What’s Cooking in your kitchen (week 12)

What’s Cooking in your kitchen

What's Cooking in your kitchen by whatscookingwithruthie.com


As summer is winding down around our house, life has been a little crazy!!   A couple of weekends out of town for little vacations with the kids, helping my oldest daughter get settled in college, rearranging/redecorating/reorganizing (which isn’t all done) kids rooms… WHEW!   It’s been a bit of circus!!



Last week, I was able to go to a really nice event hosted by Mom’s Best Media!   We had a fabulous dinner provided by Kneaders, reviewed awesome products by a ton of different brands, and helped increase awareness for the Riverside Rape Crisis Center.  You can help the cause by signing up for a giveaway and reviewing some of the newest products at Mom’s Best Media!  Mom’s Best Media will be donating an emergency kit to the rape crisis center for every 100 votes.  Be sure to stop by and enter to support a good cause!


Ruthie and Friends at Mom's Best Media event

Ruthie and Friends at Mom’s Best Media event


I was lucky enough to win that adorable bracelet I’m wearing in the photo above from Jeka Tree… take a look at all their other fun stuff!!

Jeka Tree at Mom's Best Media

Jeka Tree at Mom’s Best Media

AND in the middle of all that we’re working on my blog redesign… SORRY it’s been kind of a mess!  We’ve finally gotten some of it figured out :)  Thanks for your patience…

NOW, Back to What’s Cooking… in your kitchen!

What’s Cooking… in your kitchen?


A Weekly Dinner Menu Round-Up


Sometimes we all need a little help figuring out what to make for dinner!  What’s Cooking… in your kitchen, is a Dinner Menu Round-Up that will help take the guess work out of dinner!


Monday:  this looks so fun by BS recipes!

Real Taco Pie

Tuesday: I LOVE quinoa and this looks divine by Baking with Blondie...

Blackened Chicken and Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Wednesday:  I want to eat these right now from I {heart} nap time!!

Green Chile Enchiladas

Thursday:  Here’s a yummy recipe from WCw/R this past week…

Chicken Garden Pasta Salad by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Chicken Garden Pasta Salad

Friday Date night/ family pizza night/ leftover night…. in other words, TAKE THE NIGHT OFF!!

Saturday:  OK… wow!!  These look amazing and it’s not just cuz I love Boston Cream Doughnuts!  Look at these from Country Cleaver.com

Boston Cream Pie Pancakes

Sunday: I LOVE a crockpot dish on Sunday’s… this one looks delish from Southern Cooking Girl!

Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne This chicken was DIVINE!!!! It was so so good I really could have made myself sick if we would have had more left because I would have kept on chowing down!! The pasta, it was ok. It lacked flavor. But I find whole wheat pasta always tastes more cardboardy. And instead of half and half, I used skim milk! So yeah that was probably part of the problem, cutting calories never gives the same great flavor. But I will add pesto to the sauce next time.1/2 bottle of lawrys Herb and Garlic Marinade2 large spoonfuls of Pesto 2 boneless chicken breasts. Cut chicken into one inch strips. Using same knife make slits into chicken. Pour lawrys marinade and pesto over chicken. Marinate over night (I did mine Sunday morning and cooked mine Monday evening so it marinated a while!!)Sauce:8 ounces of your choice of pasta (I used whole wheat penne) 2 tablespoons of olive oil3 cloves of garlic2 spoonfuls of pesto1/2 cup of chicken broth8 ounces of tomato sauce 1 cup of half and halfBoil water and start on noodles.Pour entire batch of chicken, marinade and all, into skillet and cook chicken fully (the marinade will evaporate/cook down)Heat olive oil, cook garlic. Add pesto. Simmer in chicken broth until half has cooked down. Add tomato sauce. Then add milk. Simmer for 5 minutes. Toss pasta in. Add flour if it needs to be thickened. Place chicken on top. Source:http://www.plainchicken.com/2009/08/grilled-chicken-tomato-cream-sauce.html?m=1

Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne

Dessert:  Be sure to try out my Gram’s Chocolate Chip Squares from WCw/R’s Blogiversary yesterday!!

Gram's Chocolate Chip Squares by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Gram’s Chocolate Chip Squares

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  1. Mary Burgin says

    Thanks so much for the excellent crepe recipe! I had tried so many over the years, and they were always wrong! They were more like swedish pancakes–which are much thicker than I wanted. This recipe works very well.
    Thanks so much again,

  2. says

    Mary Burgin commented on Whats Cooking With Ruthie:

    Thanks so much for the excellent crepe recipe! I had tried so many over the years, and they were always wrong! They were more like swedish pancakes–which are much thicker than I wanted. This recipe works very well.
    Thanks so much again,

    • Ruth says

      You’re totally welcome :) I’m SO glad they’re what you were looking for… we love them too! SO quick, easy, and fun not to mention delicious!!

    • Ruth says

      I can’t wait to try your quinoa recipe.. it looks simply amazing! I love your blog too… everything looks wonderful :) I’m finding you on social media right now!!