A Peanut Butter Sandwich Worth $25K

March 30, 2010 at 4:32 pm , by

$25K PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHPeanut butter and mayo isn’t a combination I’d normally try, but it sure is creative—so creative that it earned one 10-year-old a $25,000 scholarship from Jif and four other kids a $2,500 scholarship. The kids were competing to come up with the most creative peanut butter sandwich in Jif‘s 8th annual Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest.

Grand prize winner Rachel G.’s “PB & Fruity Say “’Let Us Rap,’” (complete with mother and daughter posing back-to-back after serving the wrap), impressed the judges the most—but she had tough competition from other creations like Stephanie H.’s “Chickenchita” and Lauren W.’s, “Peanut Butter and Banana Quesadilla with Fresh Fruit Salsa.”

During the competition, the sous-chefs (aka parents!) said that cooking together was a good way to encourage their kids to explore their creativity and help parents and children communicate better. After all, how else could Maria M. come up with a “Peanutty Cristo Breakfast Sandwich” if she didn’t have the opportunity to prepare and test different recipes alongside her mom in their kitchen?

Kids often get attached to wacky food combos—what kind of unique recipes have you and your kids come up with?

Do Good: A Guiltless Gift

October 12, 2009 at 9:25 am , by

talbotsOf course we all like to shop but doesn’t it feel so much better to shop for a good cause? That’s why we’re psyched about Talbots’ annual scholarship foundation. The program encourages women to obtain a college education later in life. Talbots will be rewarding $180,000 in scholarships, including 10 $15,000 scholarships and one $30,000 scholarship.

How can you help? Buy this beautiful rose print silk scarf for $50. One hundred percent—yes 100 percent—of the proceeds will go toward the scholarship foundation. The scarf will be available at and in stores staring October 15th.

Want to apply to the scholarship fund yourself? Enrollment is already open! Learn more here.