My Cookbooks

Published October 2023:

Festive Maryland Recipes: Holiday Recipes from the Old Line State co-written with my Maryland Folklife grant apprentice, Kara Mae Harris.
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The book includes essays about traditions from around the world and how they have been celebrated in Maryland by Kara Mae Harris and Marylanders’ recipes from community cookbooks that were used to celebrate holidays such as New Year’s Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Rosh Hashanah and St. David’s Day including white potato pie, stuffed ham, blintzes, kuba, Italian Easter pies, and kinklings and more recreated, modernized and transformed by me, Rachel Rappaport, so you can recreate these traditions at home.


This is a limited edition mini cookbook featuring 25 of my “modernized” versions of recipes found in Maryland community cookbooks and archives. This book was paid for by my 2022-2023 Maryland Folklife Apprenticeship grant (supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council) I received as a master of my field. I wrote, printed and bound the book together with my apprentice, Kara Mae Harris, who researched the lives of the women who contributed the recipes. Limited free copies are available, contact me for details about shipping or delivery. 

Previous Books:

Cooking with Frank’s RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce: Delicious Recipes That Bring the Heat

You know everything tastes better with Frank’s® RedHot® Cayenne Pepper Sauce. Pour it on pizza, drizzle it on nachos, or douse it over your hot wings. Now discover how delicious it tastes cooked into your food with 65 sizzling recipes, including:

• Cinnamon Cayenne Buns
• Fiery Breakfast Sausage
• Atomic Wings
• Buffalo Fried Oysters
• Spiced Party Mix
• Smoky Hot Bacon Mac & Cheese
• Piquant Bison Chili Dogs
• Sizzling Sesame Noodles
• Zesty Cobb Salad
• Tangy Pineapple Pulled Pork
• Sugar & Spice Peach Crumble

 Cooking with Frank’s RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce: Delicious Recipes That Bring the Heat is available now at Amazon in  both hardback and for the Kindle and Barnes and Noble.


The Everything Healthy Slow Cooker

“Popular food blogger and cooking instructor Rachel Rappaport leads readers (and their slow cookers) through a world of culinary delight. Each recipe is accompanied by a full nutritional analysis so that readers can choose recipes based on calories, fat content, fiber, and more. Slow cookers are a godsend in the kitchen; when they save time and produce healthy meals, readers find they really can have it all!”

Available at and in bookstores worldwide, It is also available for the Kindle.


The Everything Whole Foods Cookbook 

“From easy weeknight meals to indulgent special-occasion treats, the recipes in The Everything Whole Foods Cookbook give you the confidence you need to start cooking with whole foods every day.”

Shipping out now from and available in bookstores worldwide. Also available for the Kindle.


I contributed recipes and wrote the opening chapters to The Big Book of Slow Cooker Recipes and The Big Book of Vegetarian Recipes

The Big Book of Vegetarian Recipes: More Than 700 Easy Vegetarian Recipes for Healthy and Flavorful Meals
With The Big Book of Vegetarian Recipes, you can create hundreds of healthy and delicious meals knowing that each one is not only meatless, but also packed with flavorful, nutrient-rich ingredients that will satisfy your entire family. Covering everything from breakfast staples to vegetarian versions of your favorite entrees, this cookbook offers more than 700 mouthwatering, meat-free recipes like:
  • Roasted vegetable frittata
  • Southwest corn chowder
  • Manchego-potato tacos with pickled jalapenos
  • Polenta-style grits with wild mushroom ragout
  • Orecchiette with roasted peppers, green beans, and pesto
  • Apple-walnut upside-down pie

The Big Book of Slow Cooker Recipes: More Than 700 Slow Cooker Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert

The Big Book of Slow Cooker Recipes is the perfect guide for creating delicious–and easy–dishes for your entire family. Featuring everything from filling favorites and healthy fare to exotic cuisine, this cookbook offers you an extensive array of mouthwatering slow cooker recipes. With more than 700 effortless meals to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find something that will satisfy everyone’s tastebuds, including:

  • Maple syrup-infused slow-cooked oatmeal
  • Eggplant caponata
  • Ginger-flavored chicken curry
  • Greek-style orzo and spinach soup
  • Shrimp in creole sauce
  • Challah bread pudding

Complete with an array of nutritious options and specialized slow cooking tips, this fun and fresh cookbook has everything you need to create wholesome meals–without spending all day in the kitchen!


Good Bite’s Weeknight Meals: Delicious Made Easy

“Easy everyday recipes from America’s favorite food bloggers.
With mouthwatering full-color photographs from Matt Armendariz of Matt Bites and fully taste-tested recipes for any and every night, Good Bite Weeknight Meals offers inspiration and cooking wisdom to turn any dinner into a special occasion.”

Available at and in book stores worldwide.



Ramps: Cooking with the Best Kept Secret of the Appalachian Trail

“This is the only ramps-dedicated cookbook, for everyone who has ever savored this wild seasonal plant at a spring ramp festival or in a fine city restaurant and wants to bring this tasty relative of garlic and leeks into their own kitchen. Ramps have become one of the most sought-after wild-foraged plants from eastern North America, and now available overnight to any chef and home cook from coast to coast.”

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