A Letter from Rach: How Fun is Fall?!

Each month, Rachael pens a personal letter to the readers of her magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray. Here’s what’s on Rach’s mind for the start of fall, and what’s cookin’ in the magazine. Don’t forget to get your copy of the issue, out on newsstands now!

Fall is the season when we can’t wait to get into the kitchen. Comfort foods are back! Check out my Mini Turkey Meat Loaves & Baked Beans and Gnocchi alla Senese (potato dumplings with sausage and walnuts) in this month’s 30-Minute Meals on page 84. Squash is the boss of this season and wait until you taste the dishes on page 100 for all the varieties you can find now: not just butternut and acorn, but also delicata, spaghetti and tons more. Squash is such a terrible name for such a delicious food!

I come from apple-picking people and we add apples to waffles, stuffings, braised meats and sauces all autumn long. If you’re sweet on apples, dunk into our twists on caramel apples on page 108—they make great Halloween treats. For a scary-good time, check out the cool spooky decorations on page 74 and fun, easy food costumes on page 72. Come on, you know you want to dress up like a tiki drink!

Another reason I love fall? Football! As a Jets fan I am so psyched to feature the game-day specialties of some of my favorite players (page 43). And if you can’t resist creamy, cheesy bar foods but still want to fit in your jeans and jersey, pull out our Makeover Meal booklet this month—these downright delicious bar foods are way skinnier than they look.

So, get cozy! Snuggle up! I hope you’ll fall in love with my favorite season and enjoy the issue.

Rachael Ray

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