Triple chocolate cookies cure bad days

Sometimes, a warm, decadent, overwhelmingly chocolate cookie is just what you need.

Maybe you’re watching a Planning Commission meeting on TV and just can’t handle too much more discussion about proffers. Or maybe your dog has destroyed yet another belonging of your roommate’s, each one more expensive than the last to replace. Or maybe, you’re overwhelmed with everything in the world, everything in your own life, everything affecting those you love.

If that’s the case, I’d recommend this recipe from the Pioneer Woman.

And If it’s not the case, and you’re having a wonderful day, I’d still recommend them.┬áThe word “chocolate” is in the name three times, so it has to be good, right? They certainly won’t make you feel any worse. (Well, unless you eat the entire tray. But you can go for a run tomorrow. It’s okay.)

The chocolate cookies are loaded with semisweet chocolate chips (I chopped up a bar that was in the pantry) and white chocolate chips. And Ree Drummond says you have to drink milk with them; I’d heartily agree.

Find the recipe here, and enjoy! I hope your day improves, too.

 

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Inspirations from Pinterest: pasta and caramel

When you’re trying to be productive, the new social media site Pinterest is a terrible invention. You can get lost in the wonderfully cute ideas for crafts and fashion, weddings and travel, and my downfall, lots and lots of beautiful food. (Here’s my page!)

But, there are some wonderful ideas to be found on Pinterest. Tonight, I made two of the recipes that I had pinned to my boards: Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes from the Pioneer Woman, and Caramel Shortbread from Two Tarts. Both blogs are wonderful, so I was excited to try these treats.

Mmm creamy tomatoes and artichokes mixed with pasta and herbs.

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