Rachael Ray is, of course, the 30 minute meal star of the Food Network. People seem to either love her or hate her. I used to record her show every day, but I have to admit her overly bubbly and often silly personality now gets on my nerves. And I won't even go into how much I hate her daytime talk show.
You can get some good menu ideas from this book. One thing I like about her menus is how she almost always uses a lot of fresh ingredients. She's not big into freezing, and I'm not either, because my family can spot it in an instant. But out of 365 recipes, there's only about ten I would probably use. Come to think of it, I've had this cookbook for more than a year and have never actually made a recipe from it. She does a lot of unusual stuff. To me, Halibut Soup is unusual. A Rosemary Corn Cake is unusual. My children are never going to eat Spinach and Hazelnut Risotto or Pumpkin Pasta.
She had to scrape the bottom of the barrel to come up with 365 recipes, it shows. If you want to try Rachel Ray's recipes, save your money and print out some from the Food Network website.