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Kitchen Cameo: Jesse Tyler Ferguson makes Chicken Tikka Masala

He serves up big laughs on Modern Family, but Jesse Tyler Ferguson is currently dishing out drama as a restaurant reservationist in the one-man Broadway play Fully Committed through July 31. He and Rach get along great on her show, so we challenged him to whip up one of her recipes. First things first, we asked him about his cooking cred.

Rachael Ray Every Day: On the spectrum of “I burn everything” to “I’m a master chef,” where do your skills fall?

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “I’m closer to being able to run my own restaurant.”

RRED: What kinds of foods to you like?

JTF: “I love Mexican, Asian and Indian flavors. Spicy is always good!”

RRED: Do you like to entertain?

JTF: “I love cooking dinner and feeding friends and family. I love meals I can prep and leave alone while they cook to enjoy my company.” Read more

30-Minute Meals: Salads for Supper!

You already know salads are good for you, and that one big salad every day could make an impact on your day-to-day health. But if the thought of having a salad every day is leaving you feeling kind of blah, it’s time to rethink your strategy. Salads can be so much more than your go-to tomato-cucumber-ranch combo. Once you start varying textures, temperatures, proteins and flavor profiles, your greens will be anything but boring. Check out Rach’s summer-y dinner salads from our June 2016 issue, which are full of flavor and won’t leave you hungry — we promise!

Sicilian Panzanella Salad with Grilled Swordfish

Wouldn’t it be nice to take a Sicilian vacation this summer? This salad might be the next best thing! Garlic, olives and Italian herbs in this citrus-y swordfish salad will transport you to the Italian coast. Read more

Our favorite recipes for passover

Meal planning for the eight days of Passover can seem intimidating, which is why we’ve picked out some easy, delicious recipes that just happen to be kosher rather than being forcibly so. You won’t find any fake flours, matzoh-this or wheat-free that, but what you will find are great ways to feed your family while still keeping the faith. Happy holidays!

 

Figgy Baked Brie is the perfect appetizer—no crostini required!

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5 Hearty Winter Soups You’d Never Guess Were Good for You

If maintaining a healthy diet is part of your new years resolution, you are not alone. During comfort food season, it can feel like a real challenge to maintain your goals, but these five soup recipes are here to save the day. They’re rich and decadent without ruining your waistline, and they’re all so unique, you could make them all without going into soup overload. Now that’s a resolution worth sticking to!

Thai Chicken Soup

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5 Festive Holiday Roasts

Whether you’re gearing up for Christmas dinner or you’re just hosting friends for the holidays, there’s no better way to wow your crowd than by serving a roast. Stick to classic holiday flavors or change it up with spices, glazes and even veggies. No matter which dish suits your fancy, it’s guaranteed to steal the holiday spotlight!

 

Cuban-Style Pork Roast

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Our Best Winter Slow-Cooker Recipes

Winter and slow-cookers go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows, but with so many different comfort food recipes to choose from, picking just one can seem a little overwhelming. Luckily, we’ve rounded up our top winter slow-cooker dishes that’ll make you feel as snug as a bug in a rug. Start these dishes on a snowy morning, and by nightfall you’ll have a cozy meal that not only tastes good, but makes your whole house smell amazing.

 

Low & Slow Chipotle Maple Beef

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6 Ways to Use Up Thanksgiving Leftovers

While you may be busy ironing out the final details of your Thanksgiving menu, we’re already thinking about the days after: what are we going to do with all those leftovers?! The tricky part about Thanksgiving leftovers is using them in a creative and new way that requires minimal work (because let’s be honest, no one wants to cook on the days after Thanksgiving). These 6 recipes are simple, fun and require minimal extra ingredients. Your leftovers couldn’t disappear quicker!

 

Potato and Turkey Soup with Parmesan Stuffing Dumplings

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Fun Ways to Sneak Fruit Into Your Dinner

If you thought getting your family to eat their veggies was hard, adding fruit to the mix may sound even harder– until now. We’ve got some fun, delicious and family-friendly dinner recipes that use fruit in a seamless way. These dishes are nutrient-packed and super colorful. A party on your plate!
 

Chicken Francese with Grapefruit-Tarragon Sauce

 
 

Baby Porchetta with Balsamic Berries and Arugula

 
 

Beef & Mango Tostadas

 
 

Peachy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

 
 

Pork Chops with Grapes

Ingenious Ways to Use Avocado

Although we love a good avocado smash, there are so many other ways you can use this delicious superfood. Their smooth and creamy texture makes a great binder for dips, soups and even desserts! And their luxurious flavor is a great contrast for fresh veggies and fruit. Check out some of our favorite avocado recipes that you can make any time of year and day!

 

Chilled Avocado Soup Shots give all the flavor of guacamole in a fun, crowd-pleasing presentation.

Change up pizza night by grilling your pie and topping it with chunks of avocado, poblano peppers and plenty of pepper jack cheese.

No ice cream maker necessary for these rich and creamy Avocado Ice Pops!

Spicy Avocado & Cucumber Bowls are elegant and healthy.

Al Fresco Dinner Recipes

After spending a long day in an office, we can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the weather. We like to take every opportunity we can to dine al fresco with a fabulous meal that looks just as beautiful as the sunset. If you’re looking for some warm-weather inspiration (veggie-packed pastas, grilled kebabs, you name it), we’ve got you covered.

 

Penne with Asparagus, Mint and Pistachios

 
 

Beefsteak Tomatoes Stuffed with Tuna & White Beans

 
 

Tropical Chicken & Rice

 
 

Greek Salad with Beef Kebabs

 
 

Skinny Crab Cakes and Peach Summer Slaw