It has been a busy week for Smart Cookie to say the least. I had my first brush with fame, brought Smart Cookie to the Clinton Farmers Market, celebrated the blog’s 1-year birthday, and did so much baking that I’m still finding cocoa powder in places cocoa powder shouldn’t be. But before we get into all that, let’s talk about the yummy stuff we ate this week. Did you miss a bite or two? Well, in that case…
Let’s review, shall we?
- Strawberry Coconut Poke Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream-Mascarpone Frosting
This succulent confection commemorated Smart Cookie’s 1-year birthday, and it was to die for.
- Pizza Zucchini Boats
Enjoy a fun, pizza-fied meal that you can feel good about.
- Peanut Butter-Chocolate-Butterscotch Kix Treats
If you like Rice Krispie treats, then you’ll love this new twist made with Kix instead.
- Marinara Mozzarella en Carozza
A simple twist on this classic fried grilled cheese sandwich.
- Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies
Get two delicious desserts in one incredible treat!
If you’re not drooling over these recipes, then you must not have salivary glands. I could go for one of those fudgy Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies right now, but unfortunately, I gave them all away this weekend. Before you look at me like I’m crazy and ask why I would ever give away brownies, I had good reason. You see, I brought them with me to the Farmers Market on Thursday for my Smart Cookie debut.
I gave out free samples of some of my favorite treats to everyone who stopped by, along with business cards and buttons! If you missed out on all the free goodies, you can at least get the recipes for the tasty treats I made here and here.
The Farmers Market isn’t the only place you might’ve seen me this week; I was also on QVC! You see, every Wednesday & Sunday, QVC presents In the Kitchen with David, a segment where they offer all kinds of fun stuff for the kitchen. Although seeing the plethora of appliances and kitchen gadgets is fun, my favorite part is the host, David Venable. If you’ve every watched ItKwD, then you know what a character he is. He’s personable, vivacious, hilarious, and he knows a thing or two about good food. Something about him is just so infectious; you can’t help but smile. David is hands-down my favorite foodie on television. I also love his adorable partner-in-crime, Mary, who pops in to talk about Facebook and other fun stuff.
Every week, on David’s Facebook page, Mary and David pick a Foodie of the Week to be featured. Guess who they picked this week? Your very own Smart Cookie Cook!
I can’t tell you how THRILLED I was to see my face plastered on David’s Facebook page. It was like a dream come true. But things got even better that evening when they actually mentioned me on the show. They showed my picture and everything. Mary mentioned wanting to try the Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies in my picture. Well Mary, I would love to make some for you. In fact, I could make any kind of delicious treats you want if you invited me on the show! Just sayin’…
Now, I want to send a ginormous thank you to all of you guys because I’ve gotten almost 30 new likes on Facebook in less than a week. That is awesome to say the least. Keep it up!
And if you really want to feel like you’re in the Smart Cookie kitchen, then subscribe to my Youtube channel to check out all of my fun & delicious in-the-kitchen videos! And in case you missed it, here’s my newest video, fresh out of the oven. We’re celebrating Smart Cookie’s birthday & making that amazing Strawberry-Coconut Poke Cake. Party time!
I know you guys are anxious to know what’s coming next week. I have two words for you: ice cream. And what I’ve got for you is going to be worth screaming for.