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 Chinese chef, her mother never measured anything, so it’s no surprise that Alice’s biggest cooking challenge is measuring ingredients! Little by … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Asian Summer Rolls #recipe

Asian Summer Rolls

As much as we are all about home-cooked meals, we admit that there are certain things that we’d rather not make ourselves. Bread, pizza dough, tofu, almond milk, sushi, and tater tots are all part of our Let’s-Buy-Instead-of-Make List. Not because … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/1/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/1/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 1, 2014 Monday: Honey-Mustard Chicken Tacos with Corn and Peach Salsa and Avocado Creme Tuesday: Honey-Mustard Salmon with Corn and Peach Salsa and Roasted Asparagus Wednesday: Cajun Chicken … [Read More...]

Maria: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Maria: Discovering Tasty Meals for a Healthy Lifestyle

Don't be afraid to fail and don't be afraid to try new things. Learning and finding meals you love requires a bit of both. -Maria #KitchenHero Tweet this As a personal trainer, Maria knows that to be healthy is not only about having an active … [Read More...]

5 Simple Dinners that Make Delicious Lunches by Cook Smarts

5 Dinners that Make Great Lunch Leftovers

Whether you have kids or not, you have probably struggled over what to pack for lunch. We are a huge fan of enjoying dinner leftovers for next day lunches - it’s less expensive and healthier than eating out, and it’s one less thing to think about! … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Hasselback Potatoes #recipe

Hasselback Potatoes

Does anyone out there not like a good ol’ potato side dish? Okay, well, maybe if you’re paleo, or want to cut carbs, or just don’t like taters, then potato dishes aren’t for you. But many of you could probably agree with us when we say that potatoes … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Balsamic Chicken Kebabs #recipe

Balsamic Chicken Kebabs

Grill season is the perfect time to have guests over to indulge in delicious foods with a charred, smoky flavor. There’s just something about being in good company, sharing conversations over barbecued meat and veggies! Take this quote by Julia … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/25/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/25/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 25, 2014 | Let's Travel to Italy! Monday: Seafood Pasta with Mussels and Calamari and Radicchio and Mixed Green Salad Tuesday: Grilled Rosemary Bisteca and Vegetables with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto … [Read More...]

Jenn: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Jenn: Eating Right and Enjoying Life

When a fresh, healthy dinner came together in minutes, I felt like cooking clicked for me. -Jenn #KitchenHero Tweet this Even though there are a lot of diets out there that tell you how to eat right, Kitchen Hero Jenn learned that the best way … [Read More...]

Back to School Lunch Essentials Giveaway from @cooksmarts

Back to School Get Pampered and Lunch Essentials Giveaway

Back to school is a hectic but exciting time for the entire family. There’s a lot to get ready for, but a new year of learning, friends, and experiences lies ahead! Parents, we think you’re champs for surviving the summer. To help you gear up for … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Portobello Pesto Pizzas #recipe

Portobello Pesto Pizzas

We can’t say this enough, but...we LOVE pizza. There’s just something about a crispy crust, tomato sauce, melty cheese, veggies, and meat, all baked together, that is just wonderfully delicious. And as people who love to cook, whenever we love … [Read More...]