This Week on Rachael Ray's Talk Show

Here are the highlights from Rachael Ray's talk show this week:

Monday: Rachael Ray's pal Greta helps a mom feel sexy again. Rachael provides some clever kitchen tips and coupon tips.

Tuesday: Lara Spencer from ET comes on and provides content not seen in ET's exclusive interview with Anna Nicole Smith. A woman who lost 97 pounds gets help from Cojo on a new wardrobe. Also, we get to see more of Rachael's trip backstage at Dancing with the Stars.

Wednesday: We get to learn about women obsessed with beauty, Rachael gets a visit from her second mystery taster and Rachael shares some creative home decorating tips. We also get to see Rachael prepare a recipe from Rachael Ray 2, 4, 6, 8: Great Meals for Couples or Crowds: Pizza Three Ways.

Thursday: Rachael offers some time management tips to allow moms to find some time for themselves. Rachael also welcomes "a beautiful mystery taster" and gives us a 15-minute soup recipe.

Friday: Rachael gives us party hosting tips that range from how to choose the menu, how to shop for the ingredients, how to decorate and how to dress. Molly Sims also visits Rachael Ray and we get to "head inside her Hollywood pad and then into the kitchen!"

Updates: If you were touched by the soldier who appeared on Rachael Ray's talk show last week, Sgt. 1st Class Bo Beam of Rock Hill, South Carolina, you can read more about his story here.


  1. Did you see Friday's episode about the soldier who was being sent to Afghanistan and his wife wanted to throw him a happy birthday (he's a leap year baby)? Edwin McCain came on and sang for him. As mushy as it was, I have to admit I teared up.

  2. I haven't watched it yet, but there is a little article about it in the Updates section of this post if you want to hear more about him.

  3. I am fortunate to know that my family sits comfortable, especially in today's financial frustration. We have a home that keep us warm, food when we want it, and can still appreciate a splurge every so often. All of this is more than many people fighting for homes and jobs.

    One thing I found interesting though is today's show making a shift to fashions under $50 and the support of stores such as GAP, Old Navy, and KMart. I think this should continue to be the norm not just a change due to the recession.

    I am sure many of Rachel's viewers are not able to afford a $200 outfit (top and bottom) on a regular basis, even in a good economy. It can be disappointing when told these are "bargain" buys and a viewer still can't afford the clothes. Why not empower your viewers to look good for less money, no matter the economy's state? I shop at all of the stores mentioned today on a regular basis and almost wonder if that has given us the ability to financially manage our lives easier for the unexpected. We have been able to save.

    In the end though, I think it is more important, especially now, for people to recognize their blessings, to live simply, and to think outside the box when trying to spice up their wardrobe, keep a healthy meal on the table, or plan their next family outing. It doesn't have to be the big expensive things that keep us happy, recession or no recession.

    With all the television shows showing the large homes, extravagant vacations, and other luxuries the majority of the nation could only hope to have, I would love to see something on television that will empower those whose lives have been drastically changed in the last 6 months. I believe Rachael Ray's show is a good place for something like this.

  4. I'm trying to find an episode of Rachel's show that came on this week. It was the one where the senior retirement home reality show cast came on her show. She also had Greta on there and she was talking about the best hair dyes. I would like to know what hair dyes she mentioned, because I turned to it too late.

  5. Hey Anony,

    I think this is the episode you are talking about.


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