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 […]


Readers’ Choice Wednesday: Avocado & Egg Double Cheese Flatbread

(Does that look like a silly face to anyone else?) Everybody knows it’s important to listen to their mama, and that’s why I’m appeasing Mother Cookie in this week’s Readers’ Choice Wednesday. She wanted something with avocado, and so avocado she shall get. I went through all the obvious options during my brainstorming process: guacamole, […]


Healthy Cookie: Oven-Roasted Asparagus, Fried Egg, & Mozzarella Wrap

Do you ever stroll through the produce section, spot a particular fruit or vegetable you haven’t had in a while and say, “Hey, that looks good!” So you buy some, feeling inspired, and when you get home you’re like, “Great…so now what do I do with this?” It happens to the best of us. I […]


Healthy Cookie: Asparagus, Summer Squash, & Chickpea Frittata

I know I’ve bombarded you with sweets the past three days and essentially buried you in a pile of sugar, but don’t pretend you didn’t enjoy it. I brought you Chocolate Cupcake Flower Bouqueton Monday, Teddy Grahams Party Popcorn on Tuesday, and Lion Cupcakes on Wednesday, all of which equates to a happy, no-regrets sugar […]


Hot Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Eggs

I would argue that most people who dislike Brussels sprouts just haven’t had them prepared the right way. Me, I could eat them prepared any way, but I understand how you could easily be turned off by plain, whole boiled sprouts. Developing a love for Brussels sprouts is like any other relationship; you’ve got to […]

Mini Cauliflower Crust Broccoli Quiches

The coveted cauliflower crust ain’t just for pizza, my friends. We’re taking it to a whole new level today, expanding cauliflower crusts to the realms of brunch and appetizers. Because here at Smart Cookie, we think and eat outside the box, or in this case, outside the pizza. My Mini Cauliflower Crust Broccoli Quiches are […]

Eggs in Pepper Rings + How-To Video

I grew up eating the classic Egg in Bread, or Egg in a Hole, Egg in a Window, whatever-the-heck you prefer to call it. Such a simple little meal, but so darn delicious all the same. As is the case with most classics, you start to wonder if there’s a way to revamp or reinvent […]

Healthy Cookie: Mean Green Stuffed Omelet Machine

As a vegetarian, I eat a lot of eggs, more than I care to, really. They’re a go-to meal for me since they’re super rich in protein but contrastingly low in calories. It’s a win-win. However, it’s hard to look at eggs positively after you eat them the same way time and time again. I […]

Healthy Cookie: Mini Broccolini Ricotta Frittata

Tell me that’s not the cutest name for a recipe you’ve ever heard. Just say it out loud once. Go ahead: Mini Broccolini Ricotta Frittata. Doesn’t it make you giggle? I love foods that put a smile on your face (which, for me, is most foods). Although a frittata isn’t exactly the first candidate that […]