I love cookbooks. I’ve never once turned out a dish that looks anything like sumptuous food photos, but a gal can dream, can’t she? Especially around the holidays–oh, to be that hostess.
The popular food blogger Jenny Flake has turned out her first cookbook, The Picky Palate, based on her wildly popular blog of the same name. Jenny’s genius ability to create really fun, unusual and delicious dishes is all the more awesome considering the recipes are accessible to almost anyone who can figure out how to turn on the stove. I made her recipe for Peanut-Ginger Chicken Noodles and my family adored it–including my 7-year old son who will turn his nose up at a dish if there’s a fleck of pepper showing. The cookbook is also a terrific antidote to this sugary season of candy canes and gingerbread cookies, with its mouthwatering pics of smart, nutritious meals.
Just to whet your palate a bit, here are some of the recipes I know I’m going to be trying out from The Picky Palate: Maple-Bacon Muffins with Sweet Butter and BBQ-Peach-Glazed Meatloaf, anyone? Oh, and Oreo-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. Baby, bring ’em on. –Shari
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