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. Casey

    I am so excited for this cookbook. Can’t wait to get a copy!!!
    I have been telling everyone about your site. Sucha fun, great resource for all.
    YOu have inspoired me to follow my passions and dream big!
    Many blessing to you and your family!

  2. Joanna from Colorado

    Congratulations! That’s awesome! Yours will ALWAYS be out at the library…I’ll DEFINITELY have to buy that one. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve only gotten as far as LOL

    Good job!

  3. Robyn | Add a Pinch

    Congratulations!!! I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait to see your cookbook. I know it will be amazing!

  4. Suzanne

    Congratulations, Jenny! I’m thrilled about your upcoming cookbook. I will be pre-ordering some as soon as they’re available. I adore your recipes!

  5. Carol

    Jenny-I’m SO happy that you’re coming out with a cookbook……after looking at those incredible photos up there, the hardest part is going to be waiting until next year to buy it.

    You know I love your recipes-I make so many of them regularly and still have a list I’ve yet to try-and the list gets longer every time I visit your blog. I need to hire a family to come in and eat so I can give each recipe a go!

    I can’t wait to add your cookbook to my collection-hugs and heartfelt congratulations to you,


  6. Amanda

    I love your site…and can’t wait for your book…you actually give me hope to my dream…I love cooking and am wanting to start my own blog site!

  7. Quyen - Kitchen Runway

    Congrats Jenny! This is such wonderful and exciting news! I actually saw you on Food Network the other day competing in the burger challenge. I can’t wait to see your cookbook. Take care!

  8. Rachelle

    Jenny, that is wonderful. I’m so very happy for you and you are a natural at it. Thanks for sharing your talent ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jamie

    Thanks for the sneak peek Jenny. Congrats on the cookbook and looking forward to seeing the finished book next year. I wish you all the best with it. Can’t wait to see all your creative recipes in it.

  10. Tanya

    WOW … just look at that cake!! Everything looks wonderful – love your recipes but wow, can’t get past the cake pic. Looking forward to your cookbook.


  11. Pattyann

    OH, I can’t wait to see this book when it comes out! I love your site and can’t wait to see your recipes.

  12. marla

    Jenny, this is awesome!! I am so proud of you and the awesome career you built from the ground up. With drive, determination, passion and talent the sky is the limit. I can’t wait to see your book. xo

  13. Rachel Rose

    Yay! So exciting. I look forward to seeing your new cookbook. I love following you on here, your recipes are great and easy to follow, and your photos are always so beautiful. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  14. Lanell

    I’m so excited. Congratulations! I’m definately buying it. If you are ever out toward Temecula, you are in my neck of the woods. I don’t think you have one recipe that I’ve tried, that I didn’t like (or my family for that matter). You are terrific.

  15. Monika @ monikapaprika

    Congratulations Jenny! How exciting!! I can’t wait to add it to my collection. I know it’ll be a hit ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Chelsea

    This is awesome! Congrats! Are all the recepies that are currently in picky-palate’s recepie index going to be included in the cook book??

  17. Madeleine

    Congratulations on this great achievement! I’ll check it out for sure once its published.

  18. JulieS

    How exciting ~ Congratulations! I love your website, and I can’t wait to add your cookbook to my collection!!!

  19. Cookin' Canuck

    I’m so excited for you, Jenny! You are a sweetheart and so talented, and deserve all the success that comes your way.

  20. Chrissy Farnan

    Congratulations – How exciting. I love your recipes and all the great things you create. I can’t wait to buy the cookbook and come to a “book signing.”


  21. Cathy/ShowFoodChef

    FunTastIc NeWs! So happy for you and well deserved! Brava and I can’t wait to buy it, help sell it, and applaud it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Fuji Mama

    I have been waiting for this announcement! WAHOOOOO!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait for the “birth” of your newest baby. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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