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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.

Crockpot Apple Pie Filling

Hi guys, here is an easy crockpot recipe for you.  I always want a apple pie for the holiday’s but never really have the time to make one from starch, so what I did was a semi-homemade pie.

I put together this apple pie filling that I thought my family would love and for time sake put it in the crockpot.  By using my crockpot I had time to do other things around the house.  To make this semi-homemade I used a store bought pie crust which made my life so easy.  All I had to do was pour the pie filling into the crust and bake.  How hard is that I ask.  Well, I hope you give this apple pie filling a try.

This is the video up on my channel Ruthycancook so go check it out.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Hi guys this recipe is great for the holidays.

It is easy to make and the best part it’s homemade.   I grew up using the can of cranberry sauce and loved it, but now that I can make it myself it is so much better and I know what is in it.

There is a video on my channel Ruthycancook for this recipe as well.

 

 

 

Ingredients

1 package of fresh cranberries

1-cup water

1 to 1 1/2 cups of sugar.  (To your taste)

Steps

In a medium sized pot put in the water, cranberries and 1 cup of sugar.  Bring this to a boil.   Once to a boil then let it boil for 10 minuets with a lid on.   The berries will begin to pop and that is what you want.   Give the sauce a taste to see if you want to add more sugar at this time   I added 1/2 more cup to mine

Let cool for a few minutes and using an emulsion blender purée until smooth.

Put in cranberry sauce into an airtight container and put in fridge until firm.

Ready to serve

Work Lunches, Breakfast and Snacks for Dec 16th – 19

Hi guys, this is this week’s work lunches, breakfast and snacks.  I hope this gives you ideas of what you can quickly put together for lunches for work.

For me when I am making my lunches I need something quick and easy to make.  I do my best to have all my lunches, breakfast and snacks put together for the week to make it easier on myself.   I hope you enjoy and let me know what you bring to work.

No Bake Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Crispy Cookie

Hi guys, this recipe is something that I know you are going to love.  These no bake cookies taste just like Reese cups and they are wonderful.

These cookies are so easy to make and takes no time at all.  These are great with milk, coffee or tea.  They are not to sweet but just right.  I do have a video on my channel as well for these so I hope you check that out too so you can see how easy theses no bake cookies are to make.

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Ingredients:

5 cups Rice Crispy cereal

1 ½ cups chocolate chips (or your choice)

¼ cup coconut oil

1 cup cream peanut butter

Steps:

In a large mixing bowl add in the rice crispy cereal and set aside.

In a microwave save bowl add in the chocolate chips, coconut oil and peanut butter and microwave for 40 seconds or 1 minute until all is melted.

Then take the melted ingredients and pour over the rice crispy cereal and give it a good mix until the cereal is coated with the chocolate and peanut butter mixture.

On a parchment lined sheet pan take about a table spoon of the cookie mix and place on the sheet pan.  Leaving about 1 inch space between cookies.

Place in fridge or cold place so the cookies and set.  Then they are ready to eat.

Lunches snacks and Breakfast for Dec 2 thru Dec 6

Hi guys, this is something new that I am putting up on my channel now.  It is what I had for my work week of lunches, breakfast and snacks.  I hope this gives you ideas of what you can quickly put together for lunches for work.

For me when I am making my lunches I need something quick and easy to make.  I do my best to have all my lunches, breakfast and snacks put together for the week to make it easier on myself.   I hope you enjoy and let me know what you bring to work.

Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Hi guys, here is a new recipe that I did.  I needed to through something together for dinner and didn’t know what.  When looking in my deep freezer I see my homemade salsa and some chicken so hmm why not.

I add in some extra ingredients to made this dish great and it was.  All I had to do was throw my ingredients into the crockpot and let it do all the work.  Coming home from work and dinner is done is always great for me.  I made some jasmine rice to serve this over and dinner was done.  I hope you give this a try and let me know what you think.

I do have a video on my channel Ruthycancook as well so go check that out and see how easy this dinner idea was.

 

My homemade salsa (down below)

½ tsp. cumin

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

salt and pepper to taste

Steps

Add in salsa along with the cumin, garlic powder, onion powder.  Then add in the chicken and let cook on high for 3 hours or low for 5 hours.

Once the chicken is done shred it and its ready to serve.

Serve over white rice

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Homemade Salsa

1 big can of whole tomatoes

1 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes

1 tsp salt

1/3 tsp sugar

1 medium onion chopped

1 bunch of cilantro

1 jalapeño

Juice of 1 lime

3 to 4 garlic cloves

Using a food processor add in chopped onion and the garlic cloves.  Then add in the jalapeño with seeds removed.  Note:  When working with the jalapeño use plastic gloves.   Chop these up in the food processor until finely chopped.

Add in the cilantro, both cans of tomatoes, sugar and salt.  Chop until all chunks are in small pieces.

Then add in the lime juice and mix again.

Pour into an air tight container and store in fridge.

 

Chicken Broccoli with Alfredo Sauce

Hi guys, this recipe was posted some time ago and now I have a video on my channel for it Ruthycancook.  This is always a go to dinner idea for my family and it is so good.

This is easy enough to make after a long day at work.  I try hard to make recipes that I can cook after work that is easy and delicious.  I hope you give this a try and go check out the video on my channel Ruthycancook to see how easy this recipe really is.

 

Ingredients:

3 chicken breast cooked and chopped

1 package of frozen broccoli thawed (or fresh)

1 box of Panne pasta (or your choice)

1 cup of heavy cream

½ to 1-cup Parmesan cheese shredded

1/3 cup butter

salt and pepper to taste

Steps:

Cook the pasta according to package directions, and then drain the pasta and set aside.

In a medium or large pan add in the butter and melt over medium heat.  Then add in the cream and stir.  Then add in the Parmesan cheese and stir until cheese begins to melt.  Once cheese is melted add in the pasta and broccoli and give it a good stir.  Then add in the chicken and mix well.

Top with more Parmesan cheese if desired.

Note: If using frozen broccoli cook for 5 minutes in boiling water.

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