These extra large pan-banging chocolate chip cookies are perfectly crispy on the outside with gooey cookie centers. They are the ideal chocolate chip cookie!
Pan-Banging Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I first heard about these cookies, I was convinced that the phrase “pan-banging” in the title referred to the fact that they were so good you would be driven to bang pans around your kitchen while eating them in celebration.

A New Year’s Eve kind of scenario.

Well, yes. And no.

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Creamy pea and mascarpone alfredo pasta – the ultimate easy comfort food.
Pea and Mascarpone Alfredo Pasta

I know a lot of bloggers out there have promised to stay light and chipper even in the wake of all the turmoil that is going on in the world, but to be perfectly honest I’m not sure I can be that blogger.

Last week I was home on a pre-planned staycation (not sick! I swear! that I know of!) and so I got to sit idly by and watch as the world exploded. It wracked my nerves in ways I didn’t know were possible. I was paralyzed with fear, scouring the internet for news source after news source, compelled to read anything and everything I could about the virus.

Today I have to shake it off, as T. Swift and my toddler would sing (the things they learn at daycare), and go back to work.

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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan - 3-14-20

It’s meal plan time! And this week, coincidentally, we happen to have a lot of meals that rely on pantry staples, so make a list, stock up, and get cooking!

Here’s what we’re making this week:

  • easy red lentil curry – the ultimate pantry meal
  • sheet pan Mexican veggie dinner – make a big batch and eat for daaayyysss
  • 30 minute chickpea and vegetable stir fry – can be made with all frozen veggies if needed
  • pesto quinoa salad with asparagus, avocado, and kale – so gorgeously green!
  • roasted broccoli chickpea lemon pasta – my kind of comfort food

Happy eating!

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