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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚  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. Major congrats, Jenny! Can only imagine how AWESOME this is seeing it come to life and I bet watching Matt & Adam in action was just…the best ever! I remember your posts last summer? or last spring? Long time ago! But when you went to their studio and there were some sneak peaks. Totally awesome.

    To the question: Yes, Desserts!

  2. Pam Shank

    I would love to also do a cookbook and mine would be a variety of recipes. They would prob be mostly homecooking style like Paula Deen and Trisha Yearwood. Congratulations and plan on buying extras for Christmas gifts.

  3. Lacey

    I would love to write a cookbook! I would do a fall cookbook. It would include traditional fall recipes like soups and chili’s. It would also have a lot of pumpkin dessert recipes. I would also include a vegan/gluten free section.

  4. Vicki Mc

    I can follow a recipe, but I stink at coming up with new ones. There is no way I would be capable of writing a cookbook!

  5. MelissaB in IL

    Don’t think i would have enough original material for a cookbook. But love trying other peoples recipes!

  6. so first off i love this cookbook – got it last week! and i’d love to win another won as i plan to give it away from a christmas gift!


    (oh and next time, we want to see a cookbook from you with only your delish desserts! you have so many great ones so i’ll be waiting on that one πŸ˜‰

  7. Jenny

    I did write a cookbook- though it just went to my family! My sister’s were always askingme for recipes so I put together all of my favorite recipes and had it printed- except my chili – that one is top secret!

  8. Cyndi A

    Congrats!! I would want a cookbook of quick, go to meals for families on the go. My 2yr old twin boys demand din-din the minute we walk in the door in evening. I need easy recipes, that can be prepped ahead for my picky guys!

  9. Karla G

    Who doesn’t want to write their own cookbook? If I ever did one, it would be about desserts. I’m ok with savory stuff, but desserts are my specialty!

  10. I would definitely write a cookbook. I’d probably do a collaboration with my mom since it is her dream to write a cookbook as well. As for which recipe I would include…probably her beef lasagne, her most coveted recipe!

  11. I’m so excited for you Jenny! I’m not sure about writing a cookbook… but if I did, I think it would be tried and true Family Favorites!

  12. Sue Welsh

    If I was to write a cookbook, I would go with cookies and tons of cookies…we love cookies in this household.

  13. Sue Welsh

    I have been following your blog for quite some time now..just love it.Congrats on the cookbook….hope this is very successful and more to come!

  14. Kristen DD

    If i were to write a cookbook I’d make it a perfect trio cookbook with sets of full dinners : Apps/Entrees/Desserts (OH! and cocktails) all that go well together!!

  15. Kimberli

    I can’t wait to see your cookbook in person, I’ve been waiting to get my hands on it!! πŸ™‚ If I could write a cookbook, it would be a combination of appetizers and desserts – the 2 best parts of the meal!! Thanks for the chance to win, congrats on your new cookbook!!

  16. Sheila

    Although I have gotten good at altering recipes, I have never created any of my own and therefore wouldn’t write a book. If I ever did, it would be full of baked goods! πŸ™‚

  17. Lindsay R

    I would love to write a cookbook. My focus would be on kid-friendly recipes as well that are simple, tasty and nutritious!

  18. Gail

    I have written a cookbook for my grown girls (5 of them) and will also give it to my son (he’s only 15 now) when he leaves home. It has favorite family recipes, family traditions, goofy sayings, etc. I love your site, and hope to have a chance to win your cookbook.

  19. Carla Massey

    If I wrote a cookbook it would include both sweet and savory! I can’t wait to buy your cookbook, but hopefully I’ll win an autographed one!

  20. Amanda

    I’m not sure I have the patience to write a cookbook, but if I did it would be one that focused on cooking for smaller numbers. I usually only cook for myself, and while I can usually halve recipes easily, I would love to have a resource for making smaller meals and I figure I can’t be the only one!

  21. Josh

    I’d like to make a cook book all about catering for larger sized groups (say 40-60) for cheap. Classic family recipes reinvented for a larger scale.

  22. I would love to some day! I would include Hamburger Gravy… most simple thing ever. Brown the hamburger (and onions and garlic), add flour and milk to thicken, salt and pepper and kitchen bouquet for color… serve over mashed potatoes!

  23. Lacy

    I would love to have a cookbook full of my grandmother’s recipes. I just don’t know if I have the patience to do something like that haha! Congrats on the book, how exciting!

  24. Huge congrats on your book Jenny! My husband & I love cooking together and always talk about how we would love to write a couples cookbook together!

  25. Ann

    My husband and I have lived in some pretty exotic places and brought back the most amazing recipes. Everyone that we prepare them for thinks we should either open a restaurant or write a cookbook…so I think that would be mine.

  26. Sara Palacios

    Congrats Jenny! So exciting!

    I would love to write a cookbook! I think mine would focus on vegetarian fare or quite possibly baby food! πŸ™‚

  27. Meredith Stranges

    I would for sure do a cook book of everything sweets. Any and all combos of different kinds of flours, sugars, oils, butter, baking chips, and more!

  28. Melissa

    I would write a cookbook and would include recipes for vegetarians and vegans, featuring lots of fresh produce and alternative protein sources. Also, I would include tips to use when eating out!

  29. It looks beautiful! Congrats. I’ve definitely considered a cookbook at some point but can’t dedicate the time until all of the kids are off in school. That leaves me plenty of time to decide what food it’d be filled with πŸ˜‰

  30. Jennifer G.

    Congrats on the baby and the book! Such an exciting time for you and your family. I have a homemade version of my cookbook…a 3 ring binder with dividers that have my handwritten recipes. If I was to publish one though, it would be all of my family’s favorites, some handed down from great grandmothers.

  31. Holly Moser

    I would love love love to make a cookbook! I would put in tons of dessert recipes that have been in my family forever.

  32. Emily

    I’ve always dreamed of writing cookbook, but I don’t have a grand concept, so it’d probably just be a reformulation of my grandma’s best recipes–which has been done and done again. I’ll stick to reading ’em;)

  33. Laura S.

    I’m not sure I would want to write a cookbook…I am much better at following recipes than creating my own!

  34. Morgan Gardner

    I would love to write a cookbook for kid-friendly meals and snacks. Kids are so picky, yet it is important to help them make healthy choices. But on the other hand they are still kids, so a happy medium in neccessary!!!

  35. Barb McLaughlin

    I would love to write a cookbook of desserts!!! I’m not creative enough to think of my own recipes, though!

  36. Allison C

    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.

  37. Alisa

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

  38. 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!

  39. gina

    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!

  40. Angie

    I’m so excited about your cookbook! It’s at the top of my Christmas wish list πŸ™‚
    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.

  41. 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!

  42. Emily

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

  43. Melanie N

    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!

  44. Marilee

    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.

  45. Kindyll

    I like you on FB πŸ™‚
    I would write down the recipes of my family. New and old. Plus, I love Italian food so I would like to add a section of that as well!

  46. Julia Reffner

    I would love to write a cookbook with some of our family recipes and have my brother’s help. He is a professional chef.

  47. Bonnie

    I have three children, one of which is extremely picky (she is very sensitive to textures.) I would love to do a cookbook based on the things she will eat … as I know she is not the only one like this!

  48. jesie goltz

    if i ever wrote a cookbook it would be a cooking with kids book. and include LOTS of pictures of the steps.

  49. Erin Mac

    HIIIII JEEENNNNNYYYYY!!!! I’ve been following your blog for a long time and i love you! Congrats on the new cookbook. I’ve always wanted to write my own cookbook. It would be a collection of my family’s favorite cookies, cakes, breads, etc. My other dream is to one day have a baking catering business! Well I can dream! πŸ™‚ Good luck with the cookbook Jenny!

  50. Michelle

    I would do a cookbook of baking. LOVE to bake and rely on cookbooks like yours for dinner recipes. Congrats on the cookbook!

  51. I am entering your cookbook contest.

    Yes, I would love to write a cookbook. My focus would be on taking “comfort food” and making it “healthy comfort food”. I do thia at home with all my food I create. Yes, I said create. I tell people I dont cook, I create. Looking forward to becoming one of your winners!

  52. Love this cookbook – looks like it would be a great collection to my always growing collection. I would love to write a cookbook but it looks like you did it for me!

  53. Patricia McShane

    If I was to write a cookbook I think I would first write one with all my mom’s awesome recipes. She was a wonderful cook and I would love to be able to showcase her recipes. Yes, that’s what I would do.

  54. Alyssa

    If I wrote a cookbook my recipes would all be comfort foods like your mac and cheese. Yum! I can’t wait to see your cookbook!

  55. Alina

    I think writing a cookbook is a difficult task, but if I could I would love to write one that had nothing but sweeeeeeeets…drooling now πŸ™‚

  56. Heather Halonie

    Not sure about writing a cookbook–I’ve entered many cooking contests and just writing the recipes is a lot of work, not to mention all the testing, re-testing, etc. I don’t think it’s for me!

  57. Paula Anderson

    I would like to write a heritage cookbook with my family recipes for both my husband’s and my families. There are so many times aI get a frantic call for “those raisin cookie” from one of my late husband’s niece’s or for “Nana’s potato rolls” from my side of the family. Maybe this is the year, as a tribute to Gary, my husband, and as a tribute to family dinners!

  58. Cheryl Hopkins

    I feel like I already wrote a cookbook. Just need to get it published. I have a digital copy of everyone of my recipes. The recipes are also printer out and put into a binder. I have a word documents with links of every recipe I would like to try.

  59. Jessica

    I LOVE cookbooks but would stink at trying to write my own… UNLESS, I could create a cookbook full of my favorite recipes that aren’t MY recipes!! πŸ˜‰

    I can just imagine the mess from creating new recipes… That in and of itself scares me right out of the cookbook creating thought!! πŸ™‚ SUPER thankful for awesome people like you who ARE capable though!!!! πŸ™‚

  60. Kelley Quigley

    I think it would be fun (but of course lots of work!) to write a cookbook. I would want to do a cookbook focusing on natural foods without much sugar or white flour, and with a lot of vegetarian recipes since I’m vegetarian, but also extremely delicious (may be difficult!). The first step of course would be to actually come up with a ton of actually good recipes that would meet these specs!

  61. Doella Wick

    Congrats on the new book, if I could publish a cookbook it would be for quick healthy meals for working families so we can reduced the amount of processed foods our families consume.

  62. Katie Law

    Congrats!! I love the cover!! Makes me hungry πŸ™‚ I would love to create a cookbook, however I know how many hours of work and dedication is required and right now, that wouldn’t be possible. But, if I did, it would be mostly Italian cooking πŸ™‚

  63. Kimiko

    I would definitely write a full meal cookbook – a combo of my favourite apps, entrees, and desserts that are easy and delicious.

  64. alexis

    Probably wouldn’t write a cookbook because there are so many people much more talented than me who write them, so I will just reap those benefits!

  65. kahla

    I’d love to write a cookbook that only included yummy desserts made from chocolate. I know there are a lot of them, but I think the world could use another!

  66. Anne burau

    I would love to and it would be a cookbook on only desserts because that’s what I love baking and eating πŸ™‚

  67. Diane R

    I am torn with writing a cookbook. There are a couple of really awesome recipes I have that I will not disclose the secret technique that I use in preparation that I’ve never, ever seen in any other recipe.

    Would love your cookbook. My husband is the ultimate Picky Eater πŸ™‚

    Good Luck with the sale of your new cookbook!

  68. bianca bryant

    One day i would love to write a recipe book of all the desserts i learned in culinary school especially when im over in turks and caicos for 6 months.

  69. Laura

    Congratulations!! If I wrote a cookbook, it’d definitely be a baking cookbook. I firmly believe that carbs are good for the soul.

  70. Lori Andor

    Congrats on your Cookbook. I love trying new recipes so looking forward to hopefully winning one or will purchase if I must, lol. I want to do a personal cookbook for each of my 3 kids of all the favorite foods that I make that they love. My oldest is 17 so I will be starting soon on this project so it can hopefully get done by next summer for her Birthday.

  71. Amy J

    If I wrote a cookbook it would be an easy dinner/everyday type cookbook. With some easy delicious desserts at the end πŸ˜‰

  72. I *think* I would like to write a cookbook….but in all honesty I do not believe I would be able to do it. So..I’ll just buy everyone else’s in the meantime!!!! πŸ™‚

  73. Meagan

    I probably would never write a cookbook as I don’t believe I’m creative enough in cooking!!
    I sure hope that I win a copy of yours! I’ve been following your blog for about 4 or 5 years now and would LOVE to win and try out some of your new recipes!! (If I don’t, I guess this will just have to be put on my Christmas wish list! πŸ™‚ )

  74. Danielle

    I don’t think I’d be able to write a cookbook, but I wouldn’t mind testing recipes for someone! πŸ™‚

  75. Morgan

    I don’t think I’d be great at writing my own cookbook, as I pretty much just use other people’s recipes. But I certainly like cooking them!

  76. Dana

    How exciting and I can’t wait to see it in print. I am not one for writing a cookbook, but I do love to read them.

  77. Yes,I’d love to write a cookbook someday.And it should be about comfort cooking,my style(which means healthy and indulgence.Everything in moderation).Each recipe should go along with a story,all kinds of story.Either my story,other’s story,how I found it,or even a short fiction I created ralating to the recipe.
    And also,my book would be a Δ‘eication to the concept of healthy eating(if you satisfy your desire,you’ll have a healthier mind),and how to eat after eating disorders.
    Anyway,love your blog to death,and thankyou,Jenny.

  78. Erin H

    My friends and I actually put together a cookbook when we turned 30… a way to mark the celebration and put together all of our favorite recipes.

  79. Yeay for the cookbook! You must be grinning like a madwoman. I have no interest in writing a cookbook, not when there are already so many awesome ones out there. I can’t wait to add yours to the shelf!


  80. Marcia

    I always wanted to write a family cookbook, with my Grandma’s and Mom’s recipes mixed with my own. My Son bought me a pretty book with blank pages many years ago that I write recipes that I know my children would want someday.

  81. Lindsay A

    I’ve been waiting for this day! Congrats! If I wrote a cookbook, it would be focus on different combinations of cake flavors and frosting flavors!

  82. Pam

    Congrats on your cookbook! My mom and I always love visiting your blog. I personally would write a cookbook, but love looking and using various recipes for home cooking types of recipes. I love the comfort-feeling type recipes…

  83. Amy

    If I were to write a cookbook, it would be Southern home cooking, with some Cajun thrown in! Congratulations on the new cookbook. I’m excited to dig in and start cooking!

  84. AllieQ

    Congratulations Jenny on your cookbook I can’t wait to get a copy and start on your recipes. I would like to have a cookbook of my own it would consist mainly of desserts.

  85. Phyllis

    I wrote a cookbook for my kids when they moved out. It contained meals for one, from breakfast to dessert. Not published, but the kids appreciated it. Congrats on your book!

  86. Jennifer C

    Oooooo I would love to write a cookbook…. it would be full of yummy everyday kind of food. Very similar to PW!

  87. Ginny Millett

    Happy Monday! Congratulations on your new cookbook. I don’t think I could ever write a cookbook. I am not very adventurous with spices and I don’t know how to use many of the ingredients that are out there. I’m more of a recipe follower than a recipe creator. πŸ˜€

  88. Lauren

    If I was able to make my own cookbook, I would write a dessert book for kids with my daughter! She is 8 and has a big dream to one day open her own cupcake shop! We LOVE your blog and LOVE your recipes and cannot wait to own your cookbook!

  89. dani

    this is so exciting! congratulations!!!! if i could, i would write a cookbook of how to eat healthily/yummily through college… that seems to be most relevant to me right now. πŸ™‚

  90. Ginny Millett

    And I follow you on Facebook!! With a picky boy eater… I hope to win!! CCrossing my fingers. πŸ˜€

  91. Shannon

    I’ve been waiting for this cookbook to be available!! I love your recipes and have made several! If I had a cookbook, it would definitely have desserts! I love baking. I make a blackberry cake/cobbler with the blackberries we have growing wild and my family loves it!

  92. Lucy B.

    I would LOVE to write a baking cookbook: primarily fancy yeast breads but pretty much anything with flour. I’m passionate about baking!

  93. Vicki N

    I would like to write a cookbook and I would include all of my favorite family recipes. We have some amazing cooks in our family!

  94. Katie Rose

    I would love to but I don’t think I’d be able to since have so many types of recipes I’d need to include. Unless of course I did a series πŸ˜‰ I’m always interested in either seasonal cooking or “menu” type cookbooks.

  95. Laura

    I could never write a cookbook. I love baking, but only from other people’s creative recipes. πŸ™‚ So excited for yours!!!

  96. I would love to win this!! If I were to write a cookbook, it would probably be aimed at busy and/or working moms who have little time to cook for their families each night – so it would likely include a large crockpot section. πŸ˜‰

  97. Heather H.

    I have been working on a cookbook of family recipes for many years now, just can’t find the time to finish it. It’s SOoo much work! Can’t wait to get your new book, congrats!

  98. Becca J

    I would probably write a cookbook full of comfort foods, if I had to. But I much prefer to read other cookbooks instead. Congrats on reaching an important milestone!

  99. If I wrote a cookbook it would be of family favorites – a little bit of everything, then I won’t have to go through hundreds of recipes (via books, magazines, blogs, websites, etc) to find an old favorite πŸ™‚

  100. Mishelle

    No, I don’t think I would like to write a cookbook, I love reading them and trying other people’s recipes so my book would just be a re-hash of everyone else’s! What fun would THAT be!!

    I’d love to see yours though… I’ve tried so many recipes from your site – the thought of a whole book to sample from is a great thought!


  101. Jean

    Congrats on your cookbook – it looks great! If I were to write a cookbook, it would be all about baking – my favorite! If only baking made one skinny :o}

  102. Karlyn

    I would love to write a cookbook, full of our favorite Southern recipes. I make biscuits like nobody’s business! Wishing you great success for your new cookbook!

  103. Debi

    Congrats on your new cookbook…can’t wait to own a copy! Cookbook collecting is my deal…but I’m not at all creative when it comes to cooking. However, my son is an amazing cook…maybe I could write a cookbook of his wonderful recipes!!! I enjoy receiving your emails…keep up the good work!

  104. Shelly

    I actually wouldn’t like to write my own cookbook. I’m not very creative, so I just prefer to try other people’s creations!

  105. mary fanara coleman

    If I was to write a cookbook it would be filled with comfort foods of all kinds and some old world recipes from my Sicilian and Hungarian relatives that I love. And lots of bakery.

  106. Jaclyn

    I love all of your recipes! I don’t know how you do it, but they always seem to hit the spot. You do a lot with peanut butter which I am absolutely obsessed with. If I could write a cookbook, I would want to include quick and simple recipes. I have found all of my favorite foods/recipes can be done with very few ingredients and in no time at all. Can’t wait for the next recipe!

  107. Valerie J.

    If I were to author a recipe book, I’d include a variety of recipes since I like to cook & bake a little of everything. I might have an extra long dessert section though. πŸ™‚

  108. Kim F

    I think writing a cookbook would be amazing but I simply don’t have any creativity. That’s why I plan on buying yours. If I were creative, I would definitely have all desserts all the time. I also think I would make it as anecdotal as possible. No one laughs enough these days. If we laughed more, I think society would be happier in general.

  109. Leah

    I would love to write a cookbook for all of the family recipes that I have gathered over the years. These recipes have so many stories and love behind them!

  110. Stacy P.

    My book would be THE PERFECT LUNCHBOX. It would contain recipes and tips on how to pack a lunch for learning, including tips on lunch notes for your kiddos.

  111. Lisa A

    I would love a cookbook of all my family favorite recipes. I know there is a website where you can do this. I just haven’t had time to do it.

  112. Melinda

    Uh, no. I’m not talented enough in the kitchen to do a cookbook. And, no one would want it! But, I’d love to have a copy of yours!

  113. Jacqui

    I think writing a cookbook would be amazing and I would love to do it!! However, since I prefer baking over cooking, it would probably be full of dessert recipes only πŸ™‚

  114. judy

    I always thought about writing a cookbook that would include a collection of recipes from other people…I would call it “the best recipes I ever stole!”

  115. Anne

    I would probably steer clear of writing a book, way too daunting for me…but if I were to add a recipe, it would be a family recipe of tortilla soup. It’s delicious.

  116. Mary

    Can’t wait to see your new cookbook! My daughter put out a family cookbook a few years ago – we were just talking about doing a second one!

  117. I would love to write a cookbook! I would have everything from bread to soup to cake, and there would be pictures of everything! πŸ™‚

  118. I would want my cookbook to be easy-to-make, mostly from scratch recipes for families. I’d want it to reflect what I do on a daily basis in my kitchen (:

    Congrats on your big day!! So exciting πŸ™‚

  119. Sara C.

    I would love to write a cookbook full of family recipes from generations past through today! Can’t wait to read yours and try all the goodies! Pictures look beautiful!

  120. Shea Bates

    No desire to write a cookbook, because sadly, I am not a good cook! I try really hard and rely on great gooks like you to provide step by step instructions and pictures to get through meals. So looking forward to your cookbook! It is on my Christmas list:)

  121. Tina

    I would not like to write my own cookbook but I would like to write down our favorite recipes so my three boys will have them when they are living on their own.

  122. Jamie

    I have helped write a cookbook…a family only cookbook. Included were all the family favorites and secrets! πŸ™‚

  123. Kerri Kurtenbach

    I LOVE Picky Palate and can’t wait to get your new cookbook. I definitely depend on great, easy recipes like yours to keep my family of six happy. πŸ™‚ I could never make my own cookbook so thank you for doing all the work for me.

  124. Kim

    i dont think i would liek to write my own cookbook, i have such a deep collection of other peoples recipes, it would be hard to come up with my own originals!

  125. Anissa

    No, I could never write a cookbook that is why I read great blogs like yours! I need all the inspiration I can get.

  126. KassyG

    Congrats on the cookbook! I don’t think I could write a cookbook. I can follow recipes well and tweak them a little, but I can’t come up with my own recipes too well. If I did make a cookbook though, it would have to be about baked, sweet treats!

  127. annabelle

    Congrats!!!!! I canΒ΄t wait to see it. I donΒ΄t know if I have what it takes to write a cookbook, but I would definetly make one for my girls filled with family recipes.

  128. Jan

    I can’t even imagine being dedicated enough to write a cookbook, but if I did, It would be of family comfort food recipes.

  129. Sophie

    I’d like to pretend that I could come up with a cookbook…but in reality I only know a handful of good dishes that I just tweak to suit what’s in the fridge. If I ever could get creative enough to do one, I think it would be all desserts!

  130. Genelle Pretty

    Yes! It would fun (although lots of work, I’m sure!) to write a cookbook. I would want to write one about seasonal/holiday desserts.

  131. Natalie

    I would write a cookbook that included ways to buy ingredients in bulk and then make various recipes from what you just bought. It seems practical and would cut down on running to the grocery store so often.

  132. Hilary

    I could never write a coobook, I rely on lovely people like you to provide inspiration! Congrats on your book~

  133. Kim S.

    I am definitely not writing a cook book anytime soon!!! haha Im so not creative when it comes to cooking and like to follow recipes to a T.

  134. Elin

    I would love to write a cookbook. It would be filled with family recipes, so anything from my background. Recipes I’ve picked up over the years from church ladies and anything that just reminds me of home.

  135. Maureen

    I thought I might want to do a cookbook some time ago but now I am not so sure. I like having the access that others have gone before me and tested recipes and I can get great recipes from their books.

  136. Cindy Ferguson

    Congratulations Jenny and no I would not want to write a cookbook! I know it must be a lot of hard work and I would rather leave it up to the people who have a true talent like yourself!

  137. Linda

    I would LOVE to write a “Homey-type” cookbook, one for regular daily family life with good wholesome but everyday type meals, (food that most of us serve every night for our families & ourselves), as well as yummy everyday type fun desserts. Also, items for church potlucks, card parties, kids activities, etc. Just REGULAR good food that almost everyone enjoys and is fun to make.

  138. Michelle R.

    So excited for you! I love your blog, and can’t wait to see the cookbook. If I were to write a cookbook, it would be full of family-friendly meals and desserts, kind of like what you do πŸ™‚

  139. GenieWench


    How exciting!!! Those pictures look amazing. And your recipes make my mouth water. If I wrote a cookbook, it would probably be all recipes featuring my two favorite things: cheese and chocolate (not necessarily together!!!).


  140. Irene

    I follow you on Pinterest and love your recipes. To answer your question….probably food for family gatherings…holidays, summer vacation fare, fall gathering fare…etc.

  141. Linda

    I would not write a cookbook but I own many! They are like old and new friends to me and I go back and read them over and over again. Would love a copy of yours too.

  142. Shelly B

    I pre-ordered mine in June or July on Amazon and I *finally* received it last week and I was so excited that I took a picture of it! Congratualtions on your book release and I can’t WAIT to make some of your creations πŸ™‚

  143. Hi Jenny!! I have NO desire to write a cookbook, I can recipe challenged which is why I would LOVE to win your cookbook πŸ™‚ Thank you for your generosity in giving not only 10 away, but signing them too!

  144. Brittany C.

    I’d love to write a cook book, and it would have a hodge podge of recipes in it! Everything from super duper healthy to the most indulgent desserts.

  145. Shaina

    I actually self published a cookbook to raise money for my 5th child’s heart surgeries. I’m in the process of making my second. Congrats to you!!

  146. brooke

    What an incredible day! Kinda like having a baby, eh? CONGRATS!!

    My cookbook would contain SAVORY bites! I’m not a sweets gal…. give me the salty anyday! πŸ˜‰

  147. I think I would write a cookbook on everyday foods that I make in my home. Because I don’t just love to cook, I love to bake and make all sorts of things for my family. It’d be a cookbook centered on what my everyday is like!

  148. Kelly Miller

    Oh YES I’d love to write a cookbook with my Mother’s and Grandmothers old Jewish recipes. Very Americanized tho. My Grandmother was the daughter of immigrants so she didn’t follow her mother’s recipes exactly. Delicious tho!!!

  149. Traci Jones

    I am currently head chair person for my churches cookbook we are creating. It has been a TON of work but I absolutely love it. Except that I get incredibly hungry while typing the recipes!!

  150. Would I like to write a cookbook? Absolutely. My only problem is most of the recipes I’ve created are just adaptations…sourdough starter for buttermilk, add nuts, replace the oil with applesauce. Maybe someday I will venture and write my cookbook of sourdough desserts!

  151. Rebekah Smith

    I wouldn’t make a cook book just yet. I just started in the kitchen earlier this year. BUT in the future, maybe good mom recipes like you have πŸ™‚

  152. As the family ‘chef’, I think most of what my recipe book would consist of are your family standards but with the “only have 30 minutes to truly whip it together” sort of slant. With both my wife and I working full time and an almost 5-year old in the house, dinner needs to get assembled/cooked in a hurry.

    Other than any cookbook I’d want to do Jenny, CONGRATS on this fantastic accomplishment. Have been following you for 18 months or so on Twitter and have tried a few of these recipes. Way to go!!! Good things do happen to GOOD people (and darn good chef/cooks as well)

  153. I would love to write a cookbook and fill it with the recipes from my mom and grandma! I would want to do it for my daughter and my grandchildren. I gave a recipe box with some of my son’s favorite recipes to my daughter-in-law when they got married. Oh, I’d include some of my mother-in-laws recipes too…

    I’m so glad you wrote one! I love your recipes, and have many of them printed from my pc, but will be happier to see them in a book!


  154. Melissa

    I think it would be great fun(and challenging) to write a cook book. I would love to include everything from main dishes to side dishes and you can never skip dessert!!

  155. Elena

    I would write a cookbook that is realistic! No four hour preps or going to 17 markets looking for an ingredient. I would also include lots of photos and instructions!!!

  156. Justine

    Congratulations!! I love your blog and wish the best for your cookbook and all future endeavors!

    If I ever wrote a cookbook, it would definitely have to be the Justine & Jenny cooking blog (similar to Julie & Julia)! I enjoy cooking, especially for my friends, and am always looking for new, innovative recipes, particularly classic dishes and desserts with a twist! 133 recipes in 365 days…or maybe even 6 months…who knows! I guess we shall see πŸ™‚

  157. Lara

    I would love to write a cookbook but I don’t know what I’d put in it because I make everyone elses recipes. πŸ™‚

  158. Gayla Arnold

    I just found your page through Gooseberry Patch. The picture of the multi-layered cookies made me want the recipe. The cookbook look really good and I love cookbook. Trying new recipes for things that I have made from my own recipes. It is always nice to try new ways at making old favorites. I would really enjoy you new cookbook. Sharing it with all my family and friends. I am now following you on pinterest, facebook, and twitter. I look forward to finding new ideals from you.

  159. Debbie S.

    I would like to write a cookbook and include all of my family’s best recipes. My mother-in-law was an awesome cook and my mother an awesome baker. I would like to record all of these recipes in one place to give to family members, and whoever else wants one!!

  160. Sheri Cash

    The type of cookbook I would do, or am doing,
    is a family scrapbook / cookbook. It is full of
    old family pictures and recipes written in their
    own handwriting. It is truly a labor of love!
    Each person writes their own favorite recipe
    with their picture. I think my family will love
    it as much as I do! Congrats on your new book,
    I look forward to the next one!

  161. Amber

    I don’t think I could write a cookbook but I love collecting them – especially ones with yummy recipes like yours!

  162. Amber

    I follow you on Facebook. I don’t think I could write a cookbook but I love collecting them – especially ones with yummy recipes like yours!

  163. Sage S.

    Congrats Jenny!! How exciting!!!

    I’m not sure I could write a cookbook…. I LOVE to cook and bake, but I’m not sure I have the patience or motivation for a cookbook. I mean, I’ve tried convincing myself to start a food blog for awhile now, but I just can’t get started. LOL πŸ™‚ If I did write a cookbook though, I would either do one for desserts or one for easy meals for families. So many of my friends don’t want to cook from scratch (or cook at all) because they feel it’s too much work, and that doesn’t have to be the case!

  164. Amber

    I follow you on Pinterest. I don’t think I could write a cookbook but I love collecting them – especially ones with yummy recipes like yours!

  165. Elaine

    My cookbook would be of all our family favorites – eaten through the years and passed down to new cooks in the family!

  166. Amanda

    Hi Jenny, and congrats on the cook book! I would love to have a copy, so if I don’t win one here, I will be ordering one so I can check out all of the recipes you’ve had to keep secret πŸ™‚
    I would like to write a cookbook, and if I did, it would probably include all kinds of food, although my love for desserts would make it hard to choose just a few to include.
    Thanks for the giveaway offer and for authoring such an enjoyable blog.

  167. Erika

    No, have never wanted to write a cookbook…I can barely read one w/o wondering what some ingredients are! :/ BUT I’m TRYING to be better in the kitchen! So I’d love to win!

  168. Heather Grounds

    I would LOVE to write a cookbook and it would probably be in honor of my kids who have taught me to let them be little and cook with me and we have created some great recipes together and my grandmothers who have passed their recipes on to me and I cherish that πŸ™‚

  169. Kristen M.

    I pre-ordered your book and got it just in time for the weekend. I am absolutely thrilled with it and am so happy for you

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