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.  
PrintWith ImageWithout Image Chonky Boy Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream SandwichesYield: 8Author: Jenn Erickson Loaded with chocolate chips and buttery, brown-sugary vanilla flavor, these mall-sized cookies form a perfect partnership with a fat wedg…

Easy Succulent Garden Centerpieces in "Pumpkin" Planters

I love the subtlety and elegance of white pumpkins.  Their neutral color makes them the perfect piece of fall decor to carry you through Halloween, Thanksgiving and even on in to winter.  The best part about these elegant, living centerpieces is that they are made from "Funkins", those faux foam pumpkins from the craft store, so they won't decay and can be used year after year.  The succulents themselves are easy to care for and are long-lasting.

I think the combination jade and celdon tones of the succulent plants and alabaster pumpkins is rather sublime. 

Succulent Garden Centerpieces
with White Pumpkin Planters


  • White foam "funkin" pumpkins
  • X-ACTO or pumpkin carving knife
  • Large pebbles or broken pottery
  • Potting Soil, Cactus/succulent blend
  • Mulch (fine sand, gravel, or bark)
  • Assorted Succulent Plants

Step 1:  Using an X-ACTO or pumpkin carving knife, carve the top off of your foam pumpkin.

Step 2:  Flip pumpkin over and cut a 1" hole in the bottom.

Step 3:  Place a few pebbles or pieces of pottery over the drainage hole inside the pumpkin.

Step 4:  Fill pumpkin with potting soil.

Step 5:  Arrange succulents in the soil.

Step 6:  Finish with a layer of mulch (I used sand).  Water and enjoy.

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