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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. 

May 23, 2024

The month of May is jammed packed! If you are going to multiple graduation parties Anne Milneck (Chef, Smidgen host, and owner of Red Stick Spice Company) feels ya! Anne knows the parties can pile up—you may even be hosting multiple parties through this grad season. What is a busy home cook to do?

Enter the nearly foolproof graduation party menu from Red Stick Spice Company. Anne has put together a practical selection of dishes that allows you to make ahead most of the party menu, allowing you to go right from the ceremony to the festivities. You are going to love all the “feed a crowd” dishes Anne suggests, allowing you to celebrate your graduates and throw a fabulous party.

Recipes and Products Mentioned on the Episode

·      -  Read Anne’s new blog post all about hosting a graduation party:

·       - Anne admits the “pulled meat” section maybe could have a snappier name, but one thing you can’t argue with: Big Daddy’s Smokehouse Blend is the right spice for chicken or beef:

·       - Wow your crowd with a platter of grilled corn elote:

·       - We are once again calling upon you to make some Ina recipes, including farro salad; overnight mac and cheese; THE perfect chocolate cake

·       - It’s peak strawberry season, so grad party or not, why not make a gorgeous and delicious strawberry shortcake?


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