Here are the highlights and recipes from Rachael Ray's talk show this week according to her weekly newsletter, with my comments in brackets. For the recipes from this week's shows, check out the shopping list and the recipe archive.
Dancing with the Stars Scoop. Want to know who's got the edge this season on Dancing with the Stars? Host Samantha Harris is breaking it all down! Then, meet a woman who says she can communicate with animals, and see what happens when we put her to the test. Plus, Evette's incredible (and budget-friendly!) makeover for a family that wants their kitchen to look just like Rachael's. [Coq au Vin is what's for dinner.]
April Fool's Surprises. It's April Fool's Day so get ready for an hour of the unexpected! First up, Jarod Miller is back with jaw-dropping animals ... and wait until you see his idea of a practical joke! Next, a hilarious star drops in for a round of celebrity "Stump the Rach," and for dinner there's no foolin' that it's the perfect spring meal. [Spring Supper - Broiled Lamb Rib Chops with Salsa Verde is what's for dinner.]
The Rock. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is showing his softer side when he sits down to talk about becoming a father. Then, do you love designer jeans but don't want to spend the money? Gretta is showing you how to get the season's hottest looks for less. Plus, a takeout style dinner that'll be done quicker than the delivery guy could make it over! ["Thai It, You’ll Like it" Spicy Thai Shrimp with Coconut Rice and Lean, Mean & Spicy Beef Satay Sticks are what's for dinner.]
30 Rock's Back! The hit show returns next week, but we have Tina Fey right now! She's sharing stories from the show, reminiscing about her SNL days, and bragging about her 2-year-old's artistic masterpieces! Then, is your struggle to look young getting old? Our beauty pro has five easy makeup tricks that can take years off your face. [Apple Flapjacks, Early Autumn Stew, and Apple Jack Quesadillas are what's for dinner.]
Nicollette Sheridan. The sexy Desperate Housewives star has the scoop on her co-stars and her life at home with fiancé Michael Bolton. Plus, Lara Spencer has the latest celebrity Dish, and Rachael has a classic German meal with a smokey new twist! [Chicken Noodle Hold the Soup is what's for dinner.]