5 Creative Dinners from Leftover Turkey via @cooksmarts #Thanksgiving

5 Creative Dinners from Leftover Turkey

Coming up with creative ways to use leftovers is one of our favorite challenges here at Cook Smarts, so we get giddy with excitement when we start thinking about Thanksgiving. As much as we love the main event, we look forward to all the fast, healthy dinners we get out of that beautiful, roasted turkey. The fact is, most of us can only enjoy so many turkey and gravy sandwiches before we want … [Read More...]

Ultimate Burger Guide via @CookSmarts #infographic #grilling

The Ultimate Burger Guide + 20 Burger Combos for Every Taste

Today, we’re wrapping up our 2015 Summer Grilling Series, but grilling season is far from over. There’s still plenty of time to take advantage of using the grill, and all the topics we covered this month can propel you into delicious, grilled summer … [Read More...]

Lemon-Herb Quinoa | Side Dish #recipe via @CookSmarts

Lemon-Herb Quinoa

Side dishes should never be overlooked. True, it’s hard to remember they are there when you have a piece of juicy roasted chicken or some flavorful curried tofu and veggies in front of you. But if those trusty sides weren’t there, you’ll probably … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 7/20/15 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 7/20/15

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for July 20, 2015 Monday: Honey-Citrus Chicken with Cucumber Peach Salsa & Corn on the Cob Tuesday: Tilapia Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw + Corn & Black Bean Salsa Wednesday: Leftover Chicken Gyros with … [Read More...]

Amanda: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Amanda: The Tears & Triumphs of a Home Cook

I learned to slow down, take my time and just enjoy the cooking process. I’m still learning, but I let myself make mistakes and adapt...It’s been a really fun (and tasty) process. -Amanda #KitchenHero Tweet this The best part about Cook Smarts … [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...]

Get our Meat Temperature Guide via @cooksmarts #grilling

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...]