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Technique Tuesday: Throw the Ultimate Tailgate

Written on September 17, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

You know it’s football season when the foam noodles get traded for foam fingers, and sunblock is traded for face paint. Here at Every Day with Rachael Ray, we may not all agree on what team will make it to the Super Bowl, but we do agree on one thing: Come Sunday, tailgating is a must. We’ve gathered the best recipes, cooking and hosting ideas and clean up tips to make your tailgate the best in the parking lot.

 

 

1. Get Your Grill On

Let’s face it, you can’t host a proper tailgate without some grilled goodies. But getting an entire grill over to the stadium may seem like a hassle. In order to ease your grill troubles, pick up one of these affordable, yet sturdy portable grills for your next tailgate.

 

2. Cater to the Crowd

While you’re cooking in a parking lot is not the time to experiment with crazy ingredients or time-consuming recipes. Make 2 to 3 crowd-pleasing finger foods (items that require just one hand!) or items you can eat with a spoon. Don’t forget dessert and drinks! Here are some of our faves:

Bacon Cheese Sliders

Baked Beans with Burnt Ends

 

Cuban Grilled Corn

Fried Chocolate Pudding Hand Pies

Beer Margaritas

3. Be the Host(ess) with the Most(est)

Tailgating can start pretty early in the a.m., so make sure you bring activities to keep people awake and energetic. As a true ode to fall sports, we love this Striped Corn Hole set. You can even get it custom made with your team’s colors!

4. Make Clean-Up a Breeze

Don’t spend the entire tailgate (or game) worrying about the clean-up. Bring plenty of garbage bags, hand sanitizer and cooking utensils that can be easily stored until they make it home. This five-piece barbeque set comes with a carrying case, so you won’t have to worry about stains.

At the end of the day, it’s about being with friends and family and enjoying the big game. Everything else will fall into place!

 

Related Links:

Throw a Tailgating Party

Every Day Faves Grilling Guide

Hot Dog Recipes

#RRWhatchaCookin Featured Cook of the Week: @justataste

Written on September 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm , by

Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Weekto appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine.

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Kelly Senyei, AKA @justataste, uses goat cheese, heirloom tomatoes, and homemade basil pesto in this beautiful tart that pays homage to summer. Flaky puff pastry keeps the tart light and refreshing, and the sprinkling of sea salt and fresh basil at the very end adds a bright bite to this pizza-alternative. Get the full recipe on her blog.

Puff pastry isn’t the only way to change up your usual pizza routine. Here are eight awesome grilled pizza recipes to make use of that grill for as long as possible.

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Easy Italian Dinners

Supermarket Showdown

Chef’s Fave Italian Ingredients

 

A Meatless Labor Day

Written on September 2, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

Happy Labor Day! An end-of-summer celebration means lots of time by the grill, and what better way to include your vegetarian guests than by grilling something so savory and delicious, no one will miss the meat? Here’s your life-saver: The Big, Beefy Mushroom Cheddar Melt. Although this dish has the word “beef” in its name, the only meatiness you’ll find is from the flavor-packed Portobello mushrooms.

 

 

For more meatless main’s, including these awesome Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers, click here.

 

 

Previous Meatless Monday Posts

 

Terrific Tofu Recipes

Mushroom Madness

Reinvent Taco Night

 

Hot Diggity Dog!

Written on July 23, 2013 at 10:00 am , by

It seems that every summer one very important question lingers in the air “Hamburger or hot dog?!” and while we’re a fan of the burger (Rach wrote a whole book on ‘em!) we can’t argue against the love for a delicious bite of a grilled dog sandwiched between a pillowy bun. And it looks like we’re not alone—July 23 marks national hot dog day and for good reason! According to recent polls, a quarter of Americans eat only hot dogs during grilling season!

Want some more hot dog celebrating trivia? According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, we eat about 7 billion hot dogs during the summer—that’s 818 hot dogs per second! With all that hot dog eating, the mustard and relish combo might get a little old, so check out our 10 twists on a hot dog (pictured above) to spice up your cook out. Try more of our favorite recipes—from classic toppings to hot dog kebabs—like these favorites:

Cheese-Stuffed Hot Dogs with Spicy Onions

Cheese-Stuffed Hot Dogs with Spicy Onions

 

Chili-Cheese Dogs in Beach Blankets

Chili-Cheese Dogs in Beach Blankets

 

Hot Dog Pizza-Dillas

Hot Dog Pizza-Dillas

 

Hot-Dog-a-Bobs

Hot-Dog-A-Bobs

 

Classic Coney Island Hot Dogs

Classic Coney Island Hot Dogs

 

More Summer Grilling:

Onion Ring Recipes

52 Best Restaurant Burger in the United States

Cocktails, Anyone? Drink Posts

#30DaysOfBurgers: Bacon-Burger Melts

Written on June 30, 2013 at 10:00 am , by

Here we are at the end of our “30 Days of Burgers,” and we saved this juicy, mouthwatering burger for the end. Behold this burger beauty–a burger and grilled cheese combo topped with bacon!

Bacon-Burger Melts

Get the recipe: Bacon-Burger Melts


Rach loves burgers and so do we! Celebrate summer grilling season with us by following our burger bonanza! Each day in June, we shared a different, juicy and delicious burger recipe, so you can get creative and never make the same burger twice. Find all of our “30 Days of Burgers” on pinterest.

 

Stay tuned as we share our Burger Battle Royale featuring America’s best restaurant burgers and top picks from well-known chefs the James Beard Foundation.

 

Burger Bun-anza:

Rachael’s 25 Most Popular Burgers

Our Ultimate Burger Finder [Tool]

How to Make a Burger Patty [Video] 

 

 

#RRWhatchaCookin Featured Cook of the Week: Theresa L.

Written on June 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm , by

Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Weekto appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine!

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Grilling season is upon us and we couldn’t be more excited, which is why we loved this photo from @Theresamarie_xo showing off her creative “grillz skillz.” Grilling salmon in banana leaves? That’s genius! As we’re all about trying different foods on the barbeque such as watermelon, coleslaw and even doughnuts, we had to choose her as this week’s Featured Cook. Congrats Theresa, we cant wait to see what you cook up next!

Click here for our cool, new grilling  ideas and recipes.

 

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#30DaysOfBurgers: A Burger Recipe a Day

Corn on the Cob Recipes

Past RRWhatchaCookin Featured Cooks

 

#30DaysOfBurgers: Big Beef Burgers with Crunchy Sour Cream Onions

Written on June 23, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

This open-widers got a crispy sour cream onion ring on top. But dont make ‘em just for this beefy beauty, they’re fabulous with any grilled dish. Skip lunch and enjoy!Big Beef Burgers with Crunchy Sour Cream Onions

Get the recipe: Beef Burgers with Crunchy Sour Cream Onions

 

Rach loves burgers and so do we! Celebrate summer grilling season with us by following our burger bonanza! Each day in June, we’re bringing you a different, juicy and delicious burger recipe, so you can get creative and never make the same burger twice. Find all of our “30 Days of Burgers” to date on twitter or pinterest.

 

SIDE DISH RECIPES:

Coleslaw Recipes

Onion Ring Recipes

French Fry Recipes

 

Onion Rings

Written on June 22, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

In honor of National Onion Ring Day, here are some fun facts you probably didn’t know about the one vegetable that makes us cry:

 

  • The origin of onion rings is not confirmed. Some believe that a 1933 Crisco ad featured in The New York Times Magazine was the start to a deep-fried revolution. Some trust the Pig Stand restaurant chain, founded in Oak Cliff, Texas to be the founder. Nonetheless, A&W is credited with popularizing the novelty, while some people simply think this was a randomly selected day to eat some yummy food. Whose side are you on?
  • Recently, The Riders 4 Relief National Onion Ring Eating Championship Presented by The Warehouse Stean n’ Stein was officially announced! First place wins $700 and a trophy. Time to get your eat on!
  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest onion ever grown was in Silsden, England at a whopping 10 lbs. 14 oz.

 

For your next barbecue bash, try out one of our twists on the classic recipe like our Olympic Onion Rings!

Olympic Onion Rings

Get the recipes: 5 Amazing Onion Rings

 

-Nicole Witko

 

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Instant Expert!: How to Cut an Onion [VIDEO]

French Fry Recipes

Chip Recipes

 

#RRWhatchaCookin Featured Cook of the Week: @FreckledFoodBeast

Written on June 19, 2013 at 5:55 pm , by

Every week, we check out YOUR food photos on Instagram and pick a
“Whatcha Cookin’ Wednesday Featured Cook of the Weekto appear on our blog and have a chance to be featured in a future issue of the magazine!

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This week’s featured cook, Becca van S. got us in the mood to grill out and chill out! We loved her comment on fighting over the dark meat with her hubby and couldn’t agree more with her #foodgasm hashtag more. Bring on the summer grilling!

 

RELATED:

#30DaysOfBurgers: A Burger Recipe a Day

5 Techniques for Great Grilled Chicken

Past RRWhatchaCookin Featured Cooks

 

#30DaysOfBurgers: Buffalo Thigh Sliders

Written on June 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm , by

This savory and succulent burger is a great gourmet bite in a small juicy package.  You can’t go wrong with a brioche bun and oozing emmentaler cheese. Get ready to delve in!

Buffalo Thigh Sliders

Get the recipe: Buffalo Thigh Sliders 

 

Rach loves burgers and so do we! Celebrate summer grilling season with us by following our burger bonanza! Each day in June, we’re bringing you a different, juicy and delicious burger recipe, so you can get creative and never make the same burger twice. Find all of our “30 Days of Burgers” to date on twitter or pinterest.