Lauren Katz

A Lightened Up Weeknight Meal Planner

We love a fresh and hearty dish that’s still light and springy. Now that it’s mid-April, it’s the perfect time to break out all your greens. This week’s meal planner tastes like spring in a nutshell, so get cracking!

 

Monday, April 13

Broccoli Rabe Pasta

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Our Best-Ever Cheese Fondue

Did you know today is National Cheese Fondue Day? If you’re looking for a way to celebrate (and not to mention, a fun weekend activity), we’ve got you covered in about 3 steps:
 
1. Make a trip to the grocery store

2. Pick up lots of cheese and fun dippers like bacon, a baguette and crudites

3. Melt cheese in a big pot and dip, dip away!
 

But if you’re looking for a real recipe, we’ve got one for the traditionalists, one for the heat seekers, one for the trend setters and one for the travel junkies. No matter who you are, you can definitely enjoy cheese fondue today (or any day, really).
 

A classic Cheese Fondue for the traditionalists

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6 Ways to Use Your Leftover Easter Ham

If you’re staring into your refrigerator thinking, “what am I going to do with all this leftover Easter ham?” have no fear. We’ve got some great recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner (or breakfast-for-dinner!) that are perfect for repurposing your ham. These recipes are so unique and delicious, it would be impossible to get sick of your ham… ever!

 

Ham Omeletetta

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TV Kitchens to Love: Mad Men

Mad Men

 

Cutting-edge Scandinavian design with the most up-to-date technology–for the time.

Show creator Matthew Weiner, set decorator Claudette Didul and production designer Dan Bishop decided that, because lead character Don Draper earns good money, his apartment should
“look beyond the taste of a normal person.” Don’s wife, Megan, would have hired a professional decorator, Weiner says.

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DIY Garden Easter Eggs

This Easter, transform your hard-boiled eggs into adorable fruit and veggie look-alikes. It’s easy with tips inspired by Amy Weir, the DIY maven behind the blog Delineate Your Dwelling.

 

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Have You Entered Our Love Your Cucina Giveaway Yet?

We’ve partnered with PotsandPans.com, who is hosting giveaway of nearly $1,000 worth of Rachael Ray’s Cucina line kitchenware!

 

 

Simply enter via the PotsandPans.com Facebook page and one winner will get to choose his or her favorite color of pots, pans, bowls, knives and more! Rach’s line was inspired by her travels in Italy, and every piece has the handmade, rustic look that she loves about the ceramics there.

 

 

But wait, there’s more! 10 additional contestants will have the chance to win a Cucina skillet in the color of their choice.

 

For more globally-inspired recipes, visit the PotsandPans.com Pinterest page. Good luck! Contest ends May 13th.

Garden Month Weeknight Meal Planner

April is National Garden Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to cook with the season’s tastiest produce. These five colorful meals are fast, fresh and super-flavorful — definitely not garden-variety!

Monday, March 30

Herb-Garden Pasta

 

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Rachael Ray’s Retro Recipes of the Week

Happy Throwback Thursday! Are you ready for another round of retro recipes from the early days of Every Day with Rachael Ray? With just a little over a week left of #TBT month, we wanted to pay tribute to some of Rach’s early classics. So take your taste buds down memory lane with these recipes that have stood the test of time. Tag your vintage faves #RRtbt — we’ll regramming our favorites!

 

Strawberry Pancakes

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4 Delicious Recipes for National Waffle Day

Happy National Waffle Day! In case you haven’t noticed, we are huge fans of waffles around here. They’re more versatile than you might think: you can spin them sweet or savory, serve them as a sandwich vessel, a dessert or a fruit-topped  breakfast. So, to truly honor waffles as the culinary art form that they are, we’ll be cooking up these recipes all day. Join us and tag your creations #RRMagFan!

 

For breakfast: Waffle Squares

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The Recipes That Inspire You Most

In our April #TBT cover story, Rach’s closest chef pals share the recipes that inspired them most as cooks: Katie Lee’s Beef Stronganoff, Ken Oringer’s Hard Shell Turkey Tacos and Michael Symon’s Greek Meatballs, to name a few. We asked you on Facebook what recipe inspired you the most as a home cook, and the verdict is in! It seems as though chicken and Italian recipes were all pretty influential in your journeys to becoming a home cook. Check out some of our favorite recipes for lasagna, stoup, chicken and marinara sauce, and help someone else fall in love with cooking the same way you did.

 

Pesto Chicken Spirals

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