Guacamole Bites for Cinco de Mayo

It wouldn’t be Cinco de Mayo without guacamole, but I wouldn’t be The Smart Cookie Cook if I didn’t make a classic into something smarter like these Guacamole Bites. I know they look fancy, but don’t run away! I made these in less than 30 minutes. Everyone loves chips and dip at parties, especially because […]


Sun-Dried Tomato & Chickpea Guacamole

I still am baffled by people who don’t like guacamole. I guess it’s a texture thing, which I can understand. But at the same time, it’s just so good. I really had to reevaluate my relationship when my BF told me he didn’t like it (or avocados, period). Okay, so not really, but I was […]


Crispy Potato Bites with Guacamole

Those who know me well know I’m not much of a party animal. I’ll take chilling at home in my PJs over loud music and crowds any day. But when you bring food into the equation, I can change my tune entirely. In fact, I’ll put up with just about anything if you promise me […]


Smart Cookie’s Simple Chunky Guacamole

I have a vivid memory of trying guacamole as a kid and feeling completely indifferent to it. I wouldn’t say I was as utterly repulsed by it like I am by cream cheese, but I had no desire to try it again. Life went on, avocado-less. For whatever reason, I wound up giving avocados another […]

Bacon Guacamole and 9 More Green Recipes for St. Paddy’s Day

To my meat eaters out there, this Bacon Guacamole is for you. Being a vegetarian makes it harder for me to take care of you guys, so I apologize if you’ve been feeling neglected. I’m hoping this bacon-studded guac will make it up to you. This is the creamiest guac you’ll never eat, and the […]