Holly’s Cooking Challenge

Holly's Cooking Challenge

Welcome to Holly’s Cooking Challenge! Here I will be sharing one of my favorite recipes that we can create together every month. Throughout the month, as you cook the featured recipe, snap a picture, and email it in for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card! 

Let’s get cooking!

bowl of Chickpea Salad

Cooking Challenge

May 2024 Cooking Challenge

Chickpea Salad

This month I am keeping it simple! You can throw this easy chickpea salad together in 20 minutes and let it sit so it’s ready when you are. With a base of chickpeas, it is hearty enough for lunch or pairs perfectly with grilled chicken for dinner!

Alternate Recipes: Looking for more delicious spring salads? These easy recipes are perfect for adding a fresh, crisp side to your busy weeknights!

  • Cucumber Tomato Salad – this refreshing salad is a spring classic! It is the perfect side dish for your favorite grilled or roasted meat!
  • Easy Greek Salad – packed with fresh vegetables, feta cheese, olives, and an easy homemade dressing, this salad is a spring must-try!
3 images including an ipad with a recipe in it, polaroid photos of lasagna, and an email symbol on an envelope
  1. Make this month’s Cooking Challenge recipe (or one of the alternate recipes). Feel free to get creative and add your own spin to the recipe!
  2. Snap a photo of your creation.
  3. Email photos to cookingchallenge@spendwithpennies.com by the last day of the month at 11:59 PM PST for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Have Fun!

If you’re looking for new ways to create in the kitchen, my Cooking Challenge is just what you need. The challenge is designed to inspire you in the kitchen and encourage you to try new things. Don’t be afraid to get creative and add your own twist to the recipes.

And don’t worry about making it look perfect – just take a quick picture with your phone so we can see your delicious creations. So let’s get cooking!

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Challenge FAQ

What is Holly’s Cooking Challenge?

Holly’s Cooking Challenge is a fun way to try new recipes and a way for us to all share our love for cooking! On the first of every month, a new post will be published announcing the challenge recipe for the month. Make the recipe, snap a picture, and email it in for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. I can’t wait to see your creations!

How do I see the new challenge of the month?

Sign up for Spend with Pennies’ emails and watch for the email on the first of every month.

How do I enter?

By emailing cookingchallenge@spendwithpennies.com, you are automatically entered into the draw. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the Cooking Challenge recipe of the month! Make sure to do this before 11:59 PM PST on the last day of the month!

Do I have to make the recipe exactly to be able to enter?

Nope! Any variation of the recipe will count as an entry. You can also make a variation of the alternate recipes to enter.

What is the prize?

The randomly selected winner of the month will receive a $100 Amazon gift card!

How do I know if I’ve won?

You will be emailed if you are the monthly winner.

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