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Sundried Tomato Alfredo

The Weekender: Cookie Season, Dunk Tanks, & Daring Cats

The holidays are upon us, friends! I hope you enjoy your time off from work, time with family, and time to feast. My favorite thing about this time of year is how we get to have awesome food while spending time with each other and not worrying about any other darn thing in the world. And […]


Ultimate Holiday Brownie Sundaes

It’s time to turn up your whimsical holiday wonderland wow factor with my adorable Ultimate Holiday Brownie Sundaes. If you picture all of your wildest sugar plum dreams in one dish, would this encapsulate it? The peppermint ice cream looks like a candy cane mountain atop fudgy brownie Earth and covered in a chocolate mudslide […]

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Smart Cookie Shopping 64: Chili Chips, Peppermint Ice Cream, and More

It’s funny how a vegetarian has two chicken-related products in today’s edition of Smart Cookie Shopping, our bi-weekly feature that reviews the newest food products. Well, I’m not chicken to admit that I loved some of these products, and others not so much. You know I’ll be honest with you about what’s worth buying, and […]


Cracked Pepper & Sun-Dried Tomato Broccoli Alfredo

My alfredo-making skills that created this Cracked Pepper & Sun-Dried Tomato Broccoli Alfredo are all thanks to Mother Cookie. She was never a huge fan of cooking, but she had an arsenal of go-to’s that only Mother Cookie could do best. Alfredo sauce was one of them. When I craved it, I’d beg her to […]


The Weekender: Matching, Photobombing, and Relaxing

Less than two weeks until Christmas, but who’s counting? I’m almost done with my shopping, but if you’re still looking for some inspiration, then you’re in luck. This week’s collection of posts included two jam-packed gift lists, with something for every food lover you know. Let’s review: Holiday Gift Guide for Bakers Holiday Gift Guide […]


Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate with Peanut Butter Dippers

Today’s post is a two-for-one with my Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate with Peanut Butter Dippers. Hot chocolate is great on its own, but you need something good to dunk in that frothy goodness. It’s way too much work to make you own hot chocolate AND your own cookies, right? Not when you’ve got the Smart Cookie […]


Spicy Sriracha Tomato Cream Soup with Tater Tot Croutons

I’ll say it: this Spicy Sriracha Tomato Cream Soup with Tater Tot Croutons convinced me that I could like Sriracha. Making this was like the Smart Cookie edition of Chopped. I peered into my pantry and dug through my fridge for things to cook with, and found a seemingly unconnected assortment of ingredients. But a […]


Gift Guide for Cooks and Foodies 2015

This Gift Guide for Cooks and Foodies is jam-packed with gift idea inspiration so you can make this year the most mouth-watering holiday your fellow food lover has ever experienced. I’ve got endless great gift options for that chef, whether they’re a home cook or more experienced. Food is our language, so say “Happy Holidays” in […]


Holiday Gift Guide for Bakers 2015

Nobody could construct a better Holiday Gift Guide for Bakers than a baker herself. I know the best gifts to get for the baker in your life – and you can get it all online and in time for Christmas in a few weeks. Straight from The Smart Cookie Cook herself, here are my recommendations for gifts […]

Roasted Garlic Basil Mashed Potatoes

The Weekender: Hooray for Hot Cocoa, Cookies, & Football

Only about three weeks until Christmas! How are you getting ready to celebrate? I’ve been decorating and cooking up a storm. We’ve also been blessed with a very mild winter so far. It may not last much longer here in CNY, but we’ve been very grateful for what we’ve had. Let’s take a look at […]


Party Mac & Cheese

My Party Bread is one of the most popular recipes on the site and one of my favorite comfort foods of all-time, and now, it’s the inspiration behind my Party Mac & Cheese. This mac takes a lesson from the Party Bread by featuring a mouthwatering combo of Monterey jack cheese, fresh green onions, and […]


Gingerbread Cookie Dough Ice Cream

My Gingerbread Cookie Dough Ice Cream will bring the winter wonderland indoors. I say, skip freezing your butt off, and instead bring the frosty hills right to your ice cream bowl. I never imagined I’d be dreaming of this instead of sugar plums this time of year, but this Gingerbread Cookie Dough Ice Cream is sublime. […]

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