Food

Cooking School Lesson 4: Fix Flavor FAST!

Want to transform humdrum dinners into mealtime magic? It’s easy! Hit the kitchen armed with these genius tips and simple recipes from our Every Day experts, and your friends and family will wonder if you went to cooking school on your lunch break!

Lesson 4: Fix Flavor Fast

It’s happened to all of us: That pot of soup, piece of fish or bowl of pasta is just plain boring. Don’t worry! These four simple ingredients can turn a one-note dish into a plate-licking hit in a matter of minutes.

 

 

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8 Ways to Celebrate Rachael’s Birthday Today!

Besides her magnetic personality and “EVOO” tagline, Rachael is probably most well known for her easy and delicious 30-Minute Meals. So for her birthday (today!) help us celebrate by cooking up a meal for your loved ones. Then, share your pics on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayRachael. To get you inspired, we’re sharing eight of her most popular 30-Minute Meals of all time — including hearty pastas and meaty mains. Happy birthday, Rach! We hope your day is full of food, family and so much fun.

 

Sliced Steak BLTs with Jalapeño Chimichurri

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End of Summer Weeknight Meal Planner

As the end of summer approaches, take advantage of all the delicious produce (and your outdoor grill!) with these five fresh and fast weeknight recipes. You’ll have dinner on the table so fast, there will be plenty of time afterwards for s’mores around a bonfire.

 

Monday, August 25

Chickpea Burgers with Tomatoes

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The Only Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe You’ll Need This Weekend

No matter the time of day or day of the week, we always love a good ice cream sandwich. But now that it’s the weekend (TGIF!), we’re in the mood for something truly decadent, delicious and reminiscent of our childhood. So grab your mixer (no ice cream maker necessary!) and that bright red food coloring and get to work on some Red Velvet Meltcakes. Seriously, they’re worth every bit of effort.

 

 
 
 

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Cooking School Lesson 3: Slice & Dice Like a Pro

Want to transform humdrum dinners into mealtime magic? It’s easy! Hit the kitchen armed with these genius tips and simple recipes from our Every Day experts, and your friends and family will wonder if you went to cooking school on your lunch break!

 

Lesson 3: Slice & Dice Like a Pro

Get more out of your chef’s knife! These sharp tips will make your mealtime prep faster, easier and way more efficient, no matter what you’re cooking tonight.

 

 

 
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We Got Our Hands on the New Lay’s Chips

Last month we heard the exciting news about four new Lay’s Do Us A Flavor chips soon to be hitting shelves. Today, the Every Day with Rachael Ray staff got their hands on three out of the four flavors, and the results are in.

 

 

Wasabi Ginger (our fave) had a nice kettle-cooked crunch and was reminiscent of wasabi peas, with the perfect amount of heat.

Cappuccino had a very potent artificial sweetened coffee smell, but there’s just something about coffee beans and fried potatoes that didn’t sit well on our palates.

Mango Salsa, though it smelled less offensive, tasted like mango bath soap. The fake flavor lingered for far too long.

Anyone try the Bacon Mac & Cheese yet? Let us know your thoughts!

 

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Mama Mia! Your Weeknight Meal Planner is Here!

Get your Italian on this week with five delicious recipes inspired by Rach’s favorite vacation spot. These meals are quick, easy and full of flavor, guaranteed to be loved by your whole family. So dust off your red and white checkered table cloth and load up on the garlic and EVOO for five recipes that scream, “buon appetito!” (But don’t forget to save room for gelato!)

 

Monday, August 18

Venetian-Style Spaghetti allArrabbiata

 

 
 

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#SnackAttackSaturday

Ah, the weekend. The time of the week where traditional daily schedules are meant to be broken. You can wake up at 1 p.m. and not be judged for eating breakfast. You can spend all day in the kitchen whipping up something fabulous for dinner, and not have to worry if it’s on the table right at 6 p.m. sharp. You can snack all day on whatever your heart desires. And snacking is what we’re encouraging today! Our Instagram #SnackAttack is well under way, as our staff shares photos of their favorite sweet and salty cravings. But during the weekend when we have more time to spend in the kitchen, we like our snacks to be homemade. Here’s a fun, fast and healthy idea: Try making our Spicy Veggie Sliders. You can nibble on one or two without feeling guilty, but they’ll keep you full until dinnertime. Plus, you can make extra and save the leftovers for Meatless Monday!

 

Get the full recipe here and make sure to tag your favorite snack photos on Instagram with #RR30Days.

 

 

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Pickle Perfect

There’s nothing quite like a tart, crisp pickle on a hot summer day. And while we could just run out to our favorite sandwich shop to pick up a sliver or two, something about making them ourselves sounds so much more appealing. So this weekend, grab some cucumbers, mason jars and a few pantry ingredients and you’ll have freshly pickled– well, pickles, in just three days! Try classic Bread & Butter Pickles to layer onto burgers, hoagies or to chop and stir into egg or tuna salad. They’re easy-breezy!

 

 

 

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4 Ways to Celebrate National Sandwich Month Right Now

You already know that August is National Sandwich Month, but not every sandwich is created equal. According to Yahoo! Search Trend Expert Lauren Whitehouse, these four sandwiches ranked as the month’s most-sought-after: chicken salad sandwich, egg salad sandwich, Reuben sandwich and Monte Cristo. But rather than your average run-of-the-mill sammie, turn things up with some truly unique and delicious recipes. Here are some ideas to get you started:

 

Say buh-bye to boring chicken salad! These 10 twists will keep your lunch lively

 
 

Looking for an exotic egg salad? Try our Curried Egg Salad Sandwiches

 
 

Swap out rye bread for potato pancakes in our Latke Reuben

 
 

Crunchy bacon and sweet cranberry sauce makes this Turkey & Bacon Monte Cristo so much more decadent than the original

 
 

You tell us: What’s your favorite twist on a classic sandwich?

 
 
 

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