Mini Caprese Salad Skewers

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Kami from No Diets Allowed is here visiting with us today. She's sharing her Mini Caprese Salad Skewers!  Which look amazing. I absolutely LOVE everything caprese :)  It's one of my all time favorite flavor combinations!  What a fun healthy and festive appetizer for the Holidays. I'll turn it on over to Kami...   Mini Caprese Salad Skewers   Print Prep time … [Read more...]


Ratatouille by

I have a confession... I hadn't ever made Ratatouille before recently making it in Culinary School! WHAT?  I know. It's SO good AND it has pasta in it so, what in the world was I thinking??   I promise you'll absolutely love this recipe! Ratatouille   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Ruthie Recipe type: Main … [Read more...]

Culinary Arts Tomato Sauce

Culinary Arts Tomato Sauce by

Most of you know that I started a Culinary Arts Program at a local university this fall AND about a week ago we had mid-terms... SCARY! Ohhh... K. Just kinda scary. Mid-term's were a little bit of a gamble... we had our names drawn for what we'd need to prepare for each cooking method.  Tomato Sauce was my Mother Sauce and I brought some of it home to share with y'all :) This … [Read more...]

Eggplant Penne Pasta Bake

Eggplant Penne Pasta Bake by

Where we live a large majority of people grow gardens, so you'll see tables or little shelters for neighborhood garden sharing.  The other day I was driving to school and noticed some lovely eggplant at our sharing table. Last year we had SO many and I didn't know quiet what to do with them all... so I didn't plant any this year.  I've missed them I guess because I stopped and grabbed … [Read more...]

Linguini with Skinny White Sauce

Linguini with White Cream Sauce by

Y'all know how much I love pasta and Linguini with Skinny White Sauce is absolutely wonderful! Linguini with Skinny White Sauce   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Ruthie Recipe type: Main Dish Serves: 8 Ingredients 3 tsp olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1½ C vegetable broth 4 oz neufchâtel cream cheese … [Read more...]

Margherita Naan Bread Pizza

Marherita Naan Bread Pizza by

Can you all believe how fast the summer is flying by?   The kids already started back to school last week and I can hardly believe it! You're just going to love how easy and delicious these Margherita Naan Bread Pizza are... Margherita Naan Bread Pizza   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 8 mins Total time 18 mins   Author: Ruthie Recipe type: Main … [Read more...]

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup by

I shared this fabulous  Tomato Basil Soup over with Desiree at the36thAVENUE  last week and of course I had to share it with all of you too!  It's absolutely wonderful and goes perfectly with the Avocado Havarti Grilled Cheese sandwich that I posted last week too :) I was so happy to get to hang out and visit with Desiree at a blogging conference a few weeks ago.  We had dinner at a … [Read more...]

Avocado Havarti Grilled Cheese

Avocado Havarti Grilled Cheese by

Avocado Havarti Grilled Cheese is just about the yummiest little concoction I've come up with yet :) 5.0 from 1 reviews Avocado Havarti Grilled Cheese   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Author: Ruthie Recipe type: Sandwich Serves: 1 Ingredients 2 slices whole grain bread (I used squaw bread) ½ an avocado, mashed 1 … [Read more...]

Alfredo Chicken French Bread Pizza

Chicken Alfredo French Bread Pizza by

Alfredo Chicken French Bread Pizza is a quick and easy dinner the whole family will love!  The best part about this recipe is that the crust stays crisp and it turns out deliciously perfect every time :) Alfredo Chicken French Bread Pizza   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 6 mins Total time 16 mins   Author: Ruthie Recipe type: Main Dish Serves: 6 … [Read more...]

Pesto Bruschetta

Pesto Bruschetta by

Pesto Bruschetta We grow a beautiful garden... take a look at How our garden grows from seeds to harvesting this year.   About this time of year I'm trying to figure out what to do with all of our abundant harvest!  We share a lot with family and friends AND I get to come up with fun recipes for our family to enjoy.  We planted 6 Basil plants this year and everyone of them is just … [Read more...]

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad by

Caprese Salad Caprese Salad is a beautiful arrangement of heirloom tomatoes fresh from our garden!  This salad tastes like a little bit of heaven... fresh ingredients make all the difference!  If you don't grow a garden then be sure to look at your local farmer's market for heirloom variety tomatoes or this salad is also good with fresh tomatoes of any variety!   Caprese … [Read more...]

Food Styling with Ikea

Food Styling with Ikea by

Food Styling with Ikea   A couple of weeks ago I went to a Snap/Ikea event that was SO much fun!!   To start off our morning we were treated to breakfast, Ikea style!!  I was so impressed with the Ikea food... I loved the Breakfast Potatoes and Swedish Pancakes!  Yum!!  After eating and visiting with some of the other 75 bloggers that were there, we were each … [Read more...]