#52NewFoods Challenge: Book by Jennifer Tyler Lee and Asian-Style Roasted Brussels Sprouts by @CookSmarts

Asian-Style Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Recently, we decided to take on the 52 New Foods Challenge, which is a way to try new foods, cook together with the family, and have fun while doing so. Created by Crunch a Color’s Jennifer Tyler Lee, the new book, The 52 New Foods Challenge, is about getting the whole family involved and interested in the cooking process and experimenting with different foods. Last week, we went for a familiar … [Read More...]

Jenn: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Jenn: Eating Right and Enjoying Life

When a fresh, healthy dinner came together in minutes, I felt like cooking clicked for me. -Jenn #KitchenHero Tweet this Even though there are a lot of diets out there that tell you how to eat right, Kitchen Hero Jenn learned that the best way … [Read More...]

Back to School Lunch Essentials Giveaway from @cooksmarts

Back to School Get Pampered and Lunch Essentials Giveaway

Back to school is a hectic but exciting time for the entire family. There’s a lot to get ready for, but a new year of learning, friends, and experiences lies ahead! Parents, we think you’re champs for surviving the summer. To help you gear up for … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Portobello Pesto Pizzas #recipe

Portobello Pesto Pizzas

We can’t say this enough, but...we LOVE pizza. There’s just something about a crispy crust, tomato sauce, melty cheese, veggies, and meat, all baked together, that is just wonderfully delicious. And as people who love to cook, whenever we love … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/18/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/18/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 18, 2014 | Let's Travel to Vietnam! Monday: Lemongrass Shrimp Kebabs with Radish and Carrot Salad Tuesday: Chicken Banh Mi with Sriracha Mayo and Pineapple Spears Wednesday: Chicken Summer Rolls … [Read More...]

Hadley: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Hadley: Keeping Cooking Simple and Satisfying

Cooking allows me to feed myself and my family the healthiest meals possible, free of scary ingredients! -Hadley #KitchenHero Tweet this Cooking is a continuous learning process, as Kitchen Hero Hadley knows. And keeping things simple doesn’t … [Read More...]

5 Tips for Packing a Healthy School Lunch via @CookSmarts

Tips for Packing a Healthy School Lunch

Packing lunches for your back-to-schoolers is no easy task. It takes time and planning. Plus, every parent knows that just because you pack it, doesn’t guarantee your kids will actually eat it. However, this doesn’t mean you have to fill your … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Vinaigrette #recipe

Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Here at Cook Smarts, we don’t really have a sweet tooth. That doesn’t mean we won’t enjoy a fresh-baked cookie or an ice cream cone once in awhile, but for the most part, we’re not too big on sweets and desserts. If we were to have dessert, our … [Read More...]

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Grilled Pork Chops with Green Beans and Corn #recipe

Grilled Pork Chops with Green Beans and Corn

From Grilled Salmon to Grilled Tequila-Lime Chicken to Tomato Bruschetta, you would think that we would be completely grilled-out by now. Luckily, that is not the case or else we wouldn’t be creating all these delicious and smoky recipes right now. … [Read More...]

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/11/14 via @cooksmarts

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/11/14

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 11, 2014 | Let's Travel to Spain! Monday: Tilapia Ceviche with Mango and Green Gazpacho Tuesday: Spanish Tortilla with Pan con Tomate and Mixed Green Salad Wednesday: Mussels and Chorizo with … [Read More...]

Shayla: Hero in the Kitchen via @CookSmarts

Shayla: Happy, Healthy, and Homemade

Cooking allows me to know that my family is able to connect and enjoy one another's company around the dinner table. -Shayla #KitchenHero Tweet this Shayla has been cooking ever since she was little, making classic, basic dishes like … [Read More...]