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This Sausage Basil Rigatoni with my simple Sausage Basil Rigatoni makes the perfect weeknight dinner!

Sausage Basil Rigatoni

Pasta night happens quite often at our home each week.  This gorgeous pot of pasta with my homemade sauce, ground sausage, fresh basil and sprinkles of Parmesan cheese is going to make your family very happy.  It’s one of our simple favorites.  Hope you enjoy!
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10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce

10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce

Jan 3, 2017 | Dinner, Meatless, Sauces | Tags: , ,

My 10 Minute Homemade Pasta Sauce recipe is just what you need for quick and simple weeknight dinners!

It’s so nice to have a speedy homemade pasta sauce recipe that tastes like it’s been simmering all day.  This 10 minute sauce will have all of your guests fooled.  It is so flavorful and goes so nicely with your favorite pasta.
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Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 38

Picky Palate Meal Plan Week 38

Jan 2, 2017 | Meal Plan | Tags:

Happy New Year to you!  Can we even believe 2017 is here?  I’m ready for a great new year with all of you.  I’ve put together some of my “healthier” recipes to get you on the right foot this year!  Enjoy!

Monday: Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa Power Bowl

Tuesday: Parmesan BLT Whole Wheat Pasta

Wednesday: Skinny Green Yogurt Chicken Salad

Thursday: Skinny Tomato Soup with Cheesy Orzo

Friday and Saturday this mama takes a break from the kitchen 🙂

Sunday: Lemon Chicken Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Dessert Idea: Honey Almond Blueberry Bruschetta

Best of Picky Palate Recipes 2016 Looking Back

Dec 30, 2016 | Holiday | Tags: ,

Sharing the Best of Picky Palate Recipes 2016 with you today!

This is one of my favorite posts of the year to write.  Looking back on each month of the year choosing my favorites.  What a year 2016 was!  I a truly looking forward to a bright and happy 2017 with all of you.  Can’t wait to share more recipes with you.

January 2016
Best of Picky Palate Recipes!  What a treat to put this together today! Spicy Chicken Cheesy Baked Avocado made my list for January.  It is such a simple lunch or dinner to whip up with some of my favorite flavors.  You don’t want to miss this one!
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Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

Dec 21, 2016 | Christmas, Cookies | Tags: , , , ,

Sharing my Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies with you today! Festive and delicious!

Baking cookies this time of year is best isn’t it? I can’t get enough. Can you even believe that Christmas is this week? Such a fun time with family and friends. Treat them to my cookies, they’ll all be thrilled!

Adding candy cane bits to my favorite cookie dough was a fantastic idea. Not only is the red color fun and festive, the texture that the melted little candy cane bits bring to these cookies are amazing! Can’t wait for you to try them!
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Cheesy Beef Enchilada Rice Bake

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Rice Bake

Dec 19, 2016 | Beef, Cinco de Mayo, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , , ,

This Cheesy Beef Enchilada Rice Bake makes the perfect flavor packed weeknight dinner!

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new Mexican style family friendly recipes.

Developing quick and simple dinner recipes is one of my favorite things to do because I know how hard it is to get dinner on the table during the busy holidays and kids school schedules.  I’ve used simple pantry ingredients to get dinner on the table in no time.
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Festive Holiday Cookies

Festive Holiday Cookies

Dec 14, 2016 | Christmas, Cookies | Tags: ,

Sharing my favorite Festive Holiday Cookies with you today! Beautiful and sweet for Christmas!

5 Minute Holiday Cookies
These quick and easy decorative cookies make the perfect neighbor gifts and fun in the kitchen with the kids! Love these.
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Chocolate Marshmallow Peppermint Bars

Chocolate Marshmallow Peppermint Bars

Dec 12, 2016 | Brownies and Bars, Cookies, Sponsored | Tags: , , , , ,

Sharing these gorgeous Chocolate Marshmallow Peppermint Bars, perfect for your Holiday baking!

These bars are a chocolate lovers dream!  Chewy cookie bars with the perfect crunch from candy canes and marshmallow bits.  Your guests are going to go crazy for these.  They make festive gifts for your family and friends too.
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