Improv Cooking Challenge

Are you a food blogger looking for a new challenge? You should join the Improv Cooking Challenge!

The group was initially started in 2011 (has it really been that long?!) by Sheryl of The Lady Behind the Curtain. By November of that year,  Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker  had taken over. The concept was simple – two ingredients were chosen for each month and fellow bloggers were challenged to make a recipe using them. The idea stuck and in 2014, Lesa of Edesia’s Notebook took over as the host.

I’ve taken over as of June 2016 and I hope you’ll join us! Here’s how it works –

What: The Improv Cooking Challenge, a monthly blogging event where bloggers share recipes using two assigned ingredients for that month

Who: Food Bloggers

When: the 2nd Thursday of Every Month

Why: because it’s fun!

Details:  For each month there are two assigned ingredients (scroll down to see what we have chosen for each month). Bloggers can let their imaginations run wild, creating a sweet or savory dish featuring those two ingredients and any others that they would like.

Substitutions: You may make similar substitutions of the ingredients to meet dietary restrictions (vegan, kosher, gluten-free, etc.) Just let us know somewhere in your post.

New Members: If you’d like to join us, please request to join the Improv Challenge Cooking Facebook  group. 

The Facebook group includes the Guidelines for participating each month. If you’d like to see what we’ve made in the past, check out our Pinterest board. You can also search hashtags #ImprovCooking and #ImprovCookingChallenge on social media.



Check Out Our Themes! 

2019 Themes and Posting Dates

  • January 10: oatmeal and honey
  • February 14: wine and italian seasoning
  • March 14: ramen and pork
  • April 9: strawberry and rhubarb
  • May 9: butter and pickles
  • June 13: avocado and lime
  • July 11: kiwi and pineapple
  • August 8: chile and mango
  • September 12: coriander and potatoes
  • October 10: olive oil and orange
  • November 14: pears and dairy
  • December 12: marshmallow and walnut

2018 Themes and Posting Dates


2017 Themes and Posting Dates

* Starting May 2017 the posting date changed to the 2nd Thursday of the month *


2016 Themes and Posting Dates


I hope you’ll join us!