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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. 

Jun 6, 2024

Did we fall out of love with the Instant Pot? How long has it been since you’ve used your Instant Pot? Anne Milneck (Chef, Smidgen host, INSTANT POT USER and owner of Red Stick Spice Company) thinks it’s time to revisit your Instant Pot and give this multi-purpose tool a glow up.  The Instant Pot is so good at what it does… with a few considerations (that Anne goes over in this episode. Spoiler alert: the Instant Pot can be your meal prep secret weapon. More in the episode.)

Three brand new recipes are featured in this episode for you to try in your Instant Pot. Anne brings one trending recipe; one rice recipe; one meal-prep friendly bean dish—all ready to be made in your Instant Pot. This episode is going to help you fall back in love with your Instant Pot AND provide you some outstanding meals, too.

Recipes and Products Mentioned on the Episode

- Everyone’s talking about them: Birria Tacos—made in the Instant Pot:

Basmati Jeweled Rice featuring savory harissa:

- Emma’s Refried Pinto Beans from the Instant Pot:

- Read the Red Stick Spice Company blog post on re-falling in love with your Instant Pot:

- Here’s the Atlantic article that gave Anne some insight with what’s happened to the Instant Pot business:

- Are you trying some meats in your Instant Pot? Try Red Stick Spice Company’s Cuban spice rub:

- Anne made Basmati Jeweled Rice with the harissa paste from New York Shuk:

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