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“Chicken” Parm Pizza

I can count on Mother Cookie for all kinds of good advice, including the suggestion to make this “Chicken” Parm Pizza. I thought she was just being silly at first; everyone likes to make meat jokes to the vegetarian. But then she said, “No, you could use that meatless stuff you eat,” and that’s when […]

Caramelized Onions and Cauliflower

The Weekender: Nachos, Naps, and Laziness

How was the first week of your New Year? I really can’t complain. I’m excited for the possibilities that come with a new year, but taking each day as it comes. That’s sort of how I see my food too; there are so many delicious adventures to embark on, but I’ve got take my meal […]


Raspberry Cannoli Cake

Why have one dessert when you can have two in my Raspberry Cannoli Cake? I’m not entirely crazy about cannolis, and I realized it’s because I don’t care for the shells. They’re just boring. But if we take that filling and add it to cake, then we’re really on to something. This is dessert optimization. Let’s […]

Smart Cookie Shopping 65

Smart Cookie Shopping 65: Butterfingers, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, & More

It’s a new year, and that means new products on the grocery store shelves for us to gobble up. I took to the aisles to round up the most enticing edibles I encountered, and now, I’m going to share them all with you. The goal is to show you what’s good, and what you should […]


Caramelized Onions and Cauliflower

Caramelized Onions and Cauliflower is just another excuse for me to cook with caramelized onions. They’re my favorite ingredient, and they turn simple cauliflower into a succulent, flavorful delight. I certainly never would’ve fathomed as a kid that anything could make me happy to gobble up vegetables, but caramelized onions always do the trick. When […]

Caprese Mac and Cheese

The Weekender: Wegmans, New Years, and Onion Rings

Happy New Year to all my Smart Cookie readers! I hope you celebrated the right way: with food! We had a whole assortment of New Year’s Eve recipe ideas this week, but in case you missed it, let’s review: Caprese Mac and Cheese 18 New Year’s Eve Appetizer Recipes Cookies and Cream Eclair Cake Among […]


Cookies & Cream Eclair Cake

Éclair cake is good, but Cookies and Cream Éclair Cake is awesome. I don’t know many people who don’t love cookies and cream anything. We’ve all grown up on the flavor, and we love it in ice cream, frosting, milkshakes – you name it. I’m constantly striving to squeeze it into more recipes. What can […]

Three Cheese Zucchini Pizza Bites

18 New Year’s Eve Appetizer Recipes

Get ready to chow down because we’re ringing in the New Year with 18 New Year’s Eve Appetizer Recipes. We’ve had a delicious, sweet, and savory year here on Smart Cookie, and the best part is sharing it with you. So from my recipe collection to yours, here are the most delicious ways to ring […]


Caprese Mac and Cheese

Perfect flavors come together in a perfect stovetop pasta with my Caprese Mac and Cheese. Caprese usually means fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese. Perhaps that’s why we love it so much. I’ve seen caprese burgers, caprese grilled cheeses, and of course caprese salads, but what I couldn’t stop fantasying about was how amazing Caprese Mac and […]

Raspberry Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

The Weekender: Christmas 2015 Recap

How was your holiday? I traveled to my parents’ new home in Connecticut for loads of family bonding, and loads more food. All I did was cook and eat and sleep! While my few days vacation were nice, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things with you this week. Let’s see what we […]


Raspberry Cinnamon Rolls with Eggnog Glaze

If the presents don’t get you out of bed on Christmas morning, then these Raspberry Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls will. Christmas breakfast is like the forgotten burden. You’re so busy worrying about presents and cookies and Christmas dinner that you forget about breakfast. But what happens when the wave of gift-opening passes? You’re left with Christmas […]

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25+ Christmas Recipes

The holidays are about sharing our favorite things with each other, so I’m bringing you my best Christmas recipes. From dishes for Christmas dinner to appetizers and desserts, I’ve got everything you need for your holiday meal. In the Smart Cookie household, we strive for recipes that are easy and doable but unforgettably delicious. The last […]

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