December-January Issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray is looking awfully flirty on the cover of her December-January Issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray, don't you think? It's only appropriate though, since this is the New Year's issue. I sad to say that this is a double issue, which means we have a long wait until the February issue hits the stands. So, enough grieving, let's look at what's in store for this issue.

My favorite section is, of course, the 30-Minute meals. This issue teaches us how to make Roasted Lamb Meatballs with Red Sauce and Polenta, Spicy Lentil Stoup, Lemon Cream Chicken with Champagne Risotto and Asparagus, Red and Green Winter Stoup, Jon's Grilled Tuna Salad, Alentejo Pork with Chorizo and Mussels, and Spanish Spaghetti.

I'm also a fan of the Menu Planer, which includes quick recipes for each day of the week. This month, the recipes are Pork Tenderloin with Cheesy Polenta , One-Pan Chicken Dinner, Sausage Flapjack Stacks, Sirloin Veggie Stir-Fry, Lamb Chops and Chickpeas, Coconut Curried Shrimp, and Three-Cheese Broccolini Turnovers.

In the No-Recipe Zone, Silvana Nardone shows us an easy method for making Italian Pasta Bake and she shares a recipe for Cherry Breakfast Cake in the Sweet Spot feature. The pet-friendly food page shares a recipe for Peanut-Carob Isabooscotti. The Burger of the Month is Salmon Burgers with Dill Mustard.

In the Get Togethers section, which focuses on entertaining, Rachael gives some great cookie swap ideas. There are recipes for Peppermint Meringue Kisses, No-Bake Mocha Bonbons, and Cinnamon Cornmeal Wafers, and there are tips for how to pack them up for a party. Also, make sure you check out the Holiday Planner.

The travel section this issue gives us a local's perspective on Boston. The travel section also features road trips to meet your New Year's Resolutions, a trip to Park City, Utah, and bargains in Waikiki.

7 comments:

  1. Rachael is looking good these days. Different a little bit, I can't put my finger on it, but she looks great. I like that she's softened up the black in her hair- it was a bit too dark IMO!

    I love that dress she has on!

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  2. Her stylist is always changing her look, that's for sure.

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  3. My wife wants that dress. Where can I buy it>

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  4. According to the magazine, the dress is made by Nieves Lavi. However, the cover was shot months ago so it might not be available anymore.

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  5. We tried making the Pork Tenderloin w/ cheesy polenta and the polenta was a bummer. Did we do something wrong? We followed the recipe to the letter, but after boiling the water and cream, once we whisked in the polenta it was incredibly runny - like soup. Not at all like the "mashed potato" texture of the picture. 3+ cups of water seems too much...

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  6. Anony,

    That ones sounds pretty good, so I'm glad to hear your tip. I'd just guess that your polenta brand requires less liquid than hers. She often says to add the liquid slowly, since you can add more in but you can't take it out. Thanks for the heads up!

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  7. Anony,

    That ones sounds pretty good, so I'm glad to hear your tip. I'd just guess that your polenta brand requires less liquid than hers. She often says to add the liquid slowly, since you can add more in but you can't take it out. Thanks for the heads up!

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