Tomato and Shallot Salad | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Tomato & Shallot Salad

We know it’s coming, but it’s unbearable to think about. Summer is going to be over soon! Maybe we’re being a little dramatic here, but we can’t help but get a little teary-eyed at the thought of summer saying bye. Summer has been so good to us, giving us the best, most amazing produce we could ever imagine - perfectly plump and sweet figs, big bunches of fragrant basil, gorgeous okra in … [Read More...]

Salmon Burgers with Pickles and Homemade Tartar Sauce | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Salmon Burgers with Pickles & Homemade Tartar Sauce

Whenever it’s summer, there’s always that one dish that you can count on anyone to make - burgers. Sure, there’s bbq ribs or chicken, but you can bet that the vegetarian camp does not have those on their menu. Potato salad and coleslaw are great … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 7/13/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 7/13/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for July 13, 2015 Monday: Pesto Pasta with Chorizo & Zucchini Ribbons Tuesday: Honey-Sesame Chicken Salad with Edamame & Cashews Wednesday: Caprese Sandwiches with Kale Pesto + Watermelon, Feta & Mint … [Read More...]

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Our Meat Temperature Guide

Last week, we kicked off our 2015 Summer Grilling Series with an updated version of our Grilling Guide. If you downloaded it, you saw that I listed a digital read thermometer as one of our 5 essential grilling tools. The one that I listed is also … [Read More...]

Panko-Crusted Oven-'Fried' Chicken | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Panko-Crusted Oven-“Fried” Chicken

Fried. Chicken. Do we have your attention now? ‘Cause those are two words that never fail to make our ears perk up. If you’re like us and love fried chicken, then you’re in luck! Tomorrow is National Fried Chicken Day, which means that you can … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 7/6/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 7/6/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for July 6, 2015 Monday: Maple-Dijon Panko Salmon + Peach & Corn Salad with Queso Fresco Tuesday: Vegetarian Mexican Chopped Salad with Corn, Avocado, Tomatoes, Black Beans & Queso Fresco Wednesday: … [Read More...]

Christine: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Christine: Creating Delicious Memories with the Family

I cook because I want to create memories and traditions. -Christine #KitchenHero Tweet this For Kitchen Hero Christine, food and cooking is not only for healthy eating; it’s a way to bond with her family and spend quality time with them. While … [Read More...]

Get our Basic Grilling Guide via @cooksmarts

Our Basic Grilling Guide

I can’t believe we’re already over one week into summer . . . before we know it, we'll be welcoming fall! Since we know that time passes much too quickly, I wanna make sure we take advantage of every single day of this season with lots of … [Read More...]

July 4th Round-Up: @CookSmarts favorite simple and healthy side dishes

Our Favorite July 4th Side Dishes + New Recipe!

With July 4th coming up in less than a week, we thought we’d round up some of our favorite BBQ and potluck side dishes that you can add to your upcoming cookout, grill fest, or summer get-together. We also created a new recipe for our meal plan … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 6/29/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 6/29/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for June 29, 2015 Monday: Steak with Miso-Lime Butter + Sauteed Bok Choy with Garlic Tuesday: Pesto Artichoke Pasta with Butter Beans, Tomatoes & Broccoli Wednesday: Thai Curried Fried Rice with Ground … [Read More...]

Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken

Before we launch into this week’s recipe, we want to give a shout out to all the dads and say, Happy Father’s Day! Hope you guys are taking it easy and looking forward to a nice steak dinner later this evening. We’re kind of doing a double whammy … [Read More...]