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Sriracha Mac & Cheese with Buffalo Breadcrumb Topping

  I don’t know who I am anymore, suddenly falling in love with buffalo and sriracha-flavored dishes like my Sriracha Mac & Cheese with Buffalo Breadcrumb Topping. This one ranks in the top 3 of my all-time favorite mac and cheeses, and trust me, I’ve made quite a few. A few Smart Cookie Shopping’s ago, […]


Football Cocoa Pebble Treats

I’ve got the cutest, easiest snack for your Super Bowl party: Football Cocoa Pebble Treats. Making them reminded me of playing with Play-doh as a kid. I simply molded the still-warm marshmallows and Cocoa Pebbles into the football shape, and it was pretty darn fun getting my hands dirty. Just look at me, I’m practically ready […]

Sweet Potato and Bean Hash

The Weekender: New Workouts, New Recipes, Same Cats

Where on Earth did January go? It feel like we were just ringing in the new year, and here I am getting ready for Super Bowl grub and Valentine’s Day treats. If you’re as behind as I am on your pre-holiday food plans, then don’t worry. I do have a comprehensive list of Super Bowl […]


Honey Sriracha Hummus

Who knew a girl who never tried sriracha until recently would already be on to her second recipe with it: Honey Sriracha Hummus? The good thing about having different interests with a friend or significant other is that you can oftentimes expose each other to things they wouldn’t have otherwise tried. It doesn’t always work; […]

Cranberry Bacon Kale Nachos

20 Super Bowl Snacks & Desserts

GAME DAY! Just kidding, I’m here for the snacks. Sure, watching the big game of the year is important to some, but what would a Super Bowl be without the finger foods? If you’re going to subject me to watching sports, then you better keep me well-fed. Otherwise, I’ll be hangry, and you don’t want […]


Zesty Sweet Potato & Bean Hash

My Zesty Sweet Potato and Bean Hash is for anyone that wants a flavorful, nutritious, and jam-packed meal with minimal effort. This is how I like to cook. I want a full experience for my taste buds, but I don’t have a lot of patience to put into it. It helps when the meal also […]

Cookies and Cream Oreo Cookies

The Weekender: Happy Animals, Snowflakes, & Pizza

The blizzard to end all blizzards is stampeding across the East Coast, and by some miracle of weather, it managed to just miss us here in CNY. For all of you stuck hunkering down in the midst of the storm, you’re in my thoughts. Stay home, stay warm, and stay well-fed. Let’s take a look […]


Oreo-Stuffed Cookies & Cream Cookies with Cookies & Cream Frosting

Cookies and cream lovers, the ultimate Oreo treat beyond even your wildest dreams is here at last: Oreo-Stuffed Cookies & Cream Cookies with Cookies and Cream Frosting. This triple Oreo-powered hybrid is the result of my mad scientist-like baker mind that dared to ask, “How much Oreo CAN you fit into one dessert?” And is […]


Smart Cookie Shopping 66: Pillsbury, Progresso, & More

I’ve got to stop shopping with my empty stomach’s advice. But then again, who knows if you’d have as enticing products as these to try if I didn’t. It’s time for Smart Cookie Shopping, our bi-weekly post reviewing the newest food products and other deliciousness that you need to know about. Today’s round-up is short […]


Cheesy Blush Sauce & Basil Roll-Ups

When the whim came over me to whip up these Cheesy Blush Sauce & Basil Roll-Ups, I was an unstoppable force. My boyfriend tried to ask what I was making, but I tend to go into a trance when I’m on mission like this, so I don’t think I answered in English. The thing is, […]

Chicken Parm Pizza

The Weekender: Fluff, Fries, & Busy Lives

I finally feel like I’ve settled into the new year. Although my life is still insanely over-the-top busy, I at least shook the holiday hectic feel. I sense that normal has settled around me once more, and it’s really not a bad  realization. Let’s take a look back at what we made this week: “Chicken” […]


Butterfinger Blossoms

On a tray of cookies, everyone reaches for peanut butter blossoms, but they really won’t be able to keep their paws off my Butterfinger Blossoms. Blossom cookies were always destined for success because they combine a cookie with a Hershey Kiss. Chocolate always trumps a plain cookie. But I decided to take that one step further […]

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