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The Picky Palate Cookbook is Finally Here plus Giveaway

Oh boy, this is quite fun to see my cookbook that I’ve been working on for almost 2 years come to life this week!  Today is the official release date which means you can purchase it in various stores and order it online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Books A Million.

For those of you who pre-ordered the book on Amazon, you have received it already.  It has been so much fun seeing Instagram photos of you receiving the book in the mail, makes me smile 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing your pictures!

I’ll never forget the months while I was cooking and baking recipes like a mad woman preparing for the book back in 2010/early 2011.  I was in a tiny Newport Beach kitchen and ingredients were flying everywhere, lol!  It was fun, exhausting and exciting all at the same time.  I remember thinking, I can’t believe I am going to have my own cookbook.  Now, it’s really here!  All of that sweat and hard work has paid off and I finally get to share those recipes I’ve kept secret for so long 🙂

Another highlight for me through this journey was watching Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson photograph and style my cookbook.  They are so unbelievably talented and made my recipes look just as incredible as they taste.  I won’t ever forget being able to watch them in action.

I feel so grateful to work with an amazing agent and team at Wiley, they have made this experience so special.

I hope you will all enjoy my book, the recipes were made with lots of love and I assure you they are incredible!!  There are over 100 new recipes you can’t find on Picky Palate 🙂  Enjoy!!

Here’s a sneek peek at my Skillet Baked Mac and Cheese recipe!

Photo credit Matt Armendariz

Giveaway is now closed.  Winners have been notified.

To celebrate the release day I am giving away 10 signed cookbooks from little ol’ me!

Here’s How To Enter:

1.  Leave a comment here and tell us….Would you like to write a cookbook?  If so, what kind of recipes would you include?

For extra entries:

2.  Join me on Facebook, twitter, Pinterest and subscribe to Picky Palate via email. (Leave 4 separate comments for these)

3.  For those of you who have received the book, and would like to write a review on Amazon, do so here:  (leave a comment if you do this)

4.  Giveaway ends Thursday October 25th 8am PST.  US Residents only.  Winners will be chosen via and be notified by email.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email.  Books for giveaway provided by Wiley.


Good Luck!!


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    Major congrats, Jenny! Can only imagine how AWESOME this is seeing it come to life and I bet watching Matt & Adam in action was just…the best ever! I remember your posts last summer? or last spring? Long time ago! But when you went to their studio and there were some sneak peaks. Totally awesome.

    To the question: Yes, Desserts!

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    Congratulations! And thanks for the sneak peek. I’m addicted to all things mac & cheese and that looks divine. 🙂

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    Pam Shank says:

    I would love to also do a cookbook and mine would be a variety of recipes. They would prob be mostly homecooking style like Paula Deen and Trisha Yearwood. Congratulations and plan on buying extras for Christmas gifts.

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    Lacey says:

    I would love to write a cookbook! I would do a fall cookbook. It would include traditional fall recipes like soups and chili’s. It would also have a lot of pumpkin dessert recipes. I would also include a vegan/gluten free section.

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    Vicki Mc says:

    I can follow a recipe, but I stink at coming up with new ones. There is no way I would be capable of writing a cookbook!

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    Vicki Mc says:

    I FB like you.

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    Vicki Mc says:

    I twitter follow.

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    Vicki Mc says:

    I pintrest follow.

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    Tammy says:

    Desserts… Or anything with cream cheers, those seem to be my trademarks!

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    Hermioni says:

    Congratulations for your cook book Jenny!
    This must feel amazing!

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    MelissaB in IL says:

    Don’t think i would have enough original material for a cookbook. But love trying other peoples recipes!

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    MelissaB in IL says:

    Followon fb

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    MelissaB in IL says:

    Follow on pinterest.

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    Bailey says:

    I would like to write a cookbook about cupcakes…and any types of dessert!! 🙂

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    MelissaB in IL says:

    I subscribe by email

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    Bailey says:

    Follow on pinterest! 🙂

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    SaraJ says:

    I like you on Facebook

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    Jessie says:

    so first off i love this cookbook – got it last week! and i’d love to win another won as i plan to give it away from a christmas gift!


    (oh and next time, we want to see a cookbook from you with only your delish desserts! you have so many great ones so i’ll be waiting on that one 😉

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    Jessie says:

    i follow you on FB too!

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    SaraJ says:

    Congratulations Jenny!

    If I wrote a cookbook I’d want it to be favorite family recipes.

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    Stephanie says:

    Yummy! Congratulations!!! Following a recipe would be as far as I could go for now! 😉

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    Jenny says:

    I did write a cookbook- though it just went to my family! My sister’s were always askingme for recipes so I put together all of my favorite recipes and had it printed- except my chili – that one is top secret!

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    Jenny says:

    follow on pinterest

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    Stephanie says:

    Followed you on Twitter!

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    Cyndi A says:

    Congrats!! I would want a cookbook of quick, go to meals for families on the go. My 2yr old twin boys demand din-din the minute we walk in the door in evening. I need easy recipes, that can be prepped ahead for my picky guys!

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    Cyndi A says:

    follow you on pintrest

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    Stephanie says:

    I subscribed to emails!

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    Cyndi A says:

    Follow you on FB.

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    Kel says:

    I would like to write one just for my family of recipes we enjoy. Congrats!!!

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    Karla G says:

    Who doesn’t want to write their own cookbook? If I ever did one, it would be about desserts. I’m ok with savory stuff, but desserts are my specialty!

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    Karla G says:

    I follow you via reader

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    Stephanie says:

    I followed you on Pintrest!

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    Ceilidh says:

    I would definitely write a cookbook. I’d probably do a collaboration with my mom since it is her dream to write a cookbook as well. As for which recipe I would include…probably her beef lasagne, her most coveted recipe!

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    Karla G says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

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    Sally says:

    I’m so excited for you Jenny! I’m not sure about writing a cookbook… but if I did, I think it would be tried and true Family Favorites!

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    Sally says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

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    Sally says:

    I’m following on Twitter.

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    Rebecca says:

    I think writing a cookbook would be fun – I’m pretty sure it would just be desserts though!

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    Rebecca says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

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    Sue Welsh says:

    If I was to write a cookbook, I would go with cookies and tons of cookies…we love cookies in this household.

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    Rebecca says:

    I like you on FB

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    Sue Welsh says:

    I have started following you on Pinterest

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    Sue Welsh says:

    I have liked you on Facebook

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    Sue Welsh says:

    I have been following your blog for quite some time now..just love it.Congrats on the cookbook….hope this is very successful and more to come!

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    Agnes says:

    I would write a cookbook full of yummy desserts!

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Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!



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