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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: Wegmans, Whiskers, & CXWORX

My recent trip to Wegmans, aka the holy grail of grocery stores, was yet another reminder of how empty my foodie life is without it. If I had access to their lush produce section all the time, I’d never want to eat unhealthy! …LOL, yeah I couldn’t even type that with a straight face. But it would be […]


The Weekender: The Gym, Jumps, & Games

Oh how wonderful it is to see more sunlight every day! Losing an hour of sleep for daylight saving is a pain, but I’m over the shock of it and enjoying leaving work and the gym while it’s still bright out. I’m so very ready for spring and sunshine. Let’s take a look at the […]

Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream

The Weekender: Wacky Onions, Whiskers, & Workout Gear

Did you know Saturday was International Cat Day? I love any excuse to celebrate my adorable fur babies, so I made sure to spoil them twice as much. That’s my job. I have a lot of jobs, come to think of it: my day job, my evening job at the gym, and let’s not forget: […]

Strawberry Cream Pie Choc Chip Cookie Crust

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 […]

Gluten Free Mac & Cheese

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 […]

Pasta Marinara Garlic Bread Bowls

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 […]

Double Cheese Bundles

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 […]

Toasted Ravioli Squash Stacks

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. […]