DIY Deck Project

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Welcome to my happy place :) I love being outdoors and having a comfortable outdoor living space is still possible even on a budget. Here's my little deck before I took on my DIY Deck Project, the furniture was hand-me-down's AND it looked a little something like this... I've always try to bloom where I'm planted by making living spaces inviting and enjoyable.  I was … [Read more...]

Blackberry Barista Balsamic Mascarpone Tartlettes

Blackberry Barista Balsamic Mascarpone Tartlette by

Oh my goodness... Y'all are going to fall-head-over-heels in love with my Blackberry Barista Balsamic Mascarpone Tartlettes! For reals. I was thrilled to be chosen for the Girard's Culinary Collective Recipe Challenge and SO excited to be able to create an original recipe using Girards Dressings. Oh. my. gosh.  I have loved Girards Dressings forever- you too, right?! They … [Read more...]

S’mores Rice Krispie Treats

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S'mores Rice Krispie Treats are the best of both worlds...  chocolate and vanilla all dressed up and ready to share at any end of the summer get togethers.   S'mores Rice Krispie Treats   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Ruthie Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 12 Ingredients 1 Tbsp butter 1 (16oz) package mini … [Read more...]

Everyones a Winner Birthday Giveaway

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We're celebrating around here today!  Whoot-whoot! It's  Cooking with Ruthie's 3rd birthday party and we're so happy you came :) Our fabulous group of bloggers and y'all are here to get 'jiggy with it'. The best part is... EVERYONE'S a winner!   Everyone's a Winner:  FREE itunes download of Cooking with Ruthie's Family Favorites Cookbook!! Grand Prize:  $300.00 IKEA gift … [Read more...]

Be an Overcomer

Be an Overcomer by

Life. Is full of highs and lows, ups and downs. Like the ocean... tossing to and fro. Everyone of us experiences pain, loss, and tough times. Sometimes~ all we can do is hold on and let the ocean run it's course. This life is a journey! It all has a purpose. We are here to learn and grow and become better people. Everything has it's opposite; day/night, good/bad, … [Read more...]

Super Saturday #57

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Woohoo! Welcome to the party, everyone! We're excited to see what you've been working on. The link up is live and ready for you to share your projects, just make sure you follow the guidelines below: When you link up, you are giving us permission to feature your project on our blogs and social media with a link back to you. We'll feature our favorite projects from this weekend's party … [Read more...]

4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Jen from Bakerette is here with us today! She brought along a savory 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pot Roast dinner and I wish I had some to eat right now :) Hello Cooking With Ruthie fans. It's Jen from and I'm back to invade Ruthie's space and share with you a very simple recipe designed for the working mom who doesn't have time to cook all day but it tastes like you … [Read more...]

Back to School Ideas

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Wow, is anyone else having a hard time accepting that it is the middle of August? Summer just flew by! If your kids (or the kids in your neighborhood) haven't started school already, then it's just around the corner. 'Tis the season for going back-to-school, so it should be no surprise that a lot of the projects and recipes that were shared this weekend during Super Saturday #56 shared … [Read more...]

Tips for Zesting

Tips for Zesting by

  Tips for Zesting will add color and flavor pops to your favorite recipes. This video shows some of my favorite zesting tools along with some quick and easy zesting tips!   You may find some of my other videos helpful too... Kitchen Tip Series… how to cut an Onion Kitchen Tip Series… how to cut a Pineapple Kitchen Tip Series… how to cut an Avocado Kitchen Tip … [Read more...]

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad by

Did y'all see the IKEA Sweidsh Crayfish Party this Friday, August 15th?  It's happening at the Draper, UT location- come and enjoy this all-you-can-eat Swedish Traditional Feast at 1:30, 4:00, or 6:30 pm MST ! I'll be there with some of my family and friends at 6:30pm so come on over and hang out with us :)   Now, on to todays delicious recipe... I love my garden and … [Read more...]

Smore Cookie Bars

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Summer-time means fun get togethers with family and friends and of course~ fabulous food too. I made up this Smore Cookie Bars recipe because sometimes we just can't roast and toast over a fire, when hungry little hands are waiting! Smore Cookie Bars   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 35 mins   Author: Ruthie Serves: 12 Ingredients … [Read more...]

DIY French Cloche

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You are in for a treat!  Dru from Polkadot Poplar has brought a really fabulous project to share with us today. I totally adore this DIY French's too cute!  I wasn't familiar with a Cloche- they're awesome. I've totally got to make one. Enjoy... Hello!  I hope you all are enjoying your summer. Today I want to share with you one of my favorite items to decorate my … [Read more...]