Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

The Weekender: ‘Tis the Season!

Fall '1310Well my little food-loving fools, it’s officially December, which is possibly the most delicious month of the year. Say hello to piles of Christmas cookies, gallons of eggnog, and pounds of gingerbread. I have but three words to say: BRING IT ON.

But before we start prepping for Christmas and New Years, let’s take a look back at this week’s eats, just in case you missed a bite. Continue reading

Sweet Potato Hummus

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Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow, and you got assigned to bring a dish even after incessantly insisting you cannot cook. A storm of stress has descended upon to you, and you can’t deny the certainty that you will disappoint all your loved ones.

Hold up. I’m not going to let that happen. I’m going to share an easy and quick recipe that even an amateur could conquer: Sweet Potato Hummus. Continue reading

48 Terrific Turkey Day Recipes

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After a full week of Thanksgiving recipes on Smart Cookie, you must be ready to feast like a king on Thursday. But before the big day hits, make sure you’ve got your menu set in stone. I’ve got 48 Terrific Turkey Day Recipes to make this the most delicious Thanksgiving you’ve ever had.

What will be on your Turkey Day table?

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5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Truffles

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Here is a list of why I cannot give up sugar:

  1. These 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Truffles

Honestly, it’s a good thing I only made a tiny tester batch, because I couldn’t keep my hands off of these. They’re one of those treats that taste even better than they already sound. And you know what? I’d pick these over actual pumpkin pie all day, every day.

There, I said it.

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The Weekender: TV Debut, Vain Cats, & Turkey Day

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It’s been another big week for The Smart Cookie Cook. I had a magazine interview, made my television debut, and we’ve been celebrating Turkey-Approved Week here on the blog. Don’t worry if you missed any of the Thanksgiving festivities along the way; we’re reviewing this week’s posts right now.

Let’s review, shall we? Continue reading

Turkey-Approved Week, Day 6: Chocolate-Peanut Butter Turkeys

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Welcome to Turkey-Approved Week on The Smart Cookie Cook, seven straight days of mouth-watering Thanksgiving recipes that no turkeys were harmed in the making of. With my creative Smart Cookie twist on every recipe, you’re going to have one delicious feast this year! Check out Day 1′s Butternut Squash Alfredo Gnocchi, Day 2′s Apple Cider Tiramisu, Day 3′s Hot White Chocolate Apple Cider, Day 4′s First Look at New Holiday Treats, and Day 5′s What I’m Thankful for Video.

I made my TV debut on the local news station WKTV today, but not without bringing those folks a terrific Turkey Day treat. I wanted to make something show-stopping but simple, so everyone who saw the segment could whip it up themselves. That’s why these adorable Chocolate-Peanut Butter Turkeys were perfect for the job. Continue reading

Turkey-Approved Week, Day 5: What Smart Cookie is Thankful For Video

turkey12-2Welcome to Turkey-Approved Week on The Smart Cookie Cook, seven straight days of mouth-watering Thanksgiving recipes that no turkeys were harmed in the making of. With my creative Smart Cookie twist on every recipe, you’re going to have one delicious feast this year! Check out Day 1′s Butternut Squash Alfredo Gnocchi, Day 2′s Apple Cider Tiramisu, Day 3′s Hot White Chocolate Apple Cider, and Day 4′s First Look at New Holiday Treats.

You’ve still got another can’t-miss Thanksgiving recipe coming tomorrow, but I wanted to share what I’m thankful for with you today. Join me for quick video, then drop a comment telling me what you’re thankful for.

Turkey-Approved Week, Day 3: Hot White Chocolate Apple Cider

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Welcome to Turkey-Approved Week on The Smart Cookie Cook, seven straight days of mouth-watering Thanksgiving recipes that no turkeys were harmed in the making of. With my creative Smart Cookie twist on every recipe, you’re going to have one delicious feast this year! Check out Day 1′s Butternut Squash Alfredo Gnocchi and Day 2′s Apple Cider Tiramisu.

Everyone knows eggnog is the Christmas beverage of choice,but what about poor Thanksgiving?

Turkey Day gets swept farther under the carpet each year as the definition between Halloween and Christmas becomes more and more obscure. I feel bad because it practically gets forgotten about. The lack of an official drink is another example of that. Thanksgiving is about turkey, and that’s about it. But you need something to sip, whether as a prelude to the meal or something sweet and comforting to chase the feast down afterwards.

You need my Hot White Chocolate Apple Cider. Continue reading

Turkey-Approved Week, Day 2: Apple Cider Tiramisu

DSC_9642Welcome to Turkey-Approved Week on The Smart Cookie Cook, seven straight days of mouth-watering Thanksgiving recipes that no turkeys were harmed in the making of. With my creative Smart Cookie twist on every recipe, you’re going to have one delicious feast this year! Check out Day 1′s Butternut Squash Alfredo Gnocchi.

There are three kinds of people in this world: people that like pumpkin pie, people that don’t, and people that like it but don’t feel like making it. No matter what category you fall under, you’re welcome here. I myself love pumpkin pie, but I won’t hate on those that don’t, or that don’t want to fuss with making and baking it. In fact, I’m catering to the latter two categories today with my Apple Cider Spiced Tiramisu. Continue reading

Turkey-Approved Week, Day 1: Butternut Squash Alfredo with Gnocchi

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Welcome to Turkey-Approved Week on The Smart Cookie Cook, seven straight days of mouth-watering Thanksgiving recipes that no turkeys were harmed in the making of. With my creative Smart Cookie twist on every recipe, you’re going to have one delicious feast this year!

For our first installment of Turkey-Approved Week, let’s talk about a new kind of main course. We’re giving the gobblin’ guy a break. And for your turkey lovers, this would be a divine side dish too. Let’s start with a story: Continue reading