Thanksgiving Sides Round-Up: 10 Sides You Won’t Want to Miss Out on This Holiday

Top 10 Thanksgiving Sides via @CookSmarts #recipes

Everyone knows that while Thanksgiving’s main star is turkey, it’s really the sides that are the talk of the town. From mashed potatoes to green beans, we’re all about loading up our plate with comforting and delicious side dishes. So this week, we have compiled our Top 10 favorite side dishes that will go great with your upcoming Thanksgiving meal. You’ll be wanting thirds of everything! If … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/24/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/24/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 24, 2014 | Thanksgiving Favorites Week Monday: Moroccan Chicken and Carrots Saute with Couscous Tuesday: Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup with Parmesan Garlic Bread Wednesday: Spinach Calzones with Homemade Marinara and House Salad Subscribe to our weekly meal plan service to get the grocery list, dinner steps, and cook smarts … [Read more...]

Caramel Chicken Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry

Caramel Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry | Weeknight Meal #recipe via @CookSmarts

Ready for the holiday season? Lots of good food, spending time with the family, holiday shopping… Yep, sounds great! But we also know that it means busy time. Whether you are traveling somewhere for the holidays, or you are in charge of cranking out that Thanksgiving feast, you are probably starting to feel as if there are not enough hours in a day. We know how it can get this time of year. … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/10/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/10/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 10, 2014 Monday: Skillet Salmon with Yogurt Sauce + Roasted Oregano Potatoes Tuesday: Weeknight Chicken Stir-Fry with Carrots, Mushrooms, and Celery Wednesday: Lentil and Brown Rice Curry Patties with Indian-Spiced Roasted Cauliflower Thursday: Gnocchi with Carrot and Peas Bolognese + Baby Spinach Salad We do more than create meal plans. … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 11/3/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 11/3/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for November 3, 2014 | Favorites Week Monday: Panko-Crusted Fish Sandwiches with Kale Chips Tuesday: Cream-Free Chowder with Rotisserie Chicken, Corn, and Potatoes Wednesday: Rotisserie Chicken Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce Thursday: Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata + Mixed Green Salad with Lemon-Yogurt Dressing We do more than create meal plans. … [Read more...]

Mushu Chicken

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Mushu Chicken #recipe

What is your favorite Chinese take-out food? We’re sure everyone already has their favorite in mind. (Leave your answer in the comments below!) Veggie egg rolls, kung pao chicken, sweet and sour pork, Mongolian beef, egg foo-yung...the list goes on and on. So we thought we’d do everyone a favor and bring your favorite Chinese restaurant right to your kitchen for this week’s weeknight … [Read more...]

Garlic White Wine Mushrooms

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Garlic White Wine Mushrooms #recipe

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 squash and brussels sprouts. As for salads, it’s one of our mainstay sides. They’re easy to toss together, and they’re a refreshing balance to whatever … [Read more...]

Portobello Pesto Pizzas

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Portobello Pesto Pizzas #recipe

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 certain foods, we’ll always make it at home! Whether it’s our favorite combo, a Green Pepper and Mushroom Pizza, or a classic, simple Margherita Pizza … [Read more...]

Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata

Weeknight Meals via @cooksmarts: Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata #recipe

Our quick and easy Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Frittata battled it out with our succulent Pork Tenderloin with Mashed Sweet Potatoes recently on our Facebook page, when we asked which you would rather eat. The winner? Well, it ended up as a tie, so we made the final decision! We decided to go with this delicious and simple frittata because, not only do we love breakfast food, we also love having … [Read more...]

5 Tips for the Best Homemade Pizza + Green Pepper and Mushroom Pizza

Green Pepper and Mushroom Pizza Recipe by Cook Smarts

I'm a pizza monster (my original confession here), and I know I'm not alone. We featured this green pepper and mushroom pizza as part of our meal plan service the week of September 30th, and not surprisingly I found a lot of pizza monsters in our community. Homemade pizza - even if you don't have a crazy hot oven or a pizza stone - can be just as good as a restaurant's. It's taken me many years … [Read more...]