I'm an all-things-in-moderation kind of person. I do eat a warm donut occasionally. I especially enjoy a cider donut when I'm apple picking. I don't think there's anything wrong with that.— Rachael Ray
The most pleasurable Rachael Ray quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet - the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask questions, try everything and eat up!
I live in, literally, the same home when I was swiping my first bank card and wondering if I'd have to put back the Charmin. We still don't have a dishwasher. My mom has done all these gardens so now my house looks like the garden shack in the middle of Versailles.
We created a line of pet food called Nutrish that's made to human standards, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to animal rescue. One of our top-tier donors is the ASPCA, and they help us challenge animal shelters all across the country to get more animals placed in homes.
My mom said the two most important kitchen utensils are attached to your arms.
.. you cannot mix up meatballs with a wooden spoon, get in there, get your fingers dirty!
If you're humble and hardworking, opportunities will arise for you.
When you really want to show some love, keep the flowers and say it with spaghetti.
Good food and a warm kitchen are what makes a house a home.
NASA asked me to create meals for the space shuttle.
Thai chicken was the favorite. I flew in a fake space shuttle, but I have no desire to go into space after seeing the toilet.
My mom worked in restaurants for 60 years, and what I learned from her is a lot.
But if I had to boil it down, take your work very seriously, but don't take yourself too seriously. Work harder than everyone else and never complain about it. Don't go to bed if you're not proud of the product of your day; stay awake until you are.
Work hard. Laugh when you feel like crying. Keep an open mind, open eyes and an open spirit.
Be real. Make connections with people. Look them in the eye. Tell them how you feel. Don't be afraid to say what you mean. When you let go of the stuff you hold inside, you'll be amazed at what comes back to you.
I don't think young men or women should feel pressured into marriage.
You shouldn't marry anyone, in my opinion, who you have to try hard for.
Good food and a warm kitchen are what makes a house a home.
I always tried to make my home like my mother's, because Mom was magnificent at stretching a buck when it came to decorating and food. Like a true Italian, she valued beautification in every area of her life, and I try to do the same.
I had the lunchbox that cleared the cafeteria.
I was very unpopular in the early grades. Because I hung out with my grandfather, I started to bring my lunchbox with sardine sandwiches and calamari that I would eat off my fingers like rings. I was also always reeking of garlic.
When you're out grocery shopping for your family, maybe you can put a can of cat or dog food in your cart and bring it to an animal relief center.
What I've learned is that at the end of the day, we are all human. We all have that in common.
EVOO is extra-virgin olive oil. I first coined 'EVOO' on my cooking show because saying 'extra virgin olive oil' over and over was wordy, and I'm an impatient girl - that's why I make 30-minute meals!
I've never been a huge sweets eater, and I've always loved a Mediterranean diet.
We eat a lot of dark leafy greens, and a couple meals each week are meat-free. We enjoy eating a balanced diet.
I used to work in kitchens, doing 12 or more hours a day of physical labor, so today, eight to 12 hours of cooking, chatting or filming feels like a vacation. When I have a scheduled 'day off,' I spend several hours writing, then I clean until I crash from fatigue. I don't relax well.
I am burger obsessed and I love playing with the idea of what a burger can be for people. I make burgers out of everything from grains to seafood to, of course, browned meats of every kind. What I love about the burger is it makes food accessible and fun for everyone.
I do 280 episodes of TV a year, write 15 recipes for the magazine, and publish an annual book. With all of that, we try to get one weekend a month with Isaboo at our home in the Adirondacks to relax and recharge.
My first memory in life is grilling my thumb to the griddle in our restaurant on Cape Cod.
I measure in my palm and use my eyes to estimate amounts;
a tablespoon is a full palm of dried spices.
I did 30 Minute Meals for five years on local television, and I earned nothing the first two years. Then I earned $50 a segment. I spent more than that on gas and groceries, but I really enjoyed making the show and I loved going to a viewer's house each week. I knew I enjoyed it, so I stuck with it even though it cost me.
Everybody's twelve years old in an apple orchard.
When men I have dated over the years whined about, ‘Oh, you make no time for me’ – see ya! I just dumped them. I don’t need that pressure in my life.
Television itself is an intimate medium.
It's in your house. You're visiting with these people... Not everybody's going to like it, just like not everybody likes everybody on the playground. I mean, that's life - especially if your job is to just go out there and be yourself.
It only looks like I get to eat a lot of food on TV.
I really just get the one bite and the crew and guests eat everything else.
I'm completely unqualified for any job I've ever had.
I don't have to write jokes. I don't have to write insults. If you ask the man of the hour in the hot seat, my mere existence is clearly insult enough.
I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human.
You can laugh or you can cry. It is up to you which one you do.
You don't feel as self-conscious if your clothes fit.
It's continuously humbling to work hard, you know? As long as you've got a good work ethic and a sense of humor, I don't think anybody can become too much of an egoist under those circumstances.
I like feeling like an ox at the end of the day. I like working hard.
I think that celebrities are just people, like everybody else, and they've got the foodie bug in them too.
If you're preparing a dinner for friends or a holiday dinner, make sure to only prepare recipes you are comfortable with and have cooked before. Cooking for others is not the time to try out a recipe for the first time. You end up spending all your time in the kitchen instead of enjoying your company.
My dream job is to be a rock drummer and the alternate drummer for the Foo Fighters.
I make a dog-friendly version of almost everything that we make for dinner.
I have this extraordinary life during the day, and then I get to come home to my sweet husband who loves to cook with me. I have a nice glass of wine, he has some scotch, we chat, we cook, and we hang out with the dog. I have an absolute dream life.
Decide what it is that you are and then stay true to that thing.
My brand is based very much on how I live my day-to-day life.
I've also learned that you can't be all things to all people.
Whatever it is that you're successful at, that has to be the No. 1 goal.
I tried to bake a cake for my mother's birthday - it took me four hours.
It was terrible, and I cried for three days.
My husband cooks fancier food for himself than I've ever cooked on-air.
I call him from the road, and he's making champagne-vanilla salmon or black-cherry pork chop. Half of me is feeling unworthy. Not only am I not a chef, I'm not a better cook than my own husband!
I do sit-ups and push-ups at home, and that's about it.
I have a gym card, but I never go there. It's a front. I pay for the membership every couple of years, thinking I'll be embarrassed enough to go. But every time I go, there's like people twice my age that look twice as good!
Whatever it is that you're successful at, that has to be the No.
1 goal. In my case, it's accessibility. So all of my products have to be usable, accessible, affordable.
The most essential part of my day is a proper dinner.
I cook and I chat. That's what I do. I love to write recipes, but basically, if you had to put it in a nutshell, I cook and I chat.
Make big pots of soups, stews and chilis - they stretch a buck, and you can live off them for days!