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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.

Smidgen Red Stick Spice Company

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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.

    Are Sweet Potatoes and Yams the Same Thing?

    Are Sweet Potatoes and Yams the Same Thing?

    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.
    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.

    • 28 min
    7 Lenten Meals to Cook for Your Family (That Aren't Just Fish)

    7 Lenten Meals to Cook for Your Family (That Aren't Just Fish)

    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:
    - 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.

    • 27 min
    How to Cook an Amazing and Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at Home

    How to Cook an Amazing and Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at Home

    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.

    • 18 min
    What Are the Best Food Trends for 2024 and How Can I Use Them in My Kitchen?

    What Are the Best Food Trends for 2024 and How Can I Use Them in My Kitchen?

    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:
    - 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.

    • 31 min
    5 Cooking Resolutions that Will Be Game Changers for Your 2024 Kitchen

    5 Cooking Resolutions that Will Be Game Changers for Your 2024 Kitchen

    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.

    • 21 min
    12 Home Cooking Tips So You Can Love Your Holiday Kitchen

    12 Home Cooking Tips So You Can Love Your Holiday Kitchen

    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.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 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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