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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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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.

    Thanksgiving Sides are the Best Part of the Meal: 1 Day Until Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving Sides are the Best Part of the Meal: 1 Day Until Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is tomorrow! It’s Wednesday my dudes. All the prep work will be oh so appreciated tomorrow, but today is about most folks’ favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal: the side dishes. Our tasks today, 1 day until Thanksgiving, is to work on the Thanksgiving sides: Ciabatta Sausage Stuffing and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
    Thanksgiving Side Dishes Do you call it dressing or stuffing? Either way you are going to adore this Ciabatta and Sausage Stuffing. Make it today and reheat it tomorrow on Thanksgiving. Recipe: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/ciabatta-sausage-stuffing/ The mashed potatoes can be made tomorrow, but the prep can start today. Get ready for some Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Recipe: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/roasted-garlic-mashed-potatoes/ Roasted Garlic Olive Oil on roasted garlic? Yes, yes, and yes! Red Stick Spice Company also offers a Roasted Garlic Avocado Oil you may want to check out, too. More from Red Stick Spice Company How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, includingFacebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We are thankful for you, the listeners of Smidgen. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app.  Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.

    • 6 min
    Time to Make Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie: Day 2 Thanksgiving Countdown

    Time to Make Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie: Day 2 Thanksgiving Countdown

    Two days to go! It’s Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Time to bake a sumptuous Pumpkin Cheesecake. This two-layer cheesecake is as gorgeous as it is beautiful.  And we don’t want to hear anything about “cracked” cheesecakes—that’s what the Cardamom Infused Whipped Cream is for.
    Pies to Make for Thanksgiving It’s easy to get Thanksgiving dessert together when you start ahead. Today make Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cardamom Infused Whipped Cream. Recipe: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/pumpkin-cheesecake-pie-with-cardamom-whipped-cream/ Remember! You already made the crust ahead of time on Day 5! Woo hoo—so easy. Flaky Pie Crust recipe here if you are catching up. Does your family need more than one pie option? (Relatable.) Try this divine Chinese 5 Spice Pecan Pie. It’s almost Thanksgiving! So close! It’s going to be a good one.
    More from Red Stick Spice Company How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, includingFacebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We are thankful for you, the listeners of Smidgen. Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app.  Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.

    • 4 min
    Brine the Turkey, Make Ahead Gravy: Day 3 Thanksgiving Countdown

    Brine the Turkey, Make Ahead Gravy: Day 3 Thanksgiving Countdown

    Three days until Thanksgiving, this is a biggie. Monday: Brine the Bird and whip up a delicious batch of Make Ahead Gravy.
    How to Brine a Thanksgiving Turkey Anne’s favorite way to brine a Thanksgiving turkey is to dry brine the bird 3 days before Thanksgiving and store it open in the fridge. Use Red Stick Spice Company Dry Brine. Shop Dry Brine Blend here. If you want to learn more about other brining methods, listen to our recent Smidgen episode, Brine Time Anytime. Red Stick Spice also offers a Turkey Brine Kit. Shop here. How to Make Thanksgiving Gravy Straight from the Red Stick Spice Company Teaching Kitchen is this recipe for Make Ahead Gravy. It yields a whopping 8 cups of gravy that your family is going to love. Recipe: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/make-ahead-turkey-gravy/ DO NOT toss the drippings from the day-of Thanksgiving turkey! Listen to the episode to learn what Anne does with those precious juices. More from Red Stick Spice Company How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, includingFacebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We are thankful for you, the listeners of Smidgen. Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app.  Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.

    • 7 min
    Shake Vinaigrette, Cook Cranberry Sauce: Day 4 Thanksgiving Countdown

    Shake Vinaigrette, Cook Cranberry Sauce: Day 4 Thanksgiving Countdown

    Happy 4 days until Thanksgiving. It’s Sunday. Today: Shake and store a vinaigrette; cook your cranberry sauce; infuse a cardamom simple syrup. Hint: you’ll use the simple syrup for whipped cream later on with an amazing pie we’re going to make in a few days.
    Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving Make Ginger Pear Cranberry Sauce. You’ll love how the ginger compliments the Fall pear and cranberries. It’s a hit! Recipe here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/ginger-pear-cranberry-sauce/ Please note: there will not be can ridges on this sauce. We know that’s a disappointment to some of y’all. We are confident this fresh sauce will make up for it. Vinaigrette for Thanksgiving Include this wonderful Pomegranate Salad with Carrots and Blue Cheese in your Thanksgiving menu. Make the salad ON Thanksgiving; make the dressing today. This is a shake-n-store vinaigrette: pour all the ingredients in a jar; shake with vigor; pop in the fridge; DONE. Vinaigrette recipe here with the salad: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/pomegranate-salad-with-carrots-blue-cheese/ More from Red Stick Spice Company Make a Cardamom Infused Simple Syrup—great for cocktails, but you’ll also use it to sweeten a whipped cream later this week. Try it! It uses whole cardamom pods—a little different than what you might be used to. Recipe here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/cardamom-simple-syrup/ Cardamom is featured on this recent episode of Smidgen—listen here: 5 Spices to Add to Your Spice Rack. How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, includingFacebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We are thankful for you, the listeners of Smidgen. Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app.  Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.

    • 4 min
    Prep Pie Crust and Cookie Dough: Day 5 Thanksgiving Countdown

    Prep Pie Crust and Cookie Dough: Day 5 Thanksgiving Countdown

    Happy 5 days until Thanksgiving. It’s Saturday. Today: Prep pie crust and cookie dough. (Have you not heard about fresh cookies on Thanksgiving? It’s a tradition at Anne’s house. With the recipes ahead, you’re going to want start this tradition for your family!)
    Pie Crust for Thanksgiving Use your food processor to make this Flaky Pie Crust recipe (one batch at a time!) The secret ingredient is vodka. See the recipe here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/flaky-pie-crust/ Cookies for Thanksgiving Take advantage of all the beautiful dried cherries we see this time of year and pick your favorite Red Stick Spice infused sugar to make slice-n-bake Dark Chocolate Cherry cookies. Recipe here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/dark-chocolate-cherry-slice-bake-cookies/ Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside—yes please! Try Salted White Chocolate Oatmeal Recipe: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/salted-white-chocolate-oatmeal-cookies/ Anne likes a bit of Fleur de Sel salt with cookies. Shop here. Interested in some other cookies? Vanilla Bean Sables are a winner for Thanksgiving Read an entire shortbread roundup here from the Red Stick Spice Company blog More from Red Stick Spice Company How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, includingFacebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We are thankful for you, the listeners of Smidgen. Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app.  Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.

    • 6 min
    5 Spices to Add to Your Spice Rack

    5 Spices to Add to Your Spice Rack

    On Smidgen, we love to bring you new insight on your favorites. Adding new spices to your standbys can give new life and new perspectives to dishes you prepare all the time. Like tacos? Try them with new chiles for a whole new taste sensation. Like hot chocolate? Mix in this spice for a whole new sipping experience. Want more like this? In this season finale episode, Smidgen host Anne Milneck will give you 5 spices to explore plus dishes to try out these new spices. There’s nothing more fun than trying new flavors with Anne as your guide.
    Mentioned on the show: Can you say delicious? Get to know Pasilla Negro Chiles with Pasilla Pulled Chicken Tacos.   Now you know! Mexican oregano is not the same as Mediterranean oregano! As the weather cools, try Timut Hot Chocolate using the intriguing Timut Peppercorns. This is cardamom’s season to shine. Why not try a little something different with whole cardamom pods? A perfect application is a Cardamom Simple Syrup. Cheers! Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Red Stick Spice Company has you covered! Look for blog posts; social media posts; podcast episodes and MORE counting down five days to help you get ready for Thanksgiving. You’ll get a short podcast episode each day to help you prep—no rushed, crazed, hair-on-fire holidays this year! Stay tuned. How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. Follow Red Stick Spice Co socials, includingFacebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Hear all Smidgen episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pandora, or your browser, or your favorite podcast app.  Smidgen is the award-winning podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Mom2kandk ,

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.

Lori AKA Food Junkie ,

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

Rerechester22 ,

Love!!

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!

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