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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

Thanksgiving Craft: Crayola Mayflower Place Cards #ColorfulThanks

Howdy Pilgrims! Many thanks to Crayola for inspiring and sponsoring this last-minute Thanksgiving craft! It was so easy to put together because I already had all the Crayola supplies on hand.  After all, Crayola products have been a part of my crafting repertoire ever since I was old enough to hold a crayon! In fact, you could go so far as to say that Crayola crayons are something of a treasured heirloom in my family.   So, for the kids at this year's Thanksgiving dinner, I designed a simple project that captures the spirit of the holiday and performs many tasks -- place card, activity, and take-home gift!  The sails of my Crayola Mayflower Place Cards provide the inspiration for each child to doodle and draw the things that they are most thankful for.  I can't wait to see what my girls come up with! Here's how to make a whole fleet of Crayola Mayflower Place Cards of your own: DIY Crayola Mayflower Place Cards (ins

Free Printable: Wide-mouth Mason Jar Labels, Fall Colors

This is the first year, in over a decade, that I haven't made it to my mom's for Thanksgiving.  It's also my mom's first big holiday since my grandmother passed away.  So, my brothers and I thought it would be a nice idea to come up with a way to bottle all our love and thankfulness for our mom.  In that way, we can all "be there" for Mom, even though, physically, we'll be spread out hither and thither.   I hadn't planned on writing about this project, but since I created some custom mason jar labels in the process, I figured I might as well share the printable with my readers. You can download these labels from Google Drive for free.  I posted them as an MS Word document, so you can personalize/customize each label inside the text boxes.  You should also be able to use MS Word to convert the colors to match your project or season!  To download the labels, click HERE .   You won't be able to see a preview of the labels in Google Dr

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

Mini Mayflower Place Card Tutorial

I've been in the mood for miniatures lately, and when I saw the diminutive Christmas tree spools at Musings from Kim K , I was inspired to make a spool creation of my own.  Thus was born t he Mini Mayflower Place Card. These charming little place cards are easy to make and use mostly repurposed materials.  If you can fold a paper hat, you can fold a paper boat.  Old book pages, stray buttons and scrap paper can often be found around the house. Here's what you need to make a fleet of mini Mayflowers of your own: MINI MAYFLOWER PLACE CARDS Supplies (per place card) 1 wooden spool 1 3.75" x 2.75" piece of old paper (book pages and sheet music work nicely) 3" segment of a bamboo skewer Mayflower sail template, below (personalized, printed out on off-white paper and cut out) Small hole punch Piece of decorative paper to wrap around the spool  (size will depend on size of your spool) vintage lace or trim button

Tiny Pilgrim Hats ~ For Tiny Pilgrims or Thanksgiving Treat Cups

If you have a die-cutter machine, Lifestyle Crafts has a Thanksgiving die that you're going to want to have for your collection --   The Tiny Pilgrim Hat .     Truth be told, I don't own a die-cutter (yet).  The Epic 6 from Lifestyle Crafts is on my Christmas wish list.  But, in the meantime, I'm very thankful for having crafty and generous friends who are willing to share.  Last week I enjoyed weathering a rainy afternoon crafting with Holly of 504 Main who let me get all "kid in a candy store" in her collection of dies.   Regular readers of Rook No. 17 are already familiar with my weakness and fainting-couch-fondness for miniatures.  So, when I saw the diminutive paper pilgrim hat that Holly had made with the pilgrim hat die fro Lifestyle Crafts, I squealed, swooned, and got right to work making a batch of my own. I had originally thought of using the little hats as treat cups for the kids' table on Thanksgiving, but after

Creative Ideas for Your Holiday Table ~ A Little Birdie Told Me...No. 44

Male turkeys gobble. Hens do not. They make a clucking noise. (source: ------------------------------------------------ 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. ------------------------------------------------ It's Halloween on terra firma, so in blogland it's Thanksgiving (at least). So, in the spirit of being prepared for the holiday celebrations to come, this week's features focus on  creative ways to complement and adorn your holiday table. ------------------------------------------------ Canvas, Burlap and Ribbon Table Skirt from 504 Main French Cheese Board Inspired Lazy Susan from Atelier Cecilia Rosslee Personalized Name Place Blocks from Snapshots ---------------------------------

A Paper Bag Turkey and a Special Thanksgiving Message from "Little Chief Rockin' Monkey"

Yesterday, adorned in construction-paper headdresses, macaroni necklaces, and playing coffee can tom-toms, my daughter's Kindergarten class entertained us with songs and poems of Thanksgiving.  Yes, yes indeed, "America's got Talent!"  It was a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season! The Kindergarten families contributed to a potluck feast after the performance, and I was really happy that the Paper Bag Turkey (stuffed with popcorn) that I made, using the tutorial at One Charming Party , was such a big hit.  If you're looking for a fun centerpiece for the kids' table at your next holiday feast, you may want to check this out.  It was so easy (took me less than 15 minutes) and is a great way to recycle paper bags from the grocery store. Wishing you and yours a most splendid holiday, STUFFED with all of your most favorite things, I leave you with this short message from my very own "Little Chief Rockin' Monkey":