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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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    Kristen DD says:

    If i were to write a cookbook I’d make it a perfect trio cookbook with sets of full dinners : Apps/Entrees/Desserts (OH! and cocktails) all that go well together!!

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    Maegan says:

    I don’t think I would want to write a cookbook, but I love looking through them and finding new ideas.

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    Sally says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

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    Mandy W. says:

    I would love to do a cookie and bars cookbook!

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    Kimberli says:

    I can’t wait to see your cookbook in person, I’ve been waiting to get my hands on it!! 🙂 If I could write a cookbook, it would be a combination of appetizers and desserts – the 2 best parts of the meal!! Thanks for the chance to win, congrats on your new cookbook!!

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    Kimberli says:

    I like you on FB!

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    Kimberli says:

    I subscribe to Picky Palate via my google reader!

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    Mandy W. says:

    I just subscribed to you via email! I love your site!

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    Sheila says:

    Although I have gotten good at altering recipes, I have never created any of my own and therefore wouldn’t write a book. If I ever did, it would be full of baked goods! 🙂

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    emily says:

    i facebook like you

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    emily says:

    i pinterest like you

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    emily says:

    i would love to write a cookbook ! mine would be full of creative recipes and healthy recipes.

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    Lindsay R says:

    I would love to write a cookbook. My focus would be on kid-friendly recipes as well that are simple, tasty and nutritious!

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    Adrianne Miller says:

    If I were to do a cookbook, it would be nothing but DESSERTS!

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    Gail says:

    I have written a cookbook for my grown girls (5 of them) and will also give it to my son (he’s only 15 now) when he leaves home. It has favorite family recipes, family traditions, goofy sayings, etc. I love your site, and hope to have a chance to win your cookbook.

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    corinne says:

    Congrats, that’s pretty exciting!
    I’d be interested in writing a bread cookbook. Love some tasty carbs!

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    Laura P. says:

    I love cooking and finding new recipes…but I think I’ll leave the coobook writing to you:)

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    Laura P. says:

    I like you on FB

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    Laura P. says:

    I follow you on twitter

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    Laura P. says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  23. 73

    Would I like to write a cookbook? I mean who wouldn’t want to?? But I am not sure what type of recipes I’d want to do. Maybe a peanut butter cookbook haha.

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    Brittany says:

    If I wrote a cookbook, it would be all about desserts 🙂

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    Kim in MD says:

    Congratulations, Jenny!

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    YES! I want to write a cookbook of healthy recipes!

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    Carla Massey says:

    If I wrote a cookbook it would include both sweet and savory! I can’t wait to buy your cookbook, but hopefully I’ll win an autographed one!

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    Kim in MD says:

    I follow Picky Palate on Twitter

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    Kim in MD says:

    I follow Picky Palate on Pinterest

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    Kim in MD says:

    I liked Picky Palate on FB

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    Amanda says:

    I’m not sure I have the patience to write a cookbook, but if I did it would be one that focused on cooking for smaller numbers. I usually only cook for myself, and while I can usually halve recipes easily, I would love to have a resource for making smaller meals and I figure I can’t be the only one!

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    Amanda says:

    I follow you on Twitter 🙂

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    Amanda says:

    And also on Pinterest!

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    I would LOVE to write a cookbook. I would dedicate it to oatmeal 🙂

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    Andrea says:

    If I could write a cookbook it would be on pancakes or muffins! Congrats on your cookbook!

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    Andrea says:

    I liked you on Facebook!

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    Josh says:

    I’d like to make a cook book all about catering for larger sized groups (say 40-60) for cheap. Classic family recipes reinvented for a larger scale.

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    Megan J says:

    I wouldn’t write a cookbook because I never make up my own recipes! I always follow recipes to the T!

  46. 96

    I would love to some day! I would include Hamburger Gravy… most simple thing ever. Brown the hamburger (and onions and garlic), add flour and milk to thicken, salt and pepper and kitchen bouquet for color… serve over mashed potatoes!

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    Megan J says:

    I follow you on facebook

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    Megan J says:

    I follow you on pinterest

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    I follow you on Facebook!

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    I follow you on Pinterest (jennaraej)

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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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