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My Apple Spice Carrot Muffins are the perfect after school or morning snack.
Apple Spice Carrot Muffins

How’s everyone doing with their New Year’s Resolutions?!  It’s always nice to start the New Year off right with some healthier recipe options.  I’m all about moderation and balance.  I don’t like to cut anything completely out of my diet because it seems that it’s those things I want the most.  My goals this year are focusing on eating more greens, fruits and grains.   I’m also starting yoga again this year!  Before we moved from California I was practicing at a studio I loved almost everyday.  I miss it so much.  Looking forward to more of that goodness in my life.  Those are just a few of my goals, looking forward to making more throughout the year.
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Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

Jan 5, 2015 | Dinner, Skinny Palate | Tags: , , , ,

My Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta makes a great weeknight dinner with everyone’s favorite….BACON!

Happy New Year everyone!  It was so nice to take a little time off the past few weeks for Christmas break with my family.  It’s also nice being back in the kitchen creating some “healthier” recipes for you this month!  Notice I said “healthier.”  I am certainly not a health food blogger, but I am looking forward to some better options and starting this new year off right!
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10 Healthy Recipes

10 Healthy Recipes for a New Year

Jan 2, 2015 | Uncategorized

Thrilled to share my favorite 10 Healthy Recipes for a New Year with you today. It’s so hard to believe it’s January 2015!  Happy Happy New Year to you.

It’s always a great time to start fresh, make resolutions and strive to make better goals.

I know I won’t be sticking to a strict diet, but I like to make sure I eat my greens and exercise everyday that I can.  Mama is no way going to give up my chocolate and cookies.  I’d die.  Ha!

Hope you enjoy some healthy recipes to keep you on track this month.  I’ll be sharing healthy meals for the entire month of January.  Don’t worry, they won’t lack flavor!

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Top 12 Picky Palate Recipes 2014

Top 12 Picky Palate Recipes 2014

Dec 31, 2014 | Holiday

I always love posting my favorite recipes of the year! Without further ado here are my Top 12 Picky Palate Recipes 2014!

Hard to believe another year has come and gone.  It’s crazy how fast time goes….sounds so cliche but it’s so true!

Had so much fun going through each month this year and picking out my favorite recipes of the year.  So many fun memories with the boys, family and friends.

This also marks one year back in Arizona.  Life always keeps things exciting that’s for sure.  We are loving being back in the hot AZ sunshine.  At least we’ve got fabulous winters :)

Hope you enjoy some of my favorite picks this year!! I’ve desserts, dinner ideas, cookies, shakes, breakfast, ….a killer mac and cheese and more!

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10 Perfect Winter Soup Recipes

10 Perfect Winter Soup Recipes

Dec 29, 2014 | Soups and Stews | Tags:

I’ve got 10 Perfect Winter Soup Recipes to share that are sure to warm you right up!  These are hearty, stick to your ribs, fill you up soups.  Grab your favorite soup pot and get cooking!


 Salsa Verde Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
This soup is full of my favorite southwest flavors with bursts of fresh cilantro in each bite.
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2014 | Uncategorized

It’s Christmas Eve!!  So many fun things ahead and memories to be made.  Trying to make sure I cherish these moments with my boys that are growing up so fast!

Wishing your family a very Merry Christmas!  Thank you for taking time out of your day each week to read Picky Palate.  It is a pure joy to create and share recipes with all of you.  I am grateful everyday!

All the best,

-The Flake Family

The Perfect Homemade All Butter Pie Crust

Perfect Homemade All Butter Pie Crust

Dec 22, 2014 | Christmas, Desserts, Thanksgiving | Tags: , , , ,

I’ve got the Perfect Homemade All Butter Pie Crust to share today! Makes baking pies this season a delicious experience!

I shared this photo on Instagram a few weeks ago.  It’s not perfect, but it shows what kind of fabulous dough this recipe makes :)

This recipe is in my Cookbook, however I’ve updated a few steps so I thought I’d share it!

Happy Christmas week!!

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Bakery Style Ginger Molasses Cookies

Bakery Style Ginger Molasses Cookies

Dec 19, 2014 | Christmas, Cookies, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

My Bakery Style Ginger Molasses Cookies make the perfect cookie for gift giving this Holiday season!

One of my favorite cookies of the season are by far ginger molasses cookies.  One little secret….stick them in the freezer.  They stay chewy, chilled and beyond fabulous.  That’s how I eat these babies straight from the freezer.  Maybe I’m a weirdo, but trust me :)

Stock up on molasses, you will be making these cookies over and over….and over.


Best spices ever.  Ginger and cinnamon.  Lots of it!
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