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It’s wonderful to meet you!

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Cooking with Ruthie had it’s humble beginning in the summer of 2011, when the desire to share the love of all things food could no longer be contained. The CWR blogging journey was inspired by Grandma Louise (Gram) and her cooking show in the 1960’s.

Read more about Gram’s Show  ‘What’s Cooking with Louise’

Ruthie grew up in the kitchen cooking with her Mom and Gram, where she developed a love of cooking and sharing recipes. From a young age she was interested in everything food and loved spending time helping, learning, and connecting in the kitchen. Ruthie looks back now with so many joyful memories of those times with both of them. 

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Hi! I’m Ruthie…the Chef and creative mind behind

Cooking with Ruthie 

I’m passionate about loving life! I’m a chef who loves to travel and bring cuisines, cultures, and culinary adventures to your kitchen. I sit as alumni on the Culinary Arts Institute Board at UVU Culinary Arts School and enjoy cooking on FOX13 once a month. I have experience in food writing, recipe development, and food photography for fortune 500 companies such as Kroger, Starbucks Coffee,,  and more.

I live in Salt Lake City, Utah and am a mom to three fabulous children, one awesome son-in-law, and an adoring “Gigi” (hip for grandma) to Carter, Charlie and Brooks.

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Ruthie’s oldest daughter, Madeliene Louise, joined the Cooking with Ruthie team in 2017. Since then, she’s helped behind-the-scenes in many aspects of running!  

I love creating Cooking with Ruthie to share with you!

Grateful to have you a part of our CWR family on the blog and on our social media platforms too! I continue to be authentic to our brand and loyal to our readers, I do not out source any of our blog work. I create each and every post which come from the joyfulness of my heart.

I hope you feel my passion for Recipes, Travel, & the wide variety of Etceteras all of which are created from our life experiences. (Because we just like to keep it real around here!)

I hope you are inspired to create in your kitchens, explore the world and find joy in all the many aspects of living! I’m grateful for the learning, growing and joy of the blog journey.

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Thank you visiting! 

Thank you for stopping by, I love our readers! Please reach out if you have questions or comments via our email: ruthie at cookingwithruthie (dot) com

One more thing before you go. . .

I love creating recipes and sharing our adventures with you, so if you can do us a huge favor it’d really support us! It’s easier to stay motivated to share our best with you when I hear from you! I adore our readers and it really makes my day to get comments, social tags/shares, or pins that you save for later to share with your family and friends! My heart sings when you do–I SEE you and do my very best to respond to all the love! It also amps up that mo-jo so I get lots of awesome things done around here.   

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Thanks for sharing in the CWR blog-love!

Love Always,