Rachel: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Rachel: Sharing Good Food, Good Music & Good Laughs

I am always proud when my kitchen produces food that my family and friends enjoy. Nothing makes me happier than sitting around the table with the people I love, sharing a great meal and some laughs. -Rachel #KitchenHero Tweet this Can you imagine being an attorney by day and running a songwriting / music production business by night, while still managing to find time to make healthy, … [Read More...]

The Ultimate Infographic Guide to Spices via @cooksmarts

The Ultimate Infographic Guide to Spices

We are diving into the exciting world of spices in Week 2 of our How to Maximize Flavor Cook Smarts 101 series. What makes spices so exciting? Let’s use the analogy of an artist. You as the cook are the artist and spices are your paints - they can … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Asian Rotisserie Chicken Salad #recipe

Asian Rotisserie Chicken Salad

As a meal plan service that caters to so many taste preferences around the world, we don’t expect every single meal to become a hit with everybody. Sure, there are those meals that are instant favorites with mostly everyone. (Think: Chicken with … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/29/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/29/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 29, 2014 Monday: Parmesan & Panko Crusted Dover Sole with Roasted Parmesan Broccoli Tuesday: Kung Pao Noodles with Chicken and Carrots, Snow Peas, and Baby Corn Wednesday: Italian Sausage and … [Read More...]

Sarah: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Sarah: Experiencing New Flavors in the Kitchen

I feel a sense of accomplishment when I can put a meal together. -Sarah #KitchenHero Tweet this Louisiana is home to many delicious dishes, as well as amazing home cooks, like Sarah and her family. As scrumptious as these Southern meals are, … [Read More...]

Our 3 Simplest Flavoring Secrets by Cook Smarts @cooksmarts

Our 3 Simplest Flavoring Secrets #flavor

We’ve all experienced this not-so-great cooking situation: you spend a ton of time following a recipe, creating a meal, and the end result is bland and boring. Over the years, we’ve picked up quite a few tricks to make sure we never end up in this … [Read More...]

Weeknight Side Dishes via @CookSmarts: Pan con Tomate #recipe

Pan con Tomate

We recently embarked on a culinary adventure to Spain, where we enjoyed classic, homestyle meals that are native to Spain - simple and delicious meals filled with seafood, tomatoes, and potatoes. We dined on refreshing ceviche and gazpacho; … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meal via @CookSmarts: Balsamic Steak #recipe

Balsamic Steak with Strawberry Arugula Salad

A key to successful cooking is to keep things simple. Have you ever been to a restaurant where there were too many things going on in the dish that your taste buds got overwhelmed? After all, simplicity allows you to really taste the … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/22/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/22/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 22, 2014 Monday: Balsamic Salmon with Caprese and Quinoa Tuesday: Lemon-Oregano Panko-Crusted Chicken with Baba Ghanoush Veggie Plate Wednesday: Falafel Pita Sandwiches with Baba … [Read More...]

Alice: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Alice: Measuring Deliciousness One Teaspoon at a Time

It's tempting to just order pizza or carry-out, but I want to feed everyone delicious and healthy food. -Alice #KitchenHero Tweet this Growing up, Kitchen Hero Alice watched her mother cook traditional Chinese meals. But like every traditional … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza #recipe

Asparagus and Prosciutto Pizza

We’re gearing up for fall now, as the weather is slowly turning chilly, and Cook Smarts’ cooking days consist of curries and stews, and cooking with fall favorites like chard, apples, and butternut squash. But before we fully give in to autumn, … [Read More...]