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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Top Chefs Share Their Favorite Mother’s Day Advice and Recipes

No offense, cooking school, but the best kitchen wisdom comes from Mom. This Mother’s Day, top chefs share their favorite advice and recipes from that one special lady.


Anne Burrell

Anne Burrell and her mom, Marlene, at home in upstate New York in 1999.


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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Presidential Food Favorites

Happy Presidents’ Day! Whether you’re enjoying a long weekend or not, there’s always time to honor our past Commanders in Chief, and what easier a way than by cooking up some of their favorite meals? From sea to shining sea, check out some of our previous presidents’ favorite foods.


Given his New England background, John F. Kennedy loved a bowl of Clam Chowder

New and Improved England Clam Chowder

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Your Christmas Weeknight Meal Planner

Christmas week is finally upon us, and if you’re feeling an overwhelming amount of holiday stress, you’re not alone. Lighten your load this week with five fast and easy meals that will warm you up from the inside out. We’ve even come up with great solutions for Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners! Even if you’re not celebrating, you’re sure to love this week’s delicious dinners.


Monday, December 22

Mushroom Soup with Marsala

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4 Fun Twists on Our Favorite Chanukah Foods

Tonight is the first night of Chanukah, and to keep your holiday extra sweet and delicious throughout the next eight days, we’ve collected some of our favorite Jewish recipes with a twist. So let bubbe know her workload is lightened this year, grab your biggest frying pan and get to work. There are candles to be lit!


Coffee-Braised Brisket is sweet and smoky, with a caffeinated kick!

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A Fun & Festive Weeknight Meal Planner

The official holiday countdown has begun: 2 days until Chanukah, 11 days until Christmas and 17 days until New Year’s Eve. But you still gotta eat—and latkes, candy canes and champagne do not a meal make. In honor of the season, we have a special Weeknight Meal Planner just for you. Flavorful, festive and fancy only begin to describe this week’s recipes, and the best part is they’ll be on your table in minutes, leaving you plenty of time for last-minute shopping.


Monday, December 15

Fettuccine with Champagne Cream Sauce

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The 4 Best Slow Cooker Dishes for the Holidays

Our idea of a holiday meal winner? A delicious and hearty recipe that feeds a crowd but requires little effort. Stop slaving over your stove–your slow cooker is here to help! We’ve chosen the best recipes for any occasion (game day! Christmas eve!) that go from your fridge to your slow cooker to your plate. Now how easy is that?


Sweet Chile Hot Wings


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John Cusimano’s Holiday Playlist

John Cusimano is the lead singer of one our favorite bands, The Cringe. (He’s also married to our favorite food guru, Rach!) This holiday season, we asked John to help us channel our inner rock stars with his top musical picks to keep feet tappin’ and spirits bright.


1. Happy Xmas (War is Over) — John Lennon
2. Christmas Wrapping — The Waitresses
3. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town — Bruce Springsteen
4. Step Into Christmas — Elton John
5. Father Christmas — The Kinks
6. 2000 Miles — Pretenders
7. Feliz Navidad — José Feliciano
8. I Believe in Father Christmas — U2
9. Wonderful Christmastime — Paul McCartney
10. The Chanukah Song — Adam Sandler
11. Let Me Sleep (It’s Christmas Time) — Pearl Jam
12. Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) — Elvis Presley
13. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm — Billie Holiday
14. Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth — David Bowie/Bing Crosby
15. Ave Maria — Chris Cornell


Download the entire playlist here.


From John, Rachael and the entire Every Day with Rachael Ray staff, happy holidays!

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Our 6 Favorite Homemade Food Gifts

‘Tis the season for gifting, baking and, above all, eating! But why keep the three separate when you can make delicious gifts from scratch? They say the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach, and the holidays are the perfect time to show your loved ones just how much you care. From the candy lover to the bacon aficionado, cross every taste off your list with these 6 festive treats.

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