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Announcing the Spring Bucket List

Introducing the Skillful Cook Spring Bucket List! Jump feet-first into a happy, colorful, fresh eating season by making these flavor-packed recipes and entering yourself to win fun prizes!

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Here it is - the 2023 Skillful Cook Spring Bucket List!

Everything You Need For The Spring Bucket List

You can find the printable Spring Bucket List here!

What Is The Spring Bucket List?

The Spring Bucket List is a collection of 8 recipes that I consider must-makes for spring! These are some of our tried and true, most popular, come back to it every year favorite recipes.

You can cook your way through this list just for fun, AND, if you want, you can enter to win prizes!

How it works:

  • Make one recipe and enter for an individual prize;
  • OR complete the entire bucket list (all 8 recipes plus sharing a meal with a friend) and enter to win our grand prize of $1,000 cash!

(Full details on giveaways can be found here.)


What Are The Recipes and Prizes?

This is the full list of all 8 recipes on the Spring Bucket List!

1: Chopped Salad Pizza

Prize: $250 gift card to Williams Sonoma, Nordic Ware, DeLallo, ALDI, or Caraway

2: Carrot Cake Coffee Cake

Prize: $250 gift card to Williams Sonoma, Nordic Ware, DeLallo, ALDI, or Caraway

3: Coconut Curry Salmon

Prize: $250 gift card to Williams Sonoma, Nordic Ware, DeLallo, ALDI, or Caraway

4: Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo

Prize: $250 gift card to Williams Sonoma, Nordic Ware, DeLallo, ALDI, or Caraway

5: Best Anytime Baked Chicken Meatballs

Prize: $250 gift card to Williams Sonoma, Nordic Ware, DeLallo, ALDI, or Caraway

6: Strawberry White Chocolate Cookies

Prize: $250 gift card to Williams Sonoma, Nordic Ware, DeLallo, ALDI, or Caraway

7: Pistachio Loaf

Prize: $250 gift card to Williams Sonoma, Nordic Ware, DeLallo, ALDI, or Caraway

8: Crunchy Roll Bowls

Prize: $250 gift card to Williams Sonoma, Nordic Ware, DeLallo, ALDI, or Caraway

9: Share Food with a Friend

This one is new! The goal is to add a bit of sunshine to someone's day by bringing them a meal or treat.

A few ideas could be:

  • Donate to a food-related organization. We love the work that World Central Kitchen does!
  • Grab coffee with a friend or family member.
  • Bring cookies to a neighbor.
  • Share a meal with someone going through a hard season.
  • Have friends over for dinner.

This does not need to be a Skillful Cook recipe. Just be sure to send a photo of whatever you do. If you make a donation to a food-related organization, you can email us the receipt and blur out the donation amount or any other personal info!

Prize: $250 gift card to Williams Sonoma, Nordic Ware, DeLallo, ALDI, or Caraway


How To Enter The Giveaways

How To Enter Individual Recipe Giveaways

  1. Take a photo of your completed recipe and email it to [email protected]. Put the name of the recipe in the subject line. That's it!
  2. For a bonus entry, after you've sent a photo, leave a rating on the recipe! Please use the same email address for both entries so we can count you twice.

How To Enter for The Grand Prize

  1. Send an email to [email protected] with the words “grand prize” in the subject line. Include your photos of each of the completed recipes as well as your photo of sharing a meal with a friend. That's it!

Entry Deadlines

We will be accepting entries from March 20th - April 11th.

Submissions will close on April 11th at 11:59 pm CST.


Other Important Details

What if I want to make dietary modifications to a recipe?

Make your subs and swaps, no problem! Send us the photo like usual. If you leave a review, it's super helpful if you note what you changed about the recipe (used shredded jackfruit instead of shredded chicken, for example) in case others might want to do the same!

Can I share my recipe photo multiple times for more entries?

The only way to get a bonus entry is to leave a review on the recipe itself! As long as you use the same email address for both entries, that will count as two entries.

I would LOVE to see your recipe photos on Instagram as well - if you tag @skillfulcook, I should be able to find them!

Can I enter the individual giveaways and the grand prize?

Yes!

Do I need to make all of the recipes and share a meal with a friend in order to be eligible for the grand prize?

Yes!

Do I need to make a Skillful Cook recipe when I share a meal with a friend?

It does not need to be a Skillful Cook recipe! Just be sure to snap a photo so we can count it as an entry.

How old do I have to be to participate?

To be entered to win a prize, you will need to be 18 years or older.

Do I need to live in the U.S. to win?

Individual prizes are limited to U.S. residents.

The grand prize can be won by anyone worldwide.

How will winners be chosen?

By emailing your completed recipe image to us, you are entered to win the prize associated with that recipe. A bonus entry is counted when you leave a rating for the recipe on the blog.

Winners will be selected at random from individual recipe entries (combining email entries with rating entries). We do not choose based on photo quality or any other characteristics of your entry - they are chosen at random!

Once a winner is selected, each individual will have the option to choose the gift card they'd like to receive (Caraway, ALDI, DeLallo, Nordic Ware, and Williams Sonoma).

Can I win multiple prizes?

One prize per winner is allowed.

If your name is selected for a prize, a member of our team will contact you on April 12th through the email address used for your entry.

Individual prizes will be shipped to the selected winners (based in the US), and the grand prize cash will be delivered via PayPal.


We're so ready and very excited to kick off such a happy season and get some of these tried-and-true recipes in your kitchen!

I will be making these recipes on Instagram throughout the next 4-ish weeks as we run this Spring Bucket List challenge, so be sure to check stories, reels, and highlights on Instagram to see the recipes up close and personal in my kitchen! You can follow along here.

And as you're making the recipes, if you have questions, feel free to drop a comment on the recipe post or email our team at [email protected]!

Happy spring cooking!

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19 Comments

  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    What a fun way to bring in the joyful spring season! And the illustrated checklist is adorable!

  2. Skillful Cook Logo

    I cannot wait! The Christmas one was SO FUN. I’m already putting these recipes on my calendar. Thanks for the new challenge 🙂

  3. Skillful Cook Logo

    I did the Holiday Bucket List and it was so fun to challenge myself – very excited to give the spring one a whirl!

  4. Skillful Cook Logo

    I know what my first entry will be!!!! I will use ANY excuse to make that Carrot Cake Coffee Cake! It’s a favorite in our household!!!

    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      If you already made the Carrot cake, how did it turn out? And, did you make a YouTube video about the potential Carrot cake take you made? 🙂

  5. Skillful Cook Logo

    Lemon Chicken soup sounds quite healthy and delicious. It may also be an ideal dish for people looking to lose weight while multitasking on their job job or side hustle. 🙂

  6. Skillful Cook Logo

    so excited for the spring bucket list! most of these are already vegetarian/pescatarian or easily customizable, but I gotta say I’m a little lost as to how to modify the meatballs and still honor the spirit of the recipe…

    Happily taking suggestions 🙂

  7. Skillful Cook Logo

    Excited to try some of these recipes this week. I don’t know that I’ll get to them all in the time frame, but I bought the ingredients for 3 of them today!

  8. Skillful Cook Logo

    These bucket lists are so fun! I’m already hoping for a summer and fall list. Thank you for the inspiration and motivation to try new things!

  9. Skillful Cook Logo

    I just wanted to say I have LOVED participating in this bucket list challenge. It kept bringing me back to POY and trying to see how many I could complete and was really uplifting and motivating in these weird in-between first days of spring. I didn’t manage them all… but I can’t wait to try again the next time you hold this challenge (summer?) which I hope will be soon! Thanks so much for the motivation 🙂

  10. Skillful Cook Logo

    This is very interesting information! I’ve enjoyed reading your points, and I think you’re right about a lot of them