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The Weekender: Mother’s Day, Mozzarella, and Modeling

Happy Mother’s Day! Y’all hear me talk about Mother Cookie all the time on here. She’s my biggest fan and one of the main reasons this blog is able to exist. When I first started it, I was still living at home. My mama did everything possible to help me get it up and running. […]


25 Must-Make Mother’s Day Recipes

As promised, your Mother’s Day recipe collection from The Smart Cookie Cook is here! Yes, you could take your mom out to dinner, but it would mean much more to her if you cooked for her yourself. And with Smart Cookie recipes under your belt, you’ll be surprised how easy and doable it is to […]

Strawberry Lemon Oreo Bars

The Weekender: On TV, Coming Soon, & Expressive Pets

It’s been another crazy week. I don’t know what’s going on lately, but life has been nuts. I am happy to say I still got back into the grove of our regular posts after last week was a bit barren. Did you miss a bite or two? Luckily for you, I’ve got a quick review […]


Mini M&M Cupcake Bouquet

Everyone thinks flowers are the answer to the perfect Mother’s Day Gift, but what good are they really? They’re pretty to look at for a few days if you’re lucky, then she’ll wind up throwing them in the trash.Why bother? I’ve got an equally pretty option that will be much more appreciated: my Mini M&M […]

Birthday Cake Blue Velvet Brownies

The Weekender: Mother’s Day, Mina, & Blogging

Happy Mother’s Day to all my mama readers out there. You are the strongest, most selfless human beings on the planet, and most of us wouldn’t have our heads on straight without you. My mama raised me to be the Smart Cookie I am today, and I couldn’t be more grateful for all she’s done. […]

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What to Make Your Mama for Mother’s Day: 13 Recipes

I love my Mama Cookie, and my favorite way to show love is with food. It makes a great gift for multiple reasons. For one, everybody freakin’ loves it. Secondly, it’s thoughtful because you can make whatever people love most. And thirdly, it takes legitimate time and love to make. Sure, you can go buy […]


Happy Mother’s Day: A Video to Mother Cookie & Mama’s Everywhere

Happy Mother’s Day! Treat your mama to some good food; everyone knows that’s the way to a mother’s heart. I cooked up a quick video message to Mother Cookie and all you other moms out there, including a special serenade. Enjoy! See you all tomorrow for a brand new, delicious recipe. In the meantime, be […]

Mother Cookie

There is a woman behind the scenes at Smart Cookie whom I don’t believe many of you are aware of: my mother. What does she have to do with Smart Cookie? Quite simply, Mother Cookie is the reason this site exists. She lends her spare time to help and support me in every way, and […]

The Weekender: This Week’s Eats, Mother’s Day, & More

This week, I completed my first year of college. You can applaud if you like; I’m quite proud of myself. There were many moments when I thought I just couldn’t do it, but I stuck it out. And through it all, I’ve been blog-blog-bloggin’ away. No matter how rough things got with my workload, I […]