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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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    Jeff Amador says:

    I would like to write a cookbook about pizza!! And dessert! And dessert pizza!! haha 🙂

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    Kamy says:

    Follow on pintrest

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    Liz says:

    I already follow you on Facebook.

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    Kindyll says:

    I like you on FB 🙂
    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!

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    Jeff Amador says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

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    Sean says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

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    Liz says:

    I follow you on twitter.

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    Angie says:

    Happily subscribe via email 🙂

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    Julia Reffner says:

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

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    Jeff Amador says:

    I follow you on Pinterest!

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    Julia Reffner says:

    email subscriber at

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    Bonnie says:

    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!

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    Sean says:

    Already follow you on Facebook.

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    Julia Reffner says:

    Facebook fan

  15. 215
    Jessica H. says:

    we are a meat-eating house, so anything that involves chicken or steak would be a hit!

  16. 216
    Sean says:

    I would love to compose a cookbook about all things bbq!

  17. 217
    jesie goltz says:

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

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    Erin Mac says:

    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! 🙂 Good luck with the cookbook Jenny!

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    Michelle says:

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

  20. 220
    jesie goltz says:

    i like you on fb

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    Alina says:

    Follow you on Facebook!

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    Michelle says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

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    I think I would do a cookbook that was a collection of things. I don’t know if I would actually do one though – it is a lot of work it seems. CONGRATS!!!

  24. 224
    jesie goltz says:

    i follow you on Pinterest

  25. 225
    Michelle says:

    I liked you on Facebook.

  26. 226
    Alina says:

    I subscribe to Picky Palate via email.

  27. 227
    danielle says:

    I would love to a do a cookbook – it would be about cooking with my little ones.

  28. 228
    Judy Daughty says:

    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!

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    Laura Piedad says:

    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!

  32. 232
    Jamie says:

    I’d write a cookbook on baking because it’s what I love to do and what I do best! 🙂

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    Patricia McShane says:

    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.

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    Alyssa says:

    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!

  36. 236
    Alina says:

    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 🙂

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    Denise M says:

    i would love to write a cookbook that is gluten free, low carb and Splenda free

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    gail says:

    i’d love to write one on desserts

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    gail says:

    liked you on fb

  41. 241
    Jamie says:

    I follow you on Facebook too!

  42. 242
    Stephanie says:

    I love to bake so it would be a baking cookbook

  43. 243
    Katy says:

    I would like to do a cookbook of family recipes. These recipes need to be past down.

  44. 244
    Jamie says:

    I also subscribe to your email list – good stuff!

  45. 245
    Mary O says:

    I don’t really want to write my own cookbook… I just want to buy yours. 🙂

  46. 246
    Heather Halonie says:

    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!

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    Heather Halonie says:

    I already follow you on facebook 🙂

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    Heather Halonie says:

    I already follow you on pinterest 🙂

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    bianca bryant says:

    CONGRATS !! i would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to have your book !! none of your recipes disappoint !!!

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    Vballer says:

    I would love to create a dessert cookbook!

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Welcome to Picky Palate, my online kitchen! You'll usually find me with a cookie in one hand and a salad in the other. It's all about the balance :) The recipes you'll see are my creations. The Picky Palate Cookbook is now available. Enjoy!



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