Rachael Ray Every Day

Rachael Ray Every Day December 2017

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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merry everything!

Today is windy and gloomy. My shoulders ache from hand rolling pasta for hours last night. We weren’t entertaining; I was trying to improve my sfoglia, hand-rolled sheets of dough, inspired by the rock star chef Evan Funke (#f*ckyourpastamachine). I cooked for my mom, John, my family, and, of course, Isaboo. I went to bed and the dog stole my pillows (again), and I woke up with a big pain in the neck and a headache to match—and it was worth every minute. Mom kept talking with her mouth full as she tried to describe the flavor of each ravioli and stuffed pasta. John ate so fast, I think he may have swallowed some spinach and potato agnolotti whole. The faces around the table filled me up more than the…

on our radar

SUGAR high BEST WAY TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR COOKIES? DESIGN YOUR OWN SPRINKLE MIX AND START SHAKING. We found a new way to make holiday treats awesome: Just top them off with a madeto- order sprinkle blend. “I use a combo of jimmies, nonpareils, sixlets, dragées, and sanding sugars,” says Liz Butts of Sprinkle Pop (sprinklepop.shop) in Katy, Texas. You can choose from among dozens of festive shades and up to five types of sprinkles (from $25 for eight ounces). At Neon Yolk (etsy.com/shop/neon yolk), Rosie Pierce lets you tap into your own creativity with DIY mixes of edible confetti, candy pearls, sugar stars, and more (from $18 for eight ounces). She sends a photo update on how your sprinkles are coming along and, once you’re happy with them, mails them out to…

drink in the season

Baby, it’s cold outside, so there’s no better time to warm up by the bar—especially if it’s a holiday-themed pop-up. These cozy watering holes happen when an existing spot goes beyond the tinsel garland to transform into a full-on wintry scene. Greg Boehm launched his first Miracle pop-up at his New York City bar Mace in 2014. The quirky concept has attracted throngs, thanks to its over-the-top Christmas decor and North Pole–inspired drinks, like a gingerbread old-fashioned served over an actual snowball. Boehm has since partnered with other bar owners to bring Miracle to dozens of cities, from Cincinnati and Denver to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Athens, Greece. Now, that’s what we call making spirits bright. —CI…


MORNING RECOVERY Launched in July, the liquid dietary supplement features good-for-you stuff like electrolytes (for rehydration) and DHM (dihydromyricetin), a detoxifier from the Japanese raisin tree. While it didn’t squash my headache, it beat back my nausea and fatigue. $27 for six 3.4-ounce bottles, morningrecoverydrink.com BLOWFISH No, not the poisonous puffer. These lemony, effervescent tablets, made up of aspirin and caffeine, lifted my usual hangover grogginess and kind of helped with the headache and upset stomach (two words: acid reflux). Still, they seemed no more potent than a pair of Advil. $12 for a box of 12 tablets, forhangovers.com COCONUT WATER The trademark of a killer hangover? Dehydration. Enter coconut water, a.k.a. nature’s Gatorade. A carton of Vita Coco proved to be a top-notch rehydrator. Plus, it has no artificial sweeteners (so you’re not re-polluting…

shine on

INTO THE BLUE If the words blue eye shadow give you bad 1980s flashbacks, allow us to introduce you to today’s version. A cool-toned blue, like L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Infinite Sky ($8), looks modern, not retro, when faded out over lids and paired with a soft-gray shadow along the edges. SILVER LINING Black eyeliner is a no-fail classic. But how about trying something more unexpected for your next holiday bash? A border of silver around the eyes is a little bit rock star and 100 percent flattering. Trace your eyes with a silver pencil, like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Cuff ($20). Blend slightly to soften the lines. GOLDEN EYE To get this 24-karat look, start by covering your lids in a neutral matte eye shadow. Grab a…

kick it into high gear

HIT THE GYM You’re going to need endurance to survive the season. “We rehearse six hours a day, six days a week for six weeks leading up to opening night,” says Sarah. She and Natalie prepare for that by mixing up their workouts. “Whether it’s boxing or yoga, a workout can get you energized for whatever the day brings you,” says Natalie. SNACK SMART “We do about 300 high kicks during each performance, which burns up to 700 calories!” says Sarah. “To keep us going, we snack on a lot of protein-rich foods.” Some favorites? String cheese, Greek yogurt with honey, and celery with almond butter. TAKE A POWER NAP Sleep is a must for muscle recovery, so the dancers aim to get eight hours each night. That can be tough during a 17-show week.…