Thursday, December 31, 2009

Saying so long to 2009

Saying so long to the year of 2009~
As we leave this year and welcome a new... Lets give "Thanks" for what we have to be thankful for. Be it large or small or tiny. If we look deep within we will find it. We will leave this year and enter a new wonderful happy healthy 2010!
People are starting to have dinner with their families again. Mothers and fathers are baking with their children.
So I'm going to be adding a cookie recipe today and often throughout the new year. Please try your baking hand and leave a comment on how it turned out. Be it good or great. Sometime in 2010 we will be having a cookie get together. We will be sharing our cookie recipes in the cookie jar shop. While we enjoy refreshments.

Pink Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup sour cream
3 drops of red food coloring
1 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
In a very large bowl cream butter with food coloring then add sugar. Then add beaten eggs, vanilla and sour cream. Set aside. In another bowl, sift all the dry ingredients together. Slowly add the dry to the wet mixture with a fork. Making sure there are no lumps or bumps.
Cover and refrigerate for a few hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Roll out dough on a clean flat surface that is lightly floured. Try not to knead the dough any extra. (The dough will get tough) Roll it to desired flatness. (Too thin will burn easy in the oven)
Use cookie cutters to desired shapes. Put on clean cookie baking sheet. Leave a small space between them. Bake at 375 for about 12 to 15 minutes.
Leave the light on in the oven to keep an eye on them. Opening the door will allow the temperature to drop.
Put hot baked cookies on cooling rack or large plate with spatula. Let cool before eating. Do not eat them when they just come out of the oven.
Good luck!

We do have neat old rolling pins and hundreds of cool cookie cutters and large old mixing bowls and hundreds of cookbooks at Jazz'e Junque.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year~

Happy New Year! Jazz'e Junque is now closed till next year. We will open next year on January 4th at 10 am to 2 pm. We will have some more cool colorful Pyrex to offer you and some more groovy vintage cookie jars and neato kitchen collectibles to start off the new year in our fun but funky retro kitchen shop~ and on line. Please visit our web site at ........ If in the neighborhood do check out our New Years window with a tribute to the "King" Elvis to celabrate his 75th on January 8th.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vintage Plastic Christmas

Here is some of my vintage plastic Christmas I collect ~ Enjoy!

My web site is

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas~

Merry Christmas everyone ~
We will be closed on Christmas Day. I hope you all will be enjoying your day. We didn't get any fresh snow snow for a white Christmas. We've been having a lot of rain. The streets were a bit icy. But the rain cleaned up some of the "dirty" Chicago snow and ice.
Jazz'e Junque will open Saturday 11am to 5pm. We are having a 10% to 50% off (in shop) sale on select cookie jars and retro kitchen collectibles. Buy five sets of our cute & fun salt & pepper shakers the sixth set (of lessor price) is free. Same deal on our cool cookbooks.
I'll be changing the window display from Christmas to a New Years & Elvis display. Stop by and check out our next fun but funky window display!
Check out our web site for fun cookie jars and neat retro kitchen collectibles.....

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Last minute gifts at Jazz'e Junque

Happy Holidaze!!
Stop in today we are open 11am to 7pm at Jazz'e Junque 3419 N Lincoln Avenue. We can help you find a cool retro gift for the people on your shopping list or maybe a gift for yourself. Marshal Field's Santa Bear mugs only two bucks. Cookie cutters for cool cookies only fifty cents. Wonderful vintage cookbooks for that special meal. "June Cleaver" type aprons for entertaining~ Hundreds of cookie jars prices are $15.00 to $800.00. Great hostess gifts! Salt & pepper shakers for Neat grab bag gifts. Colorful Pyrex for serving ~ giving ~ collecting ~ displaying!
Christmas Eve we will be open 10 am to 3pm for the last minute procrastinators!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidaze from Jazz'e Junque

Cooking for the holidays? Still looking for that last minute gift?? We just may have it at Jazz'e Junque 3419 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago......................... Prices starting at just two bucks!! Stocking stuffers ~ Cookie jars ~ cookbooks ~ cookie cutters ~ teapots ~ salt & pepper shakers ~ Russel Wright ~ Laurella Vintage linens ~Pyrex ~ Fire-King and MORE!

Friday, December 18, 2009

A closer look in the retro kitchen museum

Today we are taking a closer look into the retro kitchen museum at Jazz'e Junque in Chicago ~

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A few pictures of our retro kitchen museum at Jazz'e Junque ~
Holiday shopping at Jazz'e Junque in Chicago is always fun! You never know what we will get ~ Snowflake cookie jar $36.00
Vintage Old world Santa $50.00

Cool Santa Cat $60.00

Neat Old Saint Nick bank $18.00 ~

Kool hot chocolate teapot $18.00 ~
Visit our web site for fun and funky gifts............
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Holidays at Jazz'e Junque in Chicago

Some of the holiday sights at Jazz'e Junque ~ 3419 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago! Stop in and check us out! We have great cool gifts with prices starting at only two bucks~

This cute but sad cuddly Bear needs a good home!

An in store special ~

Vintage Hull Gingerbread boy plate for holiday cookies ~ $22.00
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Hanukkah ~

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Can you ever get enough Christmas? Well, this is the time you'll be seeing it all ~

Even Elvis has to join in on the Holiday fun......

ASanta cookie jar filled with homemade cookies is always a hit! At Jazz'e Junque we have hundreds of cookbooks and cookie cutters to get you started!

Chistmas cookie jars come in all shapes and sizes!
Visit our web site at We take Paypal and can ship in time for the Holidays.

Open House for some of the shops this Saturday & Sunday~ Stop by 3419 N Lincoln Avenue for sales and refreshments and holiday cheer!

Jazz'e Junque ~

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Visit our web site for these fun Christmas gifts ~
Santa reamer $18.00 ~
Santa with Radio Flyer cookie jar (not a tight lid) $59.00

Set of six vintage Santa face mugs $38.00

Norman Rockwell Santa at desk cookie jar $225.00

Cool vintage Santa doll with vinyl face $58.00

Low prices on fun Holiday Gifts~

Cookie jar gifts for $100.00 and under~

Fun gifts for under $22.00 at Jazz'e Junque ~ Call us on these ~

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Today was a snow day in Chicago ~ Bundle up!

Fun snowman cookie jar only $22.00 at Chicago's 1st Cookie Jar Shop. He's a kool gift for that someone you'd like to buy a little something for. Remember we take Paypal and ship UPS!
More of our retro toys in our museum in Chicago~

Here's a few of our fun salt & pepper shakers at Jazz'e Junque ~

Our spices in the rEtrO Kitchen Museum ~

Look what I found! A Nativity cookie jar......... Price is only $29.00~

Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Open House

December 12th & 13th we will be having a neighborhood Open House along with a few of our other interesting shops here at 3419 N. Lincoln Avenue~

Our retro kitchen museum will be open.............

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