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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 segmen… read more


Its Called Baking | Sheet Pan Suppers and Carrot Tacos

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 bore a new, modern name: Sheet Pan Suppers. The “new” and “trending” adoration lofted on these meals made Anne a bit bemused, and (with tongue in cheek) cranky.

On this episode of Smidgen, Anne tries to get to the bottom of where this trend started and why it holds sway over much of social media. First up is Molly Gilbert, author of Sheet Pan Suppers, who gives her thoughts about why sheet pan suppers are so popular, and shares her tips on how to pull off an amazing sheet pan meal. Next Anne draws upon Lili Courtney, cooking instructor, who has led a dozen Skillet & Sheet Pan classes at Red Stick Spice Company. Lili explains some of the techniques for sheet pan suppers and offers her thoughts as to why we’re all talking about them. To deepen her “investigation” Anne turns to social media expert Chelsey Blankenship and Erin Bowling (of the @eatbatonrouge Instagram account) to explore how trends ebb and flow, and the role of “influencers.” (Spoiler alert: we’re being influenced.)

Cooking Segment: To cap it all off, Anne heads over to the Red Stick Spice Company Test Kitchen with store staffer Sara to actually make a sheet pan supper! Carrot tacos emerge from the oven on sheet pans, totally photo-worthy, and delicious (a fabulous use of Red Stick Spice Company’s Taco Tuesday seasoning.)

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