Marx Foods Palm Leaf Plates: Review

 

First things first: have you entered the PB Crave giveaway yet?? You have until Tuesday, May 29!

Now–it’s officially Memorial Day Weekend! I am so ready for some relaxing time. Our office closed at 1 this afternoon, so I am footloose and fancy free until Tuesday. Woohoo!

I’m sure a lot of you are planning on grilling at some point over the next few days. Visions of burgers, hot dogs, and delicious pasta salads have definitely been dancing in my head all week long. Chances are, though, if you’re going to be grilling, you want a setup and cleanup that are as easy and stress-free as possible. But did you ever think that you could be eco-friendly, too?

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies and a PB CRAVE Giveaway! [closed]

I feel really bad for my roommate. It must be nigh unbearable to come late from work to the smell of warm, gooey peanut butter goodness wafting down our hallway; see the above decadent bars sitting on the kitchen table to cool…and NOT be able to have any.

Before you convince yourselves that I’m the worst roommate ever, these were made in honor of one of my good friends at work who’s leaving us to go get her MFA out west. I organized a going away party for her last week, and my reputation as “that girl who bakes stuff” at my office of course dictated that I had to provide something sweet and fabulous.

I’ve been teasing my followers on Twitter about these for days (sorry Miriam!), and finally, the wait is over. Peanut butter lovers unite!

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A Typewriter Cake Escapade (plus Vanilla Buttercream)

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the slew of in-progress photos I posted of the epic typewriter cake my friend C and I created last weekend. This was my first cake construction project, and it was a huge success. Worthy of a feature on Chip Chip Hooray? You know it!

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Easy Strawberry Chiffon Pie (aka Mother’s Day “Pink Pie”)

Well, we’re a little behind here at Chip Chip Hooray. I know Mother’s Day was this past Sunday, but I had quite the busy weekend! I scooted to Philadelphia for a party at my alma mater (a post solely dedicated to that epic cake is in the works) and then spent all Sunday with family, celebrating my mom and the baptism of my cousin’s baby daughter. Whew!

So even though this pie got made for Mother’s Day (and is pretty much all eaten by now), it’s only just making an appearance in the blogosphere this week. That’s life, right?

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NYC Eats: Molly’s Cupcakes

A couple of weekends ago, I was lucky enough to have one of my closest college friends come to New York to visit. In addition to doing the “typical” city stuff like taking in the Met, wandering through Central Park, and waiting waaaay too long for the subways thanks to those pesky weekend schedules, my friend C also made it clear that she expected there to be some fabulous cupcakes making an appearance in our day.

Well, I mean, if you’re going to twist my arm…

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Big Ol’ M&M Sugar Cookies: Share Our Strength 2012

One in five kids are facing hunger. As someone who’s been lucky enough never to face that in her life, the number is staggering. What have any of us done lately to help end childhood hunger? If you live in the New York City area (or one of the many other areas hosting bake sales this year), you may have visited the Great American Bake Sale held at the Fort Greene Brooklyn Flea on April 28.

While I unfortunately wasn’t able to attend this year’s NYC Bake Sale, I knew that contributing was a must. All of the proceeds from the sale went to benefit Share Our Strength, a nonprofit group whose “No Kid Hungry” motto communicates its message to end childhood hunger by 2015. Sweets for a good cause?? Say no more.

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