I AM enough

I AM enough by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

2013 turned out to be quite a ride for me... I've been through some pretty hard stuff this past year...  I don't post a lot about those hard parts of my life because I want this to be a happy place, a place where we all share the love of cooking. But, we all deal with hard stuff and it's through those tough experiences that we come to know who we really are and that God is there for … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas 2013 by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

I am still awe that another year has almost come and gone... Merry Christmas 2013 and may your day be filled with love and laughter! It's no secret that I much prefer warm weather so, I'll reminisce with a couple of photos from last summer... when the sun was warm and shining!  Thankfully, these three kiddos of mine make every day warm and cozy. I love them and will forever … [Read more...]

The bomb-digities of 2013

The bomb-digities of 2013 by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

Another year has almost come and gone again!   I know.  I can't believe it either... Lets take a quick look back at The bomb-digities of 2013 here at Whats Cooking with Ruthie! A couple of these recipes have been around since the beginning of this site, it's SO fun to see which ones y'all have taken a liking too :) I put together a little collage with more of The bomb-digities of … [Read more...]

I AM thankful

I AM thankful by www.whatscoolkingwithruthie.com

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the many things in our lives that we are grateful for... I AM so very thankful. I am grateful that God grants me breath every day. I am grateful to have new opportunities to become a better person, to grow, and learn. I am grateful for experiences that have helped mold and shape me into the person I am today. I am grateful for loving parents … [Read more...]

Creamy Risotto and Culinary Update

Creamy Risotto by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

This Creamy Risotto is a recipe we made yesterday in my Culinary Arts class... it's a savory side dish and it's pretty healthy too :) Creamy Risotto   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 40 mins   Author: Ruthie Recipe type: Side dish Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 C onions, chopped salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp garlic, … [Read more...]

Family Favorites Cookbook now available

What's Cooking with Ruthie Family Favorites Cookbook

I'm SO excited to finally be sharing my new ebook with all of you!!  Whoo-hoo What's Cooking with Ruthie Family Favorite Cookbook  is now available for download on Kindle and iTunes...   Click on the links below to check it out: Kindle/ Amazon:   http://www.amazon.com/Cooking-Ruthie-Favorites-Cookbook-ebook/dp/B00FEX1C28/ iTunes for the iPad: … [Read more...]

Stocks, Sauces, and Knife Skills

Stocks, Sauces, and Knife Skills by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

These first three weeks of the Culinary Arts program have just flown by... I've really enjoyed it so far.   It's a rigorous schedule and a little bit tricky to find time to get everything done but so far so good :) We've been working on Stocks, Sauces, and Knife Skills like crazy! Let me introduce you to Chef John...   He's my instructor for the first block of classes and teaches … [Read more...]

My Culinary School Adventure

Culinary School by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

I've embarked on a new adventure!  Going back to school at 40 years old isn't all THAT scary, especially when it's to study the thing you love best... FOOD :) A little over a week ago I began the Culinary Arts Program at UVU and so far it's been a really great experience. First off, we aren't allowed to wear any make-up at all!  Next, no fingernail polish, or acrylic … [Read more...]

Chat with Ruthie Timp Hike

Chat with Ruthie Timp Hike by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

I've been wanting to share this amazing Timpanogos hike that I went on about a month ago with all of you AND now I'm just getting time to write about it... This was my first time to hike this side of the Timpanogos mountain here in Utah.  I went with a group of friends- one of which does this 14 mile hike every morning except for when there's snow on the ground.  He was on his 568th … [Read more...]

Moments of Sweetness

Moments of Sweetness by shecallsmemamaleisha on www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

I love having Aleisha from She Calls me Mama Leisha come and visit with us... she makes me smile- I love her! We'll let Aleisha take it from here with her touching, Moments of Sweetness...   I make an effort to recognize the "moments of sweetness" in my life. The moments that are typically small and obscure, that pass by as quickly as a blink or a breath.  The moments when … [Read more...]

How to STOP Mosquito Bite Itches

How to STOP Mosquito Bite Itches by www.whatscookingwithruthie.com

I have the coolest tip to share today- it's such a simple but totally awesome tip that works like a charm :) How to STOP Mosquito Bite Itches... This is the awesomest trick EVER.  Who would have thought that Icy Hot would be the secret to immediately stop the itchies from Mosquito Bites?! A friend of mine was on a hike and got pretty much eaten alive by Mosquito's.  He felt … [Read more...]

Dear Baby Girl


Dear Baby Girl, Right now, I am sitting in the shade of a large Maple tree, in a lounge chair, in your grandmother's backyard.  I am watching your brother and sister play in a plastic kiddie pool--splashing and sharing a hot pink floatie.  You, like an Olympic gymnast, are practicing your rolling dismount inside my belly. It is the Fourth of July; a festive, summertime holiday … [Read more...]