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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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  1. Jackie S says:

    Oh I love the chocolate mint one.

  2. Oooh…it’s a toss up between the Melon Splash and Chocolate Mint. If I win one…I may just have to purchase the other..haha! I was very similar to you as a child…ALWAYS dirty. And I’m rotten in the kitchen too spilling things on myself! ha!

  3. Ooh! So adorable! I hope I win just in time for my birthday! I love the Pink Mocha!
    .-= Judy´s last blog ..Sorry! =-.

  4. I have to say they make me think of Father Knows Best only better. They are all so cute but I am a Melon Splash girl.

    The pancakes look amazing and will probably be added to next weeks menu

  5. Kristine says:

    Love the chocolate mint! And love this recipe!!

  6. i love chocolate mint! and melon splash!

  7. I love the Cherry Me one! They are all cute though! I so need an apron, I always get super messy too.

    Love the pancakes, my kids would LOVE them! Thanks!
    .-= Debbi Does Dinner Healthy´s last blog ..Broccoli Apple Slaw =-.

  8. What I really need is a non-demi-style apron – I’m more apt to get stuff on my shirt than on my pants – BUT that Merri Mixers one is so adorable that it makes up for the fact that my top half will still be a mess. No one will notice. They’ll be all “Hey, you’ve got some… OOH, CUTE APRON!”
    .-= camille´s last blog ..Cajun Bean Soup =-.

  9. The pancakes look like a delicious way to start any day – yum!
    .-= Cate O’Malley´s last blog ..Ten on Tuesday =-.

  10. I love the Merri Mixer apron! The pancakes look great – can’t wait to try them!

  11. I like the Avocado A La Mode or the Cherry Me one. I’d be happy to have any one of them though since they are so cute!

  12. I’m a disaster in the kitchen too – my husband loves to eat the finished product, but hates the mess. :)

    Cute aprons! I like the merry mixer design.
    .-= Laura´s last blog ..Spaghetti with Chunky Tomato Sauce =-.

  13. Kris Nading says:

    I have certain outfits that i use to bake in – this would be so much better! I love the Merri Mixer or the Pink Sorbet!

  14. So funny. My son asked for peanut butter pancakes the other morning. He got cereal instead ;) I am making him a batch this weekend! Anyway, my fave aprons are Cherry Me and Merri Mixer. I love aprons ! Use them every day! Thanks for the chance to win.

    .-= Liz @ The TheFlowering Dogwood´s last blog ..Picnic Macaroni Salad =-.

  15. My kitchen is always a mess these days, as we just became foster parents. Yesterday it was cupcakes with sprinkles…today it was chicken soup! I love the cherry one…my kitchen color is red (red mixer, red toaster, red potholders!).
    .-= Clara´s last blog ..And the saga continues… =-.

  16. I love their aprons – all of them. But if I had to pick one, I’d go for the espresso swirl.

  17. first of all – peanut butter pancakes??? i’d wake up at any ungodly hour for those :)

    and…. i LOVE the Espresso Swirl demi apron! it is so cute and flirty but still traditional
    .-= dani´s last blog ..#76) Cinnamon Cupcakes =-.

  18. I love the Hip Hostess! I have purchased several as gifts from them. My favorite, though is my demi black ala mode…my head sous chef has the matching one!

    I would love to add avocado ala mode to my collection!

  19. I really love the espresso swirl, my second fav is Chocolate mint!

  20. You had me at Chocolate Mint :)


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