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. Adrienne Terrazas

    I would love to do a cookbook…baking! I am way too intimidated though right now with a toddler at home. Congratulations on your cookbook.

  2. lisatberry

    Congratulations on your cookbook it looks great..I would write a cookbook full of soup recipes..I love soup.

  3. Lynne Zickert

    Love coming here to check out all of your yummy food. Even if I don’t make the recipies I still love looking at them and looking forward to the day I get to try some! I don’t think I could ever write a cook book – I’m more of a recipe follower than a recipe creator!

  4. Jessica

    I would love to write a cookbook based on my family. We have so many recipes that have been tried for god knows how many years and are so good, but only a couple of them have been written down.

  5. Kati

    I would love to write a cook book, it would probably end up being about desserts in general. I usually make dessert and wonder what on earth am I going to do for dinner???

  6. Hayley

    I would write a cookbook that would be a compilation of family recipes that have been passed down!

  7. Kaye

    Your cookbook is beautiful! Wanted to congratulate you.
    I have a vision of our Sunday School Class writing a cookbook. One of all the different things we take when we gather for fellowships during the years.
    Sincere congratulations and blessings always,

  8. Missy

    I would love to get one of your cookbooks. Love your site! I would write a cookbook about desserts or kid’s snacks. Thanks!

  9. Melissa Lewis

    I would NOT like to write a cookbook, only because I feel especially gifted at finding other people’s awesome recipes and am content with that. But if I were, I would probably have it full of healthy, yet delicious meals. I find that most “healthy cookbooks”‘s recipes leave a lot to be desired as far as taste goes. Hence mine would have every recipe be awesome, obviously ;).

  10. Veronica

    i dont know if i have the right amount of discipline to write a cookbook! that’s hard work, congrats!!!

  11. Julianne

    I would never be able to write a cookbook because I’ve never made my own recipe. That’s why I love your blog! Can’t wait to try out new recipes from your book. Congrats!!

  12. Rhonda Clausen

    I have made many of your dessert recipes and loved them all! Of course I would like to write a cookbook. Mine would be full of sweets, because that is what I love to bake and eat!

  13. Brandy

    I love to cook, but cannot come up with a recipe on my own to save my life! My cookbook would have to consist of recipes I have follwed and just tweeked to my liking 🙂

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