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Rachael Ray Shows How to Make a Full Thanksgiving Dinner in One Hour (Yes, Really)

Rachael Ray Shows How to Make a Full Thanksgiving Dinner in One Hour (Yes, Really)

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving and actually want to spend some time with your family outside the kitchen this year (no judgements if you don’t), consider taking a few pointers from the queen of quick meals, Rachael Ray.

The talk show host put together a 60-minute dinner for the holiday on Thursday’s episode of the Rachael Ray Show. The menu is made up of Maple-Rosemary Turkey Breasts, Lemon-Garlic Mashed Cauliflower or Potatoes, Sautéed Kale or Spinach with Dates and Nuts, No-Fail Gravy, 2-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce and a Pumpkin Pie Spiced Dutch Baby With Pears & Sticky Maple Nuts.

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The biggest time saver Ray shares is for the main event: the turkey. Instead of cooking a full bird, the Food Network star suggests making it the way that turkey is usually prepared in restaurant kitchens.

“We make turkey in pieces, whole pieces of breasts and legs and drummersso that we can cook up as many of those parts as we need,” she says.

Her recipe calls for two (2 lb.) turkey breasts cooked in a cast iron skillet and covered in a buttery mustard-maple syrup glaze. The dish, which serves about eight people but could easily be doubled to serve more, only roasts in the oven for a total of 40 minutes, instead of the sometimes days-long endeavor it takes to thaw, brine and roast a full turkey.

Ray’s culinary producer Grant Melton, who shares the Dutch baby recipe, also saves you time when it comes to dessert. No more fussing with homemade pie dough that cracks and falls apart (ask your guests to bring a pie if you can’t imagine the day without it). Not only does the sweet treat—which is essentially a giant pancake covered in delicious toppings—come together quickly, but it can also be prepped in advance so you’re not scrambling the day of.

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“Make the batter and sautéed pears ahead of time and assemble them in the hot cast-iron skillet just before baking,” he says. “Bring both ingredients to room temperature before using.”

Get the recipe for both the turkey breasts and the Dutch baby below, and visit RachaelRaySh

Read more: https://people.com/food/rachael-ray-60-minute-thanksgiving-dinner-menu-easy-turkey-recipe/

Kate Middleton's Polka Dot Dress Is a Celeb Fave - See the 5 Stars Who've Worn it Before

Kate Middleton's Polka Dot Dress Is a Celeb Fave - See the 5 Stars Who've Worn it Before

On Tuesday, Kate Middleton was pictured wearing a navy blue polka dot dress that gave us a serious shock of style déjà vu.

Kate posed in a new royal family portrait taken in honor of Prince Charles’ 70th birthday wearing a button-down midi dress with white pointed collar that you may have noticed on a few other high-profile celebs. Everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Christie Brinkley owns the dotted Alessandra Rich dress, so we decided to track down every single star sighting. See which celebs love this look — then shop the dress for way less.

When Kate posed in the cute and candid photo with her family (which included a rare new sighting of Prince Louis!) in the polka dot dress, we had to do a double take. Just a few months ago, a guest at her brother-in-law Prince Harry‘s royal wedding wore the exact same midi-length frock.

Meghan Markle’s Suits co-star, Abigail Spencer, arrived at the royal wedding in May wearing the same polka dot piece as Kate. Spencer styled it with a matching blue fascinator for the occasion.

RELATED: Celeb Style Déja Vu: The Pieces Every Star Seems to Own

Another double-take duo: Kelly Ripa and Daisy Ridley. Last September the Star Wars actress stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan in the playful number and posed for a pic with Ripa to show off the full look.

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#LiveFashionFinder: #DaisyRidley in a Alessandra Rich Dress and Christian Louboutin Heels! #kellyandryan #Starwars

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Fast forward to May 2018 and Ripa took the dress for a spin during another episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, then filmed a behind-the-scenes video afterward explaining the origin of her purchase. “I would like it noted, for the record, that when Daisy Ridley was on our show, many moons ago — see how I said ‘many moons’, a Star Wars reference —  I ordered this dress then,” she explained. “Then Abigail wore it to the wedding and I was like, ‘Ugh, now I can’t wear it at all because people are going to say I’m copying off of the royal wedding when it’s been hanging here in my closet.'”

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Josh Duhamel's Son Axl Wishes Him Happy Birthday While Dancing to Beastie Boys — See the Cute Clips

Josh Duhamel's Son Axl Wishes Him Happy Birthday While Dancing to Beastie Boys — See the Cute Clips

Axl Jack is fighting for dad Josh Duhamel‘s right — to party!

In an adorable video set that mom Fergie shared to Instagram on Wednesday, the exes’ 5-year-old only child busts a few moves to the tune of the Beastie Boys‘ rebel anthem “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!).”

Wearing a baseball hat with “AXL” written across the front and a white T-shirt featuring the hip-hop group‘s likeness, the little boy didn’t hold back in his excitement over Duhamel’s 46th birthday, jumping on furniture and singing along in celebration of his dad.

“Happy Birthday Dad!!!! Love #AxlJack🎉🎈🎂 @joshduhamel,” Fergie captioned the too-cute clips that ended with Axl animatedly proclaiming, “Kick it!”

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Happy Birthday Dad!!!! Love #AxlJack 🎉🎈🎂 @joshduhamel

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my pink power ranger likes shopping with her angular balenciaga bag and @fergiefootwear all leather booties 🛍Read more: https://people.com/parents/josh-duhamel-son-axl-wishes-happy-birthday-beastie-boys-dance-video/

Viola Davis Hilariously Recounts Her Failed Attempt at a 28-Day Cleanse: 'I Lasted for 2 Days'

Viola Davis Hilariously Recounts Her Failed Attempt at a 28-Day Cleanse: 'I Lasted for 2 Days'

Viola Davis may be an Academy Award-winning movie star, but she’s no different from any of us when it comes to attempting a food and alcohol cleanse.

The 53-year-old actress was pumped and ready to go when the makeup artist on the set of her upcoming movie, Widows, encouraged the cast and crew to try out an unusual experimental cleanse that prohibited chewing food or gulping liquids because they can be considered “acts of aggression.”

“We had to meditate every day, and do other stuff, and we couldn’t eat. Well we could eat, but we couldn’t chew, and we couldn’t suck. So we had to sip all of our food, because sucking and chewing was an act of aggression, and it was about completing everything, and living in forgiveness,” Davis explained to host Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on The Tonight Show.

But when the How to Get Away with Murder star told her husband Julius Tennon about the cleanse, she recalled his immediate doubts.

“I was like, ‘Isn’t this awesome. I want that! I want to release my anger!’ My husband was like, ‘Why the hell would you want to do something like that, V? I ain’t never seen you miss a meal, I don’t know how the hell you’re going to do something dumb like that.’ I said, ‘Julius, this is going to be a game changer for me,’ ” she said.

In this case, Davis’ husband was right.

“We had to do it for 28 days, I lasted for two days,” she said.

The super relatable reason she cheated and headed straight for fast food? Family stress.

“Let me tell you something. I was in the damn Jacuzzi one day and my niece called; she pissed me off so damn bad, I was like, ‘Why the hell are you doing that? Blah blah blah.’ Went upstairs, ate a hamburger. Went to the drive-thru at McDonald’s. couldn’t drink alcohol — went and had like a big thing of vodka with soda water.”

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But Davis wasn’t embarrassed about her short-lived cleanse, and fully owned up to it when she talked to the makeup artist the next day.

“The next day, Kalaadevi was like, ‘Now Viola, how is it all going?’ I said, ‘Kalaadevi, I don’t have time for this. I need my anger. I got a chip on my shoulder. I’ve always had a chip on my sho

Read more: https://people.com/health/viola-davis-attempted-intense-food-cleanse/

Michelle Obama Talks Raising Her Daughters to Use Their Voices: I Want Them to 'Practice Boldness'

Michelle Obama Talks Raising Her Daughters to Use Their Voices: I Want Them to 'Practice Boldness'

Michelle Obama has a bold vision for her daughters’ futures, but she’s not ready to dish it out all at once.

In the final episode of WNYC Studios’ popular podcast 2 Dope Queens, hosted by Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, the former first lady gets candid in an interview about how she deals with the “angry black woman stereotype” and how she’s teaching her daughters to speak up and advocate for themselves in a society that has long stifled the voices of women and minorities.

“With them, my philosophy is we’ll talk about things when you need it,” Mrs. Obama, 54, says of preparing daughters Malia, 20, and Sasha, 17, for some of the challenges they may face as they get older. But, she admits, her strategy doesn’t always work. “In my mind, I think that I wait for them to approach me with the issue,” she says, but she’s not so sure her daughters would agree. “They will say, no, there are many times there’s a mom lecture about ‘Let me make a point.’ ”

Mrs. Obama says she encourages her daughters to talk to her about anything and everything, because she’d rather have them seek advice from her than from their peers.

“I have the answers, so if you wanna know about it, come to somebody where you get the right information,” she explains. “I told them this when they were younger: Do not get your information from another 12-year-old. All of you are stupid. Love you, love your friends, but when you’re 12 you don’t know anything.”

While she commends younger generations for their ability to speak openly about subjects that were considered taboo in the past — everything from marriage to miscarriages to menopause — she encourages them “to find the people in their lives, the elders, the women who have been through it, and get some facts” in addition to sharing with their peers.

And it’s not a one-way street between the younger and older generations, she reminds listeners. “If I’m not sharing with them, they won’t share with me… we gotta give up the information. We can’t be so embarrassed or so pained that we can’t educate.”

Mrs. Obama delves deep into many of her private and painful experiences in her new memoir, Becoming, in hopes of normalizing conversations around issues that sometimes weren’t discussed in her generation and left her feeling

Read more: https://people.com/politics/michelle-obama-raising-daughters-voices/

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