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The Weekender: Paws, Posing, and Ponytails

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I’m grateful to be relaxing with a visit from Mother Cookie this weekend. It’s a much-needed long weekend, and I even get a few days off from the gym. But what would a mini-vacation be without good eats? Let’s review what we made this week: The Coach Stop Review Mini Spinach, […]

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The Weekender: Pizza, Parties, & Paint

Could it actually be that we are finally on spring’s doorstep? We spend so long stuck in winter here in CNY that when a little bit of warm weather knocks on our door, it almost feels like a dream. In fact, we often get teased quite a few times before the warm weather sticks around […]

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The Weekender: Feet, Feathers, and Paws

Happy Easter, Smart Cookie lovers! It’s truly starting to feel like spring here in CNY, and I’m in great spirits. Or maybe that’s more due to the good food I had this week rather than the sun. Here’s what you missed: Bunny Butt Rice Krispie Treats Baked Eggplant Fries I’ll also be sharing a few […]

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The Weekender: Gear, Grub, & Cartoon Cookie

How’s the summer heat been treating you? It’s been the hottest week of the summer here, but I’m not complaining. After the absolutely brutal winter we had in CNY, there is no reason at all to whine about some sunshine. I’m definitely looking on the bright side here. I have to say, the warmth has […]

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The Weekender: Pets, Pizza, & Parties

I don’t quite realize how much I eat in a week until I sit here and review it all with you guys. This might as well be a food diary. But what can I say, I love to eat! Luckily, I also like to workout.These two things make me one happy Cookie. Let’s start with […]

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The Weekender: Countless Cookies, Pizza Crust, & Cupcakes

Sunday is here already. When did weekends become so fast that you can blink and miss them? I didn’t spend much time relaxing this weekend because I was baking for a grad party. I’ll give you more details on that later. But first, let’s make sure you didn’t miss anything delicious this week on Smart […]

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The Weekender: Showers, Step, and Style

Sundays are always my favorite posts since I get to share The Weekender with you guys, which allows me to give you a whole smorgasbord of stuff you don’t normally see during the week. Today, we’ll talk about the bridal shower I went to last weekend, my fitness life, and more. But before we jump […]

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The Weekender: Workouts, Walks, and Whiskers

As spring continues to settle in and summer waits in the wings, I feel life picking up pace even more so than ever. There is a lot going on right now, to the point where I have to remind myself to build in time for myself every now and then. It’s crucial to getting by. […]

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The Weekender: Training, Treats, & Treasures

Who’s starting to feel the October chill settling in where they live? I know we are. As much as I hate when the weather takes a turn for the worst, I do love all the warm and comforting foods I get to make this time of year. Bring on the bubbling bakes, rich pastas, hot […]

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The Weekender: Superman, Shopping, & Wisdom Teeth

For summertime, this sure has been a busy week. I just got back from Sister Cookie’s bridal shower last weekend, and then I had to prepare for Mother Cookie’s visit this weekend. It wasn’t any old impromptu trip though; she came to take care of me after my wisdom tooth removal. More on that later. […]