YOU GUYS! Eeeeeeep! I know you've seen and heard through the grapevine that I've had something hiding up my sleeve. Well, the day is here! I can officially share with you all what the secret is! Samantha of Elah Tree and I have been working behind the scenes for the last few months to bring you Cooks in the Kitchen, a cooking challenge! *Cue all the party confetti and balloons dropping!!*
After talking one afternoon, we thought it would be an amazing thing to have all of us to join together for the next few months, get to know each other better, and commune together, in some fun and magical way. That way turned into sharing awesome recipes with each other, which would then revolve around a special ingredient challenge each month! We're so excited to share this with you; to learn together, to hang out together, and most importantly- to cook together.
I mean, what better way to love on your blogging neighbor than with food, amiright? Food = Happiness. We're all about that.
I don't know about you, but when a friend or dear one shares their grandmother's secret cake recipe, or emails me a pin from their favorite blogger's repertoire, I get kiddy with glee. It's such a great way to serve one another- by sharing recipes one can make for their own family and friends. That's kind of what this is all about.
WHAT IT IS :
Cooks in the Kitchen is an opportunity to meet new bloggers, readers, friends; and COOK. Samantha and I will provide you with your main ingredient to cook with the first Friday of every month. Then you have the rest of that month to scour through your recipes and find the perfect one. We will have a link up blog post on both of our blogs where you can submit your recipe and blog post of your cooking creation, the fourth Friday of the month. There we will also announce the next ingredient challenge for the next month. You can use whatever recipe you wish (either out of your head or from another source- please cite source accordingly); just make sure your recipe includes the main ingredient listed. Also, please refrain from sharing your recipe or posting your blog post until the link up date! :) We want it to be a surprise for everyone.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:
Everyone! We want everyone to join us even if you're not a blogger. So spread the word to all your cooking and baking friends! Also, during this time, make sure you share your cooking adventures on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook using the hashtag #cooksinthekitchen2014 ! Which means if you're not a blogger, we'll still be able to be a part of your journey through your social media! Wheeee! Can't wait to see all the processes!
Our first challenge begins today! Wooohooo! So get your baking and cooking senses tingling! The link up for this month's challenge will be posted on both of our blogs Friday, March 28th. So make sure you come back and mark it on your calendars. This challenge will continue through September, ending Friday, September 26th.
Oh! Some months might be easier ingredients, some months harder, and some months will feature savory instead of sweet! We want to get everyone involved, not just bakers and/or cooks! We are so excited for these next few months and can't wait for you to join us! Please let us know if you have any questions and don't forget to grab a button, place it on your sidebar, and tell all your friends!