Emily: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

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...]

Cook Smart's 5 Sauces to Jazz Up Your Meals #flavor #recipes

5 Sauces You Can Use on Everything

This is part 4 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! This week in our How to Maximize Flavor series, we are all about sauces. We have already … [Read More...]

#52NewFoods Challenge: Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata via @CookSmarts

Sweet Potato and Spinach Frittata

We know there are a lot of parents out there who struggle with their kids being picky eaters. That’s why we have our How to Raise Healthy Eaters Series. With ideas on involving kids in kitchen and meal formulas that end short-order cooking, your kids … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Chicken Banh Mi #recipe

Chicken Banh Mi

Banh mi is a classic Vietnamese sandwich that is known for the bread, which is light and has a thin crust. The sandwich fixin's are a mix of French and Vietnamese ingredients - baguettes, pate, and mayonnaise from the French, and ingredients like … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/13/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/13/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 13, 2014 Monday: Salmon en Papillote with Pureed Sweet Potato Soup Tuesday: Penne with Creamy Sweet Potato Sauce and Spinach and White Beans Wednesday: Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower & … [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...]