Claudia: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Claudia: Learning to Try New Flavors

I cook because I want to improve our eating habits. For years we have relied on “boxes” (frozen dinners) because of our busy schedules. -Claudia #KitchenHero Tweet this We must say that we have the most amazing community of Kitchen Heroes, and it’s one of the best parts of Cook Smarts! Not only have all of our Kitchen Heroes been super helpful in helping us grow and improve Cook Smarts, … [Read More...]

Maria: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Maria: Saving Time with Smarter Cooking

I cook because I love to see the happy faces of my family when they enjoy the food I've made for them. -Maria #KitchenHero Tweet this Being a mother who works full-time is no easy feat, but we have many Kitchen Heroes who are busy moms who … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts Guide to Flavor Priofiles #flavor #cookingtips

A Study of Flavor Profiles

This is part 3 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! When I was a kid, my job in the kitchen was to season and tenderize the meats that would … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Garlic White Wine Mushrooms #recipe

Garlic White Wine Mushrooms

If someone asked you what your favorite side dish is, what would it be? The first things that pop into mind for us are crisp, refreshing salads and roasted veggies. We could never go wrong with garlic roasted broccoli or yummy roasted butternut … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Honey-Lime Salmon #recipe

Honey Lime Salmon

What do you do when summer is halfway out the door and fall is starting to get comfortable in your kitchen? For us, there are perks to each season, but sometimes we’re stuck in the “in-between” phase, where we haven’t quite said goodbye to summer … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/6/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/6/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 6, 2014 Monday: Sausage Hoagies with Sweet Potato Fries Tuesday: Spinach Calzones with Homemade Marinara and House Salad Wednesday: Slow-Cooker Chili with House Salad Thursday: Leftover Chili … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

The Ultimate Infographic Guide to Spices via @cooksmarts

The Ultimate Infographic Guide to Spices

This is part 2 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! We are diving into the exciting world of spices in Week 2 of our How to Maximize Flavor … [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...]