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

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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.  
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Ephemera Files: World's Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893 Tickets (set of 4)


Hello friends!  Summer is here and the kids are out of school, but I've been busy getting all of my ducks in a row so that I have my teaching credential all lined up for the fall.  In addition, I've decided to toss my name in the hat for a position as a culinary arts teacher at our local high school.  In order to teach culinary arts, I need an additional credential, so I've been burning the midnight oil putting together my application and culling my archives to come up with evidence of my work in the culinary industry over the past five years to share with the credentialing board.  In the process, I came across this set of four original admission tickets to the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893.  What incredibly beautiful tickets!  It's no wonder why the original bearer kept and mounted them for posterity!

I've scanned the tickets and made them available here for you to use for your creative projects.  Enjoy.  I hope you're having a wonderful summer!



"On May 1, 1893, the gates opened at the World’s Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World’s Fair. Over the next six months, more than 26 million visitors would flock to the 600-acre fairgrounds and 200-plus buildings full of art, food, entertainment and technological gadgets. The fair, ostensibly meant to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the New World, served as a showcase for a fully rebuilt and vibrant Chicago, just two decades removed from its devastating fire" Source:  History.com 
 

Did you know:  The Chicago World's Fair marked the introduction of the Ferris Wheel, an engineering wonder designed by Pittsburgh bridge builder and steel magnate George Washington Gale Ferris Jr.  The Ferris Wheel was America's answer to the highlight of the 1889 Paris Exhibition, The Eiffel Tower.  The Ferris Wheel could fit 2,160 people and cost nearly twice the price of a ticket to the fair to ride.


Did you know?  The Chicago World's Fair introduced a number of new products to consumers:  Cream of Wheat, Juicy Fruit Gum, and Pabst Blue Ribber beer made their debut.


One more interesting tidbit:  The U.S. Government issued two new coins to commemorate the World's Fair.  The half-dollar featured Christopher Columbus, the namesake of the fair. The quarter, bearing the profile of Queen Isabella of Spain (who funded Columbus' voyages) was the first U.S. coin to honor a woman.


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