.@cooksmarts Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen Gifts for Every Home Cook #holidaygiftguide

Cook Smarts’ Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen Gifts for Every Home Cook

It was hard to top our colorful holiday gift guide from 2013, but we’ve come up with a whole new set of awesome gifts for every home cook in your life. Unlike a lot of kitchen gifts, we promise these ideas will get a lot of use by your lucky gift recipient. They’re guaranteed to think of your kindness throughout the year as they use these gifts to make their life in the kitchen more organized, … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/10/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/10/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 10, 2014 Monday: Skillet Salmon with Yogurt Sauce + Roasted Oregano Potatoes Tuesday: Weeknight Chicken Stir-Fry with Carrots, Mushrooms, and Celery Wednesday: Lentil and Brown Rice Curry … [Read More...]

Chrissie: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Chrissie: Letting Loose & Learning to Cook

I cook because I have a love-hate relationship with food that I am always playing to win. -Chrissie #KitchenHero Tweet this We love seeing everyone’s photos of the Cook Smarts meals they make, whether on our Kitchen Heroes Facebook Group, … [Read More...]

Win 6 Specialty Spice Blends from Penzey's and Spice Up Your Cooking! (just 1 of 3 prizes in our Maximize Flavor Giveaway) via @CookSmarts

Win 3 Prizes in our Maximize Flavor Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our How to Maximize Flavor series. We’re so grateful to everyone who followed along! If you missed any of it, you can find all 6 parts here. With the info and graphics we created, you’ve got all you need to … [Read More...]

Roasted Okra | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Roasted Okra

On the list of most disliked vegetables, okra ranks high on the list. Which is unfortunate, because we love okra! But it’s understandable. There’s that slimy texture that many folks just don’t like, even if it’s in a tasty gumbo or fried to crispy … [Read More...]

Pork Chop, Pear, and Raisin Kale Salad #recipe via @CookSmarts

Pork Chop, Pear & Raisin Kale Salad

What do you think about having a salad for dinner? It seems like one of those cliche relationship movie moments where the girl always orders a tiny salad and the guy inhales the biggest cut of steak with a side of potatoes. (We love to eat here at … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/3/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/3/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 3, 2014 | Favorites Week Monday: Panko-Crusted Fish Sandwiches with Kale Chips Tuesday: Cream-Free Chowder with Rotisserie Chicken, Corn, and Potatoes Wednesday: Rotisserie Chicken Summer … [Read More...]

Julie: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Julie: Making Dinner Time a Smooth Success

Success, for me, is serving a meal everyone likes. -Julie #KitchenHero Tweet this Julie is on a mission to cook nutritious and healthy meals for her kids. But feeding four growing bellies can be quite a challenge, especially when two kids are … [Read More...]

.@cooksmarts Guide to Building #Flavor with Aromatics #cookingtips

Guide to Adding Flavor with Aromatics

This is part 6 of our ‘How to Maximize Flavor’ series. Read more about it here and see how you can become a flavoring pro and never cook a bland meal again! If you’ve been cooking for some time, you’ve probably noticed that most recipes - whether … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Mushu Chicken #recipe

Mushu Chicken

What is your favorite Chinese take-out food? We’re sure everyone already has their favorite in mind. (Leave your answer in the comments below!) Veggie egg rolls, kung pao chicken, sweet and sour pork, Mongolian beef, egg foo-yung...the list goes … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/27/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/27/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 27, 2014 Monday: Baked Arctic Char with Raisin Vinaigrette and Polenta Tuesday: Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches with Pureed Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup Wednesday: Shakshuka with Leftover … [Read More...]