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 […]


15 Minute Meals-take it easy!

Sliced Tuna and Avacado Salad can be prepared in 15 minutes! Photo Credit: Tina Rupp  Hey everybody…if you are dragging from the July heat like almost everyone I know, try these 15 Minute Meals. You can still get a delicious meal on the table and you won’t have to spend too much time at the […]


Entrepreneur’s Organization gives to Yum-o!

My husband John’s best friend, Brad Rand, is a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. Last night they presented me with a check for $7,500 for Yum-o! How cool is that? The Yum-o! family thanks you, Brad! Pics from last night: John, me and Brad: See ya tomorrow at the book signing!


First ever Yum-o! fundraiser

This past Monday, we popped open “Cafe Una Notte,” or One Night Cafe. When I say we popped it open, I mean literally, we popped up a restaurant out of nowhere. And boy what a night it was. The event was a fund-raiser to benefit my nonprofit organization, Yum-o! and in keeping with the charity’s […]