Your 5 Favorite Potluck Recipes

Since we’re sharing Rachael and her friends’ favorite potluck recipes with you this month, we thought it was only fair for you to return the favor. We asked you on Facebook for some of your favorite potluck recipes, and now we can’t wait to plan our next party. Here are our takes on some of the crowd favorites.

 

Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

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TV Kitchens to Love: The Good Wife

The Good Wife

 

An upscale kitchen that’s actually kid-friendly

Lead character Alicia Florrick had to downsize when her husband went to jail on corruption charges. “She suddenly became a working mom: the kids had to be able to help themselves in the kitchen,” says set director Beth Kushnick.

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Green Eats for St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day (hello, Guinness pints!), let us help you plan the perfect menu. While we love a good Irish meal, we’re getting a little more color-oriented this year. We don’t just mean green Jell-o or frosted cupcakes: our green food is going au natural this year (spinach, matcha, asparagus, oh my!). Check out some of our favorite recipes below!

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The 5 coolest things we saw at the Housewares show

Lisa Freedman, Every Day with Rachael Ray’s Home and Market Editor, walked (many) miles through the 2015 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago last week. While she attempts to catch up on emails—and sleep—you can check out the five most ingenious new products on display at the show. Note: These photos aren’t the prettiest, but you try trekking through a convention center while carrying hundreds of catalogs, armed with a measly iPhone camera!

 

OXO Bright Illuminating Digital Hand Mixer

This fall, OXO will debut small kitchen electrics—that’s right, it will be the first time the company releases anything with a plug! The line includes coffee makers, toasters, an immersion blender and, our favorite, a hand mixer. It has an LED light that shines when the beaters turn, so bakers can actually see what they’re mixing. Genius! oxo.com, $80

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#TBT Month on the Rachael Ray Show!

We’re three days into #TBT month, and it’s already been full of laughs, fun and nostalgia. We got a peek at what Rach, John and Michael Symon looked like as kiddos and OMG weren’t they adorable?!

 Rachael Ray

John Cusimano

Michael Symon

 

If you didn’t get a chance to see The Rachael Ray Show this morning, it was all things #TBT, featuring our April cover story stars and Rach’s closest pals: Michael Symon, Adam Perry Lang, Sunny Anderson, Katie Lee, Michael Schlow and of course, her hubby John. Each celeb chef whipped up their throwback recipe from our story as the audience ooh-ed and ahh-ed over Michael Symon’s mouthwatering meatballs, Adam’s peppery potato chip-crusted chicken (Rach calls it “PCC”), Katie’s comforting beef stroganoff and more. It was an hour filled with delicious recipes, laughter and fun. Get all the chefs’ recipes here!


Our 6 Favorite Packable Lunches

If you’re looking for an excuse to not order Seamless at work, you’re in luck: tomorrow is National Pack Your Lunch Day! We’ve compiled some of our favorite midday recipes that will keep you full and energized until dinner (or, at least until it’s appropriate for an afternoon snack). Whether it’s Meatless Monday or #TreatYoself Friday, these lunches will give definitely give everyone around you brown paper bag envy.

 

BLAAT (Bacon, lettuce, avocado, apple and tomato)

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3 Cool Ways to Use Matcha Powder

Starbucks is sprinkling it into lattes and grocery stores are stocking it on shelves: But what is this curious green powder called matcha, anyway? Whole-leaf green tea that’s been finely ground, matcha has a deeper flavor than brewed tea and more of the antioxidants believed to ward off cancer, lower blood pressure and boost brain power. Stir it into hot water or add it to sweet and savory foods for a fresh, grassy flavor. Get your green on for St. Patrick’s Day with these quick ideas!

 

Matcha Bundt Cake

Add 1 tbsp. matcha powder to a boxed yellow or white cake mix, pour into well-greased Bundt pan and bake according to package directions.

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Fiesta Fest Menu

Partygoers will be pumped to chip away at this spread

From the April issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine 

 

Cocktail: Classic Margaritas

 
 

Mocktail: Watermelon Agua Fresca

 
 

Food: Classic Nachos

 
 

Mexican Chopped Salad

 
 

Chorizo-and-Potato Taquitos

 
 

Dessert: Mexican Chocolate Surprise Cupcakes


#TBTMonth Starts Next Week!

 

In the April issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray, Rach gathered some of her best pals for a #TBT (aka Throwback Thursday) potluck party. Vintage recipes, photos and stories were shared…and now you can join in on the fun, too!

 

Starting on March 10th, we’ll be posting throwback photos of our favorite celebrity chefs on FacebookTwitter and Instagram every day for a month. You’ll have all day to guess who’s in the picture—until the answer is revealed in the evening. Be sure to follow the hashtags #RRTBT and #TBTchefs all month long and post your own #TBT photos—you may end up on our feed!

But it doesn’t stop there! We’ll also be posting throwback recipes from the early days of the magazine, #TBT photos of our staff and more. You can check out a behind-the-scenes video from the #TBT potluck photo shoot here!

 Let the fun begin!

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Burger Bash Party Menu

Think all-American: sliders with a slew of finger foods!

From the April issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine

 

Cocktail: Rum & Coke Slushies

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