Crockpot Bolognese Sauce

Hi Guys, I have a crock pot recipe for you today.  This is easy and will last for several meals.  I finally got around to making some Bolognese sauce in the crockpot and it came out great.  This was a recipe that I have wanted to make for some time now and I finally got to do it.

The only part of this recipe that will take some effort is cooking the meats, but the rest is just dump and let the crockpot do the work.   This recipe is done doubled so you can reduce the ingredients by half if needed.  Why I made this a double batch was to freeze the rest so later I had some sauce to pull out of my freezer for the work nights I just didn’t want to cook.

I hope you enjoy and let me know if you tried this recipe and how you liked it.



2 bay leaves
1 onion diced
3 celery stalks diced
1/2 cup carrots diced
1/2 cup of white wine
4 large cans of crushed tomatoes
3 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp sugar
1 6oz can tomato paste
2 tsp basil
2 or 3 cups beef broth
1 or 2 tsp parsley
4 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 package Italian sausage
2 lbs ground beef

Using an 8 qtr crockpot
Cook the ground beef and drain any fat from it and add to crockpot.  Cook the Italian sausage with casing removed into small pieces and drain any fat from it then put in crockpot.
Then add in the remaining ingredients stirring as you add the ingredients.
Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.  Taste sauce half way through cooking time for additional seasoning.
Let sauce cool completely and the put in containers and freeze.


Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

Hi Guys, Here is another easy recipe that you are going to like.

I don’t have the time to make cinnamon rolls so I found the next best thing.  These are so easy and all ingredients can be bought from Aldi which you know I love.  These will differently fulfill the cinnamon roll craving.

The recipe is below and I also have a video on these.  The link to my YouTube channel is below.

Ruthy’s Hangout my YouTube channel




1 package of crescent roll

3 to 4 tbsp. cinnamon

½ cup brown sugar

2 tbsp. butter melted

½ cup powder sugar

1 to 2 tbsp. milk or heavy cream


Mix together cinnamon and brown sugar until well incorporated

Open crescent rolls and separate them into triangles

Take about 1 tablespoon of cinnamon brown sugar mix and put onto crescents

Then roll them up per package directions

Then brush on the melted butter

Bake per the package directions

Let cool for about 2 minutes and then drizzle the frosting on.


Mix together the powder sugar and milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency you want.  Set aside.




Air Fryer Spanish Chicken Legs

Hi Guys, you all should know by now that I have a air fryer and I’m really enjoying using it.  I  have so many things that I want to share with you using the air fryer and this recipe is one of them.  Now I originally made this chicken by frying it in oil.  I am now going to show you what the air fryer does to the same recipe.  (The ingredients are below and the full recipe you can find on my site).

These chicken legs came out amazingly in the air fryer and my family just loved them.  We could not believe how crispy, tender, and juicy the chicken came out using the air fryer.  It tasted better than being fried in oil.  I will never fry chicken in oil again thanks to the air fryer.




1 tsp. adobo

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1 pk sazon

½ tsp. sazon complete

Non-stick spray or a sprayer bottle with oil


Using the chicken setting on the air fryer 370 for 20 minutes.  I cooked for them 10 more minutes on 370 for a total of 30 minutes turning them every 15 minutes.   Don’t these look so good.



Crockpot Sweet and Tangy Meatballs

Hi Guys, this recipe is a popular one on the internet and I wanted to give it a try.  This is so easy and it is great for parties, game days, social gatherings you name it.

The flavor of these meatballs are great and I know once you give these a try you will love them too.  This recipe is something that I will be keeping for those last-minute need to bring something events.  I know you will feel the same once you try them.   I hope you try and enjoy.



1 package of frozen meatball

1 14 oz. jar of grape jelly

1 12 oz. jar of chili sauce



in a bowl add in the grape jelly and chili sauce and mix them well together.

Then put the meatballs in a 6 quart crock pot and add in the jelly and chili sauce and stir well.  Cook on high for about 2 to 3 hours making sure the sauce is coating the meatballs well.

Serve with a toothpick as a snack, or as a main dish with potatoes or rice.

Double Chocolate Cranberry Chunkies (Aldi Cookie Recipe)

Hi guys,  here is a great cookie recipe that I found in a Aldi cookie book I have.  I didn’t even remember that I had this book and I was very happy and surprised.  I don’t know if they even sell these anymore and I sure don’t remember when I got this or purchased it, but I am sharing this recipe so you can enjoy another awesome cookie recipe that is budget friendly.

All ingredients here can be purchased which I alway love.  The name of this cookie book is”Home for the Holidays” and it was done by



1 ½ bars (10.58 ounces each) Austrian milk chocolate

1-¾ cups flour

1/3 cup baking cocoa

½ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

1-cup (2 sticks) butter softened

1-cup sugar

½ cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

¾ cup dried cranberries

Additional sugar for dipping


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Chop chocolate bars into small chunks to measure 2 cups and set aside.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside.  Beat butter, 1-cup sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl on medium speed using a hand mixer until light and fluffy.   Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended.  Gradually beat in the flour mixture on low-speed until blended.  Then stir in chocolate chunks and cranberries.

Drop dough by ¼ cup full onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart.  Flatten dough to 2 inches in diameter with a bottom of a glass that has been dipped in sugar.

Bake 11 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set.  Cool cookies 2 minutes on cookie sheet before moving to wire cooling rack.



Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Hi Guys, I have another recipe for you to try.  This is quick and easy and is great for dipping your veggies in.  I found this on Pinterest and did some slight changes to it so my family would like it, and they did.

This dip is also great for office parties, game days get togethers and so on.  I hope you give this a try and let me know if you liked it.



1 to 2 cloves of garlic minced

1 14 oz. jar of roasted red peppers (drained)

1 8 oz. package of cream cheese (soften)

¼ cup mayonnaise

2 to 3 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste


Using a food processor add in the garlic and pulse until finely minced.  Then add in the cream cheese, peppers, mayonnaise and lemon juice and pulse until smooth.

Then give the dip a taste for seasonings.

Pour dip into an airtight container and chill for about 30 minutes to an hour.  Then put into a serving dish and serve alongside sweet peppers, carrots, or any vegetable of your choice.



Air Fry Flautas

Hi Guys, this recipe is an oldie but goodie.  I did this oldie in the air fryer that I have and I really needed to share with you just how wonderful it came out.  Now, when it comes to kitchen gadgets I have a lot but I will say that the air fryer is one of the top 5 in my kitchen.  If you are trying to cut back on frying and the oil then this machine is what you need to get.  I am not getting paid to adverse this but I am sharing what a great machine this is.

I have done several things already in the air fryer to test them out and wow they all came out great.  I will be post blogs as well as YouTube videos on these great snack and size ideas that we all love.  I hope you check this out and give it a try.  I know you will love it as much as I do.



1-½ lbs. of meat of your choice (rotisserie chicken, steak, etc.)

1 pk of Corn tortillas

2 cups Cheese of your choice (I normally use a Mexican cheese)

Oil to fry



Take the cooked meat and try to cut them into strips so they fit the length of tortilla.

Take a tortilla and put the meat, and come cheese inside and then roll the tortilla into a tube. Place toothpicks if needed to hold the Flauta together.

Air fryer: Put them in the air fryer one by one at 380 for about 10 minutes.  Note: Check to make sure they are at the crispness you want.



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