September 2007 Issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray

Mmmmm, doughnuts. Sorry, but the Simpsons are everywhere lately, so I couldn't resist. Those Cider Doughnuts are a web exclusive recipe this month. It's time for the September 2007 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray.

This month's Big Bite section considers a whole bunch of salsas (71 to be exact) in a quest for the best. They obviously didn't try the Casa Sanchez brand I get in my store here in Northern California (web ordering available!) - that stuff rocks.

Daisy Martinez is back in this issue, in a feature called Mucho Gusto. She shares a recipe for Salteado de Chorizo y Camarones aka Shrimp and Chorizo Sauté (the magazine has gone bilingual for this one).

In Recipe Makeover, the mag helps out a woman to revive her tired pork chop recipe. The bulk cooking section, Big Time, offers ground beef recipes and in Dish Come True, the mag recreates a reader's favorite cheese soup recipe.

On to the best part - the 30-Minute Meals. This issue does not disappoint, with recipes for:

But wait, there's more! In the No-Recipe Zone, Editor Silvana Nardone teaches us how to create Stovetop Mac and Cheese. The ever popular Burger of the Month is a Saltimbocca Burger, which features veal, sage, prosciutto and fontina cheese.

Next comes the entertaining section, called Get Togethers. The first feature here is a party thrown by Rachael and none other than Mario Batali himself. They create an Italian potluck with Basic Tomato Sauce, Broccoli Rabe Pugliese, Tuscan-Style Cauliflower, Italian Chicken Chili with Pancetta Crouton Toppers, Lamb Stew Foggia Style with Olives and Fennel Seeds, and Chocolate Red-Wine Cupcakes with Mascarpone Icing.

While it's shocking to think it's almost Labor Day, have no fear. Rachael's got us covered with a menu of Bloody Mary Clam Shooters, Mediterranean Pitas, Tomato and Feta Salad, Honey-Soy Chicken, Lemon Layer Cake, Berry Cosmo, Frozen Margarita, and Mango Freeze.

If you're not interested in throwing a Labor Day party, how about a budget-conscious wine and cheese party? The menu consists of Figs with Ricotta and Honey, French Onion Crostini, Fried Cheese Bundles, and Goat Cheese Truffles.

The Go Away travel section features a New England Foliage Map, a guide to Ann Arbor, and local favorites in Dallas.

So what will you make first from this issue? I'm leaning towards the Broccoli Rabe and Salami Pasta and once it gets cooler out, I think I'll try the Italian Chicken Chili with Pancetta Crouton Toppers.


  1. I've already bookmarked several of those recipes :)

    This week I posted Rachael's Ginger-Lime Tea ... excellent way to ward off colds... it works everytime for me :)

  2. Your post will be in tomorrow's Roundup, Sarina!


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