Bourbon Spiced Pecans

Bourbon Spiced Pecans will be the hit of your next party! by on

Hey guys! This is Amanda from High Heels to Hot Wheels! Long time, no see and thank you very much for having me back! Ruthie has been so sweet and patient with my crazy, chaotic life these days as a working mom of two with a traveling husband and a big time unexpected move thrown in right at Christmas. It kind of felt like everything in life was put on hold for a bit, so I am so super … [Read more...]

Pecan Caramel Turtles

Pecan Caramel Turtles are a simple to make holiday classic! by

Y'all are just going to love this simple to make holiday classic... Pecan Caramel Turtles.  Oh my goodness.  They're wonderful and will please everyone on your 'nice' list this year. Pecan Caramel Turtles   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Ruthie Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 9 Ingredients 27 pecan halves 9 squares … [Read more...]

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes will become a Holiday tradition at your table! by #holidays #recipes #sweetpotatoes

Our Thanksgiving Blogger 2014 is in full swing!  Have you been around to visit the other bloggers and all their yumminess?? Ashlee from Ashlee Jesseca from Butter with a Side of Bread Kara from Creations by Aimee from Like Mother Like Ruthie from Cooking with It's SO worth a visit... I promise!  I'll totally testify to the fact every … [Read more...]

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad by on

I'm so happy to have Kami from No Diets Allowed here with us today! Kami is just adorable and you'd never guess she's about to give birth to her second baby!  Needless to say she's going to be busy for a few months but once she's back in the swing of things she'll be with us again. I love to eat salads in the summer and I'd love to Kami's  Spinach Strawberry Salad right now, … [Read more...]

Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken


I'm excited to have Jen from Bakerette here to share her Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken! It looks amazing so I won't keep y'all waiting any longer :)   Hello Ruthie and WCWR readers. It's me, Jen, from Bakerette and I'm glad to be back. Did you know that Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken lasts about 1 minute? It's so weird how that works. One moment it's on the table, the next … [Read more...]

Surprise Monkey Bread

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I'm happy to report that I survived my week of finals.  Whew!   What a fun and busy term.  I'm super happy to be on winter break for the next couple of weeks:) My cute friend, Jen from Bakerette is here to share a delicious breakfast or brunch idea... Surprise Monkey Bread and let me tell you, it looks to-die-for delicious!   Hey, It's Jen from Bakerette and I'm excited to be … [Read more...]

Skinny Banana Chip Cake

Skinny Banana Chip Cake by

   Skinny Banana Chip Cake is a fabulously delicious way to have your cake and eat too (with less calories!)…   5.0 from 1 reviews Skinny Banana Chip Cake   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 50 mins Total time 1 hour 5 mins   Author: Ruthie Recipe type: Dessert Serves: 10 Ingredients 1 (15.25 oz) yellow cake mix 1¼ C water 3 eggs or … [Read more...]

Italian Cream Cake

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Hi y'all, I'm Jen at and it's good to be back at What's Cooking With Ruthie...     How many of you like coconut in your cake? I LOVE me some coconut. I love coconut in pies, breads, and I even love coconut milk! (Coconut milk is great with smoothies, by the way). This cake is REALLY good. About as good as Dancing With The Stars, but better, because I'm … [Read more...]

Carrot Squash Cake

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Hello all! I'm Jen and I will be a regular monthly contributor to What's Cooking With Ruthie. I'm honored to be able to share with you some of my upcoming recipes at and YOU, my dear friends, get the first sneak peak! This blood curdling cold weather has managed to sabotage my fitness regimen and I've fallen into a lazy slump. I don't even remember the last time I … [Read more...]

Cranberry Chocolate Scones

Cranberry-Chocolate-Scones by bakerette at

Greetings! I'm Jen and I'm thrilled Ruthie asked me to come back and share with you another favorite recipe of mine from my blog! I love to share really cool recipes, trends, insights, and ideas I come across every day. I’d love it if you stopped by to “taste” a little of what Bakerette's all about.   Can I just tell you that I went nearly 2 years without refined … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole by

Sweet Potato Casserole I am seriously SO happy to share this delicious recipe with all of you!  Sweet Potato Casserole is my Best Friend, Carol's recipe and it is just amazing... we always ask her to make it every year at the Holidays and this year I was able to snap a photo before it was completely devoured :) Sweet Potato Casserole...   Print Prep time 20 mins … [Read more...]

Gateau de Sirop

Gateau de Sirop by

Gateau de Sirop     Gateau de Sirop is a rustic and humble Canjun cake recipe from Louisiana.  To tell you the truth the name intrigued me when I ran across this recipe in last months issue of Eating Well magazine.  I figured I had everything in my pantry and why not give it a try?  SO,  I did and how did it go over?? Well, there were mixed reviews.  I liked it, my husband … [Read more...]