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The Hip Hostess Apron Giveaway (Recipe: Peanut Butter Pancakes)


Post Update – The Random Number Generator winner of The Hip Hostess Apron giveaway is…. Melissa from Baking for the Boys. Congrats, Melissa! I hope you love your apron as much as I love mine!

When I was little, my parents called my Grubby Gert. I came by that nickname quite honestly, from what I’ve been told. My mom would get me bathed, all dressed up, and clean from head to toe and within a few minutes I would be a complete mess. I was a dirt magnet and loved to be grubby. You could have probably placed me in a white, clean, sterile room and I would come out covered in something from head to toe.

Over time, not a whole lot has changed. I honestly try to stay clean most of the time, but when I am in the kitchen, staying pristine is not my forte. Remember, I’m a “licker”, so I’ll often have the evidence of some kind of batter dripped on my shirt. I’ve been known to walk up to school to pick up the kids, only to get back home, look in the mirror, and discover I had flour all over me. What can I say? I get caught up in the cooking moment and work with wild abandon when I am in the kitchen.

Lucky for me, I won a gorgeous apron a few weeks ago from The Hip Hostess and now I am able to keep at least my clothes fairly clean when I am in the kitchen. My new apron is taking a bit of a beating, but that’s ok…. it looks great on, it cleans up well, and it is no worse for wear after I’m done with it for the day. The Hip Hostess Aprons are beautiful, quality sewn, and made with a lot of pride (if you don’t believe me, just look at how much care is put into the packaging and shipment of your apron to you!)

I’m excited to let you know that The Hip Hostess has offered one of Dine & Dish’s readers the chance to stay a little cleaner in the kitchen by winning one of the their Demi Style Aprons. I’m going to make it so simple for you to enter. All you have to do is head over to The Hip Hostess website, check out their Demi Style aprons, and then come back to this post and leave a comment letting me know which apron you like the best. Easy peasy.

All entries must be submitted by 11pm CST on Saturday, June 5th. I will use the random number generator to select the winning comment. You must include your email address in the form so that I can notify you if you are the winner.

I had these ingredients all over my Hip Hostess apron by the time we sat down to breakfast this morning. Peanut Butter Pancakes. Another one of those “almost too good to call breakfast” breakfast dishes! (Imagine alternating the Peanut Butter Pancakes with the Chocolate Cocoa Pancakes…. oh my yum!)

Peanut Butter Pancakes (adapted from Family Fun Magazine)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk (I ended up adding 3 additional Tbs of milk)
  • Banana slices (optional)
  • Honey roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • Maple syrup



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Comments

  1. Sweet giveaway…I LOVE all their designs but my favorite is the Pink Mocha!! :) Even if I don’t win I think I may buy myself one!! :) and… seriously lady your killing me Peanut Butter panckes yum….wish they were on the diet!! ha

  2. I have the same problem! I always have some type of food on my clothing… If I go anywhere after cooking I have to change clothes! If I have to look nice afterward, I either change into some old t-shirt or dig out an apron… However right now all mine are still packed up.
    .-= Crystal’s Cozy Kitchen´s last blog ..Menu: May 24-30 =-.

  3. Love Hip Hostess designs (and, um, PEANUT BUTTER PANCAKES… yum!).

    I’m having the hardest time deciding on a design, but I THINK my favorite is Melon Splash!
    .-= Julie @ Willow Bird Baking´s last blog ..Caramel Fudge Brownie Cheesecake =-.

  4. WEIRD! I was just thinking about aprons on my drive home today! I love the cherry apron! The minute I saw Hip Hostess Apron, I got excited!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..It’s been that kind of morning…(Chocolate Swirl Sour Cream Coffee Cake) =-.

  5. Pink Sorbet is definately my favorite! It is so cheery!! Love it
    .-= Sidney´s last blog ..Coming of Age =-.

  6. Samantha says:

    Oh I love the pattern on the espresson swirl, pretty but not too busy, and not so much white I’ll be worried about staining my pretty apron, even though, yes I know that is what is is for!

  7. ooh, I love Avocado a la mode! I love me a pretty green damask!

    p.s. don’t forget to enter MY giveaway for a chance to win one of three beautiful hand-made pieces!

    giveaway:
    http://lookingformypearl.blogspot.com/2010/05/200th-post-party.html
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..Weekly(ish) Photo Essay: Treasures of Rastro =-.

  8. A girl can never have too many aprons that is for sure! I’m liking the looks of the Pink Mocha, very pretty!!!

  9. Pancakes are one of the most popular snacks in our hometown.

  10. Oh WOW. The aprons are beautiful!! So hard to narrow it down to just one. That being said, the Chocolate Mint spoke to me the most!

  11. Jennifer says:

    They are all lovely but the Black a la Mode is my fave!

  12. I constantly have batter or flour all over me. My sweatshirts are permanently covered in them. And I have an apron. I just never think to use it. Maybe THAT is the problem…

    I love the avocado a la mode – I’m all about the color green!

    These pancakes. Amazing.
    .-= Joanne´s last blog ..POM Velvet Cupcakes with Pomegranate Cream Cheese Frosting and Pomegranate Bagels and Twists =-.

  13. Kelly S. says:

    I love the espresso swirl and the black a la mode….but they are all super cute!

  14. Well how cute are these! Love the espresso swirl and the black a la mode – oh heck, I’d take one of each if I could afford it. And I can’t show The Professor this recipe – pancakes and peanut butter??? He’d have these for breakfast every single day!
    .-= smithbites´s last blog ..GADO-GADO & A GRADUATION =-.

  15. Oh MY Word! Now you have more poor stomach scaring the dog. That is one fantastic flap jack stack!!
    .-= Tickled Red´s last blog ..Letters of Appreciation =-.

  16. Oh those pancakes sound AWESOME!!

    This giveaway is perfect timing…..I’ve been needing a new apron and I’ve been wanting a Hip Hostess apron (it’s on my to-do list to order one!)…but like always I can’t make up my mind on which one!

    Love the Avocado a la Mode, Cherry Me, and Chocolate Mint !!!
    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Graduation Cupcakes & FREE toppers =-.

  17. This recipe is speaking my language!!! I love the merry mixer apron!
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..Red Velvet Whoopie Pie =-.

  18. Crazy good looking. Oh dear…
    .-= Amy from She Wears Many Hats´s last blog ..Camera Strap Couture =-.

  19. Love all the aprons and recipe! My favorite is Espresso Swirl.

  20. Oooh – I LOVE the pink sorbet one! That was easy. :-)

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