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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

BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK II -- Easy Marker Roll Tutorial

It's our first official MONDAY of school and we're bracing ourselves for what's to come in the 5th grade homework arena.  We're tightening up our routines, planning week-long dinner menus, and setting out the girls' outfits at night.  With all the busy goings-ons that come with Back-to-School, I've been particularly grateful to all the talented bloggers who have shared their tutorials and recipes over the past two weeks.  I hope you've found an inspiration or two. Today marks the last installment of Back-to-School Week at Rook No. 17. Today's guest blogger is Fawnda of Fireflies and Jellybeans with her wonderful tutorial for this chic little felt-marker roll: ---------------------------------------------------------- Hello Rook No. 17 readers! I am so excited to be here to day to share with you a fun Back to School Craft!   Let me introduce myself!  I am Fawnda and you can find me at Fireflies and Jellybeans !  I a

BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK II -- Reusable Sandwich Bag Tutorial

We've been talking a lot about school lunches lately at Rook No. 17. On Wednesday, I shared an idea for a LUNCH LAUNCH PARTY designed to help parents find new foods that their kids will eat.  On Facebook , I've shared recipes and resources for healthy school lunch menu ideas.   Today, we turn to an idea that's healthy for the planet. Did you know, that "Of the millions of plastic snack and sandwich bags that are produced, more than 90% are thrown away. " ( ). Furthermore, "The average American school-age child throws away 67 pounds of lunch waste a year. With the population of kids in the US alone accounting for over 70 million, that’s over 4.6 billion pounds of waste that could be easily avoided. ( EPA )" Cecily of Craftopotamus is here today to share her tutorial for Reusable Sandwich Bags and thereby help us reduce our carbon footprint. Take it away Cec... ------------------------------------ Hi there!  I'm

THE LUNCH LAUNCH: School Lunch Ideas and a Back-to-School Party

School lunches have notoriously been a challenge in my household. We have one very picky eater, and neither girl likes the same things. Many of my friends have echoed a similar lament, so this year I decided to do something about it before the new school-year begins. On the fly, I came up with an easy back-to-school party idea that combines an end-of-summer celebration with an opportunity for kids to try new lunchbox foods. Presenting:  THE LUNCH LAUNCH If you've ever taken part in a "cookie exchange", this concept will be a familiar one. The idea is simple: Invite a few families with school-aged kids to your home or a park. Each family brings a food item, cut in to sample sizes, that would be good to pack in a child's school lunch. Copies of the recipe are available right by the plate. The kids are encouraged to try new things by earning a ticket for each sample that they try. At the end of the party, the kids cash in their tickets for fun school suppl

Back 2 School Projects, Parties & Preparedness - A Little Birdie Told Me... No. 32

Welcome to  "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday! If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post, you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to  join the party after the features below. ------------------------------------------------ I hope you've enjoyed some of the Back-to-School features at Rook No. 17 over the past week! In the spirit of Back-to-School, this week's party is spotlighting some Projects, a Party, and Preparedness strategies for  starting the school year out with a  running start! ------------------------------------------------ *Projects* Tea Towel Pencil Case Tutorial from Keeps Me Out of Mischief Homemade Lunchables from Domesticated Nomad Blackboard Cupcakes from Mrs. Fox's Sweets ------------------------------------------------ *Party* Book Swap Party from Crossing the Bugger-Dixon Line -----------------------------------------------

BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK II - After School Power Snack

Welcome to another week of BACK-TO-SCHOOL features at Rook No. 17 Did you see the adorable " S harpened With Love: Pencil Cookies " guest-posted by Lisa of Moore Minutes last week?  Today, Lisa is back to share a healthy, delicious and fun idea for an AFTER-SCHOOL-SNACK. ____________________ What's round, juicy, crisp, and sweet, smoothed with creamy peanut butter on top?  An  Apple Disc Power Snack.   Apples are classic for the school room. They are the ultimate  PowerSnack . Whether you send a shiny red along with your little ones in their lunchbox or slice a bowl for them to have after school, they are sure to please those hungry tiny tummies. I want to share a creative way to serve APPLES for an after school treat today!    Typically, whenever I have a little surprise to share with the boys, I start off by giving them a clue in their mailbox.  We have a "family mailbox" area by our back door.  (More on that in a future blog post.