Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita on is a delightful classic combination!

Pizza Margherita is an Italian Classic that combines fresh ingredients with a whole wheat pizza crust- it's a hard one to beat in the summer when all of the ingredients are at their peak and fresh off the vine! Not to mention that I am a little over-the-top when it comes to fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil!  Oh my.  I adore them :) Do you remember my Bruschetta and … [Read more...]

Grilled Corn, Tomato, and Arugula Salad

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Miss Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish is here visiting with us today~ I love having her on our Creative Team! I can't wait for you to see her Grilled Corn, Tomato, and Arugula Salad~ YUMMY! Enjoy.... I expanded my garden this year and each morning before anyone else is awake I grab a cup of coffee and head out to the garden to check on how things are growing! I planted peppers this … [Read more...]

Alfredo Basil Chicken Penne

Alfredo Basil Chicken Penne on is a one pot wonder the whole family will love!!

Alfredo Basil Chicken Penne is quick and easy to make;  a savory one-pot-wonder the whole family will love!!    Alfredo Basil Chicken Penne is one our families favorites- especially in the summer time when tomatoes are in season!  Home grown tomatoes are almost the entire reason I grow a garden, well, that and the fresh basil :) I like to cook with whole grain or whole wheat … [Read more...]

Rustic Tomato Basil Tart

Rustic Tomato Basil Tart on is a delightful appetizer or lunch!

Rustic Tomato Basil Tart-  is packed with fresh tomatoes, basil, and topped off with parmesan cheese and makes a delightful appetizer or lunch!  I love the summertime when fresh tomatoes and basil are so readily available everywhere, especially if you grow a garden.  I love tomatoes and basil paired together- they're so flavorful and delicious; the perfect compliment to each … [Read more...]

Country Italian Salad

Country Italian Salad on is packed with good for you ingredients!

Country Italian Salad- crisp greens, white beans, tomatoes, peppers, shaved cucumber, and parmesan cheese are the makings of a beautiful salad!   Beautiful and Delicious too!  I love salads, especially in the summer time, they're refreshing and light and taste amazing when the temperatures are so hot outside.  It's okay to admit that I totally have a thing for Italy, right?! … [Read more...]

Cucumber Tomato Basil Salad

Cucumber Tomato Basil Salad on is a quick and easy summer salad!

Cucumber Tomato Basil Salad is made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil!  Topped off with your favorite balsamic vinegar and olive oil.   I love these flavors together in the summertime, it makes the perfect light lunch when served with a slice of crusty artisan bread- don't forget some additional olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping!  YUMMMMM. It's … [Read more...]

Spring Chicken Pesto Alfredo Penne

Pesto Alfredo Chicken Penne on is a quick and easy idea for your dinner!

*This post is sponsored by Bertolli® Brand Spring Pesto Alfredo Chicken Penne is a quick and easy idea for dinner tonight!  It's as easy as opening up a bottle of Bertolli® Creamy Alfredo Sauce, adding some pesto, and topping it off with shredded chicken breast, heirloom tomatoes, and parmesan cheese!!  Wha-la.  Dinner's ready by the time the pasta's done cooking. You know how … [Read more...]

Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce with Tortellini

Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce with Tortellini by is the BEST sauce in the world!

Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce with Tortellini is the BEST tomato sauce in the whole entire world!   Oh my gosh!  Y'all are not going to believe how delicious it is... you'll just have to make it and see for yourselves exactly what I'm talking about! This Roasted Tomato Sauce is wonderful on any pasta~ gnocchi, penne, or cheese tortellini's!  It's ALL in the sauce.  That's the … [Read more...]

Stacked Caprese Salad

Stacked Caprese Salad on is a beautiful salad for any occasion!

Stacked Caprese Salad is so beautiful and so simple to make - it's the perfect salad for any occasion!   I love Caprese everything!  Oh my.  I love it so much!  Heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and just the right amount of fresh basil and olive oil completely makes my heart melt.  I'm sure I must have been Italian in another life :) Stacked Caprese Salad   Print … [Read more...]

Greek Quinoa Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms

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Miss Amanda from High Heels to Hot Wheels is here to visit with us! Oh my.  Her Greek Quinoa Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms look just wonderful and the perfect appetizer for the upcoming holidays! Hello, everyone at What's Cooking with Ruthie, it's Amanda from High Heels to Hot Wheels! I sure have missed being here with you all, but have been a little bit pre-occupied with life with … [Read more...]

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

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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...]

Shrimp and Tomato Pasta

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We are cooking up a savory masterpiece with Amanda from High Heels to Hot Wheels today... Shrimp & Tomato Pasta looks just mouth-watering! I'm SO jealous that Amanda is cooking out of her garden already!!  I'm getting ours planted today...  can't wait to create all kinds of garden fresh recipes this summer :) I'll turn it on over to Amanda....   Hey guys at What's Cooking … [Read more...]