Showing posts from November, 2008

Chonky Boys: The Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches that Scream Summer!

Featuring my thick and nuggy Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookies, these ice cream sandwiches are the stuff that summer dreams are made of.  If you've ever had the Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich at Disneyland , you are going to LOVE these!  These big and bold chocolate chip cookies are based on a recipe from my culinary school studies at Auguste Escoffier, but with a few modifications to give them that Jennuine touch.  They make the perfectas book for a fat slice of real vanilla bean ice cream.  And those mini chips?  You just gotta have that extra cronch! Thank goodness this recipe only makes 8 sandwiches, otherwise I would be eating them for breakfast lunch and dinner.  This way, my big family can help save me from my inner child diet-saboteur.   Print With Image Without Image Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches Yield: 8 Author: Jenn Erickson Loaded with chocolate chips and buttery, brown-sugary vanilla flavor, these mall-sized cookies form a perfect partnership with a

Cute Little Shop

THANKS TO THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY I LAUNCHED MY ETSY SHOP IN NOVEMBER OF 2009. Visit the cute little shop on the corner HERE I'm currently in the process of revamping the cute little shop and look forward to featuring some new items soon.


Some time in early 2009 I got the crazy notion to start a blog where I could share my original crafts, recipes and ideas for creative living.  I started as " Rook No. 17 ", which was re-branded to Jennuine in 2015 to better reflect the genuine me.  I blog for fun, on no particular agenda, and at the whim of my current fancies and fascinations.   My "real job" is as a full-time high school culinary arts instructor.  I teach the National Restaurant Association ProStart curriculum in a 3-year program that prepares high school students to work in the foodservice and hospitality industry (and to never be limited to ramen and cold cereal out in the real world).  It's my dream-job-come-true, second only to my first calling -- Mother to five kidlets who keep me grounded and focused on what's important. Thanks for visiting! --Jenn I can be reached at: *I am not currently accepting guest-posts or submissi

Scrap sheets, clipart and graphics for you to download for FREE!

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GET CREATIVE WITH ANY OF THESE IMAGES FROM MY PERSONAL COLLECTION -- NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES ONLY. If you have trouble downloading any of the following sheets/images, please contact me at  I'll be happy to send you the file(s) via email for free. ------------------------- Download and Personalize These Movie Ticket Style Party Invitations How to Train Your Dragon, HERE   Lego Movie Invitations, HERE  Frozen Party Invitations, HERE ------------------------- Chinese New Year, Year of the Horse Red Envelopes, HERE Vintage Easter Graphics/Clipart, HERE     Victorian Angel Children, HERE   Vintage World's Fair Tickets, HERE Victorian Sailing Ship Scrap Sheet Vintage Sunbeam Food/Jar Labels Vintage Ketchup Bottle Labels Penmanship, Copperplate and Vintage Alphabet Ephemera Retro Nurse & Get Well Soon Graphics (1960s) Retro Kitchen &am