Rachael Ray Every Day

Rachael Ray Every Day December 2019

Every Day with Rachael Ray is packed with Rachael Ray’s 30-Minute Meals, plus more recipes, menu planners, party ideas, tasty trips and Rach’s faves for style, home and gotta-have gadgets. Waddya waiting for?

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lots to celebrate

This is how we are rolling into the new year: with a big, beautiful dinner party game plan—whether you’re serving four or 16. Plus Champagne cocktails and gift ideas (plenty under $100) that you definitely haven’t thought of. And we’ve got our 30-Minute Meals, all-casserole edition (another way we ’role around here). Some include cheats, because it’s hard to make a casserole in a half hour! But they’re all tasty as all get-out. We’re also rolling into a whole new look and format for 2020, a quarterly print magazine that better serves up what you’re craving from us. Every issue is designed to be a collector’s item, a keepsake somewhere between a book and a magazine and your family photo album. You’re gonna get seasonal how-tos, inspiration, and ideas for where…

on our radar

the 2019 holiday gift guide Start the season out right with the Vosges Haut-Chocolat Cosmic Truffle Collection, featuring 21 edible-crystal-infused handmade chocolates that correspond to different zodiac signs. Woo-woo, yes, but also a fun icebreaker that’s freakin’ delish. $72, vosgeschocolate.com Foodies Customize a case with your name printed in 3-D. Whether somebody on your list is a fan of artist Robyn Blair—whose real-candy wall art is a hit with millennials—or they just really love sweets, give a full-on sugar fix with a personalized Off My Case × By Robyn Blair iPhone Case. $78, shopoffmycase.com Instead of bringing a bottle, give a dozen different wines to taste in the festive Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine Naughty Box. $129 for twelve 3.4-ounce bottles, getvinebox.com We love a good holiday collaboration, and Helen’s Wines Fusilli Palace Gift Box is…

10 faves that rach & her team love to gift

HOT STUFF Cutino Sauce Co. habanero sauces are my favorite hot sauces right now, and I have a lot of them. The four-pack makes a great gift for spice fiends. —Andrew Kaplan, vice president of culinary operations $32, cutinosauce.com JOY RIDE A bicycle was the ultimate childhood Christmas gift—literally the dream. This Tern Link A7 Bike is like that but for adults: It’s seven-speed and super durable, but it’s lightweight and folds up easily so it won’t take up too much room in the garage. Plus, it just looks so damn cool! —Rach $449, ternbicycles.com HIGH STEP Marion Parke is a podiatric surgeon who designs fab shoes, like the Leah Suede Ankle Tie Sandals. They’re the most comfortable heels I have ever put on—it’s crazy. It’s a 3½-inch heel, but it feels like I’m wearing sneakers! —Cara…

18 fresh ideas

1 Cauliflower-Feta Soup START TO FINISH: 40 MIN 2 tbsp. olive oil, plus more for drizzling • 1 large head cauliflower (about 2 lb.), cut into florets • 2 cloves garlic • 4 cups vegetable stock • 6 oz. feta, crumbled (1½ cups) • ½ cup pomegranate seeds • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped In large pot, heat 2 tbsp. oil over medium. Add cauliflower and garlic. Cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes; season. Add stock. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add 1¼ cups feta to soup. Using blender, puree soup. Top with pomegranate seeds, mint, remaining ¼ cup feta, and drizzle of oil. Serves 4. 2 Moroccan Chicken & Chickpeas START TO FINISH: 30 MIN 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1½ lb. total) • ¼ cup olive oil •…

not your basic bubbles

POM-CARDAMOM THE MIXER In a small saucepan, bring ¼ cup water and 1½ tsp. cardamom seeds (from about 25 pods) just to a simmer over medium-high heat. Off heat, add ¼ cup sugar and stir until dissolved. Let cool for 10 minutes. Strain the cardamom syrup into a bowl. In a large jar, bottle, or pitcher, stir 5 tbsp. cardamom syrup, 1¼ cups unsweetened pomegranate juice, and 5 tsp. bourbon. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours or up to 1 week. Up to 2 hours before serving, mix in 5 tsp. fresh lemon juice and keep refrigerated. Stir well before using. THE COCKTAIL In a Champagne flute, add 3 tbsp. of the mixer. Carefully top with chilled dry sparkling wine (such as Cava). Stir gently. THE GARNISH Lemon twists Each recipe, plus 2 bottles of…

be a sauce boss

Muhammara Sauce With Cauliflower Steaks SERVES: 4 ⎪ ACTIVE: 15 MIN TOTAL: 50 MIN THIS SAUCE IS ALSO GREAT WITH… Grilled lamb chops or pasta. Muhammara is a Middle Eastern red pepper dip. 1 large head cauliflower, cut into four 1½-inch-thick steaks¼ cup plus 2 tbsp. olive oil, plus more for drizzling2 jars (8 oz. each) roasted red peppers, drained½ cup plain breadcrumbs¼ cup walnut pieces, toasted¼ cup toasted pine nuts, plus more for garnish1 tbsp. pomegranate molasses1 tsp. cumin seeds, toasted, plus more for garnish1 tsp. crushed red pepper, plus more for garnish2 cups arugula, chopped, for garnish 1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Brush both sides of the cauliflower steaks with 2 tbsp. oil; season with salt and pepper. 2. Transfer the cauliflower to a rimmed baking sheet. Top the cauliflower with another baking sheet,…