Dinners for Our Picky Palates {Giveaway!}

by Heather on November 6, 2012

Comments on this post are now closed, and the winner of the giveaway is: Karri S! Thank you all so much for participating!

Besides the fact that this blogging community is made up of awesome and inspiring people, one of the things that I (obviously) love is the multitude of delicious recipes that I can find online at any given moment.  Whether it’s actually specifically for my blog, or just a quick weeknight dinner, or both, I am in a constant state of looking for something delightful to cook.  One of my favorite things is finding out that one of my favorite bloggers has had the opportunity to write a cookbook to further share their delicious food with the world.


I don’t know if y’all have ever read Picky Palate (who am I kidding – I’m sure you have!), but Jenny is one of my favorite people ever.  She’s incredibly positive and encouraging, sweet and funny, and absolutely stunning to boot.  Oh, and she makes killer food that really truly does please any pick palate.  What’s not to love, right?

Needless to say I was so very very very honored to receive a copy of her cookbook a few weeks ago.  As soon as it hit the doorstep I was pouring through it, planning our dinners for the next month.  Nate took one look at the desserts section and adamantly decided that we would be having dessert for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well.  Balance, right?


In all seriousness though, we have had probably 3 out of 5 weeknight dinners that are directly from the Picky Palate cookbook.  So far our favorites have been the Salsa Verde Chicken Taco Bake, the Peanut-Ginger Noodles (my fave), and the Ricotta-Stuffed Spinach and Broccoli Pizza Pie (which I added Italian sausage to).  So good, so easy, so quick.


So what I need in my life.

Since I cook so much for the blog I don’t really get a chance to utilize my cookbooks all that often.  I only have a few that I really truly adore, but I can tell you that this is one new addition that I will probably wear the pages thin in.  Jenny, thank you so much for the delicious cookbook!


If you’d like to win a copy of this amazing book just leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite go-to weeknight dinner!

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1 Allison November 6, 2012

A new cookbook would be amazing; I’m in a bit of a dinner rut. Coming up this week is; pear/pecan/gorgonzola chicken salad, quiche, and beef stew – all of which are staples in this house.

2 Esther November 6, 2012

My favorite go-to weeknight dinner is vegetarian pumpkin chili. It makes a ton, and it seems to get even better after sitting in the fridge a few days.

3 Whitney November 6, 2012

Roasted Veggies and Taco’s!

4 Phoebe November 6, 2012

My favorite weeknight meal is takoraisu (taco rice) – hard to imagine, but even better than tacos!

5 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie November 6, 2012

My favorite go to weeknight dinner is adding chicken and mixed vegetables to a box of mac and cheese

6 Olivia @ Liv Lives Life November 6, 2012

I love to combine quinoa with pesto and lots of cheese. It’s so filling, delicious, and quick!

7 Megan November 6, 2012

I love Picky Palate, can’t wait to see the cookbook! My favorite weeknight dinner is polenta (made at home, not the store bought “log”) with frozen spinach and cottage cheese stirred in, topped with pasta sauce. Quick, easy comfort food!

8 Karri S November 6, 2012

Our go to meal is steak fajita quesadillas that we make on a griddle.

9 Laura November 6, 2012

My favorite weeknight dinner is pasta with a spicy sausage marinara sauce. Serve with garlic cheese bread. It’s definitely on of my staples!

10 Kristin November 6, 2012

My favorite (at the moment) is homemade pizza – quick rise yeast (or Pizza Yeast) for the crust, already prepped sauce, cheese, onion, green pepper and pepperoni (ready to eat in 40 minutes)

11 Jacqui November 6, 2012

I love to do a quick pasta with lots of extra veggies! Especially with Little Miss this meal can always make it to the table.

12 Emma Farley November 6, 2012

I would SO love to win a copy of this to help me come up with some new dinner ideas! Right now my go-to is chicken enchiladas :)

13 Emily November 6, 2012

Love Jenny! My go to dinner is a Chipotle- style burrito bowls–a grain, a protein, lots of vegs, and healthy fat (usually in the form of guac!).

14 Lauren Caivano November 6, 2012

My quick go to dinner for busy nights is usually breakfast burritos. We are a house full of picky eaters, I am curious to see the recipes in the new book!

15 Julie November 6, 2012

my go to is a hearty spaghetti sauce with angel hair pasta!

16 Elle November 6, 2012

I love cookbooks. I read them cover to cover just like a real book. My go-to dinner is actually breakfast items: quiche, hashbrown pizza or omelets. Love using cage-free eggs. Easy to sneak in veggies when my hubby isn’t a fan or them normally. :-)

17 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 6, 2012

What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite go-to weeknight dinner is pancetta fried rice!

18 Katie D. November 6, 2012

Our go to is breakfast for dinner or fried rice!

19 sara November 6, 2012

My fav go-to weeknight dinner is everything-in-the fridge style soup or pasta sauce or frittata (depending on what sorts of things are in the fridge and which thing they are most likely to taste good in!)

20 Kara November 6, 2012

Go to dinner here is Panko crusted lemon-butter talapia with stir fry veggies! The broccoli pie looks delish!

21 lindsay November 6, 2012

i love picky palate. such great ideas! now if you need any testers, just hollar. ;-)

22 Natalie @ Free Range Human November 6, 2012

I love making tacos! They’re so yummy and they come together in just about fifteen minutes!

23 Megan Sexton November 6, 2012

Huevos Rancheros! I can make as few or as many as I want, depending on how hungry I am. I get great protein from eggs and beans to keep me full. And it’s the perfect dish to use up spare veggies so they don’t go to waste.

24 Leah November 6, 2012

Hamburger Salads! crumbled hamburger (either grilled or skilleted with some Montreal Steak seasoning), cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and frozen french fries topped with a dressing made of relish, mustard, ketchup, and mayo! Delish!

25 Teri November 6, 2012


26 Julie November 6, 2012

I eat lots of BIG salads! Many dif varieties, usually w/ grilled chix & lots of veggies.

27 Andrea November 6, 2012

I love tacos for my go to dinner.

28 Breanne November 6, 2012

My go-to weeknight dinner is anything I can throw into the crockpot: chili, soup, pulled pork or chicken! It’s ready when I get home!

29 Stacey November 6, 2012

My go-to is pasta of any sort!

30 Lyndsey @ Sit. Stay. Good blog. November 6, 2012

My favorite go-to weeknight dinner as of late is fish tacos. We usually have the ingredients on hand, and they come together in under 20 minutes.

31 Joy November 6, 2012

Our favorite go-to dinner here is homemade macaroni and cheese! Yummm. I have childhood memories attached to that dish. :)

32 AD November 6, 2012

First time commenting! My favorite go-to quick dinner always starts with chopping an onion, then I toss it in my soup pot, add garlic, whatever spices I’m feelin’, carrots/celery/mushrooms/potatoes/whatever I have, then add lentils or quinoa (or both!), beans or chickpeas, broth, and bam! Delicious stew & one-pot meal done!

33 Georgina November 6, 2012

You’ve sold me on the cookbook! My husband is Italian so pasta is our go-to weeknight dinner if we’re home late, have forgotten to take meat out of the freezer or just can’t be bothered. Spaghetti aglio e olio (olive oil, garlic, capers, anchovies, chilli) is my favourite combo and takes only minutes to whip up.

34 Kim in MD November 6, 2012

I love Jenny and her blog, The Picky Palate! I am so excited about her cookbook? My favorite go-to weeknight meal this time of the year is my one pot chipotle turkey chili. It’s ready in thirty minutes or so, and leftovers are awesome on nachos or pasta! I serve it with all of the usual chili toppings…sliced scallions, cilantro, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), tortilla chips or corn bread, pickled jalepenos, etc.

35 Anne Marie November 6, 2012

My families go to meal is spaghetti with clam sauce – with extra butter and petite tomatoes. We are Italian and it is so comforting!

36 Terri November 6, 2012

I’m a big fan of making a soup on the weekend and have it ready and waiting for me in the fridge during the week. Heat it up, make a quick grilled cheese and we’re ready to go!

37 Gina November 6, 2012

Roasted veggies with whatever protein I have in the fridge!

38 Urban Wife November 6, 2012

Go-to dinners lately consist of burrito bowls. Quick, easy and comforting!

39 Maria November 6, 2012

Excited to check out this blog as I’m the pickiest eater ever. I’m working on it!

My easy go-to dinner? Umm, does Subway count? :)

40 Erika@BeyondPasta November 7, 2012

The husband is so picky!! I would love to win the book to get some inspiration. My go-to dinner is pasta with black olives, mozzarella and tomato sauce. Simple, fresh and really fast!

41 Sarah L November 7, 2012

Right now mine is soup.

42 Mary November 7, 2012

Spaghetti with meat sauce! Not only comfort food, but the Classico sauce is fast and yummy, just add hamburger and spices.

43 Krysia November 7, 2012

rotisserie chicken sliced on crusty french bread with avocado and a cup of hot tea!

44 Allison Muhlbauer November 7, 2012

My go-to-meal is tacos!!!

45 Emma S November 7, 2012

Well my housemates right now appear to be living on broccoli mac’n’cheese and pasta primavera…

46 Lori November 7, 2012

We tend to do scrambled eggs for dinner when we are in a hurry or just out of ideas! A new cookbook would be fabulous! Thanks for offering this. Keeping my fingers crossed since I have never won anything on the internet before!

47 Theresa P November 7, 2012

Chicken Taco Night is always a favorite in my house. I put the chicken in the crockpot…YUM!!!

48 Alisa November 7, 2012

Jen from peanutbutterrunner has a recipe for Mexican quinoa that’s my default. If I’ve planned, I’ll even have avocado around, which makes it even better.


49 Jennifer L. November 7, 2012

Baked chicken with pasta and tomato sauce. Simple but always so good!

50 Jessica November 7, 2012

My go-to meal is stir fry! I cook whatever noodles I can find and throw in anything I have in the fridge- chicken, veggies, etc. So easy and so delish! :)

51 Jen November 7, 2012

Chicken pot pie or mac n cheese!

52 Meghan November 8, 2012

I’m in such a dinner rut lately!

My go-to meals are typically fajitas or tacos. Super easy!

53 Mandi November 8, 2012

I love new cookbooks!! A favorite go-to dinner at our house is black beans and rice with lots of veggies and salsa on top, or tacos. I always have those kind of fixin’s around the house.

Thank you!

54 Ashley November 9, 2012

I’m embarrassed to admit that I tend to go the easy route and will have a smoothie or a sunflower seed butter wrap on most nights… Would love to win Jenny’s cookbook for some new ideas!

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