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.
It’s hard to believe that my blogging journey began almost five years ago. I am so grateful. It has helped me expand, reach, and grow in innumerable ways. It’s given me the opportunity to share my passion for food.
This is a photo of me and my Grandma Louise; we called her Gram. I grew up in the kitchen cooking with my Mom and Gram. From both of them, I developed a love of cooking and of sharing recipes too. From a young age, I was interested in everything about food and loved spending time helping, learning, and connecting with them in the kitchen. I look back now with so many fond memories of those times.
As I grew so did my passion. I loved trying new recipes or attempting to create my own, I was encouraged to explore and the kitchen became my playground. I was continually growing and learning through my failures and successes, I’d give everything a try both savory and sweet- nothing scared me.
Time passed and I got married, began a family, and moved around the country. I would host neighborhood potluck lunches, attend area events, and absorb the culture all through the amazing platform of food. I began to see that the beautiful experiences in my life were tied together by the common thread of food. It was like the beginning of a index file in my mind; an ever evolving book of life in the form of recipes. It began cultivating in me a desire to share, in some form or fashion this expanding cookbook of my life. Recipes are so much more than ratios and combinations of flavors for me, they are memories. They connect me to all the places I’ve lived, the people I’ve loved, and memories I don’t ever want to forget.
My life has been a journey… I loved food but there was a time that it was not loving me back. As a result I was over very weight about 17 years ago. I’ve written about my weight loss story part A and part B in hopes that others’ might gain something from sharing this experience. As my blog evolved I added some Home and Garden, DIY/Crafts, Personal/Life Style posts and a little of whatever happens to be ‘cookin’ around our house.
I’m sure I have a bazillion (yep, I know that’s not really a number) mistakes and typo’s BUT I love this 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’ve made, the things I’ve learned, and the ability to share some of Gods light along this blogging journey. AND oh how I love to cook. (yah, eat too!)
Fall of 2013 begun a new adventure in my foodie life! I started the Culinary Arts Program at UVU, a local university. I’m excited to share my culinary journey with all of my readers. Click here to read about my Culinary School Adventures.
I became a Chef and graduated the UVU Culinary Arts Program on May 1, 2015 – read here about my fabulous Graduation Day!
Recipes have a way of connecting friends, families, and generations. Some of our most memorable moments are usually shared around a table with the people we love. I hope through my blog you feel like you’re sitting with me at my kitchen table sharing a delightful piece of cake, talking about life, and enjoying the communal sharing of recipes.
Much Love and Peace~
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Food Contributor~ Julie from Confessions of a Cooking Diva
Julie is the recipe developer, photographer and writer of Confessions of a Cooking Diva. Julie comes from a long line of family cooks, but never had to the desire to step into the kitchen until 10 years ago and now you can’t keep her out.