These days, it seems like there's a "national day" for everything. (There's literally a National Ballpoint Pen Day. It gets weird). But today is National Chocolate Chip Day, and that is one that should most definitely be celebrated.

There's plenty of options on this one. You could make chocolate chip pancakes, or traditional cookies. There's no losing.

I try to keep a healthy (read: daily) dose of chocolate in my life, so I've picked up some pretty great uses for chocolate chips in my time. One of the easiest – and the one that seems to surprise people most – recipes is simple; pop some popcorn and toss in a cup of chocolate chips.

For whatever reason, I tend to get bewildered looks when I suggest this. But think about it; it's the perfect blend of salty and sweet. It's quick to make and perfectly filling. For those who are extra adventurous, toss in some mini marshmallows too.