Monthly Archives: July 2019

Zuppa Soup (copycat)

Hi Guys, this recipe is a re-posting.  I have now put a video up on my channel Ruthycancook.  This is such an easy recipe to make and is great for colder weather.

I use to go out and order this soup, but I told myself I needed to learn how to make this, and I did.  This is one of my favorite soups I make and it is so delicious.  Please go check out the video and let me know if you like.




10 cups water

1 cup heavy cream

1 lb. hot Italian sausage

2 or 3 large potatoes (sliced about 1/4 inch thick)

1 large onion

2 cups Kale

2 cups chicken broth (or 2 8oz cans)

1 teaspoon garlic mined

Salt and pepper to taste


Cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain sausage and set to the side.

Using a big pot add in water and broth. Then add in the sausage garlic, onion and potatoes. Cook this on medium/low for about 1 hour or until potatoes are soft.

During this cooking time you can wash and prep the kale. Remove kale from the stems and break into bit size pieces.

Once potatoes are cooked stir in the heavy cream. 

Add the kale and cook for another 15 minutes unit the kale is tender.

Serves about 6


Crockpot Smothered Pork Chops

Hi guys, this recipe I have wanted to try to make for some time and I finally did it.  This is my version of smothered pork chops in the crockpot.  This recipe is supper easy and you can purchase all ingredients from my favorite store Aldi.

I also have a video on my YouTube channel.  I will leave the link down below so you can click on it and check out this amazing recipe.  My husband especially loved this recipe and is a keeper in my house.  I hope you give this a try and let me know what you think.




4 butterfly pork chops
1 package of onion soup mix
2 jars of pork gravy
2 8 oz. cans of mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup

¼ cup water (optional)

In crockpot add in the chops.
In a bowl mix together all remaining ingredients well and pour over chops.  Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours on high 3 to 4 hours.

Serve over rice, mashed potatoes




Easy Pigs N Blanket Breakfast

Hi guys, I have a quick and easy breakfast for you.  I know we are always on the go and just don’t have time to stop and easy some breakfast.  Well this is a solution that I am using so I can at least have something for breakfast.

This recipe is great for kids as well.  They will just love the mini pig in blanket and dipping it in some syrup.

As you know you can make this recipe your own by changing out the sausage to something your family will like.  You can also make homemade pancake batter if you choose.  I wanted an quick and easy solution so I just what would help me make it quick. I hope you like and enjoy.

There is a video up on my channel for this as well so go check it out and kit that subscribe button while you’re there.






1 box of pancake mix
Oil (per package directions)
Eggs (per package directions)
6 sausage links


Cook the sausage links until done and let cool.
Make the pancake mix per box directions and then pour into muffin pan filling only 1/4 of the way.
Cut the sausages in half and put a half into each muffin.
Put in oven and cook accordingly to the pancake box directions.
Let cool and put in containers to freeze or use for week.



Chicken Ramen Stir-Fry

Hi guys, this recipe was posted some time back and wanted to re-post this, because I know have a video up on my channel.

This is one of my family favorites and something that I know you are going to love.  Ingredients are easy to find and it is quick to cook.



1 lb. boneless chicken cut into strips

1 tbsp. oil total

1 cup of fresh pea pods

¼ cup of carrots thinly sliced

1-cup bean sprouts

½ cup soy sauce (or to taste)

2 tsp. sesame seed oil

1 tsp. oyster sauce


Marinade the chick with 1 teaspoon each of soy and sesame seed oil and put in fridge for at least 30 minutes.

In a large wok or skillet, stir fry the chicken for 5 to 7 minutes until no longer pink and cook through.

While chicken is cooking you are going to want to start cooking the ramen noodles.  Set seasoning packs aside from the Ramen soup and use them for something later.

Cook the noodles according to package directions or slightly under.

Once the chicken is done remove from wok and start adding in the vegetables.  Cook these for 3 to 4 minutes, so they still have crispness to them.

Once ramen noodles are done drain them and then add them to the wok along with the cooked chicken.  Add in the remaining soy and sesame seed oil and give the stir-fry a good mix.

Serves 4 to 5

Note: the vegetables can be changed to what ever you like.  This is also great with fresh broccoli.


Banana Muffins

Hi guys, this is a re-post for this recipe that I know is great and you will just love once you try it.  I got this recipe from off of Pinterest.  I have now a video up on this on my channel so you can check it out and see how easy this is to make.

This is a great muffin to freeze and also good for when you are on the go and need a quick breakfast.



Chocolate Mousse Parfait

Hi guys, I have a very easy recipe for dessert that I know you are going to love and that is also great for the kids to help out with.  This is a dessert that can be put together in 10 minutes and the kids and family will love it.

The ingredients are simple and affordable and can be made even after work.  This is great for all of you chocolate lovers out there.  You can add fruit on top instead of chocolate chips or whatever you desire.  I hope you enjoy and give this recipe a try







12 oz. soften cream cheese

1-cup powder sugar

1-½ cups cool whip

2 tbsp. coco powder

Pinch of salt

1 package of gram crackers crushed

Chocolate chips (optional)



In a medium mixing bowl add the soften cream cheese, powder sugar and cool whip and mix well.  Then add in the coco powder and salt and give it a good mix.  Add in the chocolate chips (optional) at this time and mix well.

Using parfait cups add in 1 tablespoon of gram crackers to the bottom of the cups then add in the chocolate mousse on top.  Sprinkle some chocolate chips on top of the mousse and chill for an hour.

Note: you can add fruit on top instead of chocolate chips.





CrockPot Beef and Broccoli

Hi guys, this recipe I have posted in the past but I didn’t use a crockpot to cook it.  Also this recipe is something I created and tested to match the flavors I know I want my beef and broccoli to taste like.

This is a very easy recipe and great for work night dinners.  All I had to do when I came home from work was make some white rice that took about 5 minutes to make and then thicken the sauce on the beef and broccoli with a corn starch slurry.

At the time when I snapped these pics of the beef and broccoli my sauce did not thicken fully yet.  It needs to cook another 30 minutes once you put the slurry in along with the broccoli so yes the sauce does come out thicker.   I hope you try this recipe and let me know what you think and if you have your own beef and broccoli recipe.



1 1/2 lbs thin steak (cut into slices)
2 cups of fresh broccoli (cut into bit size pieces)
2 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup green onions
1 1/2 cup beef broth
1 tbsp sesame seed oil
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup oyster sauce
Cooked rice

In a bowl mix together the soy sauce, sesame seed oil, brown sugar, oyster sauce, beef broth, minced garlic and green onions and then give it a good stir.
Add the pieces of steak to the crockpot and then the sauce and coat the meat with it.   Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours if steak is thin.  If steak is thick cook on low for 5 hours.  30 minutes before it’s done mix together the water and cornstarch and pour into  crockpot and stir it in.   The sauce will begin to thicken.  Then add in the broccoli and cook it for the remainder of time.


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