Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 12/8/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 12/8/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for December 8, 2014 Monday: Oven-Baked Salmon with Lentil, Mushroom, Spinach 'Cream' Sauce Tuesday: Cumin & Coriander Chicken Tacos with Sliced Radishes and Guacamole Wednesday: Cheddary Shells with Chicken and Broccoli Thursday: Kale Salad with Roasted Root Veggies and Lentils with a Balsamic-Apple Cider Vinaigrette We do more than create meal … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Orange and Rosemary Skillet Roasted Chicken | Cooking Basics

Orange and Rosemary Skillet Roast Chicken by Cook Smarts

The convenience of purchasing a rotisserie chicken, often for under $8.00, at the grocery store has likely reduced the number of households that actually roast chicken on a regular basis or at all. Don't get me wrong; I love the convenience of rotisserie chicken and have made some great dishes with a store-bought chicken. But there's something so June Cleaver, rustic, homey about doing it yourself … [Read more...]

How to Roast Vegetables (with lots of flavor)

Roasted carrots 3 different ways - miso, maple syrup, and olive oil | Cook Smarts by Jess Dang

I find the oven to be one of the most underutilized tools in the kitchen. While it gets warmed up for baking, it doesn’t get much action for general everyday mealtime making. I think this is just too bad, because so much low-maintenance and simple deliciousness can come out of the oven. I use mine just about every single night to roast vegetables, which is the cooking formula I’m excited to share … [Read more...]