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 […]

Go team!

We got this letter today and I want to give a big fat congratulations to the team and you visitors who have helped us make the site the great spot it is!  Keep a-coming back and telling us what you like and what you want to see.  Here’s what the letter said: “It is […]

New Food Crew

One of my co-workers from the daytime show, told me about a way of introducing new foods to her 5-year old. Each week they pick one food and her daughter tries that one new food a week.This way, the kid can get a handle on one food only for the whole week instead of too […]


South Beach with the kiddies

Boy, what fun I had this year at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.  One of the most exciting parts was working with kids at the Kidz Kitchen Cook-off where my buddy, Jamie Oliver and I were each paired with an awesome kid cook in an Iron Chef type cooking contest! In the end, […]

The Yum-o! Family Cookbook

Hi Kids, I hope everyone is having a great new year! I am busy taping my new show for Food Network (I got to try snowboarding this weekend!) and taping the day time TV show (check in out on 1/31-we’re on ice), but I am most excited about a special project that is going to […]

Rachael Ray and John Cusimano with Isaboo

“DogCatemy Awards”

The North Shore Animal League, one of the largest no kill animal shelters, puts on this annual awards show called the “DogCatemy Awards” , get it?  That is too funny! This year, John and I attended and we were able to bring Isaboo! We rarely get out as a family so we were pretty psyched […]

Rachael Ray teaches families to cook

Cooking Classes for Kids

Yum-o! has partnered with the Food Network and Share Our Strength to hold cooking classes for kids and families called Operation Frontline. SOS has been doing this for 13 years and this year, we had the honor of joining forces to help carry on the successful work already started. We did classes at the Food […]

ferrer roche

A “Sweet” fundraising event

I was lucky enough to be one of the guests at the Ferrero Rocher “Sweet” event this past week, which raised money for the Food Bank of New York and Share Our Srength. This event boasted hundreds of desserts created by top dessert chefs and chocolatiers. You should have seen the tables and tables of […]