Rachael Ray Roundup

I think cooking and blogging kept me sane this week amidst the chaos of work and an allergy induced haze. I have a little routine down now, where I publish each morning and, if I'm in the mood, write a few posts when I get home at night (while my husband watches whichever show with guns and explosions is on that night).

Last week I mentioned some fun stuff behind the scenes here at ERR. One was me interviewing someone and the other was me being interviewed. Well, one of those teasers was revealed this week. Thanks again to Silvana for her time! We're still playing the wait and see game with the other one....

Here are the Rachael Ray posts from around the blogosphere this week. If you see a post that you think would be good for the Roundup, or you write on yourself, e-mail me so I can be sure to include it.

  • Talk Show Ratings Update: According to Broadcasting & Cable, "for the week ending April 29, which included the first two weekdays of the sweep," Rachael Ray's talk show ratings were up 11% to a 2.1. TV Week says the episode with Bill Clinton scored at 2.3 rating.
  • Kickpleat at Everybody Likes Sandwiches tried Lemon Cookies from Every Day with Rachael Ray. They look like a perfect Springtime treat. And I love her blog design!
  • Sue Stock of Taking Stock talks about a local snack feature on Rachael Ray's talk show.
  • Alysha at The Savory Notebook tried a great looking recipe: Grilled Chicken and Veggie Pockets. She said they were fantastic, with "[l]ots of fresh, summery flavors with a nice heat from the chicken marinade."
  • The Newleywed Neighbors brought Rachael Ray's Nachos to the Sweetnicks Cinco de Mayo celebration and according to Cate, the dish "presented beautifully."
  • The quest for the perfect mac and cheese recipe continues over at Knitting Bag Therapy. Anyone have any tips on how she can please her little one?
  • Over at Well Fed's EdibleTV, Cate O'Malley discussed Rachael Ray's new charity, the Yum-o! Organization. Cate also wrote a piece for Well Fed's Kids Cuisine about Brownie Bites from Every Day with Rachael Ray.
  • Joanne Lutynec of Slashfood talks about why some people love Rachael Ray and why some people hate her. It's nice to read a reasonble post on the topic, instead of the usual hyperbole filled rants on the topic by many bloggers.
  • Jane Genova uses Rachael Ray as an example of people who flirt to get ahead.
  • Dog Politics is participating in "Operation Rachael Ray" to get Rachael's attention about a movie featuring pit bulls. Since Rachael is a pit bull owner and the movie is raising money for pitbull shelters and rescues. It sounds like a cause she could get behind!
  • Jessica at Food TV and Me has some strong words for Rachael Ray and her (alleged!) fascination with lamb.
  • Does this ever sound good! Caitlyn at Knot Without My Knitting made Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. That would be good for a Mother's Day brunch....
  • Jacob at Food Network Addict has some thoughts about Paula Deen's appearance on Rachael's talk show. I wonder what he'll do with the video I posted yesterday of Paula Deen and Rachael Ray in between takes.


  1. I've bookmarked the lemon cookies -- they seem simple and look delish!
    Thanks also for the link to the RR discussion on Slashfood. I agree that it was a reasonable post, and even the comment seemed pretty fair.

  2. Those lemon cookies have been all over the internet! People seem to really like them.

    I was surprised people were being so civilized on that Slashfood post, but it was certainly nice to see.


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