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About sledge258

I'm a wife, mom, with a full time job. I love to cook, write and photography. These are my pasions in life. With a full time job my passions tend to get put on the back burner, but I am trying to change that. I wanted to start a blog so I can bring out all of my passions in one place.

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


Crock Pot Pepper Steak

Hi guys, wanted to share this recipe that I did some time ago, but now have a video up on my channel Ruthycancook for it.  This is such an easy meal to put together and affordable as well.

I hope you head over to my channel and subscribe while you are there.



1 to 2 pounds of steak (cut into strips)

3 medium to large green peppers

1 medium onion

2 cans tomato sauce

1/2 cup water

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

Salt and pepper to taste


Prep work

Cut green peppers into strips

Cut onion into strips

Cook and cut steak into strips



Stove top

Cook steak until no longer pink. Remove from pan and let cool. Cut steak into strips and then add back to pan along with green peppers, onions, tomato sauce, water and seasonings.

Cook until vegetables are tender but not soft

Put over rice or noodles

Crock Pot

Put all ingredients into crock pot except for green peppers and onions. Let this cook for about 3 hours on low. Then add in the onions and green peppers and cook for another 2 hours until meat and vegetables are tender.

Put over rice or noodles

Steak with Gravy and Mushrooms

Hi Guys, this recipe is something I have been making for some years now and finally get to share with you.  This recipe is the first thing I ever made my husband when were was just dating.  At that time I just threw some ingredients into a pan and made dinner, but didn’t know that it would be a staple in our home.  Every time I make this recipe I always think about the first time I served this to my husband (which he loved) it always puts a smile on my face.

I do have a video up on my channel ruthycancook so go check it out and hit that subscribe button while you are there.  I try to put at least 3 new recipes out a week so you too can enjoy them.


1to 2 lbs. thin steak
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 to 2 tbsp oil
2 can Mushroom (drained) or 1 cup fresh mushrooms
2 package of brown gravy mix
Salt and pepper to taste

Season meat with garlic and onion powder and the cook on medium low heat for 1 to 2 minutes in each side.  Remove and set aside to cool.
Then cut meat into bite size pieces and set aside.
Make package gravy according to package directions.
In same pan add in gravy mix over medium heat and get up any brown bits from bottom of pan.  Then add in the steak and mushrooms and give it a mix.  Taste for salt and pepper then let cook for 30 to 45 minutes or until steak is tender.
Serve over white rice or potatoes.



Cheesy Beef and Noodles

Hi guys I have shared this recipe before but now I have a video on my channel for this.   I hope you head over to my channel Ruthycancook and subscribe while you’re there.

This is a great easy dinner for after work so give this a try and let me know what you think.



1 lb. lean ground beef

1 medium size onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup can milk

2 1/2 cups chicken stock (or broth)

2 cups Penne or Cavatappi ( or noodle of your choice)

1 cup shredded smoked cheddar

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar

Salt and pepper to taste



In a large skillet over med-high heat, brown the ground beef and half way through cooking add in the diced onion and fresh garlic.  Cook until beef is longer pink.

Drain any access fat from meat and return to pan.

Stir in the salt, pepper and garlic powder and stir well.

Add in the can milk, chicken stock and macaroni. Stir mixture and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling lower heat to low and let it simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the noodles are tender.

Turn heat off and slowly stir in the cheese until all the cheese is incorporated and melted.

Serve when done




Hamburger Soup

Hi guys I want to let you know I now have a video on my channel for this recipe so head over to Ruthycancook and subscribe while you’re there.
This is an amazing recipe.





2 lbs. ground beef

1-cup carrots chopped

1-cup celery chopped

1 medium size onion chopped

1 small can tomato paste

1-cup beef broth

4 cups water

4 bouillon cubes (beef or chicken)

1 8oz can tomato sauce

1 tsp. fresh minced garlic

½ tsp. onion powder

½ tsp. garlic powder

2 potatoes chopped

Salt and pepper to taste


Cook the ground beef until no longer pink and drain any access fat from meat. Set aside until needed.

In a Dutch oven pot on a medium heat, add about 1 teaspoon oil and let it get hot.  Then add in the carrots, onions, celery and cook until for 3 to 4 minutes.

Add in the ground beef, minced garlic, and tomato paste and mix well. Then add in the beef broth, water, and bouillon cubes and stir until all combined.

Add in the seasonings, tomato sauce, and water and stir until all is combined.

Bring to a boil and then lower heat to medium low and let the soup cook for about 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Note: you can pre-cook the ground beef and freeze until ready to make the soup.  You can also do the same for the vegetables or just use frozen pre-cut vegetables.

Breakfast and Lunches for the Week

Hi guys I wanted to share how I prep for the week for work.  I also bring my lunch because it’s cheaper than buying it from work.
This weeks breakfast and lunches were simple to do and tasty.  I also have a video for this as well on my channel Ruthycancook so go check it out and subscribe while you’re there.

I used chicken sausage with feta and spinach along with white rice and cauliflower.


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