10 Minute Tomato Soup (Picky Palate Cookbook)

My grilled cheese + tomato soup obsession began when I was little.  Just like 95.6% of the other Mom’s in America did, my mother served up Cream of Tomato soup from the red & white can once in a while (you can probably relate if you were a 70’s kid).  I loved the stuff by itself, but when served with a grilled cheese sandwich it became extra-special.  My favorite thing was tearing off bits of the sandwich and dropping it into the bowl to be scooped up with spoonfuls of soup.  I totally admit to still doing that!  Nowadays for lunch I make a grilled cheese with added fresh tomato (I won’t eat the canned stuff anymore), but it’s even better when I can whip up some homemade Tomato Soup to go along with that grilled cheese.

This super quick (10 minute!!) Tomato Soup comes from newly released The Picky Palate Cookbook.  It’s creamy and delicious with some basil and garlic mixed in too.  It’s also kid-friendly… get the kids to help you and show them how easy it is to make Tomato Soup!  And don’t you dare forget the grilled cheese!

Do you have a family?
Do you have kids who tend to be picky eaters?
Do you need some new ideas for simple, family-friendly meals?
Then this cookbook is for you!  

Jenny Flake’s Picky Palate blog has been a daily read for me since she began blogging five years ago.  Her simple style and creative way with recipes works for me and my family.  I always knew that her cookbook would be great too.  I love that Jenny doesn’t use crazy ingredients that are tough to find at the grocery store, and that she keeps preparation simple.  The book includes recipes for breakfast, main dishes, side dishes, appetizers and desserts.  All of her recipes were created with picky palates in mind.  I’m excited to try the Nutella- Banana- Stuffed French Toast, Maple-Bacon Muffins with Sweet Butter, Skillet-Baked Mac and Cheese, Spanish Rice, Homemade Potato Chips, Smoked Cheddar BBQ Chicken Mac, Garlic- Toasted Spaghetti Pot Pie, Shrimp Linguini in Tomato Cream Sauce, Black Bean Guacamole Burgers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Skillet Monkey Bread, and No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars.  My 11 year old son has tagged about 80% of the recipes in the book for us to make together.  It’s definitely a must-have cookbook for families.


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10 Minute Tomato Soup

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Quick recipe for a creamy tomato soup!

Ingredients:

Two 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
12 medium fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream

Directions:

1. Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, salt and pepper to a food processor or blender. Pulse or blend until smooth.

2. Pour the soup into a medium saucepan set over medium-low heat. Add the heavy cream, stir to combine, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, until hot. Serve warm.

Source:  RecipeGirl.com (re-printed with permission from The Picky Palate Cookbook)

Disclosure:  The book for this giveaway is being provided by Wiley & Sons.  I was given a copy of The Picky Palate Cookbook for review, and all opinions shared are my own.

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — October 29, 2012 @ 3:53 AM

    I must say that tomato soup and grilled cheese is definitely a fall back meal in our house along with mac and cheese. My kids really aren’t that picky and I am very thankful for that. What a great giveaway…that book is on my list on of ones to buy!!!

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    SaraJ — October 29, 2012 @ 4:03 AM

    Spaghetti or tacos.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 29, 2012 @ 4:11 AM

    What kind of meal do you make that is a good one for picky eaters? Thank goodness no one is picky in my house…they’ve learned not to be :) I think pizza is pretty much universally acceptable by everyone though!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — October 29, 2012 @ 4:40 AM

    We just had grilled cheese and tomato soup last night (ours came from the can, hehe…the 70’s girl in me I guess). Although, I prefer my tomato soup with a peanut butter sandwich dipped in the soup. mmmmm. With four kids I have been blessed to not have picky eaters. One of the four chooses to not eat meat, but otherwise life is good around here. My husband is probably the pickiest eater, he counts right? No casseroles when he eats…food doesn’t touch and mingle much on his plate!!! Meat, potato, veggie man.

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    Jayme@Beachreader — October 29, 2012 @ 4:51 AM

    Fried chicken and mashed potatos is my go to for the picky eaters in my life.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    lisatberry — October 29, 2012 @ 4:56 AM

    For picky eaters I always make panko crusted chicken breast. It’s an adult version of chicken tenders but is a hit with the young and old

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    Blog is the New Black — October 29, 2012 @ 5:04 AM

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    For picky eaters?? Burgers!

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — October 29, 2012 @ 5:20 AM

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    Kel — October 29, 2012 @ 5:26 AM

    For picky eaters — hiding veges in tomato sauce and pasta!

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    Laura H. — October 29, 2012 @ 5:41 AM

    I make spaghetti or potato soap. There is never leftovers!

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    Lauren — October 29, 2012 @ 6:00 AM

    Tacos and walking tacos always seem to be a hit with everyone.

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    Donna Tanner — October 29, 2012 @ 6:02 AM

    Chicken is always good for the picky eater. Not fried but baked strips coated in crushed corn flakes. A question about your tomato soup recipe….can I just use crushed tomatoes and leave out the food processor step?

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    DessertForTwo — October 29, 2012 @ 6:05 AM

    For my brother’s kids (who are eternally picky), I make a pasta sauce that is loaded with hidden veggies! They never know & they eat it all up!

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    Laura in Texas — October 29, 2012 @ 6:08 AM

    Comfort food when the kids had a bad day or feeling like they’re trying to get sick and just aren’t hungry. In particular, hamburger meat, shredded cheese and macaroni elbows gets everyone eating.

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    Karla G — October 29, 2012 @ 6:11 AM

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    Lori Lange — October 29, 2012 @ 6:24 AM

    That would make for a very chunky soup. It would definitely not be the same!

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    Samantha — October 29, 2012 @ 6:34 AM

    For picky eaters, I go with chicken cutlets…kind of like a better version of chicken nuggets.

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    Kara D — October 29, 2012 @ 6:35 AM

    I make a monochromatic meal such as a roast chicken with mashed potatoes, and an optional vegetable!

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    Cathy — October 29, 2012 @ 6:46 AM

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    danielle — October 29, 2012 @ 6:55 AM

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    Aimee — October 29, 2012 @ 6:59 AM

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — October 29, 2012 @ 7:12 AM

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    Claudia — October 29, 2012 @ 2:59 PM

    Mac N cheese for the picky eaters here.

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    Tina — October 29, 2012 @ 4:34 PM

    I have 6 kids, but one go-to meal that I can get them all to eat is cheesy scrambled eggs with chunks of ham mixed in. Breakfast for dinner is always a winner! Ha!

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    Bianca — October 29, 2012 @ 4:39 PM

    My go to for picky eaters is any grilled meat and rice.

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    JenP — October 29, 2012 @ 5:01 PM

    Mac and cheese

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    Kristin T — October 29, 2012 @ 5:12 PM

    Chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese.

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    Eloise — October 29, 2012 @ 5:16 PM

    My family is very picky, AND my husband is allergic to chicken,(Its terrible) so cooking can be challenging for me sometimes. But As cheesy as it sounds, ( no pun intended) my famliy will never complain when i make cheesey quesadas and french fries. easy and we can all eat, and be merry:)

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    Lisa Cornely — October 29, 2012 @ 5:22 PM

    Luckily no picky eaters in my house, but pizza is a universal favorite. In a pinch I will use Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough, jarred sauce, fresh mozzarella, veggies and .crumbled sausage. Or if they’re extra picky, just sauce and cheese.

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    I like to make breakfast — pancakes, scrambled eggs and bacon! You can’t go wrong with that meal! :)

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    Lisa — October 29, 2012 @ 5:38 PM

    Pasta is a quick easy go to that everyone loves.

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    Lezli — October 29, 2012 @ 5:45 PM

    I’m not a big tomato soup fan, but I fixed this recipe this evening for dinner. It hit the spot on this cold day. Just right for blizzard conditions.

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    Jenny — October 29, 2012 @ 5:48 PM

    My go-to meal for my picky kids is Shepherd’s Pie. Both of my kiddos eat it up!!

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    Lori Lange — October 29, 2012 @ 6:36 PM

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    Kristin — October 29, 2012 @ 6:43 PM

    spaghetti and meatballs

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    Melisa — October 29, 2012 @ 7:07 PM

    Grilled cheese is an easy fall-back for me.

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    Kari M — October 29, 2012 @ 7:09 PM

    Soup or anything with pasta is the cure to get my picky eater to try it.

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    Kelsey — October 29, 2012 @ 7:21 PM

    I make a cream cheese chicken chili that is always a hit.

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    Sara M — October 29, 2012 @ 7:46 PM

    My boys are picky but they all love baked chicken taquitos!

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    Amy Tong — October 29, 2012 @ 9:16 PM

    What a wonderful giveaway. 10 minutes to prepare this gorgeous tomato soup? Count me in. My picky eaters at home love sandwiches. So, I make grilled cheese sandwiches for them all the time. This soup would go really nice with that. :)

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    Khadija — October 29, 2012 @ 11:55 PM

    I would have to say pizza! It’s so versatile.

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    Heather K Miller — October 30, 2012 @ 12:23 AM

    The meal that my pickiest eaters will eat the best is tin foil dinners. I just throw carrots and potatoes in a foil packet with a ground turkey patty. I sprinkle some garlic salt and kosher salt and pepper, throw it in the oven at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes and my kids devour it. That and spaghetti. I cook gourmet meals several times a week and those are the only 2 things, my kids will eat. Oh well!

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    Kimberly H — October 30, 2012 @ 12:38 AM

    I often make chicken enchiladas for company, most everybody seems to like it.

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    kesha — October 30, 2012 @ 2:45 AM

    For my picky daughter, I make her grilled chicken strips and Mac and Cheese!

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    barbara n — October 30, 2012 @ 3:22 AM

    My picky eater likes any shape of pasta – plain with butter

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    jamie gramley — October 30, 2012 @ 4:16 AM

    i make a roasted chicken and coat it in a bbq type sauce made of honey, ketchup, and worcheshire and my picky toddlers eat it up.

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    Donna — October 30, 2012 @ 4:17 AM

    I found roasted chicken with couscous was a great meal to serve for the picky eaters ( friends of my daughters). My kids eat everything!!

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    Stephanie — October 30, 2012 @ 4:21 AM

    My picky eaters love anything from muffin tin. I would say there favorite meal is meatloaves with VEGGIES and mashed potato “frosting.”

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    Stephanie B — October 30, 2012 @ 4:24 AM

    For my husband, who’s picky, I do a roasted pork tenderloin with fresh herbs and garlic. It’s fail-proof, filling, and a great lean meal. I serve with veggies for me and garlic mashed potatoes for him. I would love that picky eaters book. I checked it out on amazon, and it looked awesome! Pick me!

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    Tricia Dietz — October 30, 2012 @ 4:26 AM

    For my picky eaters we just recently tried something new that we call “Super Stuffers.” We rolled out Grands biscuits and put toppings inside, folded them over, pinched the edges tight and baked. I used all kinds of leftovers in my fridge…chicken, ground beef from tacos, veggies, shredded cheese and pepperoni. They had a blast creating combinations and actually ate dinner with out any issues. I have one that likes to dip things, so he had some warm tomato sauce with his. They make a great lunch box addition the next day too…

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — October 30, 2012 @ 4:29 AM

    Love the soup!! Simple, flavorful and delicious! The cookbook seems like a good one!!

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    Kim V — October 30, 2012 @ 4:39 AM

    The picky eaters in my family get homemade macaroni and cheese. Maybe that’s why they stay picky.

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — October 30, 2012 @ 4:49 AM

    All meals. I am such a picky eater, I hate it but it’s true. Sooo everything I make is for a picky eater :P

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    Kristin — October 30, 2012 @ 4:55 AM

    Hmmm, for picky eaters I would try spaghetti and red sauce, pizza, or tacos with lots of veggies on top!

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    Sherry — October 30, 2012 @ 4:57 AM

    My six grandkids like shepherd’s pie. It contains all the food groups. Would like to try some from the cookbook.

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    Linda Moore — October 30, 2012 @ 4:59 AM

    Crispy baked chicken fingers

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    Allison R — October 30, 2012 @ 5:00 AM

    Mac & cheese is a never fail dish for my picky eater!

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    Geri Brown — October 30, 2012 @ 5:01 AM

    We have no kids, and my husband isn’t picky, we enjoy a great big salad of Romaine Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Feta for our Protein, with a nice piece of fresh fruit for dessert! Can you say BORING? But we love it:)

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    Anne — October 30, 2012 @ 5:03 AM

    Plain cheese pizza is a winner for even picky eaters, at least around here!

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    Susan — October 30, 2012 @ 5:06 AM

    Pasta is always a safe bet, especially if I let everyone put on however much sauce they want (or don’t want – some like butter only).

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    betty h — October 30, 2012 @ 5:09 AM

    Grilled cheese is always a good one, my picky eater loves cheese omelets. Thanks for the give away :)

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    Darcy Spiekhout — October 30, 2012 @ 5:32 AM

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    Ann — October 30, 2012 @ 5:32 AM

    My picky eaters like pasta with tomato sauce.

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    Darcy Spiekhout — October 30, 2012 @ 5:32 AM

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    Darcy Spiekhout — October 30, 2012 @ 5:38 AM

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    Darcy Spiekhout — October 30, 2012 @ 5:42 AM

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    Muffy — October 30, 2012 @ 5:42 AM

    Tacos or homemade mashed potatoes!

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    Laurie Ann — October 30, 2012 @ 6:18 AM

    One word — Tacos!

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    Carol — October 30, 2012 @ 6:22 AM

    My grandkids love pizza!

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    Casey N. — October 30, 2012 @ 6:26 AM

    Pizza is good for picky eaters.

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    Yvette — October 30, 2012 @ 6:30 AM

    Pizza! Can’t go wrong – everybody loves it. Great blog!!!

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    Valerie — October 30, 2012 @ 6:32 AM

    Pasta with butter, garlic, salt and Parmesan is always a welcome dish, even to the pickiest of eaters. :)

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    Sarah G — October 30, 2012 @ 6:35 AM

    Personal pizzas where everyone gets to pick their own toppings and tacos, with choice of flour or corn tortillas, or hard shells, and choice of toppings. One of my four kids is vegetarian so both work, she just doesn’t put meat on her tacos.

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    Tanya A — October 30, 2012 @ 6:36 AM

    Go to meal: tacos :)

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    Diane — October 30, 2012 @ 6:45 AM

    Chicken fingers breaded in panko, served with homemade honey-mustard sauce. Yum!

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    KaySue — October 30, 2012 @ 6:45 AM

    My go to for picky eaters is tacos or homemade pizza.

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    darbi — October 30, 2012 @ 6:51 AM

    Pizza and everyone picks their toppings!

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    Angie T. — October 30, 2012 @ 6:59 AM

    Pasta with butter & parmesan cheese

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    Jacqui — October 30, 2012 @ 7:08 AM

    I find that basic spaghetti and meatballs usually works for picky eaters! Or, you can’t go wrong with a grilled cheese :-)

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    Liza — October 30, 2012 @ 7:10 AM

    my picky eaters will always eat meatloaf :)

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    Cora — October 30, 2012 @ 7:17 AM

    Thanks for your cooking!

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    Andrea W. — October 30, 2012 @ 7:38 AM

    Spaghetti with meat sauce seems to please everyone.

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    Rose — October 30, 2012 @ 7:40 AM

    My grandson doesn’t care for squash, sweet potatoes or cabbage but eats carrots, celery, any kind of beans, onions-both green & regular, radishes, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. He knows he can eat anything in my garden as I garden organically so can’t call him a finicky eater & my kids, all grown now, did the same thing. I would love to win this cookbook for a friend who does have this problem. Thank you for a great givaway!

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    Becky — October 30, 2012 @ 8:02 AM

    Take care when making tomato based soups with dairy or the soup will curdle as this picture shows. But I LOVE tomato soups – I usually make mine with crushed tomatoes and chicken broth then add a splash of cream for richness at the end and a sprinkle of parmigiano cheese. Picky eater food is either a creamy potato soup or pasta with meatballs! All kids and picky adults love pasta!

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    Mary — October 30, 2012 @ 8:05 AM

    soup or pizza works for my family!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — October 30, 2012 @ 8:13 AM

    I have a house full of picky eaters – Spaghetti with meatballs works for everyone (and I can mix into some good stuff they don’t know about)

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    Angie — October 30, 2012 @ 8:18 AM

    Tomato soup and pasta for my picky boy!

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    jessica w — October 30, 2012 @ 8:22 AM

    I make spaghetti with penne noodles, my husband is really picky and normal noodles are too messy :)

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    Babs — October 30, 2012 @ 8:25 AM

    Tacos or burritos, either beef or chicken with lots of toppings/additions. Everyone can choose what they want. I never get any complaints from my family of picky eaters.

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    Jennie — October 30, 2012 @ 8:34 AM

    Grilled chicken Caesar is one dish the whole family will eat!

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    Jamie Partusch — October 30, 2012 @ 8:48 AM

    The best recipe I’ve made for my kids is cupcake meatloaf. You prepare meatloaf how you typically like it. And then you take a small handful per whole in your cupcake pan. After there is a ball in each space, I take a spoon and dig a little holes. These holes are filled with ranch, ketchup, cream soup, different bbq sauces, soy sauce…. whatever you please! Ranch, Ketchup, and bqq are our favorite. My best friends kids like the honey bbq and ranch! Sometimes they enjoy trying more just to guess whats in the middle. Topping with cheese the last few minute you bake is optional!

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    Liz (formerly VeggieGirl) — October 30, 2012 @ 8:55 AM

    The meal I make that is good for picky eaters is some sort of pasta dish. So versatile and can please many people, even the pickiest ones.

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    Naomi S. — October 30, 2012 @ 9:09 AM

    My picky eater loves paella. I think he enjoys eating the rice most. I leave out pimento olives. My recipe is made with chicken and sausage and it’s yummy!

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    Melissa M. — October 30, 2012 @ 9:16 AM

    Mac & cheese is my picky eater’s fave dish! I can’t wait to get my hands on this cookbook!

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    Maureen — October 30, 2012 @ 9:24 AM

    Spaghetti!

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    Nicole — October 30, 2012 @ 9:37 AM

    I would typically make a sandwich for picky eaters….it’s hard to go wrong with bread and meat.

    Or cereal! haha!

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    Andrea D. — October 30, 2012 @ 9:37 AM

    I make pizza casserole and my 3 picky eaters love it. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    Andrea D. — October 30, 2012 @ 9:42 AM

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    Diane — October 30, 2012 @ 9:47 AM

    I am the pickiest eater in the house, so something with no onion, nothing green and no crunchy textures. I have a cheese tortellini recipe with a tomato cream sauce that every single person young and old seem to love.

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    kathy d — October 30, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

    I am one of the lucky ones, I don’t have a picky eater so I can try anything new that I want to

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    Elena Vassilieva — October 30, 2012 @ 10:14 AM

    Everyone in our family seems to like potstickers. I just add oil and a little bit of water in a pan, add potstickers, cover and wait until they are just about ready. Then I remove the lids and let them brown a little bit. Quick and easy.

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    Elizabeth — October 30, 2012 @ 10:38 AM

    I have started making veggie nuggets fro my picky eater :)

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    Susana I. — October 30, 2012 @ 10:40 AM

    I don’t have anything special nor do I have a picky eater neither :)

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    Meagan — October 30, 2012 @ 10:45 AM

    Chicken and corn for picky eaters!

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    Lisa — October 30, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

    I make grilled cheese or peanut butter sandwiches… BUT I love all the ideas from the book!

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    Sarah — October 30, 2012 @ 11:58 AM

    Anything with cheese is a big winner at my house.

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    Corisa — October 30, 2012 @ 12:41 PM

    Any pasta meal seems to go!

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    Brandi — October 30, 2012 @ 12:57 PM

    Mac and Cheese!

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    Lakenya Jacobs — October 30, 2012 @ 1:05 PM

    when i lived at home a lot of were picky eaters but the one thing we couldn’t get enough of was moms slickers. Dumpling/noodle like squares thrown in with boiled chicken and chicken broth for six hours. It was great for non-meat eaters and meat eaters. She would always pair it with her homemade apple crisp. Defiantly the best meal in the house.

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    Desi — October 30, 2012 @ 1:29 PM

    I’m the picky eater in our house lol! But I think mac and cheese goes over well with anyone!

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    erin — October 30, 2012 @ 1:41 PM

    I agree with many of the posts written above. Mac and cheese always seems to be a hit in our house!

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    Phyllis — October 30, 2012 @ 1:45 PM

    Grilled cheese and tomato soup is usually a good meal to feed the picky eaters in my life.

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    Yvette N. — October 30, 2012 @ 1:52 PM

    I have always depended on an old standby for picky eaters. It is amazing
    how many veggies you can sneak in, while making a homemade soup.
    I retired after 26 years from being a cook at a grade school, and always
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    Kim B. — October 30, 2012 @ 2:12 PM

    Breakfast for dinner is good for picky eaters :)

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    susan — October 30, 2012 @ 2:15 PM

    grileed chicken and veggies usually goes at our house!

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    Kathy — October 30, 2012 @ 2:17 PM

    Mac and Cheese or Pizza are the only things I can get my pickiest eater to eat.

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    Marcia — October 30, 2012 @ 2:18 PM

    Even when my kids were little I could sneak veggies in spaghetti and they would always eat it.

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    Katie — October 30, 2012 @ 2:49 PM

    My husband is a picky eater and he always loves my spaghetti and meatballs!

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    Jan R — October 30, 2012 @ 2:54 PM

    Homemade chicken nuggets.

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    allie h — October 30, 2012 @ 3:06 PM

    mac and cheese(:

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    Sarah E. — October 30, 2012 @ 3:09 PM

    Funny enough, my picky eaters love broccoli cheddar soup! It’s their favorite :)

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    Mia — October 30, 2012 @ 3:16 PM

    Cheese pizza is the number one pick here… so are some kind of jelly sandwiches (either PBJ, but someone doesn’t like peanut butter, so she often gets cream cheese and strawberry jelly)

    Great poll! People had such good ideas.

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    Stephanie-Oh — October 30, 2012 @ 3:55 PM

    My daughter (grown and on her own now!), was my picky eater. She wouldn’t eat meat and I worried constantly about her. The only meal she ate was breakfast so I often had breakfast for dinner in the evening. She loved omelets and would eat sausage patties (not links!!!). and no bacon! Where did this child come from!??! I would load the omelet with camoflaged veggies diced very fine or even ground up.She won’t eat meat attached to a bone-no steak, pork chop, or bone in chicken. To this day she has never tasted turkey!

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    Lisa — October 30, 2012 @ 4:04 PM

    My husband is the pickiest eater of all! I love any type of fish… he does not. Maple glazed salmon is a go to for us at least once a week… I guess the sweetness is enough of a cover! :)

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    Krista Sanderson — October 30, 2012 @ 4:16 PM

    When in doubt, chicken sausage or any kind of sausage. My son could eat it for every meal.

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    Lynne — October 30, 2012 @ 5:15 PM

    I have a taco soup receipe that very good …. even my picky eater friend says it’s her favorite! Thank you for the giveaway and the opportunity to participate.

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    Stephanie — October 30, 2012 @ 5:19 PM

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    Rachael Peng — October 30, 2012 @ 5:46 PM

    I always make a simple fried rice with scallions, scrambled eggs, and some peas and carrots. Bound to satisfy!

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    Lynne — October 30, 2012 @ 5:46 PM

    I have a good taco soup recipe that even picky eaters love. Thank you for the giveaway and the opportunity to participate.

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    Tammy — October 30, 2012 @ 7:26 PM

    I make cheese quesdillas.

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    Jodie — October 30, 2012 @ 7:37 PM

    I have 4 kids under 7 and almost all of them are picky! My go to meal for them is teriyaki tofu or sweet and sour meatballs. They always eat something with soy sauce and rice! :)

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    Tammy — October 30, 2012 @ 7:43 PM

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    sarapete — October 30, 2012 @ 8:09 PM

    My whole family loves pesto pasta so I make home made pesto and add spinach.

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    Tina — October 30, 2012 @ 8:21 PM

    Chicken is on the top of our list although my “picky eater” is starting to branch out a little more and try different foods.

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    Maegan — October 31, 2012 @ 4:44 AM

    Tacos, pizza and spaghetti seem to be universal.

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    Marvleen — October 31, 2012 @ 5:09 AM

    Homemade mac and cheese seemed to appeal to my pickiest eater.

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — October 31, 2012 @ 5:38 AM

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    Rachel Cooks — October 31, 2012 @ 5:46 AM

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    Emily — October 31, 2012 @ 5:50 AM

    Every Wednesday is pizza night at my house. We make homemade pizza together. It is a great homemade meal for picky eaters because we can personalize it. My boyfriend loves everything on his pizza. I am the picky one. We always end up with a half and half. :)

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    Dionysia — October 31, 2012 @ 6:52 AM

    And what about us here in Europe???I wish I could take part to this giveaway :(

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    Mark — October 31, 2012 @ 7:55 AM

    Straight up chicken cutlets breaded and cooked in a pan. The kids like them plain or maybe dipped in something. I can dress them up how I like and/or add pasta.

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    Shica — October 31, 2012 @ 8:01 AM

    Can’t go wrong with tacos.

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    Sherri C — October 31, 2012 @ 8:21 AM

    Hmm, I have a picky eatter and her go to meal is Mac & Cheese. Thanks for the opportunity, can’t wait to look through this Cookbook!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — October 31, 2012 @ 8:31 AM

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    Chris — October 31, 2012 @ 8:47 AM

    Add extra cheese to anything cheesy and we have a winner! Pizza usually works! Oddly, my Mom’s bean soup recipe is well received when it’s cold, too! Especially with garlic cheese biscuits! GREAT give-away!!!

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    Maralee — October 31, 2012 @ 9:20 AM

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    Jeff Amador — October 31, 2012 @ 9:31 AM

    My standard meal for picky eaters is pizza. We split it and top each portion the way that we want it!

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    Amelia — October 31, 2012 @ 10:24 AM

    My kids love teriyaki chicken and vegetables over rice. Veggies they wouldn’t eat on their own are suddenly delicious with teriyaki sauce on them.

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    Helen — October 31, 2012 @ 10:31 AM

    Everyone loves a nice roast chicken and veg!

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    GP Mom — October 31, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

    That’s a tough one, even though I have grown kids and grandkids. It makes get-togethers challenging. I usually include kids food, like homemade chicken nuggets and adult food like a roasted meat of some kind. We do have veggie haters, so I avoid casseroles that might include them, and just serve them on the side.

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    Steph — October 31, 2012 @ 12:49 PM

    Taco Soup is always a good go to meal for my family. Makes everyone happy, and when everyone is happy MOMS Happy!!

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    April — October 31, 2012 @ 7:35 PM

    yum, this looks delicious! now that the weather is getting cold I am researching soup recipes-this is quick and easy, def one to add to my list.

    Usually I make some sort of pizza/calzone for the picky eaters in my fam with store bought fresh pizza dough that way everyone can customize what they want!

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    Kristi — October 31, 2012 @ 9:31 PM

    Fried rice with eggs meat and lots of veggies is always great in my house.

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    Cindy I. — November 1, 2012 @ 4:05 AM

    Pizza or fried rice! Never any leftovers.

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — November 1, 2012 @ 5:20 AM

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    Mandy Blank — November 1, 2012 @ 6:27 AM

    My kids are very picky eaters, but meat loaf and french fries always seems to go over very well!

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    Jodi H. — November 1, 2012 @ 8:41 AM

    Usually my kids will eat any kind of pasta. Since they also like pizzza, sometimes it’s fun to throw in some pepperoni to some of my pasta dishes.

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    Megan S. — November 1, 2012 @ 8:43 AM

    homemade pizza is always a hit!

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    Randy Taylor — November 1, 2012 @ 8:48 AM

    Taco and burrito served buffet style. Build your own, either hard or soft shell, or just make a salad out of the options.

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    Cindy — November 1, 2012 @ 8:48 AM

    Now that my picky eaters have picky eaters of their own, they understand the frustration of trying to accomodate everyone’s tastes. Sloppy joes or mac and cheese where always a good bet, they could doctor them up to suit their own tastes!

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    Megan — November 1, 2012 @ 8:53 AM

    My favorite recipes to make for my picky eaters (ages 6 and 3) are anything with cheese. Seriously – all I have to do is say there’s cheese in there and it’s GONE! LOL

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    Rebecca K — November 1, 2012 @ 9:04 AM

    With 5 children in the house there’s no space for picky eaters, but the favorite go to meal is pasta with white sauce and chicken :)

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    Nancy Cirillo — November 1, 2012 @ 9:18 AM

    My daughter is a picky eater and would love to try some new ideas!

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    Darcie Newbold — November 1, 2012 @ 11:47 AM

    Running a daycare I deal with picky eaters all day! Im a big fan of Home made foods and fresh fruits and veggies.
    I’m always looking for a new way to present them to my own kids as well as the daycare kids.
    A favorite with my family and daycare kids; grilled chicken quesadillas. I mix mild green chili’s & cheese with pre-grilled chicken chunks. grill over a hot-dry skillet and top with fresh salsa and low-fat sour creme. some of the kids won’t eat the salsa and/or sour creme but love the quesadilla!

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    Amanda Thompson — November 1, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

    Chicken Nuggets!

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    Lacey — November 1, 2012 @ 4:08 PM

    For picky eaters I usually make some kind of pasta. Spaghetti with meatballs or lasagna usually pleases everyone.

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    Maureen — November 1, 2012 @ 6:33 PM

    I make chicken alfredo with penne pasta that it pretty good for picky eaters.

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    Cara — November 1, 2012 @ 6:38 PM

    Homemade flatbread pizzas.

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    tcmary — November 1, 2012 @ 7:05 PM

    Spaghetti, ev one eats that and no complaints

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    Alison — November 1, 2012 @ 8:26 PM

    I like to make SOMETHING with pesto for picky eaters! They all seem to like it!

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    Amy S — November 1, 2012 @ 10:56 PM

    Spaghetti and meatballs!

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    Laura C. — November 2, 2012 @ 5:12 AM

    Cheeseburger spaghetti – everyone loves cheeseburgers and I can sneak in more veggies in spaghetti form : )

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    Michele — November 2, 2012 @ 6:09 AM

    “Super quesadillas” with cold cuts and avocado

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    Elisa Bash — November 2, 2012 @ 12:05 PM

    Spagetti and meatballs or mac and cheese for the picky eaters.

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    Tracy — November 5, 2012 @ 5:06 AM

    My picky eaters love comfort food, so grilled cheese is a popular fallback, casseroles seem to be the next favorite.

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