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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

Family Fun with your Belgian Waffle Maker -- 4 Cinnamon Roll Waffles in Just 2 Minutes

This isn't a new concept, by any means, but this week, it was finally time for my family to invest in a new waffle iron. The little beauty from VillaWare that we got as a wedding gift back in 2000 was ready to retire. So, with the arrival of Ned, our new Belgian waffle maker from Presto, I figured I'd make a fun little treat for the family with my kids. Four waffles in 2 minutes -- not bad! Ned's a four-star rock star! He was a mid-priced model, had all the features I was looking for, and got great reviews. It's pretty amazing what you can cook in a waffle iron -- hash browns, risotto cakes, polenta cakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, brownies, brookies. Perfect for a dorm room or small apartment! What unusual things have you made in a waffle iron?  I'm sharing an Amazon Associates link to the same model I used in the video. I will get a small percentage of each sale from Amazon, but it's not my purpose in posting this. It&

10-Minute Miracle Scalloped Potatoes in a Mug

If you love potatoes, you are going to flip for this amazing recipe!  Imagine this:  Restaurant quality scalloped potatoes au gratin that take less than 10 minutes from start to finish, and are made in the microwave in a mug! It's the brainchild of my 15-year old daughter who has been dabbling in mug cakes since she got a microwave in her room.  With the quarantine in effect, she's been getting extra creative with her microwave meals.  This one is absolutely genius!  It is perfect for dorm cooking, apartments without a stove/oven, or for anyone who loves potato comfort foods and doesn't want to wait. This simple recipe makes enough two serve two as a side dish! My daughter's been creating recipes since she was teeny, and it would be incredible to see one of her original concepts go viral!  Here's our video: 10 Minute Miracle Scalloped Potatoes in a Mug© Video Tutorial

Recipe: New World German Brown Bread -- "Squaw Bread"

I recall, as a child, going to The Chart House restaurant and looking forward to the basket of freshly baked breads.  My favorite was always the dark brown, slightly sweet bread that the servers called "Squaw Bread".  I've heard that a similar bread is served at The Cheesecake Factory.  The name has gone out of fashion, since "squaw" is a derogatory term for a Native American woman.   The history of this bread can in fact trace its roots to Native American origins when German pioneers combined their traditional German Brown Bread recipe with ingredients available to them through trades with the native people during their westward travels. No matter how you slice it, this New World German Brown Bread is easy to bake and so wonderfully delicious to eat.   Print With Image Without Image New World German Brown Bread Yield: 1 large loaf Author: Jenn Erickson Prep time: 1 H & 50 M Cook time: 45 M Total time: 1 H &am

Capirotada~ Mexican Bread Pudding
{#MuyBuenoCookbook Spotlight and Cook-off}

Me amo Mexican Food {I love Mexican Food} You could say I grew up on the stuff!  Here in California, we have no shortage of excellent Mexican restaurants, markets and authentic little hole-in-the-wall joints that have a near-religious following.  I love spending a Sunday afternoon filling my basket with fresh produce and colorful ingredients from the local Mexican market.  I know my nopales from my aguacates, but when it comes to traditional Mexican desserts I'm still a bit of a novice. I'm pleased to be sharing my first adventure in making a traditional Mexican dessert as part of the Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight and Cook-off . This beautiful cookbook was lovingly written by three generations of family and is filled with vibrant pictures, rich stories and recipes for authentic Mexican comfort food.  For week one, we were given a choice between a sweet or savory dish.  I'm a believer that some of the best culinary experiences come from pushing o