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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

From Geek to Chic: Find the Perfect Valentine's Gifts with

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Luvocracy and I really, truly "luv" it!   You're suddenly struck with the inevitable fact: Valentine's Day is just around the corner... You flashback to that time you were browsing online and saw that certain something that had your loved-one's name written all over it... but you can't quite remember where you saw it, or exactly what "it" was for that matter (it was July, after all, and life's been a whirlwind since then) Now you're not sure what to get The fallback box of chocolates? Sigh... Sound familiar? For me, this scenario plays itself out time and time again -- birthdays, Father's Day, Christmas, etc.  My memory...oh the poor gal just 'aint what she used to be.  When it comes to remembering the "perfect gift" from the time I first see it to the time that I need it, I could definitely use some help. Enter...  No

Recipe: Homemade Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar & Salad
A Heart Healthy Idea from Save Mart #FreshFinds #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. All opinions are genuine and are my own.  Sponsored posts can be a great way for bloggers to earn a little bit of pocket money to help cover the costs (and countless hours) that go in to providing free, quality content.    But I feel strongly that sponsored gigs should be a natural fit for the style of the blog and present a real value to its followers.  Here's what you're not going to find me blogging about here at Rook No. 17:  Products that I do not or would not use.  This includes heavily processed and/or chemically laden foods, non-recycleable plastics, chemical air freshener and other items that I wouldn't naturally buy for my family.  I don't judge those that do -- it's just not authentic for me.     When considering a campaign, I ask: Do I already use and l

Wearable Art: Ephemera Collaged Ballet Flats
{with Martha Stewart Decoupage}

This post was sponsored by Martha Stewart Crafts/Plaid and Blueprint Social. All opinions are genuine and 100% my own.   Decoupage is an art that dates back centuries. From peasants in 12th Century China to gentlewomen in 18th Century England, decoupage -- the art of applying paper cut-outs under varnish -- has spanned continents, social strata, and generations. photo source: Today, I'm pleased to be sharing my own decoupage project that pays homage to the past, but with products from Martha Stewart Crafts that are all new! Now at Michaels Arts & Crafts stores, you'll find a full line of multi-surface Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage products that include paper cut-outs, fabric die-cuts, decorative trims, decoupage brushes and tools ~ more than 50 products in all. The decoupage finishes come in a versatile array of formulas for paper, metal, wood, glass and even fabric. All decoupage formulas are dishwasher safe, machine was

Big Time Rush = Big Time Summer Fun!
+ How to drink up your own VIP Experience with Kool-Aid

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. #KoolAidBTRtour #shop (No Kool-Aid Jammers , hair follicles, or boy bands were hurt in the making of this post.) For my best bud Geri, it was Menudo. I was a retro junkie, even as a kid, so my heartthrobs were the Monkees. And now, for my youngest daughter, it's Big Time Rush. That's right -- Boy Bands -- Good, squeaky clean pop music fun. Ever since Big Time Rush introduced their boy-band synth-pop on Nickelodeon in 2009, it's been nothing but "James [this]," and, "Kendall [that]," around here. So, when Kool-Aid and Walmart presented me with the opportunity to take my daughter to see the boys live in concert, I knew that this was a chance to make one young fan's dream come true.   Because the BTR tour is sponsored by Kool-Aid, I t