Hi! I’m Ruthie…
I’m a mom to 3 amazing kids and 2 dogs. We love our dogs SO much that they have their own page… check it out here- Jack and Lila
This site came to be in the summer of 2010… my Grandma Louise had a cooking show in the 60’s, which was the inspiration for my blog. You can read more about ‘What’s Cooking with Louise’ here.
I grew up cooking with my Mom and Gram in the kitchen. I learned the love of cooking and sharing recipes from both of them. I’ve always loved to collected recipes, as I began to learn techniques to make food healthier and lower in calories, while still keeping all the flavor- I started developing recipes of my own. I loved food but it was not loving me and as a result I was quiet over weight about 14 years ago. I’ve written about my weight loss story part A and part B in hopes that maybe others’ can gain something from my experience.
Eventually, I found I needed a creative outlet AND a fun way to share my passion. So, that was the beginning of this blog.
I’m sure I have a bazillion (yep, I know that’s not really a number) mistakes and typo’s BUT… I love this little space. I’m SO happy to learn, and grow, and cook, AND become great friends with all of you! I AM so grateful for the friends I have made, the things I have learned, and the ability to share some of Gods light along this blogging journey. Thanks for spending time with me- I love to have you visit! Please come back again soon.
Fall of 2013 has begun a new adventure in my foodie life! I’ve started the Culinary Arts Program at UVU, a local university. I’m excited to share my culinary journey with all of my readers. Search under Chat with Ruthie to find the latest posts.
Our Creative Team~ Monthly Contributors!
I’m so happy to introduce you these totally awesome ladies that are our Monthly Contributors! Each of them is super talented and I’m excited to have them share a little of those talents with us each month…
Kids Craft Contributor~ Rachel from I heart Crafty Things
Lifestyle Contributor~ Alisha from She Calls me Momma Leisha
Aleisha is a lover of cookies, wearer of lipstick, and shopper of shoes! She is an avid reader, Diet Coke drinker, terrible singer, and a cheeseburger connoisseur. She is an advocate of motherhood and a believer in strengthening and supporting women, She is a mother, a wife, a blogger and a writer.
Aleisha has always loved to write. She has fond memories of writing and illustrating children’s books as an eight-year-old, and then trying to sell them to her neighbors for a quarter! Her passion for writing led her to pursue an English degree from Utah State University. She graduated with an emphasis in Literary Studies. Her beloved blog, “She Calls Me Mama Leisha”, began as a creative outlet and a way for her to document her life as a busy mother. She writes about the humorous moments in the every day that add a touch of sparkle and sunshine to life. Recently her short story, “Mom Song”, won first place in a national literature competition, sponsored by American Mothers, Inc. She has written for the Time out for Women Website, the national various local businesses, and was voted one of Mom’s Circle, “Top 25 Moms with Style.” She feels blessed to be, “Mama Leisha,” and recognizes it as her greatest accomplishment.
You can laugh, and learn, and cry along with her at www.callsmemamaleisha.com
Carrie Swenson is the founder of MyRecipeConfessions.com. MyRecipeConfessions.com is a food blog were she confesses all her recipe secrets and adventures.
She has been playing in the kitchen and developing new recipes since she was nine years old. However, she has always had a love for all things food and feeding others for as long as she can remember.
Carrie has worked in the food/catering business off and on since she was eighteen. She graduated in Culinary Arts in 2010.
She has been married to her best friend David for 14 years now and is a stay at home mom to their five children, four of which are boys. There is never a dull or quite moment in the Swenson household.
Carrie started her blog in October 2013 as a creative outlet for her recipes. Recently she has started sharing some of her DIY projects as well.
She has demonstrated recipes, party ideas, and crafts on ABC 4’s Good Things Utah, KUTV 2 Fresh Living, and KSL’s Studio 5.
In her spare time you can find Carrie hanging out with her family, shopping, cooking, creating new crafts, and reading.