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Has a plaque in her home that reads, "Martha Stewart doesn't live here".

She has a pit bull named Isaboo, named after her dog Boo who passed away, and goldfish named Jaws and Orca.

Lives in a small, rustic, lakeside cabin in the town of Lake Luzerne in the Adirondacks with her husband, John M. Cusimano, and her mother, Elsa Scuderi. Her mother was the food supervisor for several Howard Johnson's. Rachael was even a waitress at Howard Johnson's.

Her maternal grandfather, Emmanuel Scuderi, was a stonemason who emigrated from Sicily to the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. Her other ancestry is English, French, and German.

Engaged to musician John M. Cusimano - wedding in September 2005.

FHM featured a pictorial of her in the October 2003 issue. She was later voted #92 on FHM-US's 100 Sexiest Women of 2004.

Rachael has endorsed products for Price Chopper and Burger King.

Ray married John M. Cusimano, a lawyer and member of the band The Cringe, on September 24, 2005 in Montalcino, Italy.

Has a magazine called Every Day with Rachael Ray.

Pasta carbonara has a special place in Rachael's and her husband's heart. She made it for the first birthday of his that they spent together.

Gets her love of food "with garlic and oil" from her mother, Elsa Scuderi, and her grandfather, Emmanuel.

Has written 14 best-selling cookbooks.

Was once a manager at Mr. Brown's Pub in the 5-star Sagamore Hotel in the Adirondacks.

Named #71 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).

On the December 5, 2006 episode of her syndicated television show, Rachael Ray (2006), Rachael was presented with a certificate by Erin McKean, the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries, which declares that "EVOO" (extra-virgin olive oil) will be added to the 2007 Oxford American College Dictionary. Rachael began using this term on her shows on the Food Network - after a while 'extra-virgin olive oil' is a lot to say repeatedly.

Has worked with, and is a friend of Oprah Winfrey.

In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $16 million.

Her first word was "Vino", which she heard from her Grandpa Emmanuel.

Proceeds from the sale of her book, "Yum-o!: The Family Cookbook", will benefit the Yum-o! Organization, her foundation designed to empower kids and families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking [2008].

Loves Austin, Texas for its music.

Fan of the Boston Red Sox, the New York Giants, crime novels.

Founder and editorial director of "Everyday with Rachael Ray" magazine.

Her hometown is Queensbury, New York, where the pizza place she goes to has a "Rachael Ray" pizza, named in her honor.

Attended Lake George (N.Y.) Junior-Senior High School.

Her wedding song was "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder.

Launches her new magazine, "Everyday with Rachael Ray". [October 2005]

Launches her line of pet food: "Rachael Ray Nutrish Preminum" dog food and "Rachael Ray Isaboo" dog treats. [2008]

Release of her book, "Just In Time!: All-New 30-Minute Meals, Plus Super-Fast 15-Minute Meals and Slow It Down 60-Minute Meals". [2007]

Release of her book, "Yum-O: The Family Cookbook". [2008]

Release of her book, "Rachael Ray's Big Orange Book". [2008]

Rachael's new daytime talk show, Rachael Ray (2006), premieres September 18. [September 2006]

Release of her book, "Book of 10". [2009]

Appeared in a commercial for her "Rachael Ray Nutrish " dog food. [2010]

Has a new show, Inside Dish with Rachael Ray (2004), where she goes to the homes and kitchens of celebrities. [November 2004]

Sale of her new 30-minute meal cookbook, "Express Lane Meals", begins. [April 2006]