Balsamic Chicken Kebabs

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Balsamic Chicken Kebabs #recipe

Grill season is the perfect time to have guests over to indulge in delicious foods with a charred, smoky flavor. There’s just something about being in good company, sharing conversations over barbecued meat and veggies! Take this quote by Julia Child - ”It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what human life is all about - enjoying things.” Eating is … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 8/25/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 8/25/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for August 25, 2014 | Let's Travel to Italy! Monday: Seafood Pasta with Mussels and Calamari and Radicchio and Mixed Green Salad Tuesday: Grilled Rosemary Bisteca and Vegetables with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto and Tomato Salad Wednesday: Grilled Veggie Panini with Radicchio and Mixed Green Salad Thursday: Grilled Orange-Rosemary Chicken with Garlic Fennel … [Read more...]

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

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

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 with Pineapple Banana Smoothie Thursday: Beef Pho with Sauteed Bok Choy We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner … [Read more...]

Guacamole Tequila-Lime Chicken

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Guacamole Tequila-Lime Chicken #recipe

Picture yourself stretching your legs out on a sandy beach in Mexico, with an umbrella overhead to shade you from the hot sun. You lean back against the beach chair and cool off with a glass of margarita, as you reach for some crispy tortilla chips and fresh guacamole. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Of course, not everyone will be playing out that wonderful scene described above, but that doesn’t … [Read more...]

Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter & Roasted Potatoes and Parsnips

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter #recipe

Every so often, we put together a ‘Favorites’ menu that features our members’ favorite Cook Smarts meals. Maple-Dijon Panko Crusted Salmon and Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Onions are a couple of dishes that top our Favorites list, and even today, we still see these dishes popping back up! Our latest Favorites menu had today’s recipe, Chicken with Honey Lemon Butter, as one of the picks. We also … [Read more...]

Classic BBQ Chicken

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: BBQ Chicken #recipe

Ah, July 4th...a great excuse to bust out the grill and fire up some delicious, chargrilled meals. Okay, so we don’t really need an excuse to get the grill going, but the weather is not always grill-weather here in the Bay Area. We have had our share of windy 4th of July barbecues, or picnics that required jackets, despite standing next to the grill! So whenever we can fire up the grill, we’re … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Chicken Packets

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Mediterranean Chicken Packets #recipe

If you are new to Cook Smarts, you will soon find out that we love to cook en papillote. But don’t let that fancy name scare you off! It might sound like you should be sitting at a lovely outdoor French cafe, wine glass in hand, as you look out over the River Seine, and your server presents you with a steaming package of perfectly cooked fish and vegetables. (That sounds absolutely … [Read more...]

Stir-Fried Chicken Noodles

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Stir-Fried Chicken Noodles #recipe

When asked, “What is your idea of comfort food?” some people might say a creamy, cheesy mound of macaroni and cheese alongside crispy fried chicken. Others might say that it is a piping hot bowl of chili, chock full of hearty ground beef and beans. As for us, we can never go wrong with a belly-warming bowl of stir-fried noodles. There’s something about saucy, slurp-worthy noodles, crisp … [Read more...]

Chicken with Pan Sauce

Chicken with Pan Sauce Recipe by Cook Smarts @cooksmarts

We featured this pan-seared chicken with pan sauce on our August 26th meal plan menu. It was such a hit that we had to bring it back for our recent Favorites Week. A few of my favorite reviews below: "I was skeptical when I saw this dish. But it was SO freaking good! I love that sauce!" - Rosemary "Amazing!! Definitely one of my favorite things I have cooked." - Jessica "Yum! I ate and … [Read more...]

Balsamic Caprese Chicken

Balsamic Caprese Chicken Recipe

Meals can be separated into two categories: those that are quick and simple that you make for weeknight dinners and those that are photogenic and have a *wow* effect that you save for company. And then there are some very special meals that fall into both of these categories. This balsamic caprese chicken is one of those chicken recipes that can be easily whipped up on a weeknight or dressed up on … [Read more...]