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Picky Palate Chit Chat First Edition

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My husband always tells me I need to be more personable on the blog, you know….chit chat about what’s going on, my favorite things, etc.

Let’s chat shall we?  The topics are totally random and not organized, so you are warned in advance.  I’ll try to post these a couple times a month!


Got a complete belly laugh over this ecard my sister texted me the other night.  Some of these cards are so obnoxious, but some crack me up completely.  Such as this one.  I have been having so much fun creating recipes with Girl Scout Cookies can’t wait to share THIS one and THIS one with you 🙂  You guys have the Vine app yet?  Thoughts?  I know it had some kinks at first, but it really is kind of fun to watch mini-6 second videos.  Haven’t decided if it will hold the test of time yet.

For Valentine’s Day weekend my husband and I went out with some friends and the girls insisted on seeing Safe Haven.  I did not read the book and no one warned me that I needed to bring tissue!  Loved loved loved the movie, but for heavens sake bring some kleenex.  Did you guys see it?!  Love Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel!  Speaking of Julianne Hough did you see that she has a shoe line out with Shoe Society?  She is adorable and has a great shoe style too.

So Southern California Schools declares this week to be “ski week” meaning half of the population heads to the mountains to enjoy some snow and skiing.  I find this so funny.  There was no such vacation like this in Arizona, lol!  We are excited to visit our family in AZ this week.  You can follow what we’re up to on Instagram and of course I’m sure I’ll make a couple Vine videos.

Did I tell you after 36 years I finally have to wear reading glasses?!  Not sure how I feel about it yet, but boy my computer screen is much clearer.

I completely admit that I have issues buying make-up.  For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you see my issues, lol!   Have you peeked at the new Mac Archie’s Girls line?  Absolutely adorable!

Mac Archie's Girls Make-Up

Cutest packaging and love the fun colors.

Nutella Smores

So over the weekend I tried out this.  I melted a large marshmallow on a graham half, spread a generous amount of Nutella on the other graham half, smashed them together and got this.  Pure heaven, do try it 🙂

Muffin and I

Here’s my little muffin man and I last week from Instagram.  He is already 5 1/2 months old!  Seems like just yesterday I was praying he would get out of the hospital.  This little boy has brought so much joy to our family, so grateful for him!

Hope everyone has a great week! Stay tuned for some fun Girl Scout Cookie recipes this week and the beginning of next!!

Um…who watched Bachelor last night?  Can we please talk about that?!  Oh the drama, lol!



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  1. 1

    Love this one, Jenny! And your lil man is growing like a week! Wow, can’t believe he’s almost 6 mos. Feels like about 2 mos ago that you had him. Time flies!

    And the Nutella creation. Yes, I can get into that!

  2. 2
    Monica Rose says:

    Love this post! Although I do not watch The Bachelor, he went to my college, so weird! I hope he comes off as a nice Midwestern guy in the show…. Also, as someone who has worn glasses for 80% of my 27 years on the planet, I’d say you’re pretty lucky to just now be needing readers. Happy Tuesday.

  3. 3

    5 & 1/2 months?!?!? How is that possible? 🙂

  4. 4

    I love this! That gooey s’mores treat looks absolutely delicious. Would it be okay to have one for breakfast? Oh and seriously, Pax is so cute!

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    • 5.1
      Jenny says:

      Seriously, half the time I wonder if the producers egg some of these “dramatic” scenes on maybe for some behind the scenes cash. How about Catherine’s sisters totally talking trash about her!! I would have killed my sister when I saw that!

  6. 6
    Jennifer says:

    I loved this post…it is written exactly how I think! Watched the bachelor for the first time last night, not sure what to think since I don’t “know” them. Maybe next season. Glasses, I am with you. I made it 35 years – I love the clarity but would love to have my old, young eyes back.

  7. 7
    Natalie says:

    That Archie Girl makeup is so cute!! Have you tried it out or heard anything about the line itself??

    THE BACHELOR….OMG. Can we talk about how ridiculous Des’ brother was?!?! I felt awful for her….she was my favorite out of the ones who are left. But I don’t blame Sean for being scared off by him. And while I personally can’t stand AshLee (partially because how she spells her name, just partially because I just think she’s insane), but her dad’s story about her adoption was so touching. A rare real moment on the show…I dug it. Out of those who are left, I hope Catherine comes out on top. They seem really cute together and I think would have the best chance at lasting (and yes, I would have KILLED MY SISTERS had they said those things about me! HOW RUDE!) Kind of excited for “Sean Tells All” tonight. That’s new. I hope Sean does the WHOLE SHOW with his shirt off, though. Hey, a girl can dream! 🙂

    • 7.1
      Jenny says:

      Oh my gosh Natalie, totally cracking up!!! Des’s brother ruined her for sure. Not sure how Des came from that family though. She is way too normal and gorgeous, lol! I feel like AshLee has a little too much emotional issues going on. My pick is for Catherine. Super cute and they have a blast together, however those sisters!! Still can’t believe they threw her under the bus. Her mom was cracking me up too, lol! Anyway, yes Sean, please go shirtless for “Sean Tells All” we will all be grateful, lol! 🙂

    • 7.2
      Jenny says:

      Oh and I use all those pieces of Mac Archie Girl in that photo. I seriously love it all!! The colors are great.

  8. 8
    Amanda says:

    Know whats funny? Reading this was EXACTLY how I like to think… going from from thought to the next with wild abandon. Its like you were in my head!! 🙂 Love this new chit chat feature… hope its weekly!

    • 8.1
      Jenny says:

      You are so sweet Amanda! I just know we’d be great friends. Can’t you just move to Newport Beach while pregnant, lol! Hope to see you this year cutie!

  9. 9
    Caroline says:

    I love this! I think chit chat is a great idea. I need to do a little more of it too! Your baby boy is gorgeous! Love that photo. I was going to have a big salad for lunch today…I may trade it in for that yummy nutella s’more!

  10. 10
    Meghan says:

    My son Ramsey is four months old… I was still pregnant with him when your little guy had his hospital scare. I was definitely thinking of you. He’s a doll!

  11. 11
    Kacie Flake says:

    Love this Jenny! Did you see Derek quote Tierra on Boyd’s facebook? Our favorite bachelor moment ever was last week when Tierra stated that she can’t control her face and that “if I could smile all day long I would but my face would get freaking tired”. Funniest thing I’ve ever heard. As for last night, I would have killed my sister too and I think Des’s brother totally ruined her chances. If you are in the position where you have strong feelings for multiple people and one has a combative brother who would choose to be a part of that?!? As for your muffin man, I want to see him again! We need to get our little twinner babies together! We are supposed to get a giant snowstorm on wednesday so we probably won’t be able to come this weekend but if it turns out not that bad maybe we will come!
    P.S. That ecard is hilarious.

    • 11.1
      Jenny says:

      Haha! I need to go check out Derek’s quote asap. I too loved that Tierra line along with “I can’t control my eyebrow” My mom still thinks she was a paid actress, lol!! Too fun! Bummer about the snowstorm!! Hope to see you guys soon 🙂

  12. 12
    Rena says:

    loved this!!!

  13. 13
    Lori Allberry says:

    OMG, I love love love love love this! So glad your hubby convinced you of this! Your reading glasses are absolutely adorable!!!!

    Thank You for taking the time to chit chat!

  14. 14
    Katy says:

    I like this idea! I’ve thought about doing this on my own blog. Today I’m making your Candy Bar Chocolate Chip Cookies Sandwiches as a surprise for a friend. Love your blog!

  15. 15
    Jen says:

    Can’t wait for the GS Cookie recipes! Both my girls are scouts, so I have cookies coming out my ears! One of my favorite things to do with Thin Mints is use them instead or Oreos in your Brownie Covered Oreo recipe…so yummy!

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    Pamela says:

    Love the new “Chit Chat” post ! Looking forward to more. The random thoughts are great because my brain can follow along so perfectly

  17. 17

    Love this chit chat session 🙂 I didnt realize Safe Haven was such a tear jerker! I really want to see it, and now I want to read the book too haha! Thanks for the heads up. I really love that Archie Girls makeup too!!!

  18. 18
    Angie says:

    Love this! My husband has told me the same thing over and over, be more personal. I love your photos and your son is such a sweetie!

  19. 19
    Sondra Jarvis says:

    I cannot believe the little man is 5 1/2 months old… such a cutie.

    The nutella looks to die for. I am still reading and drooling, but alas lent is making it hard to make any of your recipes right now (no chocolate, candy, cookies, or pastries), but it is only 40 days.

    Thanks for the chit chat.

  20. 20
    Deanna C says:

    Hi Jenny, I am a Bachelor addict it’s my guilty pleasure! I personally like to see Sean with Lindsay she’s too cute and fun. Tierra has to be paid no one can be that crazy and dramatic! I remember last year I had asked you if you have came up with any Girl Scout cookie recipes and tadah!!! You and Amanda totally delivered! I made the Thin Mint recipe last year everyone was asking me the recipe and just yesterday I made the Tagalong cake bars (eating one right now) they are both so GOOD I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

  21. 21

    Love your new chit chat series. I was giggling hard when you posted that ecard on FB. Sooo true! Love the glasses. I like to think of them as one more accessory! 🙂

  22. 22
    Susan says:

    This aged Batch fan is ready to head over to for great discussion. Usually she (Lincee) gets it posted in the afternoon, but because of tonight, she may be earlier. You will be glad you did. btw, I’m a Des fan, but in the spirit of facing reality, I’m all for Lindsay. I’ve never liked Catherine and suspect the sisters would have not done that had there not been some real truth. AshLee just doesn’t seem like a fit.

  23. 23
    Pam says:

    My husband took me to see “Safe Haven” as well. The ending was a bit odd, but still an enjoyable movie. ~~ When I think back to the movie, I keep seeing Josh Duhamel! Mmmmm, very nice!

  24. 24
    Debi says:

    Thanks for sharing, BTW, Handsome young man in your arms. Love, Love, Love all your recipes…

  25. 25

    oh what a fun post…i love those type of ecards…they crack me up all the time. i just posted one to my mom today…your lil’ guy is so cute!

  26. 26
    Aggie says:

    Love the post! The ecard cracks me up, too and your little one is adorable!

  27. 27
    Lynna says:

    I love that ecard. Just a few days ago it was sunny and now it`s raining outside! I`m still trying to get my hands on some Girls Scout cookies. My waist is happy, but my soul is not. LOL

    Ohh, love the nutella and marshmallowy goodness!

  28. 28

    Thx for the Kleenex tip on Safe Haven…I will bring them when I go! I think I’m the only one on the planet that’s never purchased Nutella. What in the world is wrong with me? I think I never have because I know I’ll take a spoon to that stuff and it will be gone. I am going to get it and make that s’more! I have 7 boxes of Girl Scout cookies that I am dreaming things up for, too. I just can’t seem to say no. I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve eaten a whole sleeve of Thin Mints more than once in my life time!

  29. 29
    Marie in Va says:

    Loved this post! The chit chat is great! 🙂

  30. 30

    This is a great idea and my wife is always telling me to make my posts more personal lol! Sometimes I get the feeling that no one is interested in how many diapers I’ve changed or my errand list or…you get the picture right!

  31. 31

    Your husband is right! Its so nice to get to know you. 🙂 You make the best Vine videos! I love them!

  32. 32
    Toni says:

    I love the new Chit Chat feature! It’s nice to get to know a little more about the foodie bloggers that I follow.
    Oh, and I’m a HUGE s’mores fan so I’ll have to give the Nutella thing a try!

  33. 33
    Jennifer says:

    Love this! Totally random, just how my momma brain functions as well! Thanks!

  34. 34
    Jen says:

    This looks Delish! Must make it!

  35. 35
    Nancy Freeman says:

    I really like these Chit Chat segments…so fun….though now I really feel out of the loop since I haven’t seen this season of The Bachelor! LOL. I didn’t get any Thin Mints this year, but I would love to make some yummy things with them. I made an AWESOME Samoa Dip today (from that I added my own spin to with some homemade salted caramel) to take to my MOPS group…sooooooo good. I normally take 3 to 4 dishes each meeting so that I can try out all the wonderful recipes I find that look so good, and I’ve made yours countless times! In fact, I just made your Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake bars and mailed them to my step-kids stationed iwith the Army in Korea and Italy…they both loveeee Oreos, so your bars were a total hit! I look forward to more Chit Chat sessions! 🙂

  36. 36
    Kristen M. says:

    I love these Chit Chats of yours. 🙂 Ugh my son’s school didn’t have “ski week” but I know some other schools in San Diego were off for the week. Not cool! LOL!

  37. 37

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