Chicago Style Dogs Grillathon

Chicago Style Dogs Grillathon get your summer grilling on with Ball Park® Park’s Finest hotdogs and a Chicago Style Toppings Bar!

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of Ball Park® brand. The opinions and text are all mine Chicago Style Dogs Grillathon- get your summer grilling on with Ball Park® Park’s Finest hotdogs and a Chicago Style Toppings Bar!  Have you guys heard about the The Finest Grillathon happening with Food Network in NYC in a couple of weeks?  You can enter to win a … [Read more...]

Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini

Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini on is new twist on the classic Italian Appetizer!

Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini is new twist on the classic Italian Appetizer!   I love Bruschetta!  It's one of my all time favorite appetizers... especially in the summer when my garden is producing tomatoes like crazy!  If you don't grow a garden or your tomatoes aren't producing yet- make a quick run to the local farmers market to find vine ripe … [Read more...]

Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese Grilled Cheese by is the delicious caprese flavors wrapped up in a grilled sandwich! YUM!!

Caprese Grilled Cheese is the delicious caprese flavors wrapped up in a grilled cheese sandwich! YUM!!    One of my very favorite flavor combinations is what's commonly known as "Caprese"- Tomato, Fresh Basil leaves, Fresh Mozzarella are just heaven to my taste buds so I figured I'd give these flavors a try in a grilled cheese sandwich!  After all it is National Grilled Cheese … [Read more...]

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon by a classic french dish you can make at home!

Beef Bourguignon is a classic French dish that has been adored for years and years!  It's comfort food at it's finest but don't worry it's simple enough to successfully make in your own kitchen!  When I first made this dish in Culinary School I was intrigued, reading over the recipe I thought it was sure to be a great dish.  I didn't realize exactly how delightful it truly was … [Read more...]

Homemade Rosemary Gnocchi with Bolagnaise Sauce

Homemade Gnocchi with Bolognese Sauce you'll be thrilled with how simple it is to make! by

  My heart sings when it comes to Italian food... oh my!  I absolutely adore it.  It's one of the main reasons I grow a garden... fresh basil galore!  AND I'm dreadfully missing that garden right now, it's out there all covered in snow :(  Remember my little DIY herb garden on the kitchen table? They're doing their best to hold me over until spring. My last term of Culinary … [Read more...]

Baked Shrimp and Feta

Baked Shrimp and Feta from Back Around the Table Cookbook on #recipe #shrimp #cooking

Food is comforting for all of us. I'm pretty sure I was Italian in another life- anything warm and smelling of Italian spices is just so comforting to me.  Add in a fresh baguette and Mama Mia! Perfecto. As I was reading through Back Around the Table: An “In the Kitchen with David” Cookbook from QVC’s Resident Foodie I just couldn't pass up his Baked Shrimp and Feta … [Read more...]

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup by

When I was a kid I had a passionate dislike for tomatoes~ mostly due to the fact that I'd a horrible allerigic reaction to them around the age of 6... resulting in being rushed to the hospital PLUS getting a BIG ole shot in the be-hinnie!  Ugh.  The memory still haunts me to this very day. Needless to say, my relationship with tomatoes didn't have the happiest of beginnings.  Over … [Read more...]

Bow Tie Pasta Salad

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Prepare yourselves... Jen from Bakerette is in the house! Whoot-woot :) Jen's brought a delicious Bow Tie Pasta Salad to share with us today and it looks so amazing! Without any further adieu- I'll turn y'all over to enjoy this delicious-ness...   Planning a picnic? Pack this pleasing Bow Tie Pasta Salad and get ready to relax because it is SO easy and SO … [Read more...]

Caprese Garlic Bread


I love having Jen from Bakerette come and visit... she always brings delicious recipes to share :) Today's recipe is right up my alley... Oh my.  I love, love, love all of these ingredient! YUM. I won't keep ya waiting any longer... Enjoy!   Kick your garlic bread up a notch with this Caprese Garlic Bread... This bread is totally worth every artery-clogging bite of cheese and … [Read more...]

Culinary Arts Tomato Sauce

Culinary Arts Tomato Sauce by

Most of you know that I started a Culinary Arts Program at a local university this fall AND about a week ago we had mid-terms... SCARY! Ohhh... K. Just kinda scary. Mid-term's were a little bit of a gamble... we had our names drawn for what we'd need to prepare for each cooking method.  Tomato Sauce was my Mother Sauce and I brought some of it home to share with y'all :) This … [Read more...]

Eggplant Penne Pasta Bake

Eggplant Penne Pasta Bake by

Where we live a large majority of people grow gardens, so you'll see tables or little shelters for neighborhood garden sharing.  The other day I was driving to school and noticed some lovely eggplant at our sharing table. Last year we had SO many and I didn't know quiet what to do with them all... so I didn't plant any this year.  I've missed them I guess because I stopped and grabbed … [Read more...]

Spinach Tomato Orzo Pasta

Spinach Tomato Orzo Pasta by bakertte on

Happy Friday!!  We are in the kitchen with Jen from Bakerette today.... she has brought a savory dish that I am dying to give a  try! Spinach Tomato Orzo Pasta AND with that- I'll let Jen take it from here :)   Hi, it's Jen from Bakerette and I'm so happy to be back here at Ruthie's awesome space to bring you something yummy again this month. Did August just sneak up on us? … [Read more...]