April showers are almost always a guarantee, but just because you’re stuck inside all day doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of it. Try one of these delicious recipes that are cozy enough for a rainy day but still remind us of spring. Who needs May flowers with recipes this good?
Wake up your taste buds in just one bite with these easy no-bake treats!
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
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
Matzo balls, the Passover staple made from ground, unleavened bread, are getting ever cheffier spins. Try to catch one near you!
At Philadelphia’s Sbraga, chef Kevin Sbraga fries his matzo balls, then adds house-made sauerkraut, Russian dressing and pickled apple.
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!
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
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!
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
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.