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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

By: Andrea Fasciano

Craving a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie? You are in luck. For all the chocolate chip cookie lovers out there today is your day! August 4th marks National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Here are some bakeries around the Garden State to help celebrate one of America’s most desired cookies!

1. Just Cookies, Pitman

Found these at Target, yum. #justcookies #hamptoncreekfoods #vegan #plantbased @hamptoncreek

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2. Crazy Susan’s Cookie Company, Ocean City

I don’t think I’ve ever had a better chocolate chip cookie….

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3. Great American Cookies, Voorhees

Our famous Original Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready to go into the oven!

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4. Cookie Rush, New Brunswick

Hello lovelies #cookierush #chocolatechipsareforever #cookies #newbrunswick

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5. Jimmy’s Cookies, Clifton

Who needs a coffee break when you can have a cookie break? ?❤️

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6. Feed Your Soul Bakery, Kearny

Our #sundaymorning just became a lot more delicious. #chocolatechipday #feedyoursoulbakery #sundayfunday #cookies

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7. Cookies N’ Crepes, Jersey City

8. Lala’s Gourmet Cookies, Brick

Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies #lalascookies.com #bestcookieshop #chocolate #glutenfree

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Make sure you get out and satisfy your chocolate chip cookie craving today!

Making The Hip New Jersey Studio – EPISODE 4

#HipNJ has launched our own mini reality series, Making the Hip New Jersey Studio! The series details our quest to craft the perfect studio setting and getting it to the place where we truly believe that it can be.

We hired New Jersey-based graffiti artist Shawn Mack, who was sent back to the drawing board after showing Lisa his first design plan. Now, he comes back with a new design that Lisa loves and approves.

“In order to create anything on any wall, it starts with a sketch,” Mack explains. He takes us through his creative process, and gets to work on the wall. “You have to come up with your own formula that works best for you,” he says.

Despite the toxic fumes throughout the office, great progress is being made.

Mack runs CreativSite, specializing in creativity and custom design work for interior/exterior, canvas and more. To learn more, check out their website, “like” them on Facebook, and “follow” them on Instagram.

To see what happens next, be sure to stay tuned. New episodes will be released every Wednesday on our official YouTube page.

National Watermelon Day

By Kenneth Barilari

Today is #NationalWatermelonDay! Watermelon is always perfect during the hot summer months because of its cool and refreshing taste, whether you’re on the beach or by the pool. However, there are many other ways to utilize this tasty fruit. #HipNJ is here to provide you with 10 unique ways to use watermelon this summer.

  1. Watermelon Feta Salad

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This has been all the rage this summer. Fresh watermelon, arugula and mint drizzled with champagne dijon vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil makes for the perfect lunch.

  1. Watermelon Pops

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These are the perfect treat for your next pool day!

  1. Watermelon Cake

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No need to bake this watermelon cake. Just add frosting and some fruit topping.

  1. Mojito

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All it takes is two watermelon chunks, one lime, two teaspoons of sugar, a handful of mint leaves, and two ounces white rum. Add ice and you’re good to go!

  1. Watermelon Salsa

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This is the perfect twist to your summer salsa! Get your chips ready.

  1. Homemade Gummies

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Gummy candies are always great, and now you can make your own! Make them sour if you’re feeling brave.

  1. Watermelon Water

Food Network Kitchen Infused Water Watermelon Healthy Recipes Food Netowrk

I am sure you’ve had water infused with lemon and lime, so why not try watermelon?

  1. Pizza

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Slice up your watermelon pizza-style, and add your favorite fruits as toppings! Add Nutella for some extra sweetness.

  1. Sorbet

sorbet

This is a healthy alternative for when you’re craving ice cream in the summer heat.

  1. With Salt!

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Take a piece of watermelon and add a pinch of salt! Salt makes watermelon taste sweeter by creating a salty sweet contrast that allows the sweetness of the melon to stand out.

All you need now is the perfect watermelon. Here are some of the best Farmers Markets throughout NJ.

Cowtown Farmers Market
780 Harding Hwy.
Pilesgrove, NJ

Sparta Farmers Market
89 Sparta Ave.
Sparta, NJ

Princeton Farmers Market
55 Witherspoon St.
Princeton, NJ

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers Market
Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ

Stockton Farmers Market
19 Bridge St.
Stockton, NJ

Now that you know all of these unique ways to enjoy watermelon and where to get some, try some of these out! Post your creations on Instagram with the hashtag, #NationalWatermelonDay!