Monthly Archives: September 2019

Tortellini Salad Easy Lunch Idea

Hi guys, I am always trying to find new ideas for my lunches for work.  If you are like me I get tired of the same boring sandwich everyday.  This is something that is quick and easy to make and I did purchase all ingredients from Aldi which saves me money.

Now the amounts that I used for this salad you can for sure modify to your liking.  Not everyone’s taste is the same, but this is a base for whatever you want to create.



1 package of tortellini 3 cheese (or your choice)

1/4 cup chopped black olives

10 slices of pepperoni chopped

4 slices of hard salami chopped

1/4 cup feta cheese

3 tbsp. Italian dressing


Cook the tortellini per package directions.  Once done remove from stove and drain water then run cold water over the tortellini so they will stop cooking and cool down.

Have all these ingredients chopped and ready to mix black olives, hard salami, pepperoni set aside.

In airtight container add in the tortellini and rest of the ingredients and give it a good stir.   Then store in fridge until ready to eat.

Note: if salad is dry the next day just add 1/4 teaspoon of Italian dressing to add moisture back.



Strawberry Cobbler

Hi Guys, I just finished making a video on this recipe that I got from Divas Can Cook.  I made and shared this recipe before but, this time making it I didn’t have fresh strawberries only frozen.  I took a chance and used the frozen and this cobbler still came out amazing.

The link to where you can find the full recipe for this is below Divas can Cook.  I hope you go check out her site and she also has a YouTube channel.

Divas Can Cook


Chicken Guisado – Spanish Stew

Hi guys, I have another great dinner idea for you.   I love cooking spanish food and this recipe is easy and very delicious.  I have added a few twist to my version of this dish, and it is amazing.  I know have a video up on my channel as well for this, so go check it out and hit that subscribe button while you are there.

I hope you try this dinner idea and let me know how you liked it and what changes you did.



1 can tomato sauce

3 cups water

1 pk sazon

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 or 2 tbsp green olives

4 tbsp safrito

1 can pinto beans

3 medium potatoes (cut into bit size pieces)

½ tsp dry cilantro

½ tsp oregano

½ tsp parsley

1 tsp adobo

1 pk of chicken tenders (cut into small pieces)

1 tbsp oil

salt and pepper to taste

Seasoning for the Chicken

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp adobo


In a medium pan on med/high heat add in the oil and let it get hot.  Then add in the cut up chicken and then season the chicken with onion powder, garlic powder and adobo.  Let the chicken cook until no longer pink.

Now add in the safrito and stir well into the chicken.  Let this cook for 2 minutes and then add in the tomato sauce and stir well.

Now add in the potatoes, water, pinto beans, and the rest of the seasonings.  Stir all ingredients well and give the sauce a taste for salt.

Let this cook until potatoes are tender.  Taste again for salt or other seasonings.

Serve over rice


Punch Day / Rum Punch Day

Hi Guys, did you know that today was Punch day?  Well I found some cool punch/rum punch recipes that you are going to love.  These recipe are easy and fun to make.  Below are the sites that I found each of the recipes for different punches for today.   All the web site links are below so please so check them out.  These are awesome punch recipes to have on hand.

I think my favorite would be the coffee punch what about you?

Yes to Yolks

Piña Colada Punch














crazy for crust

Doesn’t this look delicious?

Ingredients for vodka limeade punch






Arroz con Salcichon (Rice and Sausage)

Hi Guys, this is a dinner that I have shared before, but I now have a video up on my channel and wanted to share that with you.

This is a Spanish rice and sausage dish that we just love.   I like serving this with beans on the side along with pico de gayo and some slices of avocado.  This one pan dish is so delicious and easy to make.  I hope you head over to my channel Ruthycancook and watch the video I have for this.  Hey, while you are there hit that subscribe button I would appreciate it.



4 cups Goya medium grain rice

2 tbsp. oil

½ stick of salchichon (farmer’s sausage without pepper corns)

1 8 oz can tomato sauce

1 pk sazon

2 tsp. adobo

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. onion powder

3 tbsp. safrito



Cut salchichon into bit size pieces and set aside

Add oil to pot and put heat on medium high heat. Let the oil heat up

Wash the rice until water runs clear or as clear as you can get it and set aside

Once oil is heated add the tomato sauce, sazon, adobo, garlic powder, onion powder, safrito and salchichon. Stir to combine and let simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes.

Add in the washed rice to pot and stir well.

Add in enough water to just cover the top of the rice.

Let this cook on medium high heat until the water has evaporated from the rice.

When water has evaporated, lower the heat down to low and cover with a lid. Stirring rice occasionally.

Let this cook for about 30 to 45 minutes or until rice is tender.

Crock Pot Meatballs and Gravy

Hi guys, here is another recipe that is really easy to make, and just a few ingredients to it.  I don’t always feel like coming home from work and cooking so I try to find simple recipe to make that is delicious as well.

There is also a video on my channel Ruthycancook for this so go check it out and hit that subscribe button while you are there.  I hope you give this a try and let me know what you think.



1 package of frozen meatballs

1 or 2 packages of brown gravy mix

1 can of mushroom or fresh (optional)


In a 6 qrt crock pot add in the frozen meatball. Then make the gravy mix per package directions and pour over the meatballs.

Add in mushrooms if you are using them.  Give the meatballs a stir and put the lid on the crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours and high for 2 hours checking for doneness.
Plate the meatballs with mashed potatoes and vegetables


Crock Pot Corn Beef and Cabbage Soup

Hi Guys, I have a new recipe for you.  This one is more of an experiment to see if I can use a can of corn beef to make my soup.  The reason I am using can corn beef instead of fresh is that is it so expensive.   I wanted to try it this way to see if this works, so when I want corn beef and cabbage soup I don’t have to wait to have it once a year.

This soup did come a amazing and I do hope you give this a try.  I do have a video up on my channel ruthycancook so let me know if you do try this.  Also while you are there hit that subscribe button.



1 head of cabbage
1/2 cup of carrots
2 to 3 stalks of celery
1 can of corn beef
2 cups of chicken broth
2 cups water
2 bouillon cubes (optional)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut the carrots into small pieces and do the same with the celery and set aside.
The chop the cabbage into bit size pieces and set aside.
Now add all the vegetables into the crockpot along with the water and broth and seasonings.  Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or high for 3 hours.
Serve with some corn bread


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