$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Giveaway days are the best days, aren’t they? We love being able to share some love with our readers across the contributor blogs of both My Cooking Spot and My Crafty Spot. We have such a great team of contributors for both blogs so it’s always great to join together to bring all of our readers a fantastic giveaway.

This month we are giving away a $100 Visa gift card. There are so many things you could use it for, back to school shopping, a nice dinner out, bills, food, or save it for Christmas (it’s just around the corner!).

First let’s introduce our fabulous contributors for this giveaway!

Butchers Niche | Speckled Palate | 2 Cookin’ Mamas

Feast + West | Body Rebooted | Crumby Cupcake

Wetherills Say I Do | Blue Eyed Dove | A Savory Feast

My Cooking Spot | My Crafty Spot


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Thanks for joining us and best of luck! Giveaway runs from 8/17 at 12 am EST and ends 8/24 at 11:59 pm EST.

Summer Caprese Pasta Salad


I’m not a fan of mayo so I’ve always been one to miss out on summer side dishes like pasta salad and potato salad. It’s just one of those things I’ve come to accept and don’t worry too much about anymore. But, the other day my husband and I were out to lunch and he ordered a caprese pasta salad. Y’all have to understand that anything with mozzarella and tomatoes is my default choice at a restaurant. So I knew I had to try it. Luckily this particular blend was made without mayo and after only one bite I knew I had to recreate it and see if I could make a pasta salad dish I’d actually enjoy!

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Refreshing Summer Drinks

The heat has definitely turned up in Phoenix. We’ve been experiencing a crazy heat wave, like most of the country, all week with temps above 110 every day. With this crazy hot weather, I’m doing my best to stay hydrated. Sometimes though, I need something a little different than water and I find myself craving special drinks during the summer. So I decided to round up some great summer drinks (alcoholic and non) to try out this summer to beat out the heat!

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Snacking is my favorite meal of the day. I tend to eat a lot of smaller meals throughout the day, so I like to think of myself as a bit of a pro when it comes to snack recipes. I love the typical fruit or even a handful of chips, but preparing a quick snack is even better. The best part about most snacks that take a few minutes of prep work is that they’re usually the best recipes to keep on hand for party appetizers too. These goat cheese stuffed peppers are a versatile little recipe that can serve as a great snack or appetizer.

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