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

Retro Graphics: FREE Vintage Flashcard Images (Camera, Plume, Bicycle, Ball, Apple, Rotary Telephone, Fern, Bird Cage & Goggles)

This ride has not come to a complete stop. Do not unbuckle your safety harness.   I've been a candle-burning-at-both ends graduate student mom taxi Leprechaun Easter bunny private tutor full-time classroom aide zombie  these past few weeks. There's light at the end of the tunnel though: My college classes end in a few short weeks, and I should be back to more regular posting ~ sugar-shakin', bakin', crafting and creative knoodling very soon! In the meanti me, do something amazing with one o f these charming retro graphics that I pulled from my vintage flashcard collection .  I can't wait to see what you come up with!              

Recipe: Homemade Super Seed Matzoh Sticks

Matzoh! It's the thin and crispy unleavened bread eaten at Passover (but delicious year-round) As a child in a mixed-faith home, I grew up noshing on boards of butter matzoh as an after school snack, learning to make matzoh brie from my Gentile dad, and looking forward to the perfect little matzoh meal pancakes that my grandmother would make when she came to visit. I've always been curious about making matzoh from scratch, and this year a conversation with my mom inspired me to come up with a party-style matzoh : A chic compliment to wine and cheese at happy hour Or a dramatic presentation for your table setting.       Here are my Super Seed Matzoh Bread Sticks. They ta ke less time to make from start to finish than it takes to run to the store for a box of the premade stuff.   My family loved them. I hope yours does too.   Super Seed Matzoh Bread Sticks adapted from the New York Times Olive Oil Matzo recip

Happy Easter!
Show and Tell ~ Homemade Chocolate Bunnies and Treasure Box Eggs

Happy Easter, friends! I hope you're enjoying the day and are feeling blessed! I haven't been online much lately.  At this time of year, I get especially kid-centered, so I've been spending extra time reading to my girls, snuggling, having adventures, and devising sweet surprises for them for Easter day.  Even though I'm juggling work and school into the mix, I'm grateful to have found the time to create some whimsical treats:  Solid Chocolate Bunnies and Polka Dot Chocolate Treasure Eggs...   I posted a tutorial a few years ago. I'll be adding a few tips and new techniques shortly.   (You can find the DIY post by clicking HERE ) I started by molding the egg halves and bunnies. I use the Wilton Easter Egg Candy Mold Set and a vintage bunny mold.  Then I filled the eggs with jellybeans and fuzzy chicks.  The small eggs got chenille chicks and the big egg (for my girls) contained plush chick finger puppets from Fo

Easter Craft: How to Make a Pompom Sheep

Inspired by my recent review of Adventures in Pompom Land I decided to take another crack at making some simple folk-art style sheep. Over the holidays I purchased a bundle of wool with the idea of transforming it into a flock for my table setting. I was less than pleased with the results (and ended up using the wool for another project). Working with homemade pompoms turned out to be so much easier! So quick and simple! In no time at all you can have your own precious flock of woolly little sheep and lambs!  Here's how: Easy Pompom Sheep Chunky yarn ( I used Homespun by Lion Brand , white) Piece of cardboard (3x5 for the sheep or 3x1.5 for the lamb) Packing tape Scissors Waxed twine Floral wire Black polymer clay tacky glue   Step 1:  Cut a cardboard rectangle to use as a form for making your pompom .  Laminate the c ardboard with packing tape so that it will slip easily out of the yarn . Step 2 :  Win

How to Make Adorable Pompom Easter Chicks from Adventures in Pompom Land (DIY, Review & Giveaway)

I LOVE making cute things! Do you LOVE making cute things?   If you're a fan of the sweet, the fuzzy, the soft, the cuddly, the diminutive and the adorable, You're going to LOVE Adventures in Pompom Land by Myko Diann Bocek (new this March from Lark Crafts )   Later in the post I'm going to show you how to make this sweet little chick.  At the end, you can enter to win your own copy of Adventures in Pompom Land . But first, let me tempt you with some of the other incredible step-by-step projects from Adventures in Pompom Land : Squeee...k!  Pompom Mouse Don't ewe love it? Pompom Lamb A Pompom Pony and A Huggable Hedgehog! There's an Elephant, Snowy Owl, Fox, Bunny and many more! Where does the cuteness end? (The last page of the book, page 128)    Spring Chick (adapted from the Yellow Chick & Bluebird projects in Adventures in Pompom Land )   100% wool yarn (yellow)  5&