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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...]

Michele: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Michele: Fueling Up on Healthy Family Dinners

I believe that food is fuel - what you put in your body will make you feel good inside and out. -Michele #KitchenHero Tweet this A great way to try new foods is to start cooking yourself, and that is exactly what Kitchen Hero Michele did at a … [Read More...]

Win a framed infographic of your choice (home decor and a cooking cheat sheet all in one!) via @CookSmarts #infographics

Win a Framed Infographic of Your Choice

This is part 2 of our 3 week Maximize Flavor Giveaway. Now that we've wrapped up our How to Maximize Flavor series we want to give away some fun tools to help put your new smarts to use! If you missed the series, you can find all 6 parts here. … [Read More...]

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

Need some new ideas for using up leftovers? Being a meal plan service, we are always thinking of good and delicious ways to use up leftovers. We’re not trying to come up with something new that will turn the culinary world on its side. Instead, we … [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...]