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.
Diving Into the Pantry | Bonus Episode with Anne
Quarantine has revealed for many of us the importance of a well-stocked pantry; for some, their pantry was an absolute lifeline in a tough time. Anne Milneck—chef, owner of Red Stick Spice Co, and host of Smidgen—talks on this bonus episode about the pantry, staples, and stocking up. How do you make sure you’re stocking stuff you actually use? How can sauces make all the difference for your pantry meal planning? Should you stock up on spices? Oils and balsamics? All this and more on this episode of Sm
Everybody’s Baking | Bonus Episode, Sarah Joy Hays with Anne Milneck
A peek into foodie social media during quarantine has revealed beautiful loaves of bread, tales of sourdough, and beautiful cakes and cookies (still warm from the oven.) Everybody is baking! Anne Milneck is… how to say it… not an avid baker. That’s why Anne talks with Sarah Joy Hays of Counterspace Bakery. Learn what bread recipe you could bake today; how to become a sourdough superstar; Sarah Joy’s must-have piece of equipment for baking; and Sarah Joy’s top tip for becoming a better cake and coo
Upping Your Cooking Skills | Now's the Time
How can you become a better cook? What skills should every home cook improve right now? (And how can we improve our cooking skills?) Anne Milneck—chef, owner of Red Stick Spice Co., and host of Smidgen—tells us what are the top skills every home cook should know. Catherine O’Brien gets Anne to talk about food plating (a pet topic of hers after so much Smidgen cooking.) For fun, Anne closes the show by sharing recipes and cooking challenges for the beginner, intermediate, and experienced home cooks.
Cooking with the Kiddos | Bonus for all the families
Parents with children of all ages, we see you! Right now, this very moment, you’re probably preparing food for the folks in your home. On this bonus episode of Smidgen, the podcast of Red Stick Spice Company, host Anne Milneck and producer Catherine O’Brien talk about the extra home cooking lots of parents are doing now. How can you use this time to get kids involved in cooking and meal prep? What can skills and experience can older kids learn now? What are some kid-friendly recipes to add to the rotation? All this and more on this episode.
Mentioned on the show:
- Make Natchitoches Meat Pies tonight! Freeze the extras; these are perfect to make with kids of all ages. Recipe here: https://www.redstickspice.com/blogs/recipes/natchitoches-meat-pies?_pos=1&_sid=2bca1550c&_ss=r
- Try Boucherie to flavor your meat pies
- …Or Adobo blend
- Check out The Feeding Doctor to get some insights on positive eating habits in families: http://thefeedingdoctor.com/
- Catch Red Stick Spice Company on Facebook Live! Anne and her crew will be cooking live. Follow along or get some ideas for din din. Red Stick Spice Co on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redstickspicecompany
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A Special Message from Anne Milneck | Home Cooking and Connections
If you are hunkered down, practicing social distancing, and maybe wanting a little comfort, we have a little Smidgen bonus for you. Anne Milneck, host of Smidgen and owner of Red Stick Spice Company talks (remotely) with producer Catherine O’Brien. Anne shares her thoughts on why heading to the kitchen is a good idea right now, and can even be a source of joy in stressful times. Anne also shares her insights about helping a family member with a chronic illness; plus how we can help small businesses now.
Vintage Recipes Revisted | Anne Milneck with Lili Courtney plus Cocktail Meatballs and Hummingbird Cake Trifle
S2E7 We’re throwing it back here on the Season Two Finale of Smidgen to some vintage recipes that are making a comeback. Do you have memories from your young days of parents pulling out “fancy” china for entertaining and making certain dishes that are for special occasions only? Smidgen Host Anne Milneck speaks with Lili Courtney, discussing what some of these old favorites got right and how they could be updated. Cooking Segment: crowd pleasing Cocktail Meatballs and Hummingbird cake trifle.
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Great podacst about cooking and eating together!
I loved Season 1 of Smidgen and can't wait for Season 2. Anne has a passion for teaching others to cook and shares a lot of tips on getting a healthy dinner on the table for everyone to share.
Love this podcast!
So excited to listen to the first podcast & looking forward to those to come! Ann makes home cooking fun, exciting & doable. You can tell she has a passion for what she does
Thoroughly enjoyed the informative interview and yummy recipe on the first episode! I love the new podcast and can’t wait to try the Spatchcock chicken. Looking forward for what’s next on the menu!