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Somewhere between a pinch and a dash is a smidgen, and when it comes to good cooking, a smidgen can make all the difference! Smidgen is the podcast of Red Stick Spice Company. Join host Anne Milneck as she talks with a variety of interesting people from the food world, plus real-world cooking segments prepared live from the Red Stick Spice Test Kitchen.
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Did we fall out of love with the Instant Pot? How long has it been since you’ve used your Instant Pot? Anne Milneck (Chef, Smidgen host, INSTANT POT USER and owner of Red Stick Spice Company) thinks it’s time to revisit your Instant Pot and give this multi-purpose tool a glow up.  The Instant Pot is so good at what it does… with a few considerations (that Anne goes over in this episode. Spoiler alert: the Instant Pot can be your meal prep secret weapon. More in the episode.) Three brand new recipes are featured in this episode for you to try in your Instant Pot. Anne brings one trending recipe; one rice recipe; one meal-prep friendly bean dish—all ready to be made in your Instant Pot. This episode is going to help you fall back in love with your Instant Pot AND provide you some outstanding meals, too. Recipes and Products Mentioned on the Episode - Everyone’s talking about them: Birria Tacos—made in the Instant Pot: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/instant-pot-birria-tacos/ - Basmati Jeweled Rice featuring savory harissa: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/instant-pot-basmati-pilaf/ - Emma’s Refried Pinto Beans from the Instant Pot: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/instant-pot-refried-beans/ - Read the Red Stick Spice Company blog post on re-falling in love with your Instant Pot: https://blog.redstickspice.com/instant-pot-glow-up/ - Here’s the Atlantic article that gave Anne some insight with what’s happened to the Instant Pot business:  https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2023/06/instant-pot-bankrupt-private-equity/674414/ - Are you trying some meats in your Instant Pot? Try Red Stick Spice Company’s Cuban spice rub: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/cuban-spice-rub - Anne made Basmati Jeweled Rice with the harissa paste from New York Shuk: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/new-york-shuk-harissa-pastes - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these recipes? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Tell us about you getting back into your Instant Pot! Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
The month of May is jammed packed! If you are going to multiple graduation parties Anne Milneck (Chef, Smidgen host, and owner of Red Stick Spice Company) feels ya! Anne knows the parties can pile up—you may even be hosting multiple parties through this grad season. What is a busy home cook to do? Enter the nearly foolproof graduation party menu from Red Stick Spice Company. Anne has put together a practical selection of dishes that allows you to make ahead most of the party menu, allowing you to go right from the ceremony to the festivities. You are going to love all the “feed a crowd” dishes Anne suggests, allowing you to celebrate your graduates and throw a fabulous party. Recipes and Products Mentioned on the Episode ·      -  Read Anne’s new blog post all about hosting a graduation party: https://blog.redstickspice.com/host-a-grad-party/ ·       - Anne admits the “pulled meat” section maybe could have a snappier name, but one thing you can’t argue with: Big Daddy’s Smokehouse Blend is the right spice for chicken or beef: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/big-daddys-smokehouse-blend ·       - Wow your crowd with a platter of grilled corn elote: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/elote/ ·       - We are once again calling upon you to make some Ina recipes, including farro salad; overnight mac and cheese; THE perfect chocolate cake ·       - It’s peak strawberry season, so grad party or not, why not make a gorgeous and delicious strawberry shortcake? https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/strawberry-shortcakes-with-rooibos-infused-berries/   - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these recipes? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Congrats to the grads! Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
Make a beautiful, manageable breakfast for Mom! Anne Milneck (Chef, MOM, and owner of Red Stick Spice Company) has a wonderful menu that you or family members (ESPECIALLY teens or tweens) can make to celebrate Mother’s Day. We all cherish memories of children earnestly preparing bowls of cereal… but if you’re ready for a slightly more advanced Mother’s Day breakfast menu, this episode for you. Hearty pancakes (or waffles); berries with an Earl Grey Crème simple syrup; crispy candied bacon; egg bites and more make this an enviable breakfast plan that everyone is going to love. Happy Mother’s Day! Recipes and Products Mentioned on the Episode ·       Read Anne’s new blog post all about the Mother’s Day breakfast menu here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/mothers-day-breakfast-in-bed/ ·       Earl Grey Crème is one of Red Stick Spice Company’s most popular teas—perfect to make with a simple syrup: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/earl-grey-creme ·       Did you know Red Stick Spice Company has a Brunch spice blend? https://www.redstickspice.com/products/brunch-spice-blend ·       Make cruffins! https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/easy-cardamom-cruffins/ - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these recipes? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Don’t forget to make Overnight Mac & Cheese and drop some Lemon Bars off for Anne to try (or at the very least, take pics and tag @redstickspice.) Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
Attention, Barefoot Contessa fans—Anne Milneck (Chef and owner of Red Stick Spice Company) is back as an Ina Garten superfan on this episode of Smidgen to share some solid recipes, perfect for the home cook to try out. (Please note: this episode has several homework assignments, including making Overnight Mac & Cheese and Lemon Bars.) Home cooks: If you are looking for approachable yet refined recipes that will please your family and guests alike this episode will get you on the right track. Host Anne’s passion for these recipes will inspire for a week’s worth of family meals—at least! Recipes and Products Mentioned on the Episode ·      Read Anne’s new blog post all about Ina Garten here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/more-ina-garten-inspired-recipes/ ·      Take the class! Inspired by Barefoot Contessa (one of Red Stick Spice Company’s MOST POPULAR classes!): https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/cooking-classes/products/barefoot-contessa-inspired ·      Try Sel Gris or Fleur de Sel to brighten your dishes ·     Interested in rimming a glass for a sip? Explore Red Stick Spice Company’s infused sugars here: https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/infused-sugars ·      Ina’s Overnight Mac & Cheese—a must-try: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/inas-overnight-mac-cheese/ ·      A take on Charlie Bird’s Farro Salad (yummy and a chance to try farro!): https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/farro-salad-with-herbes-de-provence/ ·      Anne shares the secret to CRISPY chicken in this Orzo and Crispy Chicken dish: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/crispy-chicken-cutlets-with-lemony-orzo-feta/ ·      Are you intrigued? Lemon Bars with a salty shortbread to balance the sweet: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/lemon-bars-with-salted-shortbread-crust/ - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these recipes? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Don’t forget to make Overnight Mac & Cheese and drop some Lemon Bars off for Anne to try (or at the very least, take pics and tag @redstickspice.) Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
People love enjoying an Afternoon Tea. While it is less of a regular event in the United States, many people, including Anne Milneck—host of Smidgen, and chef/owner of Red Stick Spice Company—have fond memories of special tea outings. Did you know you can enjoy a special Afternoon Tea at home with family or friends? On this episode of Smidgen, Anne shares tips on how to pick the teas to serve your guests; how to put together a savory course, a scone course, and a sweet course (and recipes OF COURSE to accompany your tea.) FOR MOTHER'S DAY: Enjoy a Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at Red Stick Spice Co. Register Here: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/mothers-day-afternoon-tea Read the blog post on hosting an Afternoon Tea: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipes-for-a-3-course-afternoon-tea/ Links for Teas to Consider for an Afternoon Tea ·       Earl Grey Creme: https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/earl-grey-creme-tea ·       Earl Grey Lavender: https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/earl-grey-lavender-tea ·       English Breakfast: https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/english-breakfast-tea ·       Rooibos: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/rooibos-tea ·       Vanilla Rooibos: https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/vanilla-rooibos-tea ·       Biscotti Rooibos: https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/biscotti-rooibos-tea ·       Chamomile: https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/chamomile-tea ·       Traditional Masala Chai: https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/traditional-masala-chai-tea ·       Herbal Chai: https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/herbal-chai-tea Dishes to Prepare for Your Afternoon Tea ·       Parsnip Soup: https://blog.redstickspice.com/parsnip-soup-recipe/ ·       Hummus: https://blog.redstickspice.com/how-to-make-the-best-homemade-hummus/ ·       Cucumber Sandwiches: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/cucumber-sandwiches/ ·       Spanakopita (Spinach Phyllo Triangles): https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/spanakopita-triangles/ ·       North African Chicken Hand Pies, B'stilla (pronounced "past-ee-ya"): https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/moroccan-bstilla-with-harissa-mayo/ ·       Scones: https://blog.redstickspice.com/the-best-scone-recipe/ ·       Lemon Curd (store bought is fine) ·       Clotted Cream (store bought is fine) ·       Strawberry Sauce: https://blog.redstickspice.com/strawberry-sauce-recipe/ ·       Blueberry Ginger Compote: https://blog.redstickspice.com/blueberry-ginger-compote-recipe/ ·       Shortbread Cookies: Check out Anne’s shortbread roundup here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/roundup-shortbread/ ·       Mole Chocolate Cookies: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/mole-spiced-cookies/  - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these recipes? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Pinkies up! Please share pics from your Afternoon Teas and tag Red Stick Spice Co. Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
If you have questions about using dried herbs or fresh herbs in your home cooking, this informative Smidgen episode is for you. Anne Milneck—host of Smidgen, and chef/owner of Red Stick Spice Company—answers the top two questions she gets asked about dried vs. fresh herbs (can you guess what they are?) plus Anne spotlights a bounty of recipes that will give you a chance to experience some dishes where fresh herbs get to shine and some dishes where dried herbs excel. Trust us—you are going to want to try every recipe she shares (links below!) The ultimate herb resource-- here's Anne's blog post on dried herbs vs. fresh herbs: https://blog.redstickspice.com/understanding-spices-dried-vs-fresh-herbs/   Where can I get dried herbs? ·       Herbes de Provence Blend: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/herbes-de-provence-blend ·       Sunny Herb Blend: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/sunny-herb-blend ·       Greek Oregano: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/greek-oregano ·       Mexican Oregano: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/mexican-oregano ·       Tarragon: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/tarragon Herb superb recipes to try at home ·       Compound Butter: https://blog.redstickspice.com/compound-butter/ ·       Anne’s VERY favorite, Cassoulet: https://blog.redstickspice.com/cassoulet-recipe/ ·       Big batch Enchilada Sauce: https://blog.redstickspice.com/homemade-enchilada-sauce-recipe/ ·       Fall in love with Sunny Herb Vinaigrette: https://blog.redstickspice.com/sunny-herb-vinaigrette/ ·       Chermoula Recipe: https://blog.redstickspice.com/chermoula-recipe/ ·       Chimichurri Recipe: https://blog.redstickspice.com/chimichurri-recipe/ ·       Mango Salsa: https://blog.redstickspice.com/mango-salsa-recipe/ ·       Orecchiette with Wilted Greens: https://blog.redstickspice.com/orecchiette-with-wilted-greens/ ·       Tarragon Chicken Salad: https://blog.redstickspice.com/tarragon-chicken-salad-recipe/ - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these recipes? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Tag Red Stick Spice Company in your parsley or cilantro bouquet posts! Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
Easter is here! If you are planning on hosting a brunch (or attending an Easter brunch) Anne Milneck—host of Smidgen, and chef/owner of Red Stick Spice Company—has a brunch menu that will have you rejoicing. Yes, we talk about brunch a lot—but brunch is flexible and fun, a perfect time to try out some new, fresh spring flavors and prepare your favorites. What is a good Easter Brunch menu? - All in one spot: read Anne's blog post about Easter brunch (complete with recipe links): https://blog.redstickspice.com/9-springtime-easter-brunch-recipes/ - Anne mentioned the yummy butternut squash hummus: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/butternut-squash-hummus/ (tip: make a classic hummus batch, too) - A hearty salad, Ina Garten’s Charlie Bird Farro Salad is a great way to try farro and a surefire make-ahead. https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/farro-salad-with-herbes-de-provence/ - Spring comes to life with Lemon and Dill Roasted Potatoes (yum!) - If you’re having a classic spiral ham, Anne has a sauce you can make to take things up to the next level: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/glazed-spiral-ham/ - Egg bites are perfect for brunch (you’re going to love them! Easy to make and satisfying): https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/egg-bites-with-andouille-spinach/ - Leaning in on Spring in South Louisiana—enjoy Crawfish Pesto Pasta: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/crawfish-pesto-pasta/ - Finish with a little sweet treat—Strawberry Spoon Cake: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/strawberry-spoon-cake/ - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these resolutions? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Rejoice! Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
Sweet Potato love is a real thing. But have you ever wondered what the difference is between yams and sweet potatoes? Well, our host Anne Milneck (chef and owner of Red Stick Spice Company) dives into the history of yams—or should we say “yams”—in the United States and reveals all, including how Louisiana lost out on being the Yam (or Sweet Potato) capitol of the world and if there is such a thing as sweet potato fudge. After “nerding out” on the history, Anne gives a set of sweet potato recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. This settles it! Anne's blog post on Sweet potatoes vs. Yams: https://blog.redstickspice.com/sweet-potato-or-yam-roundup/ Sweet Potato Recipes to Try - There are an amazing array of sweet potato recipes on the Red Stick Spice Company website. Start your sweet potato journey here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/?s=sweet+potato - Anne mentioned the incomparable Holly Clegg. Find out more about Holly and her legacy here: https://thehealthycookingblog.com/about/ - Did your ears perk up at the mention of the coffee BBQ rub? Order it here: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/coffee-bbq-rub - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who is a sweet potato lover? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here.  Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
The Lenten Season changes the menu for some families as they observe the 40-day period before Easter. Traditionally, this has meant a lot of fish meals (especially on Fridays.) But what if you want to observe lent without leaning too heavily on fish? This new episode of Smidgen—hosted by Anne Milneck, owner of Red Stick Spice Company is here to help. What are the best meals to serve during Lent? Read Anne’s blog post on the Lenten meals here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/more-lenten-meals-that-arent-fish/ - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these resolutions? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here.  Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
You can make a lovely and romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day at home! Anne Milneck of  Red Stick Spice Company has you covered with an elegant, multi-course meal that will impress—and that you can actually successfully make—that is sure to make your evening in something special. What is a good menu for home cooked Valentine’s dinner? - Read Anne’s blog post on Valentine’s, complete with menu and optional variations. Click here to read Anne’s blog post. - Did someone say vanilla balsamic? Shop for this unique vinegar, featured in the menu: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/vanilla-balsamic-vinegar - Anne mentioned that slow roasted salmon is all over the internet. Here’s Red Stick Spice Company’s spin—Chipotle Slow Roasted Salmon: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/chipotle-slow-roasted-salmon/ - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these resolutions? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here.  Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
What food trends are home cooks going to be seeing everywhere in 2024, and maybe more importantly, what are some of the recipes that will help you explore the best this new year has to offer? Smidgen host and owner of Red Stick Spice Company Anne Milneck loves food trends. So when she saw Southern Living’s list of pertinent food trends for 2024, she knew she wanted to talk about them on the show—and bring some exciting recipes from the Red Stick Spice Company teaching kitchen to help our customers bring these trends into their homes right away.   This week’s episode is inspired by Southern Living’s article: Food Trends You'll See Everywhere In 2024, According To Southern Living Editors What are the best food trends for 2024? - Read Anne’s blog post on the big food trends for 2024, including recipes you can try and get a feel for the trend: https://blog.redstickspice.com/2024-recipe-trends/ - MUST-TRY! Anne says this maple tahini tea latte is sure to please: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/maple-tahini-tea-latte/ - Have you tried Soom tahini yet? Select any of the wonderful Soom products, available at Red Stick Spice Company, INCLUDING dark chocolate sea salt (yum!): https://www.redstickspice.com/search?type=product&q=soom* - Whip up a batch of tahini blossoms with chocolate kisses: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/tahini-blossom-cookies-with-chocolate-kisses/ - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these resolutions? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here.  Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
Hello, 2024! Are you ready to cook up a storm this year? Do you want to love your kitchen and your home cooking even more this year? On this episode of Smidgen, Anne Milneck—chef and proprietor of Red Stick Spice Company—has some practical resolutions that you can easily incorporate to your routines and are you ready for this? Are resolutions you can actually stick to. What are cooking resolutions can I actually stick to? Meal prep one thing each week (just one!); try a new recipe from a new cookbook every month; cook something in a wok; eat down the freezer strategically; explore fridge-friendly salads that can sub in as sides. Anne walks through each of these tips and explains how each idea can make life easier as you cook meals this year. - Read Anne’s blog post with 5 cooking resolutions that will actually change and improve your home cooking: https://blog.redstickspice.com/five-cooking-resolutions/ - Did you hear Anne give a shout-out to Country Captain Chicken? Check out this vintage recipe that now is a Teaching Kitchen favorite. Yum! https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/country-captain-chicken/ - Can’t get enough of Kung Pao Chicken. A MUST-TRY: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/kung-pao-chicken/ - BTW the class which brought Kung Pao Chicken to Anne’s attention originated is Better Than Take-Out. You can take this class, too! More info here: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/better-than-takeout - Ready to wok? Matt from the Teaching Kitchen likes this one, Helen Chen Carbon Steel Wok: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/helen-chen-carbon-steel-wok - Attention duck hunters and duck hunters’ loved ones: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/duck-flatbread-with-shallot-and-figs/ - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these resolutions? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here.  Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
The holidays and Christmas season is here! Are you or a favorite home cook feeling stressed? Less than jolly? Anne Milneck, chef, owner of Red Stick Spice Company, and host of Smidgen has some help for you. Lots of outlets churn out “helpful hints for the holidays” lists that… let’s face it… are a little less than robust. We need real help this year, and Anne delivers on this episode of Smidgen. What are the best tips to make holiday cooking easier? - Read Anne’s blog post with 12 Holiday Tips that are impactful; real-world tested; not your usual run-of-the-mill tips. Link on the Red Stick Spice Co website: https://blog.redstickspice.com/12-helpful-holiday-tips/ - Did you hear Anne mention Lily’s Apple Strudel? No better reason to have some puff pastry on hand. Recipe here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/apple-strudel/ - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these REAL holiday kitchen tips? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here.   Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
We’ve all said it: we don’t want more “stuff” and we want to keep our Holiday budget intact. But we also don’t want to go empty handed to our friend’s house this season. Anne Milneck—chef and owner of Red Stick Spice Company has a delicious solution on this episode of Smidgen. Have fun and a joyful kitchen as you make these 5 wonderful gifts from your kitchen to share with the people you love. What are the best homemade Christmas gifts? From scratch granola, shortbread, sumptuous dessert sauces, savory quick pickles, and comforting quick breads are recommended gifts—Anne wrote a blog post highlighting each of these most-wanted hostess gifts. Read the blog post here. - Bonus! Anne has some ideas about gifts to give to your favorite home cook, too! Make your own Chile Crisp Kit, for the chili lover in your life: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/chile-crisp-kit Sourdough starter from Magnolia Hill-- what is better than homemade bread? https://www.redstickspice.com/products/home-on-magnolia-hill-sourdough-starter Cocktail makers and mixologists are going to love Elderberry Creamed Honey from Cockeyed Farms: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/cockeyed-farms-16oz-american-elderberry-creamed-honey Snackers will love candied jalapenos from Grinning Jupiter: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/candied-jalapenos - Want to share Smidgen podcast with someone who might appreciate knowing these gifts from the kitchen? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here.   Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
Oh my! What are we going to do with all this food?? If you are looking upon your Thanksgiving Leftovers with a little bit of dread, Anne Milneck—chef and owner of Red Stick Spice Company reveals her skill as a meal makeover artist in this episode of Smidgen. Now, keep in mind: we are pro-leftover on Smidgen; this is not about simply eating down the Thanksgiving meal. Rather, this episode is all about fully transformed meals, using food from Thanksgiving. Each of the recipes Anne discusses are great dishes on their own—the fact that they help making a dent in the leftovers crowding the fridge: a bonus. Read Anne's blog post on leftovers here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/leftover-love/ How do you deal with leftovers on Thanksgiving? You don’t have to face your post-Thanksgiving fridge with dread. Here are 5 great recipes to makeover your Thanksgiving leftovers.  - A South Louisiana staple: Turkey & Sausage Gumbo - Have you ever said, “Will it waffle?” then this is for you: Cheesy Waffled Mashed Potatoes - Ooh la la ooey gooey goodness: Turkey & Brie Panini with Cranberry Sauce - Nothing like a good sweet potato. Try these Sweet Potato Pancakes—yum! - Cranberry lovers unite! Rosemary Thumbprint Cookies with Cranberry Sauce -… and if you heard Anne mention the Bourbon Vanilla Cranberry Sauce—recipe is here.   - Producer note: This stuffing is amazing! Do yourself a favor and give it a try: Ciabatta & Sausage Stuffing - Y’all interested in a make-ahead roux? Anne has you covered: Make-Ahead Roux - Want to share Smidgen podcast with a fellow Thanksgiving leftover lover? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
Spatchcock your Thanksgiving turkey for gorgeous crispy skin and juicy turkey meat. Smidgen host Anne Milneck of Red Stick Spice Company details on this episode why everyone should consider taking a note out of Kenji Lopez-Alt’s book (or podcast appearance) and spatchcocking this year’s Thanksgiving turkey. What do you get?           CRISPY, crispy golden lovely delicious skin          Plump, juicy turkey (NO dry bird—you’re not relying on all the great Thanksgiving sides to carry the meal. Enjoy the bird, too!)          Relatively quick cooking time (a 14-16 lbs in 90 minutes, OH YEAH!) Anne explains why this year is a perfect time to try this technique and have wow results for your family and other Thanksgiving guests. What’s the best way to cook turkey this Thanksgiving? There’s a step-by-step guide on the Red Stick Spice Company website showing how to spatchcock your Thanksgiving turkey here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/why-we-are-spatchcocking-our-turkey/ Anne recommends several spice blends to try on your turkey when spatchcocking and a variety of salts: - This is the time of year to try Gobble Gobble Blend: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/gobble-gobble-blend - Italian Herb Blend: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/italian-seasoning - When you dry brine, use our Dry Brine Blend: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/dry-brine - Customer favorite Butcher Salt is also a great choice: https://www.redstickspice.com/products/sea-salts-products-butcher-salt  - Want to share Smidgen podcast with a fellow Thanksgiving cook? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - Anne recommends the countdown to Thanksgiving method, covered previously on Smidgen. Want to know how to prepare? Listen to these short, technique-packed episodes: 5 Days before T-Day; 4 days; 3 days, 2 days; 1 day until Thanksgiving. What do you think of this sequence?  - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
Boo! Halloween is a fun and special time for Smidgen host Anne Milneck and Red Stick Spice Company. Anne likes to go big with costumes, decorations, and Halloween festivities! You can too—even at this date, you can pull together a delightful and delicious Halloween celebration for friends and neighbors. On this episode, 7 Halloween recipes that are easy and can feed a crowd. Spooky root beer, sheet pan nachos, pumpkin soup, mummy-wrapped baked brie, sloppy joes, ogre-green matcha popcorn, witch’s fingers cookies are sure to amaze your favorite fiends (er, or friends.) Read Anne's blog post-- 7 Halloween Recipes for a Block Party: https://blog.redstickspice.com/7-recipes-for-a-halloween-block-party/ What is a good Halloween party menu? - Spooky Halloween root beer: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/spooky-halloween-rootbeer/ - Matcha popcorn: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/matcha-popcorn/ - Feed-a-crowd smoky sloppy joes: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/smoky-sloppy-joes/ - Listen to the episode to hear how to make mummy wrapped brie; witches’ fingers cookies; and check out Anne’s blog post about Halloween treats. - Want to share Smidgen podcast with a fellow trick or treater? Please do! Easy link to share: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here.   Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
Doesn’t everyone love Fall? A reprieve from the heat, leaves change color, root veggies show up at the Farmer’s market, and soup sounds lovely for dinner. Some of us wait all year for the flavors of Autumn. Anne Milneck, host of the Smidgen podcast and owner of Red Stick Spice Company has 5 essential recipes for Fall that prove the season is much more than a bunch of PSL talk. What are some good Fall recipes? - Get all the recipes Anne shares in this episode in one blog post: https://blog.redstickspice.com/5-essential-fall-recipes/ - Curious about the cardamom simple syrup mentioned? (Mmmm—cardamom whipped cream.) See the recipe here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/cardamom-simple-syrup/ - Want to share Smidgen podcast with a friend? Here’s an easy link: https://pod.link/1465606357 - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here.   Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
Everyone is re-discovering their Dutch ovens. Make crusty bread, roast a chicken, make a beautiful stew—you can do all of this in a Dutch oven, and more! On this episode of Smidgen, Anne Milneck of Red Stick Spice Company gives a useful lesson about what sets Dutch ovens apart from other cookware (hint: you’ll be inspecting the lid of your favorite cooker after this show.) Plus, Anne shares 7 Dutch oven-ready recipes, each one sounding better than the next. What do you cook in a Dutch oven? - Anne has a great blog post that collects all the recipes featured on this episode into one place. Read the blog post here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/7-dutch-oven-recipes/ - Don’t have a Dutch oven or want to give a Dutch oven as a gift this year? Check out Staub at Red Stick Spice Co. View the line here: https://www.redstickspice.com/search?type=product&q=staub* - From the most popular Staub 6 quart or the Staub rice pot Anne shared, Red Stick Spice has the just the Dutch oven you want. (Producer’s note: look at this one shaped like a tomato!!!) - Cute alert: Staub also has custom knobs in the shape of piggies, cows, roosters, or a fishy for your Dutch oven, available at Red Stick Spice. Custom Staub animal knobs here. - Try Roasted Garlic Dutch Oven Bread—recipe here. - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here.   Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
Smoothie lovers unite! If you enjoy a smoothie to get your macros or extra nutrition or add some protein to your diet—OR just because they taste good, this is the Smidgen episode for you. Anne Milneck, host and owner of Red Stick Spice Company provides smoothie inspiration with 5 smoothies you make and enjoy today. Yum! What should you put in a smoothie? - Here’s a great blog post from the Red Stick Spice Company website with all the smoothies Anne has for you: ROUND UP: 5 NUTRITION-PACKED SMOOTHIES – Red Stick Spice Recipes - Try the Geaux Green daily blend to stir into your favorite smoothie - Everyone’s gone reishi—try Red Stick Spice Company’s Vanilla Bean Reishi Daily Blend - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here.   Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, including Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.
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Stacey Calabro

I am absolutely loving this podcast!! Are you doing any virtual cooking classes?

Jul 5th
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