What’s For Dinner? – Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray, creator and star of “30 Minute Meals” hosts a new daytime talk show “Rachael” in which she chats with celebs, investigates interesting topics and prepares a “square meal” all in a 60 minute format.  Actor/comedian Ted Danson visited with Rachael today looking handsome as ever as they discussed his recent projects and happy family life and marriage to actress Mary Steenburgen.  Seems they have both been busy making us laugh and with work protecting our oceans as part of  Oceana.org.  Check out Racheal’s website for more information  about the show and for today’s recipe for Pork Chops with “Blue” Butter and Sage, Sauteed Pears and Red Onions and Mashed Sweet Potatoes.  Yum yum!!!


The Perfect Holiday Dinner

The Barefoot Contessa.  On her last show, Ina Garten, The Barefoot Contessa, cooked a sumptuous meal fit for a king in 30 minutes using easily accessible ingredients.  As usual, Ina was expecting a guest for dinner and wanted to prepare something delicious and impressive.  Her guest, a notable food blogger, arrived just in time to assist Ina with making the pasta.  Ina said that she doesn’t usually cook with guests present, but the time spent together with her guest in the kitchen allowed them to get to know each other and served as an invitation into Ina’s world.  Cooking with someone is a great way to make friends.  Plus, you get to sit down together when you are done and enjoy the fruits of your labor.  A good meal is truly a bonding experience.  It worked for Ina.  I’m sure it will work for you.  Try out the recipes below by clicking on the link below and tell lifeaccessories about your experience cooking with a friend.  Bon appetite!

Recipes For The Perfect Holiday Dinner

  • Chicken with Goat Cheese and Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • Tagliarelle with Truffle Butter
  • Cognac Cream
  • Roasted Parsnips and Carrots
  • Red Berry Trifle