Sneak Peek: Picky Palate Cookbook

What a whirlwind of excitement the last few months have been. Behind the scenes of Picky Palate, late nights, early mornings, you name it, I have been creating dozens and dozens of new recipes for my very first cookbook that will be available mid 2012! I’ve wanted to blab about it for months, but wanted to wait until it was all official and make sure I wasn’t just dreaming this. The book will be published by Wiley and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it! I am working with the most incredible people and am learning so much through this journey.

I think back to when I started Picky Palate on a whim one evening, late 2007, not having the foggiest idea of what I was doing. I had recently discovered I had a talent in creating original recipes when in 2004, the start of my career—or I should say, hobby at the time—was born in competitive cooking around the nation with entering and becoming a finalist in Pillsbury Bake-off. If someone would have told me I would have a cookbook almost 5 years later from the start of Picky Palate, I would have thought they were  nuts! I am so grateful for the incredible opportunities writing Picky Palate has brought me and am so grateful for all of you who pop in and support me! Thank you. I can honestly say I have my dream job.

I wanted to give you a little sneak peek at some of the recipes I’ve been working on for the book. You’ll be seeing recipes for my Homemade BBQ Chicken and Smoky Skillet Cornbread, my Homemade Apple Pie with the most incredible buttery flaky crust and my perfect Homemade Yellow Butter Birthday Cake with Chocolate Cream Frosting. I have found that the hardest thing about writing this book  is having to wait to share all of the amazing recipes I’ve been creating. I want to jump on the computer and tell you all about them, lol! I guess that means it will all be worth the wait 🙂

Thanks for letting me blab about this, I am so excited for this project and hope you are too! xoxo

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156 Responses
  1. Dawn Kesler

    The only cookbook I have purchased in the last decade was Dorrie Greenspan’s but I have so loved pretty much everything you put out that I will be first in line. Finally, a cookbook for the real people! Nobody deserves it more, congratulations and thank you.

  2. Kristen

    So glad you are doing a cookbook! I have always appreciated you taking the time to respond to me when I have asked a question. Not many people do that (and I understand why), but that personal note and the time you took to do that one of the first times I read your blog definitely kept me coming back since then. We are Americans living in Hungary, and all of the American women here are always looking for recipes and sharing their favorites. I have a bunch of my friends hooked on you now. ๐Ÿ™‚ I look forward to being able to get your cookbook over here one way or another!

    1. Jenny

      Thank you for the nice comment Kristen. Even though I’m not able to get to 100% of the comments I read them all and appreciate all of them. Have fun in Hungary!

  3. sandi

    Congrats! thats awesome i have been telling everyone I know about your sight and you wonderful sinful recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Kristen

    This has been a long time coming…been waiting for this day for you! So glad it is here and can’t wait to see your new baby!
    Are you doing your own photography? Yes?? I hope so! You are so talented!

  5. Amanda

    Jenny! I am so incredibly excited for you! Can’t wait to see your book in the bookstore and pick one up off the shelf! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Cecilia

    How Awesome! I will definitely be purchasing! Your recipes are always a winner in my house and I recommend your blog to anyone that will listen to me! Congratulations!!

  7. The Necklace Lady

    Local girl writes cookbook. Another local girl (Fountain Valley) BUYS cookbook! That would be me… can’t wait! XXOO

  8. Cheryl Smithem

    Congratulations! I love your blog and enjoy reading your posts. I’ll look forward to hearing more news of your cookbook!

  9. Cheryl

    Delurking to say…What fun! Congratulations to you! I’ve made quite a few of your yummy creations over the past couple of years and can’t wait to see your book.

  10. Heather

    Congratulations to you – so well deserved! It will hold a special place on my counter right next to Pioneer Woman!

  11. Eva

    Ohhh, that’s so exciting! Those photos look amazing, and that yellow cake sounds wonderful. Can’t wait until it comes out ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Nicole

    So excited for you! I will have to pre-order this on Amazon so I can have it right away!! Will you be autographing these??
    CONGRATSx1000! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Marianne

    Can’t even imagine how thrilled you must be. I’m such a huge fan of your blog and know that your book will be fabulous. That is fantastic!!

  14. Christel

    Jenny, you rock! How awesome! I REALLY hope you’ll do a book signing tour, too! (I’m not far, just over the hills, in Vegas ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  15. Mandy

    I don’t usually buy cookbooks, they sit on the bookshelf unused, but I will definitely be buying yours as soon as its available. Love all your amazing concoctions. My hubby was so excited when I told him!

  16. Dani Johnson

    Congratulations! I can’t wait for the book. I have so many recipes at home that I printed and they end up with spills and smudges, fold marks, tears.

  17. pamm

    Congratulations Jenny. So nice to hear some good new these days. I’m very happy for you and look forward to adding you book to my collection. Job well done. I’m sure your book will make it on the best sellers list just like Ree Drummond. It is a pleasure to know of you and your blog.

  18. Kathleen

    I am looking forward to adding your cookbook to my collection. What a thrill for you to be published. Many congratulations.

  19. Jenny

    Yippee! Congrats to you. I absolutely love your recipes and hate to admit how often I am cooking/baking from the Picky Palate (don’t want ya to think I am stalking ๐Ÿ™‚ )
    But really, when I see something fab from you I will ask my friends, did you see what Picky Palate has today?
    Can’t wait to have my own copy! Make sure to put Fresno CA on your book signing schedule (although I would drive to So Cal and visit my fam just to get a signed copy)
    So happy for you. Have a blessed day.
    P.S. Are you by chance going to the Creative Estates conference?

    1. Jenny

      Thanks Jenny! So glad you are enjoying my recipes ๐Ÿ™‚ I am not going to Creative Estates Conference as of now, what and where is it?

    1. Jenny

      Hi Carole, I’ll let you know when you can put orders in ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, have a great day!

  20. Joyce Lane

    I am so happy to hear the news of your cookbook. Please let your followers purchase advance copies. I am new to your web page but sorry I did not know of you long before now. Love your emailed receipes. Keep up the wonderful work.
    Nothing but good luck to you.

  21. Sara

    How exciting!! Congratulations. I’ll totally buy your cookbook and then I’ll say, “Oh yea, I used read her blog before she became famous.” ๐Ÿ™‚

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