My surgery

As many of you have heard, I will be having throat surgery this December. I wanted to clear the air on all of the rumors and let you know the truth. I have had a husky voice my entire life and I always thought it was from too much talking. I finally found a brilliant […]


Kidz Kitchen and Burger Bash

This weekend the Food Network Wine & Food Festival kicked off in NYC which included the popular Burger Bash, hosted by yours truly, and my favorite event, the Kidz Kitchen, which was yesterday. Burger Bash started as an event during the Miami Wine and Food festival, but when Lee Schrager decided to bring the festival […]

Thank you!

Wow!  Talk about a Hallmark moment!  I was so touched when the LML presented me with all of your birthday wishes!  I didn’t know that you could send so many hugs through a blog.  Thank you for over 1,000 world-wide irreplaceable and unforgettable messages.  I will cherish them all! p.s. how much did LML pay […]

Lasagna Stoup?

Dear Rachael, My sister-in-law, Nash, and I were talking today about how much we LOVE lasagna. Our conversation quickly turned to other foods we enjoyed…the favorite being soups. We were wondering if you had/could write a recipe for lasagna “stoup.” We are both newly weds and are trying to impress our husbands with our cooking […]

Fried Zucchini Flowers

I picked up some beautiful zucchini flowers at the farmer’s market near my apartment this past weekend.  You probably have them growing in your yard like crazy if you have a zucchini patch.  So I cooked up this new recipe: I stuck a cube of sheep’s milk mozzarella inside each flower(this was a treat I […]

Rachael’s Rescue

Today marks an important day in my life-in addition to my children’s charity, Yum-o!, I now get to talk about Rachael’s Rescue, my way of helping animals in need.  I come from a family of animal lovers-my mom has several cats and we have always been deeply committed to helping shelters and other no-kill animal […]

Coconut Milk Fake-out

Marlene Hellwig Says: You were building “Thai it, You’ll Like it” on TV and mentioned how to make Coconut Milk. You said to use 1 1/2 c. toasted coconut and milk. How much milk and how long before it can be used in a recipe? I was trying to write it down but didn’t catch […]

I’m having the bookclub over…

Having some friends over, here’s a whole host of ideas for party food: Cindy Lebeau Says: Hi Rachael, I’m having the Book Club over to discuss To Kill a Mockingbird. But, first we’ll watch the movie. So, I’m wanting an appetizer or something that will work in the movie room while everyone is seated. Any […]

Lactose Intolerant?

Today I saw this blog post: Dear Rach, I enjoy eating Italian food but I have found out that I am lactose intolerant and most have cheese in the dish. Can you give any recipe suggestions? Thank you! One of the producers at the talk show has that same issue, so I created these two […]