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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 home cooking podcast of Red Stick Spice Company. Join host Anne Milneck as she talks about food, home cooking, how to use spices, and the joy of making flavorful meals that your whole family will love. You'll also get to follow Anne into the Red Stick Spice Test Kitchen for a live cooking session that will give you the meal inspiration you're looking for. 

Feb 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:

- Anne mentioned the incomparable Holly Clegg. Find out more about Holly and her legacy here:

- Did your ears perk up at the mention of the coffee BBQ rub? Order it here:

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