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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.

Language:

English

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225-930-9967


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Indulge in Elegance: How to Create a Perfect Afternoon Tea Setting in Your Own Home

4/11/2024
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 Links for Teas to Consider for an Afternoon Tea · https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/earl-grey-creme-tea· https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/earl-grey-lavender-tea· https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/english-breakfast-tea· https://www.redstickspice.com/products/rooibos-tea· https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/vanilla-rooibos-tea· https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/biscotti-rooibos-tea· https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/chamomile-tea· https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/traditional-masala-chai-tea· https://www.redstickspice.com/collections/tea-teaware/products/herbal-chai-tea Dishes to Prepare for Your Afternoon Tea · https://blog.redstickspice.com/parsnip-soup-recipe/· https://blog.redstickspice.com/how-to-make-the-best-homemade-hummus/· https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/cucumber-sandwiches/· · · https://blog.redstickspice.com/the-best-scone-recipe/· · · https://blog.redstickspice.com/strawberry-sauce-recipe/· https://blog.redstickspice.com/blueberry-ginger-compote-recipe/· https://blog.redstickspice.com/roundup-shortbread/· 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.

Duration:00:29:33

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When Do I Use Fresh Herbs and When Do I Use Dried Herbs?

3/28/2024
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!) 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.

Duration:00:27:42

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Easter Brunch ideas that will have you and your guests rejoicing

3/14/2024
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? - 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. - 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 - Egg bites are perfect for brunch (you’re going to love them! Easy to make and satisfying) - Leaning in on Spring in South Louisiana—enjoy Crawfish Pesto Pasta - Finish with a little sweet treat—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.

Duration:00:25:59

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Are Sweet Potatoes and Yams the Same Thing?

2/29/2024
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.

Duration:00:28:03

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

2/15/2024
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.

Duration:00:27:33

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

2/1/2024
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.

Duration:00:18:39

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

1/18/2024
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.

Duration:00:31:05

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

1/4/2024
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.

Duration:00:21:58

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12 Home Cooking Tips So You Can Love Your Holiday Kitchen

12/14/2023
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.

Duration:00:30:45

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5 Homemade Gifts from Your Kitchen Friends are Going to Love

12/7/2023
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! https://www.redstickspice.com/products/chile-crisp-kit https://www.redstickspice.com/products/home-on-magnolia-hill-sourdough-starter https://www.redstickspice.com/products/cockeyed-farms-16oz-american-elderberry-creamed-honeyhttps://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.

Duration:00:30:57

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Leftover Love: Makeover meals for your Thanksgiving leftovers

11/23/2023
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. 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.

Duration:00:22:21

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What's the best way to cook turkey this Thanksgiving?

11/9/2023
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? 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.

Duration:00:22:33

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Halloween: 7 Halloween Recipes for Spooky Fun

10/26/2023
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.) 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.

Duration:00:24:13

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More than Pumpkin Spice: 5 Essential Fall Recipes to Celebrate the Season

10/12/2023
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.

Duration:00:24:53

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What do you cook in a Dutch oven? 7 Dutch oven recipes to try

9/21/2023
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.

Duration:00:29:22

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Make a smoothie at home: 5 healthy smoothies you're going to love

9/7/2023
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.

Duration:00:26:00

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Easy Back-to-School Dinner Ideas: 5 Quick Meals Ready in Under 30 Minutes

8/17/2023
Getting back into the swing of the school year can be a little tough. Everybody’s schedule changes, how much you are driving around changes, mealtimes change. To help you ensure dinnertime is a pleasant, delicious, and homecooked experience, Anne Milneck—chef and owner of Red Stick Spice Company has 5 quick and easy dinners you can use to help the whole family adjust to the school year. What are quick and easy dinners I can make tonight? - 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/5-under-30-minute-meals/ - Don’t forget: there are TONS of quick meal ideas on the Red Stick Spice Company blog. Do a search here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/ - 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.

Duration:00:19:16

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5 Essential Vegan Recipes that Everyone (Yes, Everyone!) Are Going to Love

8/3/2023
If you or someone in your family is going plant-based with their eating, getting some great vegan recipes into your mealtime lineup can be a lifesaver. Smidgen host and owner of Red Stick Spice Company Anne Milneck’s own daughter went vegan and Anne explains some expert tips for how to navigate the culinary landscape that comes with this type of eating. After you learn all of Anne’s tips, it’s on to five essential vegan recipes that you’re going to love to eat—whether you are a vegan or not! How do I start cooking vegan food? - Anne has a great blog post that collects all these recipes into one place. Read the blog post here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/5-essential-vegan-recipes/ - Not on the list above, but in the episode, try butternut squash hummus. Yum! - Anne recommends Smoked Olive Oil to do a lot of heavy lifting for getting South Louisianan flavors into vegan dishes. - Burger lovers, rejoice! Try Emma's Black Bean Burger-- recipe here. - Here’s some resources Anne recommends when expanding your vegan cooking: https://minimalistbaker.com/https://ohsheglows.com/https://ottolenghi.co.uk/shop/bookshttps://www.badmanners.com/book/official-cookbook https://www.amazon.com/Veganomicon-10th-Anniversary-Ultimate-Cookbook/dp/0738218995 https://markbittman.com/book-covers-descriptions/sf79lr36et2g7eiao10t0znewd20wnhttps://www.joshuamcfadden.com/sixseasons - 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.

Duration:00:36:26

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Get Ready for Summer with These 8 Delicious and Cool Recipes

7/20/2023
It’s too dang hot, y’all. If the thought of cooking in the kitchen has you crying right now, Anne Milneck, chef and owner of Red Stick Spice Company shares 8 cooldown recipes to help you take the temp down just a bit. Make the most of produce that’s available now; get some sumptuous sips; indulge in some frozen sweet treats that are sure to make summertime memories. What recipes can I make to cooldown and beat the heat? - Are you intrigued by ice box cakes and pies? Make some space in the freezer for these delights: - Refreshing Blueberry Lemon Ginger Ice Box Cake is one to try - Chocolate lovers rejoice for Red Stick Spice Co’s Chocolate Ice Box Pie - Legendary Lime Cracker Ice Box Pie from Kenji Lopez-Alt (lime and Ritz crackers?? Tell us more!) - House favorite Eggplant Parm Burgers get a shout-out on this episode (hint: make these! Thank us later.) - Peachy keen! Make Peach Salad with Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette - The requisite Red Stick Spice Company quick pickled item: Sweet Quick Pickled Cucumbers - Afternoon nibble idea: Strawberry Bruschetta with Strawberry Balsamic - Corn on the cob gets an upgrade with Elote! Make it for your BBQ: https://blog.redstickspice.com/recipe/elote/ - Morning, noon, or night: Squash & Corn Fritters - Talk about childhood memories: No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream - Frozen Cantaloupe Agua Fresca and Watermelon Bellinis are two drinks you can sip year round but are especially appreciated now - How do I get the Red Stick Spice Company newsletter with recipes and cooking ideas? Sign up for our newsletter here. -Read Anne’s blog post with all her cooldown recipes here: https://blog.redstickspice.com/8-summertime-cool-down-dishes-and-sips/ 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.

Duration:00:28:03

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Throw an Unforgettable Tapas Party: 7 Incredible Recipes and Expert Tips

7/6/2023
Tapas—or small plates—are a signature of Mediterranean and Spanish cooking; Tapas give you a wonderful variety of dishes that give you lots of things to try and experience in a single meal. Tapas are also a phenomenal way to throw an unforgettable party. On this episode of Smidgen, Anne Milneck, chef and owner of Red Stick Spice Company shares 7 incredible tapas recipes to help you throw an amazing tapas party, complete with some expert tips. How can I throw a tapas party? Here are some of the recipes you should try for your upcoming tapas party. - Anne couldn’t say enough about the Spiced Roasted Olives. - Wow your crowd with Shrimp and Sofrito. - Pull together a perfect charcuterie board or salumi (meat) board. Anne shares all the tips on this blog post: https://blog.redstickspice.com/6-tips-for-the-perfect-cheese-board/ - Watch guests go gaga over these Rosemary Chipotle Roasted Nuts (a winner from Ina Garten.) - Romesco sauce is perfect for dipping. Get the recipe here. - Read Anne’s blog post all about how to host a successful tapas party: https://blog.redstickspice.com/7-recipes-for-a-tapas-party/ - 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.

Duration:00:15:36