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Ultimate Creamed Corn Thanksgiving Recipes-17

Ultimate Creamed Corn – Thanksgiving Recipes

Nov 18, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Thanksgiving | Tags: ,


This year I’ve been on a mission to create new Thanksgiving recipes.  Today, I bring you Thanksgiving side…Ultimate Creamed Corn.  We enjoyed this so much that we ate more than our fare share so you might want to double or triple the recipe for your guests :)

I am thrilled to share this decadent cream corn recipe that is perfect for every Thanksgiving table!  Fresh corn kernels are sautéed in butter then cream cheese, milk, bacon and roasted red peppers are added for the most amazing creamy corn you will ever try.

Give this one a try, it does not disappoint :)
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Bacon Pesto Mac and Cheese | Free E-Cookbook | Homemade Mac and Cheese

Nov 15, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Breakfast/Brunch, Sponsored

There’s something so comforting about a big bowl of homemade mac and cheese. This recipe I developed is simple to prepare, thick, cheesy and ultra flavorful. I have fond memories of cooking in the kitchen with my mom and grandmother. We would make homemade mac and cheese together and have fun with different ingredient add-ins. Crispy pieces of bacon throughout, and garnished on top, make this mac and cheese hard to resist. The surprise ingredient is prepared basil which gets stirred in after the cheese sauce has been added to the pasta. This gives the mac and cheese a nice flavor punch and pairs nicely with the bacon. Enjoy!

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Gorgonzola Almond and Pear Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Gorgonzola, Almond and Pear Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Nov 13, 2013 | Appetizers/Sides, Thanksgiving | Tags: , , ,


If you decide to show up to your Thanksgiving dinner with this brussels sprouts recipe, please do let me know how it was received.  I’ll be crashing my Thanksgiving with it, and I’m sure it will be a hit.  My husband couldn’t get enough of this dish, and that’s usually a good sign that it worked.  However, on the flip side–if he doesn’t like a dish of mine–I can usually tell it will still be a success.

If you would have asked me a couple years ago to create a brussels sprouts recipe voluntarily, I would have started laughing hysterically.  Brussels have a bad reputation for some reason for being one of those vegetables you don’t want to have to finish before getting to leave the dinner table.

I’m telling you, this recipe will change your mind.  As I stated, my husband couldn’t stop eating these, and he doesn’t even like Gorgonzola cheese.  When planning your Thanksgiving side dishes, be sure to add this one to your menu.  You prepare them right on the stovetop in a nice large skillet.  Takes under 15 minutes, so you could prepare these right before your guests show up.

Hope you enjoy!
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Roasted Apples and Peanut Butter Crescents

Roasted Apples and Peanut Butter Crescents | Pillsbury recipes

Nov 11, 2013 | Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts, Sponsored | Tags: ,

Creating Pillsbury recipes takes me back to my contesting days. I still remember the night in my first house when I saw my first Pillsbury contest on TV.  I knew instantly I wanted to be a finalist.

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Pillsbury!  I grew up enjoying their products, not to mention I was a finalist in the Pillsbury Bake-Off twice!  I remember brainstorming for pillsbury recipes with an abundance of ideas hitting me; so anxious to see if any of them were selected.  I know how the current Pillsbury Bake-Off contestants feel.  I’ve been in Las Vegas since this past Friday through tomorrow covering the Bake-Off live, so be sure to follow me on Instagram to see all of the fun!
So, today we are talking Pillsbury Cresent Rolls.  I am kinda in love with them.  There are about a zillion things you can do to create an amazing little work of art.  I developed a simple Roasted Apples and Peanut Butter Crescent recipe that is going to knock your socks off.  Just wait until you give these a try.  I LOVE the apples and peanut butter combo, it works so lovely inside the crescent dough!  This is such a great recipe to get the kids in the kitchen with you.  They’ll love to help in all of these simple steps.
Enjoy!
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Brown Butter Soft Batch Style Gingersnaps

Brown Butter Soft Batch Style Gingersnaps

Nov 6, 2013 | Christmas, Cookies | Tags: , , ,


Treat yourself to my Brown Butter Soft Batch Style Gingersnaps this baking season! Bet you can’t eat just one :)

If it were up to me I would eat these cookies all year round.  Possibly my favorite cookie ever.  Perfect spices and texture…and who doesn’t love brown butter cookies?!  I love the crispy buttery edges and soft chewy centers.  These make a great cookie-exchange cookie and they are great for packaging in a box or cellophane bag with a little bow.  I do believe these will be my cookie that I give to my neighbors this year for Christmas.

Hope you enjoy!
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Leftover Halloween Candy Recipes

Nov 4, 2013 | Desserts, Halloween | Tags:

Need some leftover Halloween Candy recipes?! I’ve got you covered :)

Do you still have bags and bags of candy around the house?!  Yah, us too.  It’s everywhere.  Pax keeps finding the boys candy bags and tries gnawing his way through random pieces, lol!  I’ve compiled a group of some favorite Picky Palate candy recipes that help use up that extra candy around, perfect to give to your family, friends and/or neighbors!

Enjoy!
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Raspberry and Cream Swirled Pumpkin Muffins by Picky Palate

Raspberry and Cream Swirled Pumpkin Muffins

Nov 1, 2013 | Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts, Sponsored | Tags: , , ,


Treat yourself to my Raspberry and Cream Swirled Pumpkin Muffins this baking season!

This is truly the best time of year to bake isn’t it?!  It has been a pleasure teaming up with Driscoll’s to create a new recipe for you today for the Made With Love Campaign.  I developed these Raspberry and Cream Swirled Pumpkin Muffins that are great for brunch or after school snack.

With Thanksgiving in November, it seems to be a lovely  month of gratitude and counting our blessings.  One of my favorite traditions in November is while sitting around the Thanksgiving table, we go around and say one positive thing about each person in our family.  It’s either something we are grateful for or something we love about each person.  The kids always giggle while they try their best to think of something to say, but after we are done, everyone is smiling and more grateful for one another.
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Banana and Molasses Toffee Chip Bread

Banana and Molasses Toffee Chip Bread

Oct 30, 2013 | Breakfast/Brunch, Sponsored | Tags: , , ,


You are going to love this festive Banana and Molasses Toffee Chip Bread. Perfect for Fall baking!

It’s always a pleasure teaming up with Gold Medal Flour for my Fall baking! I had so much fun playing around with a “fall themed” banana bread with some of my favorite ingredients.  The molasses adds the perfect spice with cinnamon and toffee chips on top.
Enjoy this banana bread with your family and friends this season!
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Maple and Blueberry Pancake White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Maple and Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Pancake Cookies

Oct 28, 2013 | Cookies, Sponsored | Tags: ,

My Maple and Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Pancake Cookies consist of only 5 ingredients and could not be tastier! Break out your Krusteaz Pancake Mix for a fun pancake cookie!

I am thrilled to be partnering with Krusteaz today to bring you my latest cookie creation that I call Maple and Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Pancake Cookies.  Krusteaz is challenging their readers to “Seize the What if” and create something spectacular with your favorite Krusteaz mix.

Had so much fun playing around with Krusteaz pancake mix.  Hard to believe that only 5 ingredients and you have these perfect little pancake cookies.  My boys went nuts for them.  Who am I kidding, so did I :)
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Jenny Flake

Welcome to Picky Palate! I'm Jenny and I love food if you haven't noticed :) I love sweets, treats and everything in between. The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!



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