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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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  1. 101
    Lacy says:

    I would love to have a cookbook full of my grandmother’s recipes. I just don’t know if I have the patience to do something like that haha! Congrats on the book, how exciting!

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    Stefanie says:

    I would LOVE to write a cookbook and would include chicken french and chicken riggies!

  3. 103
    Elisa says:

    I am not going to write a cookbook, but I sure would love to win one!

  4. 104
    Elisa says:

    I follow you through my google reader.

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    Mendi M says:

    Congrats!! I would love to write one about desserts!

  6. 106
    Alyssa says:

    Huge congrats on your book Jenny! My husband & I love cooking together and always talk about how we would love to write a couples cookbook together!

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    Ann says:

    My husband and I have lived in some pretty exotic places and brought back the most amazing recipes. Everyone that we prepare them for thinks we should either open a restaurant or write a cookbook…so I think that would be mine.

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    Alyssa says:

    I like your Facebook page.

  9. 109
    Alyssa says:

    I’m following you on Twitter.

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    Alyssa says:

    I’m following you on Pinterest.

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    Sara Palacios says:

    Congrats Jenny! So exciting!

    I would love to write a cookbook! I think mine would focus on vegetarian fare or quite possibly baby food! 🙂

  12. 112
    Meredith Stranges says:

    I would for sure do a cook book of everything sweets. Any and all combos of different kinds of flours, sugars, oils, butter, baking chips, and more!

  13. 113
    Kara says:

    I love buying cookbooks but do not wish to write one!

  14. 114
    Kara says:

    I follow you on Pinterest!

  15. 115
    Kara says:

    I also follow via RSS feed.

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    Melissa says:

    I would write a cookbook and would include recipes for vegetarians and vegans, featuring lots of fresh produce and alternative protein sources. Also, I would include tips to use when eating out!

  17. 117

    If I were to write a cookbook it would be about breakfast food or dessert food! I best meals.

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    I already like you on facebook 🙂

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    It looks beautiful! Congrats. I’ve definitely considered a cookbook at some point but can’t dedicate the time until all of the kids are off in school. That leaves me plenty of time to decide what food it’d be filled with 😉

  22. 122
    ariana says:

    i am not sure I would write one,,,I like collecting family recipes though, so, perhaps I might.

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    ariana says:

    I follow on facebook!

  24. 124
    Amy says:

    I’m a Facebook fan!

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    Amy says:

    I subscribe via e-mail!

  29. 129
    Amy says:

    I love to follow other creative minds and their recipes but I don’t think I could write my own cookbook.

  30. 130
    Jennifer G. says:

    Congrats on the baby and the book! Such an exciting time for you and your family. I have a homemade version of my cookbook…a 3 ring binder with dividers that have my handwritten recipes. If I was to publish one though, it would be all of my family’s favorites, some handed down from great grandmothers.

  31. 131
    Jennifer G. says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

  32. 132
    Holly Moser says:

    I would love love love to make a cookbook! I would put in tons of dessert recipes that have been in my family forever.

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    Holly Moser says:

    Follow you on Pinterest.

  34. 134
    Holly Moser says:

    Like you on Facebook : )

  35. 135
    Brianna says:

    It would be fun to write a cookbook featuring sweets!

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    Brianna says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  37. 137
    Brianna says:

    I also follow you on Pinterest.

  38. 138
    Cortney B. says:

    I would not like to write a cookbook. I have enough trouble menu planning for my family as it is!

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    Cortney B. says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  40. 140
    Jessica says:

    I would not like to write a cookbook, but I would like a copy of yours!

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    courtney anstaett says:

    I WOULD love to write a cookbook:) it would be a Cupcake book!!! i love making cupcakes

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    Cortney B. says:

    I like you on FB.

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    courtney anstaett says:

    i liked you on facebook

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    Emily says:

    I’ve always dreamed of writing cookbook, but I don’t have a grand concept, so it’d probably just be a reformulation of my grandma’s best recipes–which has been done and done again. I’ll stick to reading ’em;)

  45. 145
    Laura S. says:

    I’m not sure I would want to write a cookbook…I am much better at following recipes than creating my own!

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    Morgan Gardner says:

    I would love to write a cookbook for kid-friendly meals and snacks. Kids are so picky, yet it is important to help them make healthy choices. But on the other hand they are still kids, so a happy medium in neccessary!!!

  47. 147
    Barb McLaughlin says:

    I would love to write a cookbook of desserts!!! I’m not creative enough to think of my own recipes, though!

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    Barb McLaughlin says:

    I subscribe via RSS feed.

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    Laura S. says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

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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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