My Year in Meals

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Atria Books, Nov 13, 2012 - Cooking - 384 pages
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Ever wonder what Rachael Ray cooks when the cameras aren’t rolling? Here she gives you an inside look into her kitchen for one full year. My Year in Meals offers intimate access to tasty dishes that will take you from breakfast to dinner. From the meals she whips up at a moment’s notice to family feasts, and dishes inspired by her travels around the world, you can now enjoy twelve incredible months of Rachael’s homemade favorites.

Need something to get you out of bed in the morning? Try the Almond Custard Brioche Toast or Eastern Egg Sandwiches with Bacon. Looking to fire up that backyard barbecue? Try the Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon BBQ sauce. For something simple that will knock your guests’ socks off, try Rachael’s Egg Tagliatelle with Truffle Butter and Butternut Squash Risotto. Rachael even shares her husband John Cusimano’s amazing cocktail recipes, guaranteeing that you’ll never reach for store-bought Margarita mix again. To top it off, Rachael includes personal stories behind many of the dishes and her own never-before-seen photos of these culinary creations. In no time at all, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into her home for a change!


A year of delicious food is only enhanced by a selection of equally tasty cocktails, and Rachael’s husband, John Cusimano, is no stranger to the cocktail shaker. Now he’s sharing his secrets with you. Whether shaken or stirred, straight up or on the rocks, with a cherry or a twist, John’s creations—like his Strawberry Velvet featuring honey liqueur, strawberries, and lime—are always fresh, fun, and certain to make any gathering more memorable. With plenty of options for every occasion and season, such as the Pomegranate Margarita, the Halloween Fizz, and the Nod to Nog, these fabulous concoctions are the perfect complement to Rachael’s year of great eating.

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Some nice recipes I definitely want to try. - Goodreads
The cocktail recipes had too many obscure ingredients. - Goodreads
Both have loved the book and enjoyed the recipes. - Goodreads
Both have successfully made several of the recipes. - Goodreads
I can't believe she makes these kind of meals everyday. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Ashley Gibson - Goodreads

I recently bought this book! I mainly bought it because of the recipes featuring ramps. I can't wait for ramp season so I can try some of these recipes. They sound delicious! I live in an area where ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary Lynn Noonan-Toschi - Goodreads

I bought two copies of this book for gifts. One for my friend and the other for my son. Both have loved the book and enjoyed the recipes. My friend is an accomplished cook and my son is a novice. Both have successfully made several of the recipes. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Rachael Ray is a wildly successful career as a syndicated TV star, an iconic Food Network TV personality, bestselling cookbook author, founder and editorial director of her own lifestyle magazine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, and founder of the Yum-o! organization.

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