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

Recipe: My Favorite Lemon-Blueberry Muffins

  Every since I was a kid I've had a weakness for blueberry muffins But now that I'm a so-called "grown up" I've accepted the reality that my beloved blueberry muffins are really blueberry cupcakes. Muffins - Schmuffins Alas, a cupcake does not a breakfast or healthy snack make. That's why I decided to play around with the traditional blueberry muffin formula...   I used cake flour to keep the muffins fluffy, moist and light. I used frozen wild blueberries to keep the batter to berry ratio perfectly balanced.  A quick toss in cake flour helped to keep the berries from sinking to the bottom. To boost the protein and take the place of some of the oil, I used nonfat Greek yogurt. Lemon zest adds all the health benefits of the essential oils found in fresh lemons.    The bottom line is this:  These muffins are scrumptious! They're the perfect blend of sweet and tart.  They're lower in fat than tradition

St. Patrick's Day Recipe: Shamrock Style Irish Sausage Rolls

For our St. Patrick's day celebration this year, I decided to put a holiday spin on the classic Irish bakery savorie -- The Irish Sausage Roll.   Like the classic, my shamrock-shaped pasties consist of hand-blended Irish sausage enveloped by buttery, flaky puff pastry.  These were such a hit with my family that I felt lucky to grab a few decent photos before they all disappeared. My daughter absconded with the last two to tuck into her lunchbox for school tomorrow.   Not having a drop of Irish blood in my body, I consulted an expert to help get this party started:  Irish American Mom .  I adapted her recipe for Irish Sausage Rolls to suit my plans for the Shamrock pasties.   Shamrock Style Irish Sausage Rolls Yield:  18 Shamrock Pasties Prep Time:  30 minutes Baking Time:  20 minutes 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 1/4 teaspoon each of the following dried herbs:  marjoram, basil, rosemary, sage, fennel seed 1 teaspoon

Movie Ticket Style FROZEN Party Invitations (Free download)
and 20+ Ideas for the Ultimate Frozen Party!

  My family has completely fallen for Disney's Frozen .   It seems as though every household in the land has been similarly frostbitten . Frozen + These = My Inspiration I've enjoyed reading comments and getting emails thanking me for the LEGO Movie party invitation template that I shared in January. It's nice to know that many families have enjoyed using the invites for their own celebrations. I figured that with the popularity of Frozen, there are bound to be a lot of Frozen-inspired parties in the works these days.  So, I put together a trio of Frozen Movie Theater Style Invitations that can be downloaded for free, personalized and printed. Disclaimer -- PLEASE READ -- These templates are not for sale and are not for profit. I'm sharing the templates free of charge, but as such, am not able to provide any custom work or tech support for how to use photo editing software. If you're new to photo editing and are ambivalent to t

Stylish Weddings: 50 Simple Ideas to Make from Top Designers
by Jenny Doh {Book Review and Giveaway}

  FACT: More couples get engaged during the winter than at any other time of year. Are you one of the newly betrothed?  Are you or someone you're close to planning a wedding? If you're looking for creative (and cost-effective) ideas for your big day, or like me, have already waltzed down the aisle, but still revel in the romance and pageantry of weddings where you find inspiration for other special events, be prepared to fall in love... ...with Jenny Doh 's Stylish Weddings:  50 Simple Ideas to Make from Top Designers     Stylish Weddings is brimming with quick, simple and inexpensive projects for personalizing your wedding using delightful handmade touches.  Jenny's talent as an artist and writer found the perfect match in the company of six noteable wedding designers, each of whom offer readers a signature themed wedding. Choosing a theme for your wedding can help to streamline decision-making, refine your focus, and

Paper Scrap Stashbuster: Snail Mail Thank You Card DIY

The handwritten letter may be going the way of the magazine and the incandescent lightbulb, but I still think it's important to teach my kids to express their gratitude for the generosity showered on them by family and friends with a thoughtfully done thank-you note. (Even when it's a few months late)   I confess: We're egregious at getting thank-you notes out in time, especially after the winter holidays.  We always have the best of intentions, but then time gets away from us; we get caught up in the day-to-day hubbub and suddenly * poof * it's February.  So this year, we set aside a Sunday, cleared off the coffee table, and pulled out a hodgepodge of craft supplies and paper scraps.  The girls and I came up with this cute little family card-making project that perfectly expresses both our gratitude and the slowpoke nature of its delivery. This card gives a whole new meaning to the term "Snail Mail". Snail Mail Scrap-Paper T