Egg & Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

Every family has go-to make-ahead meals for their get-togethers, and one of our favorites is this Egg and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole. I can’t tell you how long we’ve been making this for family holidays, especially Christmas morning; all I can say is that I can’t remember a time when we didn’t have it. This is an […]


Mini Spinach, Tomato, Mozzarella Frittatas

For a make-ahead healthy breakfast option that will actually keep you full, you need these Mini Spinach, Tomato, Mozzarella Frittatas. I’ve been trying to be less awful at life, which includes real, less-carb-filled breakfasts, as opposed to my usual English muffin with butter. I started by making myself a few eggs before I leave for […]


Avocado, Egg, and Tomato Brunch Sandwich

You’ll actually want to get out bed for this Avocado, Egg, and Tomato Brunch Sandwich. Lately, Sunday brunch has been characterized as a trendy meal that you have as a more of a statement than actual nourishment for they day. But for my boyfriend and I, we don’t have Sunday brunch to be cool or […]


Easy Breakfast Quesadilla

Because I believe quesadillas belong in every meal, I’ve created this Easy Breakfast Quesadilla for you. Ol’ snow storm Stella dumped the motherload of snow on us here in CNY last week, which meant I was stranded at home and not entirely prepared food-wise. I keep most of my breakfast stuff at work. But as […]

Pierogi Veggie Skillet

The Weekender: Cat Selfies & Pizza Dates

It’s starting to feel like spring here in CNY already! Unfortunately, my allergies also got that memo. I just can’t win. I’m sad to report that one of camera cards bit the dust the week, which caused me to lose some photos. But I still cranked out some delicious stuff to share with you: Pierogi […]


30-Minute Mini Chocolate Banana Nut Muffins

Every time Mother Cookie breezes into town, she likes to have the little mini muffins from the grocery store bakery on hand in my apartment to eat with coffee for breakfast. I never buy them myself, but when she’s here, I must admit I like to munch on them too. They’re poppable and delectable. Those […]


Tomato, Spinach & Bacon Breakfast Casserole

Every Christmas morning for years, Mother Cookie has made a breakfast casserole for our family to feast on. She figured out that it was a simple and delicious way to have breakfast ready for everyone when all of the presents were unwrapped. She’d assemble it the night before and bake it that morning while everyone […]


Hash Brown, Pepper, Bacon & Egg Wafflewiches

Mother Cookie is in town, which means your Smart Cookie is a happy girl. There’s nothing like a visit from my mama to cheer me up. I have one more person to cook for, and she always comes up with yummy ideas of out the blue. In fact, this Pepper, Hash Brown, Egg & Bacon […]

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12 Food Matches Made in Heaven

Everyone’s definition of heaven is different. Not everyone thinks it exists. All I know is that, if there is a heaven, then there has got to be good food there. And if there isn’t one, then we can make our own right here, right now with the foods that make every day amazing. One thing […]

Made this French Toasted Donut at 11pm

French Toasted Donuts

Right now you’re asking, “What are you trying to do to me, Smart Cookie?” And although decadence like these French Toasted Donuts might make it seem like I’m trying to torture you, I’m really just doing this out of love. You’re probably also trying to wrap your mind around the way that this works, so […]