Rachael Ray Roundup

I'm excited to be having a dinner party this weekend, especially since it's a casual one. My friend Tommy went fishing in Alaska and brought back more salmon that any one family could eat, so he's bringing four fillets over to our house on Saturday night! Plus, he's helping me work through the list of top 10 recipes from Rachael Ray's talk show, which I'm now almost done with. The recipes of the night will be Salmon en Croute and Green Beans with Toasted Almonds (his wife Kate will be making that dish). I'll probably also make some sort of rice dish to got with it, too, or would that be too much?

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 one yourself, e-mail me so I can be sure to include it.
  • Talk Show Ratings Update: According to Broadcasting & Cable, "Rachael Ray and Montel were the only two first-run strips out of 22 to see improvements. Rachael Ray, fifth among all talk shows, was up 6% to a 1.8, driven largely by a repeat episode featuring Julie Andrews on Aug. 16 that rated a 2.0."
  • The New Mexican newspaper says that a film crew for Tasty Travels was in Santa Fe filming at La Casa Sena.
  • Celebrity Dog Watcher has some pictures of Rachael's NYC apartment from In Touch Weekly.
  • Caroldee at And So It Goes On demonstrates a tip learned on Rachael Ray's talk show.
  • After reading this column, I understand why newspapers are dying. This is what passes for journalism? An article about Rachael Ray gaining weight?
  • Jaay at Culinarily Obsessed tried Gigi's Apple Cake from the August/September issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray.
  • Fred Black points to Rachael Ray as an example of what happens when you stop focusing on what you don't have and start focusing on "having fun, being happy, and helping others."
  • Maire Kaye of Clutter Control Freak reminds of Rachael Ray's method to clean a wooden cutting board.


  1. Oh my goodness, I would really enjoy hurting that jerk who wrote the article about Rachael and Martha putting on weight! Based on his picture, he has absolutely NO room to talk. And how pointless is his column-- if they are putting on weight, so what? They're BUSY ladies, I doubt either of them has had enjoyed more than 1 REM cycle in a night for the past 5 years. Must have been a really slow news day in Roanoke.

  2. Yeah, you should have seen the first draft of what I wrote about it! I had to tone it down.

  3. Rachael also showed a two-bowl method for cutting kernels off a corn cob on a 30-Minute Meals episode. I've tried that, and it also works very well.

  4. I hardly ever cut corn off the cob, but I'll have to give it a try next time.

  5. Mr. Beagle must have problems squeezing into his work cubicle at that Roanoke newspaper. Besides, RR's weight range is old news. Maybe he should surf the web for something a little less dated.

  6. It just seems like there has to be something more interesting to write about, doesn't it?


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