Caramelized Onions – A Magic Ingredient

Have you ever had a burger or a pizza out at a restaurant that had a special something that made it out of this world but you couldn’t quite put your finger on what the magic ingredient was? It just might have been caramelized onions. Caramelized onions sound elaborate but are actually the easiest thing […]



Open House Party Food

Dear Cooks: You were so great about answering my questions for recipes to use with my new CasserOval I thought I would ask for help with some recipes for an upcoming party my boyfriend and I are hosting in honor of the Indy 500. I want to prepare some fun snack foods I can leave […]


Five ways to use up hard boiled Easter eggs

I have a dozen colored eggs staring at me from my fridge, and about a week to use them (after which they should be pitched). What to do? Here are five ways to take advantage of having hard boiled eggs at the ready in the fridge: 1) Deviled eggs. Deviled eggs are one of those […]


Smaller plate = portion control made easy

When I was in high school, I tried every fad diet and diet technique in the book. The grapefruit diet. Crazy supplements. Eating with my left hand (I’m obviously right handed) to slow down my eating speed, just to name a few. One strategy that, as it turns out, is actually pretty smart, is eating off of small […]


Recipes using the Casseroval?

Dear Cooks: I am a relatively new cook and just got Rachael’s Casseroval but I saw that it can’t be used on the stovetop like a dutch oven. I’m looking for recipes from Rachael where I can use the Casseroval. There isn’t an option for Casseroval under the advanced search tab in Food so any […]


Gluten-free recipes?

Dear Cooks – Does Rach have any gluten-free recipes? I have just discovered my husband is gluten-intolerant. Thanks, Mary in Michigan Dean MM – We get many many requests for and questions on gluten-free recipes. Check out our blog from 2009 on this very topic – “Diet for People with Celiac Disease?” There are still […]


It’s Maple Syrup Season!

It’s maple syrup season! Not just for breakfast, maple syrup is delicious used in home made barbecue sauces, marinades, salad dressings, and in place of sugar. Here is the 411 on maple syrup: How is it made? Syrup is made by reducing the clear sap that is tapped from maple trees into a high concentration […]