Emily: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Emily: Living a Balanced & Healthy Life

Homemade meals with fresh, seasonal ingredients help me retain energy and live an overall healthier lifestyle. -Emily #KitchenHero Tweet this When creating a healthy lifestyle for yourself, it’s important to keep it balanced, and Kitchen Hero Emily has figured out just how to do it! She keeps active by participating in outdoor sports, hones her creativity with hobbies like knitting, eats … [Read More...]

Seafood Pasta with Mussels and Calamari | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Seafood Pasta with Mussels & Calamari

The Colosseum. Vatican City. The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Pizza. Pasta. Gondolas. Gelato. Italy can show us incredible things, and that’s only a small bit of what it has to offer! If we made you long for a trip to Italy right now, we are so sorry. … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 12/1/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 12/1/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for December 1, 2014 Monday: Shrimp Peanut Noodles with Red Peppers and Cabbage Tuesday: Pan-Roasted Chicken + Gravy with Sauteed Cabbage & Apples and Pearl Couscous Wednesday: Italian Wedding Soup with … [Read More...]

.@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 … [Read More...]

Top 10 Thanksgiving Sides via @CookSmarts #recipes

Thanksgiving Sides Round-Up: 10 Sides You Won’t Want to Miss Out on This Holiday

Everyone knows that while Thanksgiving’s main star is turkey, it’s really the sides that are the talk of the town. From mashed potatoes to green beans, we’re all about loading up our plate with comforting and delicious side dishes. So this week, … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/24/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/24/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 24, 2014 | Thanksgiving Favorites Week Monday: Moroccan Chicken and Carrots Saute with Couscous Tuesday: Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup with Parmesan Garlic Bread Wednesday: Spinach … [Read More...]

Miriam: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Miriam: The Family that Eats Together, Stays Together

I cook because I want to feed my family nutritious meals, and eat together as a family each night. -Miriam #KitchenHero Tweet this The great things about meal planning include: saving money, not letting food go to waste, and eating a variety of … [Read More...]

Win a Cuisinart Stainless Steel Food Processor via @CookSmarts #giveaway

Win a Cuisinart Food Processor

This is the last week of our Maximize Flavor Giveaway! We're giving away tools to help you put your new flavoring smarts to use from our 'How to Maximize Flavor' series. Congrats to Valerie B. for winning a custom-framed version of one of our … [Read More...]

Parmesan Garlic Bread | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Parmesan Garlic Bread

You’re probably thinking, “Does anyone really need a recipe for garlic bread?” Truth is, no, you don’t need a recipe for buttery, garlicky bread. But does it hurt to have one more garlic bread recipe? Of course not! After all, you simply can’t go … [Read More...]

Caramel Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Caramel Chicken Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry

Ready for the holiday season? Lots of good food, spending time with the family, holiday shopping… Yep, sounds great! But we also know that it means busy time. Whether you are traveling somewhere for the holidays, or you are in charge of cranking … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/17/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/17/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 17, 2014 Monday: Foil-Baked Mediterranean Tilapia with Baby Spinach Mediterranean Salad and Quinoa Tuesday: Pesto Baked Chicken Breast Strips with Roasted Parmesan Broccoli and Leftover … [Read More...]