cheese, orange juice
My favorite way to eat beets….Orange Dressing Marinated Beets. Could eat these all day! Still working on the boys, in the meantime I’ll be eating these all to myself!
When we lived in Newport Beach, CA there was an adorable little cafe right on Pacific Coast Highway that I walked to on a regular basis called Zinc Cafe. They had the most beautiful salads, healthy menu options and baked goods around. My favorite salad to order from them was their Orange Beet Salad. I will be the first to admit, I have not always liked beets. In fact, I just barely started eating them within the last year. I kind of thought they tasted like dirt. Soil. Too earthy.
Not these! They are marinated in fresh orange juice, a little grated onion, vinegar and orange zest. Give it 24 hours to marry together and you’ve got the best healthy snack ever.
Treat yourself to my Springtime White Chocolate Lemon Pudding Cookies! You’ll be glad you did
My oldest son is a lemon dessert kind of boy. We were in the mood to make cookies a few nights ago and he said, “Mom, let’s make some lemon cookies!” He didn’t have to twist my arm We created these perfectly delicious lemon chip cookies with lemon curd as the secret ingredient. Just enough tart and just enough sweet with the white chocolate chips.
The pudding adds such a great texture. Give these babies a try, you won’t be disappointed!
Apr 14, 2014 | Breakfast/Brunch | Tags: buttermilk, lemon, lemon curd, poppyseed, ricotta cheese
Treat yourself to my perfect for Spring, Lemon Poppyseed Ricotta Pancakes today!
I wish I could paint the picture perfectly as we tried these pancakes in my house last week. My mom was over visiting and after the photo shoot, we sat down with one of my warm perfectly lemon soft pancakes, took one bite and about fell out of our chairs. Ok, not fell out of our chairs, but you get my point…..we were in hog heaven.
Last month when Amanda and I were in NYC, we went to a fun little restaurant called Laconda Verde for brunch and Amanda ordered Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. I guess I have been living under a rock, because I’ve never experienced a ricotta pancake. Just couldn’t understand what the hype was about. Well, that was until I took a bite. Softest most delicious pancake I’ve had, not kidding. I knew that I had to go home and make my own version!!
I used my very favorite Buttermilk Pancakes recipe from my cookbook and turned them into the ones you see today. It could not have been more perfect and I can’t wait for you guys to try these!
Apr 9, 2014 | Breakfast/Brunch, Sponsored | Tags: almond milk, cherry, coconut, oatmeal
Treat yourself to my simple and delicious Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal!
I am thrilled to be teaming up with Smucker’s® Pairings today! Simple and delicious way to enjoy Smucker’s fruitfully delicious combinations. Smuckers has the best fruit spreads around. So many flavors to choose from and so many combinations to enjoy!
Today I am sharing my Red Tart Cherry Toasted Macaroon Oatmeal. I’ve paired Smucker’s Orchard’s Finest Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves with some quick oatmeal, almond milk and a touch of brown sugar. We went nuts for this oatmeal that’s great for breakfast or brunch. I love that from start to finish it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare.
Apr 7, 2014 | Appetizers/Sides, Dinner, Sponsored | Tags: bacon, cheese, dinner, pizza, weeknight dinner
My Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza is a family favorite. Enjoy!
It’s always a pleasure working with Land O’Lakes to bring you my newest recipe. This one deserves a standing ovation. This pizza has got all of my favorite ingredients that makes the house smell like a dream. Roasted Brussels Sprouts and crispy bacon lay on top of my homemade creamy Parmesan Rosemary sauce. You don’t want to miss this one!
I am so excited about the Land O’Lakes called Pin a Meal, Give a Meal Campaign. This program is amazing, for every Land O’Lakes recipe that is pinned or re-pinned between March 28 and May 1st, 2014, the Land O’Lakes Foundation will donate $1 to Feeding America.
Be sure to help us reach our goal to donate 2.7 million meals. You can pin my signature recipe, Parmesan Rosemary Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Pizza to contribute 9 meals to Feeding America.
Apr 2, 2014 | Brownies and Bars, Sponsored | Tags: blondies, lemon, lemon curd, poppyseed, white chocolate, white chocolate chips
My White Chocolate Lemon Poppyseed Blondies are perfect for Spring Time entertaining!
Lemon poppyseed is one of my favorite combinations. Seems to always be a sweet and delicious cake of some sort. I decided to turn that combination into one delicious blondie if I might say so myself. It’s dense, chewy and lemon poppyseed delicious.
Dust with a little powdered sugar and you’ve got yourself a beautiful dessert to serve to family and friends.
Mar 31, 2014 | Drinks, Skinny Palate | Tags: almond milk, bananas, cinnamon, spinach, walnuts
I’m excited to turn the time over to my husband today who is the fitness guru of the family. He’s also my trainer at the gym, no matter how much I kick and scream With all of my recent travels, I made him promise to make me watch what I eat and workout like a mad woman for the next 6 weeks. He’s sharing a little of what we’re doing. Take it away Cullen!
Feeding yourself nutrition at the proper time is important for a fit lifestyle. This after workout shake will help in this goal.
Over the last week or so Jenny and I have started a little 6 week challenge. Our rules are: 1 cheat meal a week, 3 sweets a week, and a balance of protein, complex carbohydrates and plenty of fiber. We’re somewhat counting calories, although not religiously. Jenny’s goal is to stay around 1200 cal per day. With this challenge, Jenny has finally given me “trainer” and “nutrition” authority over her life for 6-weeks. It’s basically, me giving her options that she can eat and pushing her harder than she has ever known in the gym.
Mar 26, 2014 | Dinner | Tags: brown butter, dinner, pancetta, pasta, sweet peas
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.