November 2008 Issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray

The November issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray offers the secrets to a stree free Thanksgiving and a fun Election Night Party. Although, let's be honest - the first place I always go to is the 30 Minute Meals.

This month there are recipes for Cod-and-Shrimp Stoup with Salt-and-Vinegar Mashed Potatoes, Chicken with Apples, Pears and Camembert Mashed Potatoes, Roasted-Pepper-Pasta-Stuffed Peppers, Parmigiano-Reggiano-Crusted Chicken Piccata, Greek Salad Stacks with Sliced Steak, Pork Chops with Balsamic Strawberry Salad and Pine Nut Orzo, Tomato-Saffron Risotto Milanese, Creamy Pasta with Spinach and Fried Capers, Turkey-Thyme Meatloaf Patties with Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and Turkey Cutlets with Herb Gravy and Celery-Apple Salad. The camembert mashed potatoes jumped out at me like crazy, although I'm not sure I'm willing to spend that much on cheese that will just be mixed into potatoes....

The Weekly Menu Planner features Chicken Salsa Verde Bake, Spicy Shrimp and Bok Choy, Chicken-Fried Steak with Gravy, Pistachio-Crusted Pork Chops, Turkey Monte Cristos, Tomato Fish Stew, and Pumpkin-Potato Pie. Several of those recipes made it on my "Recipes I Plan on Trying" list in the left-hand sidebar. In Daisy Martinez's Mucho Gusto feature, find out how to make Coconut Tapioca Pudding.

One of my favorite new features (that I wish was in every issue) is how to use leftovers from the recipes in the magazine to make new dishes. Check out the Bacon-Brussel Sprouts Frittata recipe for an example.

It's a little late now, but this issue includes a menu for an election night party - maybe use it for Inauguration Night? It includes Campaign Trail Mix, Bipartisan Salad, Uncle Sammies, Elephant Ears and Donkey Tails and a fun cocktail - The All-American.

If you're looking for Rachael Ray Thanksgiving recipes, I highly recommend checking out this page the mag set up, which is chock full of Thanksgiving menus, tips, and tricks. It's from last year, but the recipe for Maple-Glazed Roast Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy was the best turkey we've ever made in our house.


  1. I made the campaign trail mix for our elecition 08 bunko night (tonight). It was a huge hit! Only a few pieces left to bring home. I hope to get my post up about it in the next day or so. Do give it a try, it's addictive!

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  3. Ms. M, nice blog and a great review of Rachel's latest mag issue! (I see you visited my site, the Chile Underground; thanks.) I find Rachel's career an inspiration, moreso than her recipes (which are quite good, I think). I guess I'm just more into wacky and spicy stuff than she is!

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