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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

DIY: Handmade Mother's Day Gift ~ Dove Keepsake Box
{Inspired by DOVE Dark Chocolate}

Compensation was provided by DOVE® Dark Chocolate via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Dove or Momtrends.  For thousands of years, and in many cultures throughout the world, the dove has been a symbol of nurturing, self-sacrifice, peace, devotion and motherhood.  These gentle birds are among the most maternal in the feathered kingdom, and are one of only a handful of birds that produce milk for their young.     What more fitting symbol to grace the top of a handmade Mother's Day Keepsake Box , and what better sweet treasure with which to fill it than DOVE ® Dark Chocolate ? Chances are, your mom is probably already a fan of DOVE ® Dark Chocolate , but do you know which of the four varieties is her favorite? Clockwise from top left: Silky Smooth Almond Dark Chocolate, Silky Smooth Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl, Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel, Silky Smooth Da

Inspirations for a Handcrafted Mothers Day
A Little Birdie Told Me...No. 69

-------------------------------------- Welcome to  "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday No. 69! 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. -------------------------------------- This week's features are all about creating memorable and hand-crafted gifts for Mothers Day.   We're looking at traditional gifts like flowers and candy in a whole new way... --------------------------------- A Keepsake...   "All About Mom Printable" from Yesterday on Tuesday Flowers...   Shabby Chic Floral Pens from The Cottage Journal Jewelry...   DIY Tile Pendants from Loopy Loop Creations Candy...   Homemade Torrone from Culinary Adventures with Camilla Her favorite things...   Mommy Bucks -- Tear off coupons from Sweet Anne Designs   -------------

A Sweet Little Poem for a Happy Mother's Day...

My Mom and Me -- 1972 Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother the wide world over. ~George Cooper Happy Mother's Day to all those who love or have loved in a motherly way!

Mother's Day Kid Craft -- Jewelry Tray from Upcycled Materials

What to do with those styrofoam trays that come packaged with food from the grocery store?  Don't throw them away!  With a little Mod Podge, newspaper and a few scraps of vintage graphics, your child can make a beautiful "lacquered" jewelry tray! My friend Lynn is an amazingly creative first-grade teacher, so working in her classroom is a constant source of artistic inspiration!  This past week, her class was busy transforming styrofoam trays into the most charming, vintage-looking jewelry trays as Mother's Day presents.  I enjoyed working on the project with the students and couldn't wait to share the project with my girls. Today, my 9 and 6-year old daughters made their own jewelry trays and handled both the Mod Podge and collage elements with a finesse that made me beam!   It's a simple, frugal, family-friendly craft that yields truly lovely results in relatively little time.  Here's how to get started on your own: The crack