Posts Tagged ‘love’

Chip Mom #59: Cheesecake Brownie Cups

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Chip Mom is on the road, loves! This weekend, Brandon and I are headed to the great, white north (also known as Minnesota) to attend VGM Con, a small convention in the twin cities dedicated to uplifting the nerdy arts. We are looking forward to a chill weekend with friends and a whole lot of sweet tunes. That being said, our dearest Goober will not be joining us. He is being puppy-sat by our neighbors, and when your neighbor is watching your critters, you pay them in baked goods. That’s why this week I whipped up some…

Cheesecake Brownie Cups

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Chip Mom #58: Back to Trash

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So I do want to feature some healthier, simpler options on the blog. I really do! But the sad fact is that your Chip Mom is not-so-secretly a trash panda in an adorable trench coat. I have to go back to my roots. My roots are baked goods with no nutritional value, but high concentrations of LOVE (and butter). That’s why this week you are being treated to a unique take on a dump cake.

Cherry Crock-Pot Cake

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Chip Mom’s Kitchen #55: Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

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So, until it rained today, it was so. damn. hot. out.

I did not want to turn on my oven and cause my house to become one degree closer to the surface of Venus. I did not want to melt my cats into little puddles. I did not want my dog to look at me with that face.

So this month, here is a super simple no bake recipe for your enjoyment.

Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

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Clover’s Comp Corral: pprincess records – ‘Lavender’

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Last month I talked about chiptunes4autism, a group founded by Gustuf ‘Asperkraken’ Young, which holds events and puts together music compilation albums for charity causes. These aren’t the only charity compilations I’ve discovered through Gustuf’s work, however. ‘Lavender’ by pprincess records is an absolute treasure I discovered through browsing his Bandcamp fan collection. Not only does this release feature a stellar 7-and-a-half minute Asperkraken synth odyssey, but as a whole it’s one of the most unique compilation listening experiences I’ve heard – transporting you to a world where lengthy electronica mood pieces are followed by short and serendipitous acoustic guitar. One track is a mellow lo-fi hypnosis (‘Miss You’), another is an energetic and sudden pop punk jam (‘Hate Triangle’). The latter refers to god as a “landlord”, and the way it does so is quite funny. Also, all of the proceeds from this album go towards clean water in Flint, Michigan. It’s enlightening hearing all of these tunes in the same space. There are a lot of gems in there, so, well, um, please check it out.

I’ll be getting a little personal now. This is my last article for The ChipWIN Blog, and I do want to make it count, but it’s… hard to write about. A lot of things are difficult to explain, even for a writer. Music helps me do that.

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