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22 EpisodesProduced by Red Stick Spice CompanyWebsite

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 segmen… read more

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Diving Into the Pantry | Bonus Episode with Anne

May 30th, 2020


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 …

Everybody’s Baking | Bonus Episode, Sarah Joy Hays with Anne Milneck

May 28th, 2020


Any peek into foodie social media during quarantine has revealed pictures of beautiful loaves of bread, tales of sourdough, and beautiful cakes and …

Upping Your Cooking Skills | Now's the Time

May 22nd, 2020


All this home cooking everyone has been doing either reveals your cooking skill limitations or inspired you to take things up to the next level. How …

Cooking with the Kiddos | Bonus for all the families

May 20th, 2020


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 …

A Special Message from Anne Milneck | Home Cooking and Connections

March 18th, 2020


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) …

Vintage Recipes Revisted | Anne Milneck with Lili Courtney plus Cocktail Meatballs and Hummingbird Cake Trifle

January 9th, 2020


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 …

Just a DASH of Salt | Renee Puyau Plus Zahtar Chicken

January 2nd, 2020


S2E6 Lots of customers discover Red Stick Spice Company after being given the directive to reduce salt consumption. What better place than our shop to reduce salt without losing flavor? We also hear talk of the DASH Diet

Local Food: Why We Need Small Farms | John Cotton Dean, Allison Guidroz, plus Eggplant Parm Burgers

December 12th, 2019


S2E5 “Local food” is a term we hear more and more. It feels good to say, it seems to capture the spirit of an ideal we would like to uphold. Looking …

Jellies are My Jam (and Peppers, Too) | Ashley Andermann plus Blackberry Pepper Jelly

December 5th, 2019


S2E4 A large pot, the smell of sugar and fruit (and maybe some peppers) filling the air, plus stirring—lots and lots of stirring. Homemade jams, jellies and preserves are all the rage. Our friend Ashley Andermann of

It’s Thanksgiving Time | Anne Milneck plus Cast Iron Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

November 26th, 2019


S2E3 Happy Thanksgiving! Food, memories, family—on this episode of Smidgen, host Anne Milneck explores each of these elements as she tries to get to the bottom of a childhood Thanksgiving memory she has about a turkey …

How to Use Spices, Part II | Anne Milneck plus Garam Masala Molasses Cookies

November 21st, 2019


S2E2 We are getting to the bottom of a question heard daily at Red Stick Spice Company: How do I use spices? Last week, Smidgen hosted Rosemary Gill from Milk Street for her take on using spices. In this episode, …

How to Use Spices, Part I | Rosemary Gill plus Crispy Chickpeas, Two Ways

November 14th, 2019


S2E1 We are back with Smidgen, Season 2, ready to bring you fabulous food and in-depth interviews plus several items of exciting news. Up first, Red …

Smidgen Podcast Season 2 Launches Soon

November 11th, 2019


S2E0 Smidgen, the podcast of Red Stick Spice Company will be back with Season 2 very soon! We have some wonderful guest interviews to share with you …

Now We Gather | Leslie Todd, LCSW plus Roasted Cauliflower with Capers, Walnuts, and Yogurt

July 25th, 2019


S1E7 Now we gather. This simple motto carries a deeper meaning beyond the first glance, its significance can be experienced by preparing a meal and enjoying it with family and friends. Licensed Clinical Social Worker …

Stock Options | Stock, Broth, Curried Tomato Bisque and Slab Grilled Cheese

July 18th, 2019


S1E6 There are a couple kitchen skills that are worth learning (and some that can have a huge impact on your home cooking), and Smidgen host Anne Milneck is here to tell you that making stock and broth at home can be a …

Cook the Book | Mary Stein of East Baton Rouge Parish Library System plus Salted Dark Chocolate Cake

July 11th, 2019


S1E5 If you want to be a better cook, we have a free resource for you that is enriching, abundant, and may have been as-of-yet overlooked. Your public library is a wealth of information—sure, they have cook books, but …

In an Instant (Pot) | Bruce Weinstein plus Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

July 3rd, 2019


S1E4 Maybe you got it as a gift, maybe you bought it on a whim, but if you have an Instant Pot electric pressure cooker that is still in the box, this is the episode of Smidgen for you! (If you are an Instant Pot …

Its Called Baking | Sheet Pan Suppers and Carrot Tacos

June 20th, 2019


S1E2 It started innocently enough on foodie social media. Smidgen host and owner of Red Stick Spice Company Anne Milneck noticed pretty pictures posted of baked dinners, but now this classic method of preparing dinner …

Scratch vs Store Bought | Bonus

June 19th, 2019


Bonus: Smidgen launched last week and we’ve been amazed with the response! Thank you to everyone who is listening, sharing, and reviewing the show. You can hear Episode 1 of Season 1 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google …

Tastes Like Chicken | Farm to Shop Butcher and Peruvian Spatchcock Chicken

June 13th, 2019


S1E1 Welcome to Smidgen, the podcast of Red Stick Spice Co.! “What can I do to make boneless, skinless chicken breasts taste better?” is the question heard day in and day out at our retail location in Baton Rouge, LA. …

Introducing Smidgen - The Podcast of Red Stick Spice Company

May 22nd, 2019


S1E0 Somewhere between a pinch and a dash is a smidgen, and when it comes to cooking, a smidgen can make all the difference. Introducing Smidgen, the podcast of Red Stick Spice Company. Host Anne Milneck is a chef, head …

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