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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.

Pizza Bread

Hi guys I have another recipe for you.  This one is for all you pizza lovers out there.  This is an easy, inexpensive, and delicious recipe.

This was a big hit in my house.  I was told there is so going back to frozen pizza bread again.  I also have a video up on my channel and the link is below for that.  I hope you try and enjoy.

Ruthycancook YouTube channel


1 loaf French bread
1 jar Pizza sauce
2 cups Mozzarellas cheese
15 Pepperoni pieces
1 package Italian sausage



Pre heat oven at 400 degrees
Cook the Italian sausage without casing until fully cook and breaking up any large pieces of sausage.
Cut the bread in half and place on a baking sheet.
Layer on the pizza sauce to your liking then sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese.  Add on both meats pepperoni and Italian sausage.
Place in oven for 5 to 7 minutes until cheese is bubbly.








Loaded Hash Browns for Breakfast

Hi guys, here is a recipe that I did some months back and I finally am putting up a video on this.  I wanted to share this new news on this recipe so please go check out my video on this.  The link to my channel is below as always.  Hope you enjoy and talk to you soon.

Ruthycancook YouTube channel




2 packages of frozen hash browns

2 green peppers (chopped)

1 package of bacon ( cooked and chopped)

1 package of sausage links (cooked and chopped)

1 to 2 cups shredded cheese (your choice)

Salt and pepper to taste


Pre-heat oven per package of hash brown directions, it should be around 375 degrees.

Open hash browns and dump them into a baking dish.

Then add in about a cup or so of the cheese and mix well.

Then add in the cooked bacon and chopped sausage links and mix into potatoes until well incorporated.

Add in the green peppers and salt and pepper to taste.  Make sure to mix this well.

Then add in the remainder of the cheese and cover with tin foil.

Cook according to has brown directions or longer if need to.

About half way through cooking time remove the foil and let potatoes brown.

Note: This recipe is doubled so only use half of ingredients if only serving for one breakfast.

Also the sausage links can be turkey, or chicken.

Roast Beef Sliders

Hi guys hope you are doing well   I have another easy and tasty recipe for you   I’m sure you have seen this floating around the internet and have wanted to try it.  I made this and it is amazing.  It is easy to make and a very versatile dish.

You can substitute the meat to turkey, chicken or whatever your taste is.   You can use any kind of cheese you like as well.   The melted butter is a key component to this dish I would say, but changing the seasoning from the Italian to garlic or whatever you preferred seasoning is go for it.

I do have a video up on my channel for this recipe so check it out.  The link to my channel is below.

Ruthycancook YouTube channel



1 lb. roast beef
1 to 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese
1 package Hawaiian rolls
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
3 tbsp. Butter melted



Pre heat oven 350 degrees
Cut the roll in half and play the bottom half in a 9×13 baking dish.
Melt butter and add in the Italian seasoning and mix well.
Put the roast beef on top of the rolls the add the cheese.
Place the top half of the rolls on the cheese and brush on the butter mixture.  Put foil over dish and put in oven for 10 minutes.   Then remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes.


Meat Loaf (close to Dad’s)

Hi guys, here is a oldie but goodie recipe.  Over the years I have been trying to replicate my father’s meatloaf but just have not been able to get it to taste like his.  There was one key ingredient that he did use but they no longer sell in the store which was a can of steak and mushroom gravy.  It was in a small blue can ,and I have searched the internet and just not able to find this little blue can of steak and mushroom gravy.   This is as close as I can get to his meatloaf.

I hope you give this a try and let me know what you thought of it.  It is really easy to make and all the ingredients and be purchased from Aldi.   There is also a video up on my channel on how to make this as well.  The link is below to my channel.

Ruthycancook YouTube channel





1 8 oz. can tomato sauce (or you can use Ketchup)

2 lbs. ground beef (turkey)

1 pk of brown gravy

1 to 2 cups of breadcrumbs (or crackers)

1 medium size onion diced

1 can black olive chopped

2 eggs

1 ½ tsp. garlic powder

1 ½ tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. A1 sauce

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper to taste



Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees

In a large mixing bowl add in the ground beef and then start adding in the listed ingredients once at a time.   With clean hands begin mixing all the ingredients together.

Once everything if well combined using a baking dish 9×11 put the meat into the dish.  Form the meat into a load as best as you can. Cover with tin foil and put in oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour or until middle of loaf is completely cooked.

Relleno De Papa (stuffed potato balls)

Hi Guys, here is a recipe that is delicious and easy to make.  This is another one of my favorite Puerto Rican dishes that I had to share with you.  I have also leaving my link to my channel below so you can check out the picadillo recipe that you will need also for this.

Ruthycancook YouTube channel

This recipe took me several tries to make but I got it and it is amazing.  This is another recipe that when I was making it my family couldn’t wait for me to be done cooking.  These little balls of goodness did not last very long in my house.  I hope you give these a try and let me know if you liked.




6 to 8 medium size potatoes

1 to 2 tbsp. cornstarch

1 egg

1 pk sazon

½ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. onion powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil for frying

Picadillo (meat filling)


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and bake the potatoes for about 45 minutes to an hour.   Once cooked remove from oven and let them cool.

In large mixing bowl add in the potatoes without the skin and begin smashing them.  Now add in the seasonings and salt and pepper.  At this time you can taste for seasoning if needed.

Then add in the egg and stir the egg in until fully incorporated.

Now add in 1 tablespoon at a time of the cornstarch.  After you add in one tablespoon check to if the potatoes can be put into a patty, if not then add in the second tablespoon of cornstarch.

Now put about 2 heaping tablespoons in the palm of hand and make a small well in the potato so you can add the picadillo.  Then add in the picadillo and begin to close up the potato around the meat.

Once done place on a plate and continue making the rellenos.  Put in fridge for about 30 minutes so they can fully firm up.

In a deep frying pan add enough oil to cover the rellenos a little over half way.  Heat oil until hot and then add in one relleno at a time not to over crowd the pan.  Let the relleno cook on each side until they are golden brown.  Turn them over and cook the other side until golden brown.

When the rellenos are done cooking, place the cooked rellenos on a paper towel line plate to absorb any access oil.

Ready to eat


Note: for the Picadillo I have a recipe for this and it is on my YouTube channel and website Ruthycancook

Bacalaitos (Cod fish fritters)

Hi Guys, I did this recipe some time ago and wanted to re-post this as I now have a video up on this on my channel Ruthycancook on Youtube.  I will put the link below so you can go check out the video and while you are there hit that subscribe button.

Ruthycancook Youtube channel

This recipe is also very popular on my Pinterest page so I know this is something that you would love to make.  It is easy and so delicious.   This is a Puerto Rican street dish that is very popular here is Chicago.  You can find this dish in any Puerto Rican restaurant and also in Humbolt Park.





½ to 1 lb. Bacalo (cod fish)

2 cups flour

1/1/2 cups water

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tbsp. sazon con complete

1 envelope

Black pepper to taste

2 cloves of minced garlic or garlic powder



Put flour, baking powder, sazon pack, and sazon con complete in a bowl and combine well.

Add water to mixture. Add more water if needed.  This should be like a pancake batter consistency

Put in Bacalo (cod fish) and mix well.  If more water is needed at this point add

Pre heat oil to fry

Pour a spoon full of batter into hot oil.  The size of the fritter is up to you.

Fry to golden brown

Crockpot Pot Roast

Hi Guys, I have posted this my crockpot pot roast recipe before but I have since updated the recipe and I also have a video up on my channel for this recipe.  The link is below to my channel.

Ruthycancook_YouTube channel

This is such an easy recipe and great for a Sunday dinner.  Serve with Mash potatoes or rice what ever your preference is.    I hope you try this recipe and let me know what you thought of it.  I would love to hear from you.



3 lb. pot roast or chuck roast
2 medium onion chopped
2 package of brown gravy
1 package of Au jus gravy
2 cups beef broth
3 cans mushrooms or fresh
2 cups baby carrots
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 package onion soup mix

Season roast with half amount of the garlic powder and onion powder.   Also salt and pepper to taste.
While roast is marinating cut up the onions.
Add the roast to the crockpot and then the remaining ingredients.
Cook on low for 7 to 7 1/2 hours or high for about 4 to 5 hours.
Once done the meat should be very tender.

Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.


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