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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: 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. […]

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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: Fries, Fresh Hair, and Fluffy Cuteness

I was a fool to think I could make it through winter without being defeated by a malicious cold or flu. Here I am at the end of March down for the count with a cold. Yep, the germs finally got me, folks. I was so close to the end of winter…so close! But it’s […]

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My Creamy, Best Blush Sauce + Recipe Idea Booklet PDF!

OKAY, I’ve made you Blush Sauce before, but my tastes change over the years, and it just keeps getting BETTER. So here it is my Creamy, Best Blush Sauce….call it 2.0, if you must. When I was a kid, I would’ve told you that my favorite sauce from the holy trinity (marinara, alfredo, and blush) […]

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The Weekender: Celebrating, Sleeping, and Sparkles

What the what is going on with Mother Nature here in CNY? It’s been nearly 70 degrees for almost a week in February! As nice as our mini-vacation of weather was, it’s that much harder to revert back to the cold misery again. Man, why do I choose to live this way? Maybe that’s why […]

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14 Easy Super Bowl Recipes

Whether you’re rooting for your fave team, watching just for the sake of tradition, or only paying attention during half-time and commercials, these 14 Easy Super Bowl Recipes are going to┬ámake your Sunday the best ever. Because we don’t care THAT much about who wins or loses; we wanna hang out and eat some great […]

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The Weekender: Challenges, Spring, and Caturday

Finally! Beautiful weather has arrived in CNY! I don’t know how short-lived it may be, but for the weekend at least, I’m basking in bountiful sunshine and can actually go outside without a winter coat. It’s the little things! Speaking of little things, we shared a variety of incredible recipes this week, including two jam-packed […]

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The Weekender: Bunnies, Kitties, and New Kicks

I can’t believe it, but I made it through April Fool’s Day without getting pranked. How’d you make out? Don’t worry if you got caught up in all the hoopla this week; you can still catch up on Smart Cookie eats right now: 4- Cheese Scalloped Potatoes Lemon and Garlic Green Beans and Shallots Carrot […]