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I think most people have a love/hate relationship with Rachael Ray.  We love her; but sometimes we wonder what is going on in her head.  Granted, she may be the hardest working celebrity chef there is - so she needs to be "cooking" up new ideas all the time.  Sometimes; however, we think things go awry... 

Here is a short list of some of her wackiest recipes ever.  

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  • Chili Dog Bacon Cheeseburgers and Fiery Fries
  • These are bacon burgers with pieces of hot dogs chopped up and mixed into the patties.  They look sort of like... burger patties with chopped up pieces of hot dog mixed inside..?  Yea.  She tops that with cheddar and bacon.  What else could top that with?


  • Grilled Chicken Posole Salad
  • This is a salad (of sorts) that starts with a bowl of hominy.  On top of that, add piquillo or roasted red bell peppers, chopped celery, and green olives.  Add grilled chicken and tomatillos.  Toss.  Let me get this straight... hominy, celery, and green olives?  I might pass on this one.


  • Mac and Cheese Dog Casserole
  • The casserole is basically a mournay sauce, but it's made with beer.  Then you chop up hot dogs, again, and mix them into the noodles.  This is a child's dream dinner, hot dogs and Mac-and-Cheese.  What's it doing on the Food Network? 


  • Chicago Dog Salad
  • Basically, a salad of Romaine and cabbage gets topped with hot dogs.  I think Rachael loves hot dogs.  I love the last line in the directions, "Mound up the salad on plates, top with seared dogs, and serve." - Gross right?



  • Nutrish™ for Pets
  • I know, I know.  This is her new line of dog food, and I also know that a portion of the proceeds go to her charity, Rachael's Rescue - and that's all very cool.  I'm just afraid that someone at the factory might mistake her "Enchilasagna" for a new experimantal dog treat and dive into it.



Authordavid koch