Rachael Ray Roundup

I'm looking for brunch recipes that can be almost entirely made ahead. Any great ideas for me? I'm thinking maybe a frittata or individual quiches that I just throw in the oven when the guest arrive? Or breakfast pizza might be fun. To make things interesting, one of my guests is pregnant and doesn't like cheese. I just consider that a recipe search challenge! Any great ideas for me?

Here are some 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 (everythingrachaelray at gmail dot com) so I can be sure to include it.
  • The Insider knows who Rachael Ray's celebrity crush is.
  • Brad of My Dinners with Rachael has decided to do a year's worth of Rachael Ray's recipes! I admire Brad and Michelle. While 99% of the recipes I cook are from Rachael Ray (sadly, not an exageration), I am not sure I could have the energy to cook that often. Four nights a week is about my max.
  • Katie W of Notes from the Kitchen Sink made Salmon Grill Packets and dubbed them the best meal you will ever eat.
  • Cooking with Christy B features a recipe for Steak Butter from Every Day with Rachael Ray.
  • Amy of Varnish got into some trouble on Rachael Ray's website.
  • Allison of the Post-College Kitchen made Mexican Lasagna.
  • Steve Smith of Min Online offers some thoughts on the redesign of the website for Rachael Ray's magazine.
  • Rachel of Rachel v. The Kitchen made Asparagus Carbonara.
  • Kimberly of Kim's Concoctions adapted Rachael's recipe for Bacon, Leek, and Tomato Frittata. Maybe I should make that one this weekend?


  1. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/05/sleepin-in-omlette/

  2. Holy cow, Madrigal. That recipe looks amazing - I love The Pioneer Woman. Great blog.

    My friend doesn't like cheese, but I bookmarked that recipe to try for myself! Anything with 1.5 sticks of butter is, by definition, good.

  3. Here is a modified Strawberry Bread recipes I recently made and got compliments on. Being pregnant myself I can say that it doesn't have any ingredients in it that are a "no-no". And you can make a strawberry cream cheese dip with any leftover strawberries.


    3-4 cups fresh strawberries
    3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 cups white sugar
    1 banana
    1 cup berry/apple sauce
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 cups vegetable oil
    4 eggs, beaten

    - Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour (or spray) two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. (or 1 loaf pan and 1 muffin pan)
    - Slice 2 cups strawberries, and place in medium-sized bowl. Sprinkle lightly with sugar, and set aside.
    - Puree banana and remaining strawberries together in blender or food processor. Set aside.
    - Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in large bowl: mix well.
    - Blend oil, berry/apple sauce and eggs into sliced strawberries. Add strawberry/banana puree.
    - Add strawberry mixture to flour mixture, blending until dry ingredients are just moistened.
    - Divide batter into pans.
    - Bake for 60 minutes, (if making muffins, bake for 25-30 minutes) or until tester inserted comes out clean.
    - Let cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn loaves/muffins out, and cool completely.

    Original Recipe:

    Strawberry Cream Cheese:

  4. Thank you, Christina! That recipe looks outstanding.

  5. Just found your blog and wanted to say hi! I can't wait to scroll through your posts!


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