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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. 151
    Laura S. says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  2. 152

    Congrats!! I would love to write a cookbook with quick and healthy recipes 🙂

  3. 153
    Laura S. says:

    I also follow you on Twitter.

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    Morgan Gardner says:

    I “liked” you on facebook

  6. 156
    Morgan Gardner says:

    Following you on Pinterest

  7. 157

    I’d LOVE to write a cookbook one day. It would be along the same theme as my blog – simple vegetarian recipes 🙂

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    mgramirez19 says:

    I would write a cake/cupcake cookbook.

  10. 160

    I also follow you on Pinterest.

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    Louiza Manousou says:

    I would certainly write something about cookies, cakes, desserts, all for kids

  12. 162
    Allison C says:

    I don’t think I have the time or patience to write a cookbook right now. Maybe it would be something I would want to do later in life…and it would more than likely be a baking cookbook.

  13. 163
    Sara H says:

    I would like to write a cookbook full of a variety of cajun recipes with simple ingredients.

  14. 164
    april says:

    I would LOVE to write a cookbook with healthy but indulgent recipes.

  15. 165
    april says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  16. 166
    april says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  17. 167
    Jamie Harrison says:

    I couldn’t write a cookbook, but I use them all the time!!! 🙂

  18. 168
    Alisa says:

    I would write a cookbook filled with comfort foods, especially all the yummy PA dutch recipes that I’ve learned from my mom.

  19. 169
    Alisa says:

    i follow you on facebook!

  20. 170
    Alisa says:

    i also subscribe via email to your blog!

  21. 171
    Barb Gornick says:

    Thank you for the chance to win your awesome cookbook. I would not like to write my own cookbook but would like to assemble one with friends recipes. I would include everything from appetizers to desserts!

  22. 172
    Jamie Harrison says:

    I like you on fb!

  23. 173
    Alisa says:

    i also follow you on pinterest!

  24. 174
    Emily says:

    I follow you on facebook.

  25. 175
    Jamie Harrison says:

    I follow you on twitter @JamieTweets0811

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    gina says:

    I read cookbooks like novels. They are one of my favorite Christmas gifts. Having said that, I don’t think I would write one. From bloggers, it looks like work, work, work, plus I would eat too much!

  27. 177
    Alisa says:

    and i follow you on twitter 🙂

  28. 178
    Jamie Harrison says:

    I follow you on pinterest.

  29. 179
    Natalie G says:

    I’m not a great cook, so mine would be all about baking. It’s a true hobby:)

  30. 180
    Emily says:

    I follow you on twitter.

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    Allison C says:

    I like you on FB

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    Angie says:

    I’m so excited about your cookbook! It’s at the top of my Christmas wish list 🙂
    I would love to write a cookbook and it would probably include a little of everything. The kitchen is my favorite room in a home! I feel so comfortable there and really feel like food brings people together.

  33. 183
    Christy says:

    Yes, I would write a cookbook about healthy family meals for busy weeknights!

  34. 184
    Emily says:

    I subscribe to you via email.

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    Tasha Nagy says:

    Congratulations on your new cookbook! I don’t think I would like to write a cook book, we shall leave that to the folks that love to cook! I am more happy to bake and create crazy cakes. That being said, that picture on your cover with the stuffed cookie makes my mouth water!

  36. 186
    Susan says:

    Since I have such a sweet tooth, my cookbook would be filled with sugary goodness!

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    Alicia says:

    I would love to write a cookbook about healthy delish food!

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    Susan says:

    Follow you on Pinterest.

  39. 189
    Carrie W says:

    I don’t care to write my own cookbook, but love trying new recipes from others. Thanks.

  40. 190
    Angie says:

    I’ve been following you on FB for a while now! You PB and J skillet monkey bread lured me in 🙂

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    Emily says:

    I would enjoy writing a cookbook. I would include recipes that would freeze well. I love cooking and meal planning.

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    Susan says:

    Like you on FB.

  43. 193
    Carrie W says:

    I subscribe to your e-mails from Picky Palate. Thanks.

  44. 194
    Angie says:

    As a Pinterest junkie, I was happy to find you there as well!

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    Melanie N says:

    I love to tweak recipes & make them my own, but I can’t start from scratch. That’s why I love people who write good cookbooks!

  46. 196
    Carrie W says:

    I follow Picky Palate on FaceBook. Thanks.

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    Kamy says:

    I would put together a cookbook of all of my favorite foods

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    Marilee says:

    Congratulatin! Oh writing a cookbook is such a dream, mine would have a little bit of everything. Family friendly recipes, that look and taste fancier than they truly are.

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    Kamy says:

    Follow on twitter

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    Liz says:

    I would love to write a cookbook – 360 days of cookies… mmm.

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