Mom deeply regrets saying “Bam!” while adding extra chocolate chips to cookie dough

A mom recently entered a deep existential crisis that verged on self-loathing after using the word “Bam!” to verbalize excitement regarding extra chocolate chips she was adding to cookie dough. The ill advised quip was intended to channel the formerly popular television chef Emeril Lagasse, whose star rose in the ‘90s but has since tapered …

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Menu planning

Things get busy in our home, especially around mealtime. Advanced planning goes a long way towards nutritious meals each night. I always set Sunday mornings aside for weekly menu planning. Monday:  -Microwaved hot dog with incidental rendered grease still on plate for dipping -Last apple from bag with brown parts mostly cut out Tuesday: -Sunday’s …