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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

The Easiest & Quickest Way to Make Lace Crowns {Tutorial}

Lace crowns are utterly enchanting. But they can be time consuming to make. Not these. Whether you plan to adorn one royal head or a whole party of princesses, this new shortcut method for making lace crowns from crochet lace are royalty-read y in just a few hours. In early 2012 I fell head-over-crafty-heels for the lace crowns I had seen online (at Bitter Betty Blogs , Girl Inspired and Joyfolie to name a few) .  The crowns were sensational and the technique was simple.  Yet the fabric stiffener used in the projects often needs 24 hours to completely dry.  I'll admit it -- I'm an impatient crafter.  So I immediately started experimenting to find a quicker way to make lace crowns.  In February, I published my " Lace Crowns: Quick Microwave Method ".  Using the same materials as the other tutorials, I was able to shorten the time by using a microwave oven.  The method is quicker, but has a few quirks, so I've been longing to come

Feed your Body and Soul: Chicken Parmesan {Wheat Free}
With Barilla® and Feeding America

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla® .  All opinions are genuine and are my own.   Here's an easy and delicious supper recipe that everyone will enjoy -- whether they're on a gluten free diet or not.  The Parmesan crusted chicken breasts are crispy and tender.  You won't miss the soggy wheat .  This recipe uses ingredients that are whole; no preservatives, no junk.   My recipe uses Barilla® sauce, which is gluten-free, kosher, and preservative free.  The ingredients read like a recipe for homemade sauce.  Here's where this recipe gets even better:  Barilla® has partnered with Feeding America -- the nation's largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through their network of food banks.  You can "Taste the Difference and Make a Difference" with your purchase of Barilla® sauce.  For every jar purchased through the end of May 2014, Barilla® will donate $0.05 to Feeding America's National Produce

Two Meals from One Simple Dish: New Potatoes with Parsley Butter
{Plus a $50 Safeway Giveaway} #lifeforless

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You Magazine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #lifeforless /OBsstV .   What do you look for in a recipe? Ease and convenience? Low cost per serving? Ready in less than 30 minutes? Gourmet taste and elegant presentation? A good recipe, nay, a great recipe , that is truly worth sharing is all that, plus yields leftovers that can be turned into a second meal. Today, I'm pleased to be sharing a great recipe that I found in the April 2014 issue of All You Magazine.  The issue is packed with easy and delicious recipes, money saving tips, and some of the cutest and most original Easter Egg decorating ideas I've seen.  Flipping through the pages at my local Safeway store, one recipe in particular caught my eye:  New Potatoes with Parsley Butter .  I was looking for an easy, elegant and gluten-free dish for my Easter

Stylish Weddings: 50 Simple Ideas to Make from Top Designers
by Jenny Doh {Book Review and Giveaway}

  FACT: More couples get engaged during the winter than at any other time of year. Are you one of the newly betrothed?  Are you or someone you're close to planning a wedding? If you're looking for creative (and cost-effective) ideas for your big day, or like me, have already waltzed down the aisle, but still revel in the romance and pageantry of weddings where you find inspiration for other special events, be prepared to fall in love... ...with Jenny Doh 's Stylish Weddings:  50 Simple Ideas to Make from Top Designers     Stylish Weddings is brimming with quick, simple and inexpensive projects for personalizing your wedding using delightful handmade touches.  Jenny's talent as an artist and writer found the perfect match in the company of six noteable wedding designers, each of whom offer readers a signature themed wedding. Choosing a theme for your wedding can help to streamline decision-making, refine your focus, and

Holiday Giveaway: Win a $300 Visa Gift Card

Season's Greetings, friends! Some of the sweetest gals in Blogland got together and decided to pass the hat around in order to put together a sparkling, spectacular holiday giveaway for our loyal readers and fans.  So, here it is, with love from us to you...a chance to win a $300 Visa Gift Card.  Wouldn't that make a cheery little stocking stuffer? Wishing you best of luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Only one lucky person will win, but everyone can take advantage of the free recipes, crafts and inspiration from these talented ladies:   504 Main | Dukes & Duchesses | The Taylor House | Flamingo Toes | Cupcakes and Crinoline The Silly Pearl | The Scrap Shoppe | Clean & Scentsible | Yesterday on Tuesday | Rook No. 17

Ultimate Craft Giveaway -- $250 in Craft Supplies (Including a Silhouette)

  Hello creatives! I'm as pleased as punch to invite you to toss your name in the hat for a holiday giveaway loaded with crafty goodness! A coterie of creative bloggers have joined forces to give away over $250 of craft supplies, including a Silhouette Portrait machine! We're so excited to share this with you... it is like an early holiday present for one lucky reader! Entering is easy -- simply follow the crafty hosts on your favorite social media channels. Even if you don't win the big prize, you'll still get inspired all year long by these master makers!   Wait for the Rafflecopter widget to load below, then join in on the fun!  Good luck!   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanksgiving Craft: Felt Pumpkin Pie Place Cards
{" heart-FELT Holidays" Book Review & Giveaway}

I love crafting with felt! It can evoke nostalgia, exude charm and be so forgiving. Today I'm sharing an easy and delightful project for your Thanksgiving table: Plush Pumpkin Pie Place Cards If you can sew a basic whip stitch, you have all the sewing skills necessary to bake make them. This project came directly from the pages of heart-FELT Holidays: 40 Festive Felt Projects to Celebrate all Seasons , from Lark Crafts (by Kathy Sheldon & Amanda Carestio).  I have several new Lark titles to share with you this month -- all of which make excellent holiday gifts.  But this one, well, you're going to want to get this one now...for yourself!  If you love to craft and make handmade gifts, heart-FELT Holidays is a must-have for your DIY library.  You don't have to be an experienced seamstress to complete these beautifully designed and straightforward projects (that use plain old manufactured felt from the craft store).  The book

Ugly Bathroom Contest - Enter to Win a Complete Bathroom Makeover

Ugly bathrooms are the worst, especially when they're in your home! I've teamed up with National Builder Supply, Pfister, American Standard, and Trans Globe to help one lucky winner get rid of their ugly bathroom and win a complete bathroom makeover! Enter HERE today!

DIY: Pumpkin Pompom Garland
A crafty workshop inspired by Pom-Poms! from Quirk Books (review and giveaway)

Pom-Poms! They're the classic handicraft on which many creatives cut their first DIY teeth. Colorful, whimsical, and so easy to make, pompoms are all at once vintage, retro and oh so NOW! As  a child, I made pompoms with my grandmother by winding yarn around the lid of a margarine tub.  When I received a review copy of Pom-Poms! 25 Awesomely Fluffy Projects , the latest crafting title from Quirk Books , I felt a surge of nostalgia and inspiration to share the art of making pompoms with my friends and family.  So, with the help of my friends at Quirk, I organized a cozy little craft night for some of the fabulous women in my community (with all different levels of crafting experience).  Quirk supplied copies of Pom-Poms! for all the guests, I provided the materials, hot cider and wine, and the gals brought some tasty treats to share. The party came together effortlessly, and everyone enjoyed an evening of crafting and conversation.  The garlands