Thanks for coming by! This site has a fair amount of new visitors these days, so I thought it would be appropriate to introduce myself and Everything Rachael Ray.

I have been cooking Rachael Ray recipes since about 2003. I also learned to cook in 2003. Coincidence? Nope. The first thing I ever made that wasn't out of a box or the freezer was a Rachael Ray recipe (Country Captain Chicken) and I have been making her recipes ever since. Every time I try a recipe from another cookbook author, I am disappointed, it takes too long, or it's beyond my skill level (doesn't take much).

I started this blog after I got tired of sharing Rachael Ray recipes with friends who didn't cook. They were kind enough to feign interest, but it started me thinking that other people might be as interested in Rachael Ray recipes as I was. And the blog was born!

This site covers all things Rachael Ray, including her cookbooks, talk show, Food Network shows, appearances and news. Instead of posting a Hall of Fame on the side of my fridge, I now label great recipes as "It's a Keeper" and so-so recipes as "Yum, But Not Yum-o" and I post my reviews of those recipes here. If I ever make a Rachael Ray recipe that really stinks, I will have to come up with a new category for it. Believe it or not, it hasn't happened to me yet.

In real life I am a lawyer, but not your lawyer, so don't ask me any legal questions! I work for a small firm and I love it. And yes, my boss reads this blog, mostly to make fun of me. I live in Northern California, near Sacramento, with my husband and imaginary cats (I'm allergic, but if I wasn't, I would have like 10 cats).  I also have a blog template design business called Made by Madeline.

Please send any questions, comments or requests to everythingrachaelray at gmail dot com.


Sacramento Bee (May 23, 2007, but not longer online), reprinted in the Philadephia Daily News

Food Candy (October 19, 2006)


Everything Rachael Ray is not an official Rachael Ray website. In fact, Rachael Ray is not involved in any way with this site. She probably doesn't even know it exists. So, unfortunately, I cannot get in touch with Rachael Ray for you. I recommend contacting her through her talk show.