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Quick Weenend Giveaway!


Good Saturday Morning!!  You are just in time to enter a darling little giveaway courtesy of MyBlogspark!

For the 44th Pillsbury Bake-off Contest, they are allowing us, the public to vote and decide on 20 finalists who will make it to the Bake-off.  You can go HERE to vote for your favorite recipe.  Be sure to cast your vote through the summer.  I was a finalist twice in the Bake-off, so I know how nervous those finalists are!!  Best of luck to all of them!

Here’s what you’ll win and how to enter this giveaway…………….

2 Picky Palate Readers will win the above Pillsbury Dough Boy doll that giggles when you press his belly (the kids LOVE it!) and a fabulous recipe booklet with mouthwatering photos!

Leave a comment and tell us all what makes a “winning” recipe in your house.  What is it that catches your eye?  Certain ingredients, quick and easy, homemade, semi homemade? You get the picture.  We’d love to know!!  I know for me, it has to be easy ingredients to pick up at the grocery store and fast to get on the dinner table!!


Just like the doughboy says, Hurry Contest ends Sunday, tomorrow the 23rd at midnight!!  The 2 winners will be selected from those who are also following Picky Palate on THIS site, so make sure you re-follow if you haven’t done so!!!

Good luck folks!!

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  1. 51
    Tracy says:

    A winner in our home is something that is semi-homemade, but tastes completely homemade.
    Thanks for the great blog!!

  2. 52
    Nina says:

    My husband will eat anything so the way I determine if it is a winning recipe or if he is just hungry is by whether or not he requests the same meal again or by how fast the left overs disappear.

  3. 53
    Kim says:

    Winning recipes in my house are kid friendly!

  4. 54
    Sarah says:

    For me, it’s anything that I can get all my picky eaters to eat! 🙂 If I am cooking during the week, it has to be a quick meal.

  5. 55
    Dixie says:

    For us, it’s homemade. My daughter loves to help in the process. I also like to make things that can do double duty – eat roasted chicken one night, use the leftover meat to make soup and a casserole or chicken tacos. That works for us!

  6. 56
    Diana says:

    We love things that are fast to make and ingredients that I already have at home.

  7. 57
    Katie says:

    If you ask my son, he would tell you that pesto needs to be in every recipe, my other son would say spaghetti, and my hubby would say meat – any kind. I like ingredients that my whole family will eat. Sometimes that is difficult.

  8. 58
    Megan says:

    A winning recipe for us has simple ingredients and doesn’t use the oven! We’re in the south and it’s far too hot to think about turning on the oven 🙂

  9. 59
    Julie says:

    If it tastes great that’s all the matters. I may get upset if it doesn’t look nice because I do try and photograph recipes for my blog, but tasting good is much more important in our house.

  10. 60
    Cathy says:

    A winning recipe for me is one that my husband would enjoy eating on a weekly basis. Anything with chicken, steak, chocolate and penut butter are always great (but not together ^_^)!

  11. 61
    Lindsay says:

    Quick and easy! Right now I’m dealing with a very picky one year old, so anything she’ll eat (and my three year old) is all I need. My husbands great, and will eat anything!

  12. 62
    Trish says:

    I know I have a winning recipe when I’m happy because at least half the ingedients were already in the house and my husband and 10 year old are fighting over who gets to have the left-overs for lunch the next day.

  13. 63
    Kelly Jensen says:

    I agree with you Jenny! It has to be semi-easy, quick, and yummy!

  14. 64
    Steph H. says:

    Easy and Nutrious…mostly anyway! A favorite is Chicken Pot Pie. Just steam up all the vaggies with some Cr. of Chicken and then top it with the Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust. yummy, fast, simple,and get some veggies too!

  15. 65
    Tina says:

    A winning recipe in our house is one that the entire family can actually say they like it. Its hard to please everyone but when you get that look of omygoodness this is good from each and every memeber of you family, well you know its a winner then. Sometimes its just the simplist foods that work in our house. But it is definitly the homemade from scratch dishes they love the best.

  16. 66
    Tina says:

    sorry my website url didnt take.

  17. 67
    Bonnie says:

    Taste, time, and cost. Taste mostly though!

  18. 68
    Katrina says:

    Winning recipes here–chocolate! ha
    I know it’s a winner when the boys all like it, too!

  19. 69
    Suzanne says:

    I’m always looking for new twists on things we love! I am a fan of reading and collecting recipes. I’m also trying hard to find things that my 4 year old will eat and love.

  20. 70
    Susan says:

    Not too picky at our house, but if it is at least semi-homemade, it seems to taste all the more delicious!

  21. 71
    Laura says:

    It has to taste great of course but usually something with chicken and cheese makes my day.

  22. 72
    Carol says:

    I love easy recipes using fresh ingredients….also love a recipe that can easily morph into a different meal by adding a new ingredient or two.

  23. 73
    CaSaundra says:

    A winning recipe, or more specifically, dessert, has to have some kind of fruit because everyone in my house loves fruit!

  24. 74
    Whitney Sims says:

    A winning recipe in my house is quick (or made ahead), healthy, and the kids will eat it!

  25. 75
    Joanna from Colorado says:

    For us, it’s about ingredients that are easy to find and how long it takes to make.
    It’s nice to have a recipe that has familiar ingredients that we usually have in the pantry, so I can make something that we love before everyone gets so hungry that they threaten to eat each other!

  26. 76
    Allison says:

    We love anything that deals with quick and easy! If I can get it all preped one more days in advance then toss it on the grill or in the oven for an easy dinner it’s a winner in our book!

  27. 77
    Niki says:

    It is definitely easy to find ingredients and ingredients I like and won’t have to substitute or leave out. If I can’t find it in the store, or I hate the spice or fruit, I usually will skip over the recipe.

  28. 78
    Christie C says:

    I just became a follower/subscribed. A winning recipe to me is one that my entire family will eat and the ingredients are not complicated. The recipe must be easy to prepare and hopefully something that we can eat leftovers from!

  29. 79
    Laura says:

    I love to find recipes with a short list of ingredients. Sometimes a long list can scare me away. I also like convenient and ingredients I usually have on hand.

  30. 80
    Keri says:

    A winning recipe in my house is one that my husband likes so much that he makes it at the fire station for his crew!

  31. 81
    Christine says:

    In my house a winning recipe is healthy and my pickiest eater likes it. It also has to be easy!

  32. 82
    Amy J says:

    When I’m looking for a winning recipe, I look for nutrition (can’t wreck my weight watcher points!), difficulty, and creativity!

  33. 83
    McKenzey says:

    We love recipes like the last post… we have to have pictures of what it is going to look like.
    It is also nice if it is quick or easy to make and healthy.

  34. 84
    Ashley says:

    All about the taste!

  35. 85
    colleen bennion says:

    it has to taste good. i always tend to go back to family favorite and switch them up a bit. good to have some varity.

  36. 86
    Valerie says:

    A winning recipe is one that has great flavor AND appearance. If the color combination or presentation is a winning one, there is more chance that people will want to try it. If it then tates awesome as well, you definitely have a winner!

  37. 87
    Micah says:

    A winninge recipe to me is either a) something I can dump in the crock pot, leave for a couple hours and then serve, or b)something that my husband likes (which is very few things; he is extremely picky!!)

  38. 88

    I like recipes where I don’t have to make a trip to the store for the ingredients. I love to have a fast dinner where it is made with common items I stock in my house. I really don’t like recipes that take hours either, quick and easy, that’s me!

  39. 89
    Karla says:

    In my house, award winning recipes are ones that have great nutritional information and are easy to make, since I am no professional chef/baker.

  40. 90
    Ali says:

    I know I have a “winner” of a meal when my kids want more.

  41. 91
    Amy W says:

    I love anything that’s quick and easy, but I also love a good homemade meal. I guess it all depends on the mood that I am in. =) I am a follower through google reader!

  42. 92
    Cyndi says:

    I don’t always plan ahead, so a great recipe would be one where the ingredients are on-hand so substitutions aren’t required and easy directions! I love making Pillsbury cinnamon rolls from crescent dough.

  43. 93
    Melody says:

    A winning recipe in my house is definitely comfort food. Creamy, spicy, fun to eat. Sweets are always a hit too!

  44. 94
    Betty says:

    Taste and appearance are definitely important…and then the ease of getting ingredients. I don’t mind buying special ingredients, however I want the final result to taste and look good!

  45. 95
    Anna says:

    A winning recipe is one with lots of texture and flavor. Also, the best meals are the ones my kids pick out via the net or in magazines and actually prepare with me!

  46. 96
    ValerieW says:

    A winning recipe in our house is one that reheats well. The husband takes the leftovers for work and if it tastes good the next day then its a winner!

  47. 97
    Carrie F says:

    We love anything with lots of flavor. It also helps when its a quick and inexpensive as well.

  48. 98
    Lynne says:

    A winning recipe at my house is yummy, quick, kid-pleasing, and requires easy to find ingredients. Chocolate doesn’t hurt either, lol! 🙂

  49. 99
    Keri says:

    I would love that cookbook! A winning recipe in my house is full of flavor, doesn’t call for a million ingredients, and makes leftovers that get fought over.

  50. 100
    Jessica says:

    With three little ones I’d say quick and easy!

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