$100 Target Gift Card Spring Giveaway

To celebrate spring time we are giving the chance for one lucky reader to win a $100 gift card to Target.

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A huge thanks to the fabulous My Cooking Spot contributors who made this possible!

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Marcella of Marcella Roses | Erica of The Crumby Cupcake | Erin of Speckled Palate
Susannah of Feast + West | Jenna of A Savory Feast | Alli of An Alli Event
Bex of Butchers Niche | Madison of Wetherills Say I Do | Erin of My Cooking Spot

Giveaway runs from 4/16-4/24. All entries will be verified! Good luck!

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Easy Bread Pudding in a Jar

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I am a dessert addict. It’s a rare evening when I don’t have some kind of dessert after dinner. I love the evenings where I get to enjoy something homemade as an after dinner treat.

Bread pudding is one of those desserts I always expected to just order at a restaurant. As I’m learning more and more about cooking and pushing myself to try new things, I’m realizing how many recipes I think are too difficult but I can totally handle- and you can, too!   [Read more…]

Bacon Hashbrown Breakfast Pie

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I absolutely love fresh produce. I mean, most people do, right? When I studied abroad in Italy, I really started to love a lot of new vegetables because the produce was so fresh over there. In North Carolina, we have this thing called the Produce Box, where each week you can choose to have a box of produce picked by local farmers delivered to your house. I have been skipping the last few weeks because we have been out of town like crazy. But last week, I accidentally received a box instead of skipping one. It was packed full of leafy greens, cherry tomatoes and strawberries.

The thing about leafy vegetables (and fresh produce in general) is that it can go bad pretty quickly if it’s left unused. So after receiving a whole lot of kale and tomatoes, I tried to think of something I could make to use up the veggies before they went bad.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I have always loved baking. I didn’t discover a love of cooking until after I got married three years ago, but baking, I’ve always loved. Granted, my definition of “baking” before was using boxed mix, I still always loved baked goods more than anything else. As I’ve grown in my cooking skills, my baking skills have grown too. I remember the first time I tried to make muffins. I used a complicated recipe that required lots of unnecessary steps and in the end my muffins didn’t turn out at all. Didn’t even make it to the oven. So now, even though I love baking, I still prefer easy recipes that truly anyone can bake from. Good food just simply doesn’t have to be complicated.

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