Get our Meat Temperature Guide via @cooksmarts #grilling

Our Meat Temperature Guide

Last week, we kicked off our 2015 Summer Grilling Series with an updated version of our Grilling Guide. If you downloaded it, you saw that I listed a digital read thermometer as one of our 5 essential grilling tools. The one that I listed is also the one I own, and I absolutely love it. It comes in super handy when I’m trying to figure out if my burgers are a perfect medium-rare (my … [Read More...]

Panko-Crusted Oven-'Fried' Chicken | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Panko-Crusted Oven-“Fried” Chicken

Fried. Chicken. Do we have your attention now? ‘Cause those are two words that never fail to make our ears perk up. If you’re like us and love fried chicken, then you’re in luck! Tomorrow is National Fried Chicken Day, which means that you can … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 7/6/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 7/6/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for July 6, 2015 Monday: Maple-Dijon Panko Salmon + Peach & Corn Salad with Queso Fresco Tuesday: Vegetarian Mexican Chopped Salad with Corn, Avocado, Tomatoes, Black Beans & Queso Fresco Wednesday: … [Read More...]

Christine: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Christine: Creating Delicious Memories with the Family

I cook because I want to create memories and traditions. -Christine #KitchenHero Tweet this For Kitchen Hero Christine, food and cooking is not only for healthy eating; it’s a way to bond with her family and spend quality time with them. While … [Read More...]

Get our Basic Grilling Guide via @cooksmarts

Our Basic Grilling Guide

I can’t believe we’re already over one week into summer . . . before we know it, we'll be welcoming fall! Since we know that time passes much too quickly, I wanna make sure we take advantage of every single day of this season with lots of … [Read More...]

July 4th Round-Up: @CookSmarts favorite simple and healthy side dishes

Our Favorite July 4th Side Dishes + New Recipe!

With July 4th coming up in less than a week, we thought we’d round up some of our favorite BBQ and potluck side dishes that you can add to your upcoming cookout, grill fest, or summer get-together. We also created a new recipe for our meal plan … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/29/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/29/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 29, 2015 Monday: Steak with Miso-Lime Butter + Sauteed Bok Choy with Garlic Tuesday: Pesto Artichoke Pasta with Butter Beans, Tomatoes & Broccoli Wednesday: Thai Curried Fried Rice with Ground … [Read More...]

Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken

Before we launch into this week’s recipe, we want to give a shout out to all the dads and say, Happy Father’s Day! Hope you guys are taking it easy and looking forward to a nice steak dinner later this evening. We’re kind of doing a double whammy … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/22/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/22/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 22, 2015 Monday: Chicken Stir-Fry Lettuce Wraps with Snap Peas and Roasted Peanuts Tuesday: Pork Chops with Caribbean Rub and Mango Salsa + Lemony Green Beans Wednesday: Hoisin Noodles with … [Read More...]

Matt: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Matt: Life as a Sous Chef Dad

By contributing in the kitchen I find more enjoyment in the overall meal experience, I find a connection between the preparation process, and pride in the culmination of the final product. -Matt #KitchenHero Tweet this As you can see from the … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts' Healthy, Low-Cal Recipes

Top 10 Healthy Recipes Under 450 Calories

What does healthy mean to you? For us, we believe that health starts with a home cooked meal, which means that you know what you eat, and you are in control of what you put in your body. While cooking your own meals is a good start to eating … [Read More...]