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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚  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. 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,

  7. 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!

  8. 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 ;).

  9. 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!!

  10. 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!

  11. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Must try the Skillet Baked Mac and Cheese recipe! I would like to write a cookbook with recipes for large families or crowds. I cook for seven and frequently find myself making salads and desserts for fifty or more, or hot chocolate for the whole marching band! I can’t even imagine testing for that book!

  13. Amy

    Congrats, Jenny! I would love to write a cookbook! I have so many family recipes I’d love to share – from savory meals to sweet desserts!

  14. Cassandra

    I recently tried the lemon pound cake recipe from Starbucks and it was amazing! Its my boyfriends favorite and it tastes exactly like it, maybe even better lol. So moist and lemony with a slight tang to the icing, absolutely love <3

  15. Sara

    I had put your cookbook on my birthday wishlist and just received it yesterday. I am SOOOOO excited! Everything looks delicious, I can’t wait to try all the recipes! I can honestly say that I want to cook my way through the entire book ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Mary

    I also need to actually follow a recipe when cooking/baking so coming up with my own recipes for a cookbook would be tough.

  17. Rebecca

    I’m very good at following recipes, but not at all good at making up my own, so I would have to say that writing a cookbook wouldn’t be for me. On the other hand, I LOVE collecting cookbook and your book looks amazing! Congratulations!!!

  18. Megan

    I love assembling my favorite recipes but I don’t think I’d ever be interested in actually publishing a cookbook of my own. I don’t really have original ideas – I just have favorites from others, if that makes any sense ya know? If I did, it’d probably be a good balance of main dishes and yummy desserts – an all around cookbook. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Judy W

    I LOVE cookbooks and want yours!! If I wrote a cookbook, mine would be filled with family recipes. It would also include a memory or story about its significance!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Felicia

    I would write a cookbook with family friendly recipes. With things that starting out families can make and afford. Also things that are kid friendly. Thats why I started to follow your blog. It really was what I was looking for. I have not been disappointed. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Nika

    I would write a cookbook of fairly easy but impressive recipes for those who need to know the finished product will be the same everytime so they can use them when they have company or are taking a dish to something.

  22. Laura

    I would not like to write a cookbook, but I LOVE trying new recipes I find in cookbooks. Congrats on your book release.

  23. Isabel Formoso

    Hi! I’ve loved reading your blog since I discovered it a year ago. What lead me to it and the recipe I always love making is your Oreo-filled Chocolate Chip Cookies! And they’re right on your book cover. Congratulations to all your success and Happy 5th Anniversary!

  24. Congratulations!I wouldn’t be able to write a cookbook because all the good cooking and baking I do come from recipe blogs (like yours), cookbooks and friends. I do have a few original recipes and they only came about because I like to enter recipe contest.

  25. Amanda N

    I have never thought about writing a cookbook but I’d have to go with healthified versions of everything my mother makes… you know the recipes her mother made and traditional Portuguese recipes. Not that their terribly unhealthy – but they could use some sprucing up.

  26. becky w

    I would love to write a cookbook of just home style comfort food.
    All good things that make you feel warm and fuzzy!

  27. Erin

    Yes I would and it would have easy breasy recipes for the working mom and detail out what you could ahead of time like the night before to help you ….

  28. Sarah H.P.

    I would love to write a cookbook! I bake desserts to relax me so I would fill my cookbook with comforting sweets!

  29. I would write a cookbook on bar food. Turn typical greasy bar food in to vegetarian not -so-greasy, but still awesomely amazing bar good!

  30. Shannon C

    I want to write a cookbook of acid-reflux friendly recipes that are still full of flavor. Someday, someday.

  31. I follow you on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. ๐Ÿ™‚

    If I could write a cookbook, I think I would include all of my favorite recipes…which obviously consists of a ton of desserts! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Bonnie Gutzman

    AND if I were to make a cookbook (which I won’t! I love cooking and baking but I’m in no way an inventor of my own goodies – I just follow other’s recipes to the tee ;)), it would probably include lots of chocolatey recipes, as well as lots of fruity recipes. Mmmm.

  33. Bonnie Gutzman

    And I just started following your pinterest – though I’m a little nervous that’s I’ll be seeing even more irresistible treats I have to make now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  34. Heather

    I really don’t think I have what it takes to write my own cookbook. I’m too much of a recipe follower. Well, I follow them loosely. Anyway, I rely on geniuses like you to give the the ideas and structure. So I’d love your book!

  35. Amanda L

    Congrats on the cookbook. I have always want a cookbook with a variety of receipe from appetizers to the main course and then have a section of sweet.

  36. If I were to write a cookbook I think I’d do a baking and dessert one! I love sweets! Thanks so much for a chance to win your cookbook!

  37. Suzanne

    I have a family of six, and cook all the time! Love your blog and your recipes! I have been following since 2008 ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Mecca

    Of course I would love to write a cookbook! Dream job!! Hopefully filled with family favourites and a LOT of desserts. Can’t wait to get a copy of your book, congratulations!!

  39. stephanie

    Yes… I would LOVE to write a cookbook. It would be filled with a variety – lots of pretty decorated cupcakes, bread recipes and hearty meals. mmmmm

  40. Wahoo!! o happy for the book. if I wrote one I would include all the food I love to eat and have to go to the gym to work off since they are so delicious! Love your recipes and that is another reason I get to go work out at the gym!

  41. chris bennett

    I would like to write a cookbook for my family and friends that has all my favorite receipes that are family favorites and requested often.

  42. Congratulations on your cookbook! It’s on my Christmas wish list! I’d def. write a cookbook…probably on baking. I love to make pies!

  43. Marie

    My cookbook would be a compilation of all my family members’ favorite recipes. Would love to be able to compile something like that!

  44. Emma

    I would love to write a cookbook… probably of all the things my mother is always requesting I make – sort of simple, home-style (Californian) cooking.

  45. Sara S.

    I would love to write a cookbook, and include a little bit of everything; appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, and drinks. I’d love to do a section on dinner party ideas, one football party/tailgate ideas, and a healthy section.

  46. I want to publish a cookbook for my kids of all the foods and family recipes that we eat. I remember when I first moved out and was homesick I wanted to eat the things my parents cooked and I didn’t know how to make them.

  47. Lanann

    I wouldn’t write a cookbook. I’m just not that patient. I LOVE desserts and I can barely finish cooking a recipe all the way through as I eat too much of the batter. ๐Ÿ™‚ So none of my recipes that I would write would be complete.

  48. Jesica Mangum

    No, I would not be good at writing a cookbook. I am, however, very good at using a cookbook and would love to use yours!!

  49. Aria

    i guess? if i had nothing else to do, like a job, or a husband, or kids. if i had more time to myself, i would write an italian cookbook with recipes from my grandmother.

  50. Amanda

    I love to bake, so my cookbook would be all things baking. Or I’d do a compilation of all the best recipes from our family.

  51. Tina

    Looks like a great cook book….I have many…and I like ones with pictures to get you “drooling”…and your’s does…..hope you sell many!

  52. Tami

    Congrats! I don’t have the talent to write a cookbook but if I did I would write a family style cookbook with all of the courses.

  53. You are so amazing! Congrats on the cookbook! You were one of the first bloggers that I followed and I am so incredibly happy for your book! And thanks for the awesome giveaway. I would love to write a cookbook filled with muffin recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Judith

    I’m thrilled when I just follow a recipe successfully, so I think making my own cookbook is way out of my league. Haha

  55. mushka

    I would love to purchase a cookbook! it would be all about desserts. brownies, cookies, pie….. whatever it is, ill try it! love your blog and looking forward to your cookbook!

  56. Ruthann Hook

    If I wrote a cookbook, I’m pretty sure I’d get in trouble for plagiarizing. I can only cook with a recipe. Congrats on your book!

  57. Shelby

    Congratulations Jenny! I just started to follow your site and make your recipes! If I could make a cookbook, I would try to have the most variety of recipes. And I’d like to include recipes for all the holidays and breast cancer awareness and things like that ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Amy K.

    I’m not so sure that writing a cookbook would be a good idea for me. I am more of a follow other people’s recipes kind of girl. If I did write one it would have to be a kid-friendly version because that is what my life is all about right now.

  59. Cathy Mahlum

    I would like to write a dessert cookbook! I would LOVE to read and make the recipes in your cookbook! Every recipe I have made from your blog has been wonderful!

  60. Lori

    I would love to write a cookbook. Unfortunately I am not overly skilled in the culinary arts! LOLOL! It would have to be a book of sweets though!

  61. Le Ann

    Yes, I would like to write a cookbook. I love to make soup so that’s what kind of recipes I would have. I would love to have your cookbook!!

  62. I have just discovered your site and it is awesome…very inspiring! If I were to publish a cookbook it would be recipes for baked goods. I am a senior citizen and I’ve always been known as the Betty Crocker of the departments where I have worked over the years.

    Thank you for sharing your recipes and publishing a cookbook.

  63. Dawn

    Congratulations on the release of your cookbook! If I were to write a cookbook, I would create one with healthy recipes for toddlers/preschoolers or a cookbook with fresh ideas/recipes for potlucks.

  64. Michele Ringer

    I’d love to make a cookbook of only mac and cheese recipes!!! Seriously though, who doesn’t love mac n’ cheese?!

  65. I would LOVE to write a cookbook someday! I’d love to chat with you sometime about the road that you took to get your cookbook baby here ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d fill mine with family recipes passed down to me and recipes I’ve created for my family.

  66. Carol

    I would love to write any book, but most definitely a cookbook, filled with yummy desserts and decadent comfort food! I love your recipes and photos! Thanks for sharing your life with all your readers!

  67. mandy kirk

    I wouldn’t like to write one, I have no skills but love to follow all of my favorite food bloggers and their amazing creations

  68. Yes, I have wanted to write a cookbook on titled, “For The Love of Biscuits”!
    Comes from a southern approach, with the inner cravings we all have for them. Congrats on your book-the pictures reallly are enticing!

  69. Carri

    I would love to write a cookbook of healthy comfort foods and desserts. Making the ultimate delicous recipes a bit on the lighter side ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Nancy C

    Oh my goodness, noโ€ฆI love having someone else do all the work and indulging in their labors. I’m in awe of the task you’ve accomplished. Can’t wait to get my hands on the cookbook. Thank you!

  71. Susan

    I would like to write a family favorites cookbook. I’d include all the recipes I made while raising my family.

  72. Lisa R

    I would love to write a cookbook, unfortunately I couldn’t because I am not that good of a cook…..By the way, great job on the video for spiced rubbed pork loin

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  73. Kimberly

    I would love to write a cookbook. If I were to have one, I would have healthy, yet delicious recipes along with mouth watering sweet treats!

  74. Jenny

    I would write one with gluten free info. It is the trend now but it is working for me. And I feel like I learn something new every day that would be cool to put in a cookbook. love your website and the brownie covered oreos were a huge hit for my daughter’s birthday treat.

  75. Carrie

    Congrats on your cookbook, Jenny! I can’t wait to purchase it (or win it)!!! How very exciting for you! I would LOVE to write a cookbook…and it would feature my family’s recipes, with a big focus on my love of baking and all things dessert!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats again!

  76. Michelle H.

    I would LOVE to write a cookbook! I would have recipes for baked good and EVERYTHING would start from scratch…..not a cake mix or mix of ANY kind! <3

  77. Lisa Nash

    If I were to write a cookbook, it would probably not be one used for weight management! It would be full of my favorite foods–that are full of yummy ingredients like butter and sugar and more! Thanks for your yummy recipes!

  78. Anne

    Congrats! i would love to write a cookbook; my daughters tell me all the time that it is something I should do . (Perhaps they are a little biased!). it would containeverything from soups, entrees, sides to desserts.

  79. Kristen K.

    I would not like to write a cookbook. I am a very “find-a-yummy-looking-recipe-and-stick-to-it-exactly” kinda gal. Your recipes are some of our favorites! They always turn out delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  80. Alicia R

    Congrats on your cookbook!! What an awesome accomplishment! I would love to write a cookbook, it would probably be mostly desserts.
    I love to bake!!

  81. Emma

    Wow! I’m excited to get my hands on your cookbook, win lose or draw! I would love to write a cookbook and I’m not sure what would be in it, but it would be called- Why do I always burn grilled cheese? Experiments in the family kitchen

  82. Launa

    The only cookbook I could do would be a small one with all my cupcake and frostings, which I sell. I CANNOT wait to get your cookbook!! Love you.

  83. Jill

    Not sure I’ve ever thought about writing a cookbook, but if I did it would have to be full of sweets/baked items. Those are my favorite to make and eat:)

  84. Michelle D

    I don’t think I’m a good enough cook to have my own cookbook. I would love to win yours though…I have a picky hubby. ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. Jan N.

    I have always dreamed of writing a cookbook…but, I am not a good writer. I would love to write a baking book.

  86. SusanC

    I’d love to write a cookbook that is full of “feel-good” recipes. Food that makes you feel all “warm and cozy” even on the toughest of days!

  87. Charlette

    If I were to write a cookbook it would be a Christmas Cookies Club cookbook. This would be easy we have been doing it for many many years and everyone always finds a new cookie each year. And there are twelve of us. The humor alone during our cookie exchange would be entertaining in itself. The book could not be written without the night of exchanging. We are a crazy group of women. But Thank You for writing your cookbook, even if I don’t win one I will be getting it for myself.

  88. Ah—so excited for you and your book! I love your website and recipes! I would love to one day write a cookbook filled with yummy, guiltless, easy-to-make dinners, as well as sweet-tooth-satisfying desserts! Is that too much to ask? haha ๐Ÿ™‚

  89. Shirley D

    Congratulations on your cookbook (and your 3rd son too!). Years ago, friends and family suggested I write a cookbook … but I never really got into it. And now I’m sure I wouldn’t have the energy or time … just keeping up is enough for me. Now I’m more into ‘healthy’ cooking/baking. Look forward to looking at your book.

  90. Cheri

    Yes I would like to write a cookbook. The recipes I would include would be very basic and easy for anyone to get started into the world of cooking. I get enjoyment out of showing people that they really can cook. It’s a wonderful world where the possibilities are endless. Thanks for all the recipes YOU have shared!

  91. Tzivia

    I don’t know if I’m good enough to write a cookbook, but if I would, I would make yummy butter-free desserts!

  92. I’m not sure I could write a cookbook! I like taking recipes I see and changing it a bit to fit my family and our favorite flavors. Your cookbook looks great and I can’t wait to try some of the recipes!

  93. JennCutt

    Congratulations. Although it must be very exciting to write a cookbook, I’m not sure I would want to do it. I do better with following recipes than making them up. Thanks!

  94. Shay Miley

    I would LOVE to have a cookbook. I think I would have a combination of healthy “lite” meals and desserts and regular.

  95. Nicole Campbell

    No way, I would not like to write a cookbook! I like to cook, but I like others to create the recipes. But thanks for putting one together for us to enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  96. Claire


    I don’t think I could write a cookbook; I’m better at following other people’s recipes. But if I did, it would be full of easy desserts, mostly cookies and brownies.

  97. I want this cookbook sooo bad! If I was to write a cook book it would be a family healthy dessert book! I’d use all real food/ingredients but make them super yummy!

  98. Cameo

    There’s no way I could write a cookbook because none of my recipes are mine, but if I did it would be all about cookies, cakes and brownies.

  99. Eloise

    i would love to write a cookbook. i would put of of my boys’ favorite recipes in it. they always tell me that when they gete married, they want me to teach their wives how to cook. HAHAHAHA!!!

  100. Cindy Frost

    I’m not sure I would have the patience to write a cookbook, however I am an avid cookbook collector. Your cookbook sounds awesome!

  101. Victoria V

    I would love to have a cookbook of all my family’s favorite meals. Some of my grandmas’ recipes and my mom’s. It’d be awesome!


  102. Connie Thompson

    I would like to write a cookbook of Christmas cookies, sharing all the fav we have gathered of the years.

  103. Melanie

    I would make a horrible cook book author! Following your recipes is much more fun. Can’t wait to check out the cookbook!

  104. Diana

    I wouldn’t know where to begin if I were to write a cookbook! What I would LOVE, though, is a cookbook full of all my grandmother and mother’s recipes! ๐Ÿ™ I wish I had taken notes as a child!

  105. Melinda

    Of course I would love to be talented enough to write a cookbook…I love to it would probaby be sweets..hahahha
    Congrats on this wonderful cookbook..

  106. April

    I would love to write a children’s cookbook. I see my kids light up when we cook together so it would be a collection of their favs.

  107. Kim Johnson

    I don’t think I could write a cookbook, but if I did it would be family favorites along with recipes I’ve come to like over the years.

  108. Rebecca B.

    I know this is going to sound cheesy and overdone, but I’d like to publish a cookbook with all my Grandma’s recipes. I remember so many yummy, but simple things she made and I’d love for them to live on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  109. Jennifer

    I love to cook and I love a great cookbook but I am not sure I would like to write one myself. However, if I did it would be family favorite recipes. Congrats on your book! I can’t wait to try out some recipes!!

  110. Becky W.

    I would fill the cookbook with comfort foods and at least three different recipes of every kind of dessert. ๐Ÿ™‚

  111. Edie

    I would love to create my own cookbook but I’m afraid that I’m better at following other people’s recipes than creating my own. If I managed to find the creativity, I would love to write a “cooking with kids” type book or a yummy dessert book. What fun. Your cookbook looks great!

  112. Julie

    No I wouldn’t like to write a cookbook, I just don’t think I’m that creative. I like to buy them and take credit for the fabulous recipes I’ve made from people like yourself!

  113. Ceri

    I Pinned you on Pinterest (this is where I stumbled across your glorious page in the first place)! I believe it was the Gooey White Chocolate S’more cake bars…

  114. Ceri

    Congrats Jenny! I think at this stage in my life I’d put together a recipe book for clean eating. I love your website because of all the sweet indulgences, but when I consider my waistline and overall attitude toward food, I think unprocessed foods are the way to go.

  115. Kellie

    Congrats on your book , so exciting! Your recipes all look so yummy and easy, the ones I have tried always turn out well! I would love to make a dessert book, but have a feeling all the food would get eaten before I could get pictures taken ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. Jennifer

    I love baking and would write a cookbook with treats, desserts, etc. I love your blog; thanks for the wonderful recipes I’ve gotten from you through the years!

  117. Bonnie

    Congratulations on your cookbook publication – the cover looks lovely. I’m from the Maritimes and would love to make a cookbook with a collection of old recipes that were found in hadwritten cookbooks from this area.

  118. Christine

    I would write a cookbook of my father’s recipes. He was an excellent cook, people loved that he cooked for them, he was always giving away food items he had made. I would love to once again sit down to a table where my father had prepared dinner for me…to honor his memory I do plan to write a cookbook of his recipes when I retire.

  119. Melane

    I have you linked up to my blog as a favorite to follow. I love trying your fun creations, but my families favorite recipe is the rainbow cupcakes, has been for quite a while now. Thanks!

  120. Melane

    I don’t know if I would be good at making my own cook book, but I have enjoyed many recipes from your blog, so I know I would love the cook book! Thanks for this opportunity!

  121. I would LOVE to write a cookbook and I’d probably want it to focus on the food my family enjoys- similar to yours! Easy dinners, desserts, entertaining ideas, etc. Congrats on the book, Jenny. It’s gorgeous!

  122. Nicole

    Congratulations on so many exciting life events lately! Your book has been on my wish list since it was announced. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. I do think writing a cookbook would be fun, although, taste testing all the recipes is the part I’m sure I’d enjoy the most. Congrats again!

  123. Lauren

    I am a born and bred Italian New Yorker. If I had a cookbook, I would base it on healthy italian dishes! All of my faves like lasagna, chicken parm, pasta, just healthified.

  124. Emily S

    Although I love cookbooks and cooking, writing a cookbook is a talent I do not possess ๐Ÿ™
    However I send you congratulations on your cookbook!!

  125. Tara McLaren

    I would love to write a cookbook. My children and I have alot of food allergies, so I’ve always wanted to write an allergy-friendly cookbook for kids.

  126. Andrea Li

    i would write one with recipes to cook and freeze, and a section for quick cooking recipes and tips! aimed at busy young new-to-the-working-world folks who don’t get mom’s home cooking waiting for them when they get home after work.

  127. Why of COURSE I wanna write a cookbook! I would have an assortment of recipes! I love steak and potatoes so those kind of comforting meals would be in there. Some desserts too… caramel and sweet and salty recipes!

    If I ever learn how to make sushi I’d write a sushi cookbook too ๐Ÿ™‚

  128. Carol McGUire

    I’d love to write a recipe book all about things made in a cast iron skillet. It’s one of my favorite kitchen tools and there aren’t nearly enough recipes out there to use it for. I’m hoping I get one of your cookbooks!!

  129. SM Edens

    After being the “editor” of a church cookbook, I don’t believe I’d want to tackle that again, lol. Some folks just can’t give recipes that can be followed ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Hi Jenny! Congrats on your book, I love your recipes as I am the picky eater in my family. If I could write a cookbook, it would be mostly savory/salty treats, probably an appetizer book filled with many recipes that include bacon!

  131. Alyssa M

    I love cooking blogs, and my passion is for baking specifically. I would love to write a dessert cookbook ๐Ÿ™‚

  132. Laurie

    I’m not sure I would want to write a cookbook but I am OBSESSED with cooking blogs!I love seeing what ideas you creative people come up with!

  133. Jennifer Ochoa

    I would love to write a cookbook and it would consist of a lot of sides. You can never have enought of sides.

    Love your website!

  134. Rebecca B.

    I would love to write a cookbook that would include only desserts from around the world. I absolutely love baking!

  135. Lauren

    I think it would be really fun to write a cookbook full of tailgating food. My family loves to tailgate at football games.

  136. Cherri

    I love cookbooks but don’t know if I’d be skilled enough to write one. I would love to find a cookbook about cooking southern foods the light way.

  137. Can’t wait to check out the cookbook!

    I would love to write a cookbook someday. Mine would be a compilation of favorite pie recipes from my blog, as well as from my family and friends.

  138. Mary

    I LOVE to bake! I think my first choice of a cookbook would be all about cupcakes! Either that, or chicken recipes! I only eat chicken, and it would be great to have a cookbook with TONS of different ideas for meals with chicken – I tend to run out ๐Ÿ˜‰

  139. Amy

    I would LOVE to write a cookbook – very recently I have fallen in love with cooking and would like to share my recipes with others as well. It would be a mixture of main dishes & desserts, for those are my favorite things to make ๐Ÿ™‚

  140. Lesley

    It would be so fun to write a cookbook! I would focus on meals easily made with on-hand pantry items, and also kid-friendly.

  141. Meg

    Unfortunately, no I wouldn’t write a cook book. I LOVE food and I LOVE to eat and I LOVE to look at all the yummy recipes. I just simply am not very good at cooking and have no creative bone in my body. So no writing a cook book for me.

  142. I don’t know that I could write a cookbook of my own, but if I did, it would be of recipes that we eat everyday with readily available ingredients.

  143. Christina Wirch

    Congrats! Your cookbook looks great! I’d love a copy so I could cook your recipes for my boys ๐Ÿ™‚

  144. If I wrote a cookbook, I’d get sued for plagiarism!! I ADORE your recipes because they’re user friendly and delicious. I would love a cookbook from you…I think my girls will be receiving these for Christmas:)

  145. Melisa

    I don’t think I’d like to write a cookbook. Something about making something I enjoy into a job just seems like a bad idea.

  146. Missy P

    I love to bake but not sure I would like to write a cookbook. So glad there are talented people out there who can do that for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  147. Congrats Jenny!! It looks beautiful and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! And I don’t think a cookbook is in my future, although I do think I would love to be a recipe tester. ๐Ÿ™‚

  148. Christine

    If I had more creativity, I would love to make a cookbook of all appetizers. Congratulations and I can’t imagine how much work this is! I compiled a church recipe book and a family recipe book with recipes sent to me and those were incredibly time consuming, so I can’t even imagine how much time this took!

  149. Amy

    I would love to write a cookbook of all the recipes that I use the most, so I could find them easily! ๐Ÿ™‚ But then of course, I’d find new ones that I’d want to add – I guess I could just keep writing books!

  150. LauraHelen

    I would love to write a cookbook. I think I’d have a chapter for each spice and how to highlight it in a few dishes. My grandfather was a spice salesman and I grew up teething on cinnamon sticks!! Spices are in my blood! =D

  151. I would LOVE to write a cookbook, but it would have to be a compilation of other peoples recipes because I am not as talented as you, Jenny, to create them myself! I would want to include dinner recipes that make you super happy when you eat them! ๐Ÿ™‚ Soups too!

  152. Shannon Taylor

    I would not ever desire to publish a cookbook. I like to cook but not make up recipes. That is why I am glad we have people like you that do!

  153. Erin

    I don’t want to write a cookbook. I rather just read yours. Congratulations!!! Cannot wait to see this book. I hope I win. Thanks!

  154. Staci Outlaw

    I would love to write a cookbook! I would publish my sweet grandmother, Honey’s, old fashioned recipe’s. Congrats on your outstanding cookbook!

  155. Alissa P.

    Congrats on the cookbook – what an accomplishment! If I published a cookbook, it would be focused on cooking with whole/real foods (with ingredients I can pronounce & actually know what they are!) & fresh ingredients.

  156. Laura Seabolt

    I would love to write a cookbook! That would be so much fun! I would include recipe from all food categories – appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, breads, breakfast, etc. I love to cook all types of food so I would want it to be all-inclusive ๐Ÿ™‚

  157. yasee

    I wouldn’t be able to write a cookbook! I can’t even follow cookbook directions! But i DO like cookbooks…..I do wish to find a cookbook that’s filled with recipes I like and cook from ….I guess my go-to cookbook…it’s still out there! Just have to find it!

  158. April V

    I would love to write a cookbook full of family favorites that I grew up eating from my mother and grandmother’s, including the stories behind each recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚


    I don’t think i could write a cookbook…i would be stealing too many of yours….but if i did…..comfort food all the way

  160. Julie B.

    Although there are tons of these type of cookbooks out there already, I would write a Southern family cookbook

  161. rita c

    Congrats on the cookbook. I have really enjoyed making several of the recipes. If I could have my own cookbook. I would include all the yummy Italian recipes from my mom, grandma, and great grandma so that future generations could have a part of our family past.

  162. Katie Pauline

    Thanks for the giveaway! Probably a desserts cookbook, since those are usually the recipes I am searching for!

  163. Marietta

    If I wrote a cookbook, it would be in sections — desserts, beef, pork, chicken, more desserts. Maybe desserts would be in sections: cakes, cookies, pies. Lots of ideas swirling in my head. ha ha ha
    Congratulations on your publication.

  164. Stefanie

    I would love to write a cookbook filled with my mom and grandma’s Mexican recipes that are the best in the world! I am truly blessed to have grown up with two fabulous Mexican cooks!

  165. Lisa J.

    A cookbook with all my quick easy freezer meals would be perfect! We’re expecting a baby in about 4 weeks and the freezer is getting stocked quickly.

  166. Teri

    Congratulations!!! Most definitely would love to write a cookbook!!! It’d be recipes of desserts and pastries!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  167. Lindsey

    my sisters and I “made” a cookbook for our mom for Christmas last year – it has all of our family favorites. My mom loved it so much, she bought a copy for each of us. We love to bond in the kitchen when we are together, and when we aren’t together, the cook book makes the distance seem not so far.

  168. Lindsey

    Love your blog… the recipes I’ve tried always get rave reviews from everyone with whom I share them. Congrats on the cook book too ๐Ÿ™‚

  169. Emily

    I would love to write a cookbook but I’m not really sure what it would be. I don’t cook very often. But I’m thinking probably crockpot recipes.

  170. stephanie

    congrats on your cookbook! I could never write one myself, but I love using a lot of your recipes! I have made quite a few and they are fantastic! From cookies…to dinners…to sides, they are wonderful! Congrats!

  171. Audrey B.

    Me writing a cookbook is a terrifying thought (ask me how my popovers became brickovers). That said, my cookbook would be full of recipes for one or two people, with a distinct leaning towards pasta.

  172. Wendy A.

    I would write one with east family dinners that can be done in a short amount of time with short cuts in detail.

  173. sandy sh.

    Nope. No way. I would not write a cookbook.
    I enjoy looking at the pictures of other people’s creations, but I just can’t think up new recipes of my own.

  174. Rachael Peng

    No, I don’t think I’m up to writing cookbooks. Leaving that kind of thing to the experts ;). But, if I had to write one it would be on Asian cooking.