Monthly Archives: May 2018

Cinnamon Sugar Bites (Just 4 Ingredients)

Here is another quick and easy dessert to make that the kids would love.   When you are on a budget this would be a fun and inexpensive dessert.  These are also great for when you are on the go and need to grab something quick to eat.




½ cup white Sugar

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/3 cup Butter

1 can of Ready-made biscuits



Preheat oven 350 degrees

Open can of biscuits and cut each biscuits into quarters.

Melt butter in microwave safe bowl, and set aside.

Using another bowl put the sugar and cinnamon in and mix them until blended.

Take the cut biscuits and dip them into the butter and then dip them into the cinnamon sugar mix and coat well.

Put these on a non-stick cooking sheet and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes.






Chocolate Chip Day

Today is chocolate Chip day and I am sharing my recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies.  These are so amazingly good and fun to make.

I found this recipe from a cookie book by Sweet Maria’s and this is the best Chocolate Chip Cookie I have had.





½ pound butter, softened

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract                          637da051-9e31-4a3a-9394-b67ba7265d6c.jpeg

2 eggs

2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups chocolate chips

1 cup walnuts coarsely chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In an electric mixer, on medium speed, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light.Add vanilla, and eggs.  Mix until well blended.
  3. On low-speed, add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix just until blended.
  4. Stir In chocolate chips and nuts
  5. Drop dough from a teaspoon onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, spacing cookies 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Remove cookies sheet from the oven. Using a metal spatula, remove cookies from the cookie sheet and place on a wire cooling rack.  Cool on wire racks.  Store cookies in an airtight container.



Baked Bacon Cheese Burger and Potato Casserole

Hi guys, I have a new recipe that you need to try.  This is an easy and inexpensive recipe as well.  You can purchase all of the ingredients at Aldi if you shop there.  This is also something that can be made when you get home from work.  That is how easy this recipe is.

I hope you try and let me know how you like it.




2 lb. Ground beef (or turkey)

1 medium Onion finely chopped

2 tsp Minced garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

1 ½ tsp Grill seasoning for burgers

1 lb. of Bacon

4 medium Potatoes

1 ½ cups Cheddar cheese



Cut the bacon into pieces and cook in a medium pan.  Once bacon is cooked remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel.


Using the same pan with the bacon droppings add in the ground beef to the pan.  Then add in the onion, garlic, salt and pepper along with the burger seasoning.  Cook beef until no longer pink.  Drain any access fat from beef.

While beef is cooking peel and slice potatoes into ½ inch thickness.  (I used a Madeline)


Using a 9×13 inch baking dish layer the bottom with potatoes and then beef and cheese.  Repeat the layers until all ingredients are used.



Garnish with fresh tomato




Plan With Me May 14th – May 20th

Hi Guys, I did all my planners for this week and want to share.  I used some pretty Etsy kits this week and I will of coarse leave the links to each shop below.

I also have these plan with me on my YouTube channel so you can check them out there as well.  The link for my channel is right below.

YouTube Channel: Ruthy’s Hangout


For my Classic Happy planner I used a kit from Nash Print Work.

Etsy Shop: Nash Print Work



For my Mini Happy planner I used a kit from Adorably Amy Designs.

Etsy Shop: Adorably Amy Designs




Finally for my Recollections Spiral I used a free printable from Victoria Thatcher.

Victoria Thatcher web site


Ruthy’s 2 Meat Pasta

Here is a recipe that I created one day with ingredients I had on hand and needed to use.

This is a very easy and inexpensive dish to make.  You can actually get all these ingredients from Aldi if you are on a budget like me.



1 15 oz. can of Hunts meat sauce

2 lbs. ground beef

1 package of Italian sausage

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. Oregano

1-½ cups of mozzarella

1 cup of Parmesan cheese (topping)

Salt and pepper to taste



Cook the ground beef until no longer pink.  About mid way through the cooking put in the onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano and salt, pepper to taste.

Once the ground beef is done drain any access fat from pan and set ground beef aside.

In the same pan cook the Italian sausages removing the casings.  Cook the sausage until done.  Then drain any access fat and add it to the ground beef.

Note:  You can cook both meets together if you prefer.

While meat is cooking you can start a pot of water to begin the pasta.  Once the water is to a boil add the pasta and cook according to pasta directions.

Drain pasta and then put the pasta back into the pot it was cooked in.  Add in both ground beef and Italian sausage and give it a good mix.

Now add in the mozzarella cheese and mix the cheese in well.  This will make the pasta nice and cheesy.

Place the pasta into a medium baking dish or a baking dish that will hold all the pasta and bake in the oven on 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until the cheese is nice and melted.

Serve with Parmesan cheese on top.


Note: You can also freeze this dish using aluminum pans.   I can get two dinners out of this.


Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a recipe that I have shared before.  These cookies are the best ever I had.  I took a few peanut butter cookie recipes and picked out the ingredients that I thought would make the best peanut butter cookie ever and I did.





½ cup shorting                                               1679473A-A79B-4EE4-9AEE-B858B3BFA4DE

1 ½ cup peanut butter

½ cup white sugar

½ cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)

In medium bowl, cream together the shorting, peanut butter, and sugar.  Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt.  Slowing stir into peanut butter mixture making sure all ingredients are incorporated.

On cookie sheet drop rounded spoonful of peanut butter mixture

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven.  Cookies will be soft and chewy if not over baked.

Allow cookies to cool on a cooling rack until completely cooled




What’s For Dinner

Here is another go to meal for my family, Lechon with white rice and beans.  It is a great Sunday dinner and there are leftovers for lunches which is great.   You can also freeze the leftover as well.  I tend to make a bigger Lechon just to have it for another day.

The full recipe for the Lechon is under Main Dishes so feel free to check that recipe out.  The rice and beans are also under Main Dishes so if you want to make the full meal like I am sharing.


You can serve the Lechon with what ever side dishes you like.  My family loves it with rice and beans.

You can cook the skin too and make chicharron which is just so delicious.


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