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Fun! Rachael Ray Feeds a Giraffe

Rachael Ray Feeds a Giraffe

Originally posted 10/25/2012 05:05PM

Rachael Ray, zookeeper?

She's not quitting her day job, but for a fun visit to the Philly Zoo, the talk show host got to work closely with the animals, like this giraffe.

In addition to feeding an entire family of giraffes and giving watermelon to tortoises, Ray approached a lion named Zenda (staying a safe distance outside the female's den) and fed Zenda some evaporated milk, one of her favorite treats.

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Rachael Ray's Food Truck for Dogs Gets Rolling in N.Y.C. | Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray's Food Truck for Dogs Gets Rolling in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 10/18/2012 11:25AM

If it seems like the food truck trend has gotten a bit ... mutty lately, blame Rachael Ray.

The talk show host introduced a mobile food truck to New York City on Thursday, and its intended clientele are of the four-legged variety: dogs.

Ray, a passionate animal advocate, used the "pup-up truck" as a vehicle to unveil a new line of wet dog food from her charitable pet food company, Nutrish. The first in line at Columbus Circle were local rescue pooches from Best Friends Animal Society. On the menu? Chicken muttballs, chicken paw pie, beef stroganwoof and tail waggin' turkey.

"I cook doggie versions of all the human meals I make," Ray told PEOPLE at the pup-up truck's first stop. She first toyed with the ideas for the wet food line, called Nutrish Naturally Delish, in Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine.

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Bon Appétit! Recipes from the N.Y.C. Wine & Food Festival

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Turn Your Kitchen Into the N.Y.C. Wine & Food Festival with These Recipes

Originally posted 10/13/2012 04:00PM

A who's-who from your foodie fantasy – you know, the one in which Rachael Ray, Mario Batali and Ted Allen take over your kitchen for the night and cook dinner – are bringing their culinary chops, recipes and all, to New York City for the 2012 Wine & Food Festival.

Also among the celebrity chefs laying on the flavor: Bobby, Jamie and Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, Sandra Lee and Bobby Flay.

But if you can't make it to the festival, which ends Sunday, get a taste of the celebration with these recipes straight from the city.

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Rachael Ray Meets Bo Obama!

Rachael Ray Meets Bo Obama!

Originally posted 05/25/2012 04:30PM

It isn't everyday that Rachael Ray gets to meet the country's most beloved dog – but on a recent day at the White House, the talk show host got to meet Bo Obama for the first time.

For a special episode of the Rachael Ray Show, Ray joined Michelle Obama for a barbecue on the South Lawn. They cooked up three dishes using ingredients from the First Lady's vegetable garden.

As if that weren't enough of a treat, Ray (who makes no secret of her bias towards dogs) sat down with Bo for an "interview," during which they looked through Mrs. Obama's new book, American Grown.

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QUOTED: Kiefer Sutherland Reveals His Hidden Talent – Rodeo!

Kiefer Sutherland Has a Talent for Rodeo

Originally posted 04/05/2012 09:00AM

"One of the things I use to do a lot to relax was rodeo. I use to do team roping. I rodeoed with the U.S. team champions – and I went to their finals in 1994 and 1996. I did most of my stuff out west. I would run a circuit from middle of Texas from far east [and] I would go all the way to California."

Kiefer Sutherland visits the Rachael Ray Show to discuss his upcoming show Touch and reveals a hidden talent on the episode set to air April 5.

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Rachael Ray Gives Katherine Heigl $150,000 – for Charity! | Katherine Heigl, Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray Gives Katherine Heigl $150,000 – for Charity!

Originally posted 01/27/2012 04:30PM

Katherine Heigl hates balls, and she's found a kindred spirit in Rachael Ray.

On Friday's episode of the Rachael Ray Show, the talk show host announced a new partnership with Heigl and her animal charity, the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, in which she'll donate $150,000 to help ongoing efforts to raise awareness about spaying and neutering.

"Their $150K will help us save so many pet lives," Heigl Tweeted. "Super grateful!" she added in response to a follower.

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Last Day of Voting for Click the Cutest: Rachael Ray's Shelter Helpers | Rachael Ray

Last Day of Voting for Click the Cutest: Rachael Ray's Shelter Helpers

Originally posted 12/23/2011 10:45AM

There's still time to do some last-minute clicking!

This week's edition of Click the Cutest has been a very special one. Working with Rachael Ray and her pet food brand Nutrish, PEOPLEPets.com has showcased dozens of adorable rescue pets this week – and the owners of the three most clicked-on pets will be able to help some extra-deserving shelters this holiday!

There's still time to help decide who will give away $25,000 to their favorite shelter, so get clicking.

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Want to Give Away $25,000 of Rachael Ray's Money? | Rachael Ray

UpdatePosted 12/17/2011 11:00AM

Rachael Ray to Donate $25,000 to Animal Rescue

Originally posted 12/16/2011 10:00AM

Rachael Ray has an extra $25,000 she has to give away to charity this season, and she wants you to help her decide who should get it.

The talk show host and animal lover recently launched pet food brand Nutrish to give consumers healthy and natural products for their dogs, but Nutrish has a second goal: to help homeless pets.

As the year winds down, and there are still funds left for Rachael Ray and Nutrish to donate, they have partnered with PEOPLEPets.com to launch Click the Cutest: Rachael Ray's Shelter Helpers.

Do you want to help your favorite animal rescue organization? Here's how: Starting now, we want all parents of rescue pets to upload their cutest photos of their furballs.

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Watching Thanksgiving Day Football? Try Rachael Ray's Chili

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Rachael Ray's Chili Recipe: Try It for Thanksgiving

Originally posted 11/21/2011 04:30PM

Tired of turkey?

There's more to Thanksgiving than the staples, and Rachael Ray is serving up something that might just score with the whole family.

Her hearty Touchdown Chili – which brings the heat and a generous helping of beef – is the perfect companion for kicking back on the couch and watching football, regardless of which team you're rooting for.

"I named it 'Touchdown Chili' simply because I made it on the first day of the season for my team, the Jets," she tells PEOPLE. "My husband and I love chili so much."

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Joy Behar: I Wouldn't Wed Until the In-Laws Were Dead | Joy Behar

Joy Behar: I Wouldn't Wed Until the In-Laws Were Dead

Originally posted 11/07/2011 01:50PM

Joy Behar originally said it was the passage of gay marriage legislation in New York that finally encouraged her to say "I do" to Steve Janowitz, her beau of 29 years.

But now The View co-host admits there was an additional factor involved.

"I waited until all the parents were dead," Behar, 69, said on Monday's Rachael Ray. "So I have no in-laws at all. He has none and I have none. 'Cause marriage is mostly about in-laws, I find. They always want you to visit them and come for lasagna."

 In-laws aren't the only thing about marriage Behar hoped to avoid.

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