Shepherds Pie

Hi Guys, today’s recipe is surely a pleaser.  This is a good weeknight hardy dish.  Fall is coming soon and this would be great for those chilly Fall nights to eat.

You can even prep the meat ahead and freeze it until you are ready to make it for dinner.

You can add sour cream and chives to the potatoes to give it more flavor as well.

I also have a video up on this recipe that is on my channel so go check that out and subscribe while you are there.  The link is below to my channel.

Ruthy’s Hangout YouTube channel




2 ½ lbs. ground beef

1 small bag of frozen peas

1 can mushrooms (or fresh)

1 can of beef consume

1 ½ tsp. garlic powder

1 ½ tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 medium onion diced

1 cup of shredded cheese (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

4 servings of mashed potatoes cooked. (about 4 to 5 potatoes)


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

While oven is pre-heating add the ground beef to a medium size pan.  Half way though cooking the meat add in the onion and cook until onion is soft.  Then add in the seasoning and stir well.  Cook the meat until no longer pink.

Drain the meat and place back into pan.  Put the heat on medium and add in the mushrooms, peas, beef consume, and Worcestershire sauce.  Mix until all is combined.

In a 9×13 baking dish add the ground beef mixture at the bottom of pan.  Then add the mashed potatoes on top of meat spreading evenly across the top of the meat.


Place in the oven and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes just enough to brown the potatoes.



Note:  You can substitute ground beef for ground turkey or chicken; if making fresh potatoes you should need 4 to 5 potatoes


Crock Pot Chili Mac

Hi Guys, here is another recipe that you are going to just love.  Chili mac in a crock pot.  I don’t know about you, but I love my crockpot.  This is one kitchen item that I think everyone should have.

This didn’t take long to cook and it was amazing.  My family just love how this came out.

I hope you give this a try and let me know if you liked it.




2 lbs. ground beef

3 pks chili seasonings

4 cups of Water

1 small onion diced

1 tsp. garlic minced

1 tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

1 can chili beans (with liquid)

1 can diced tomatoes (with liquid)

1 lb. elbow macaroni Cooked


In a medium size pan add the ground beef and begin cooking it.  Then add in the diced onion and minced garlic and mix well.  Continue cooking ground beef until no longer pink. Drain beef of any access fat and place in crock pot.

Add in the chili seasoning packs, salt, pepper, chili bean with liquid, and the diced tomatoes with liquid.  Give the chili a good stir.

Add in the water at this point and stir again.  Let this cook for about 3 hours on high or 5 hours on low.

Add cook elbow macaroni to your bowl and then add in the chili and stir to combine.

Top with cheese, sour cream, chives

*Note I didn’t add in the macaroni to crock pot because they would have been to soggy so we just added to each bowl and poured chili over.




Hi Guys, today is Creamsicles day and I found great recipes for you to try.  These are fun and would be perfect for today.

This first recipe is healthy creamsicles from My Kitchen   Her site link is below.

My Kitchen


Healthy Creamsicles


This recipe is kid friendly and easy to make.  The recipe is from  Her link is below.


And this recipe is from  I love watching their cooking videos they are do inspiring.   Their link is below.



Fruit Popsicles Healthy and Easy

Hi Guys, I have another easy recipe that you are going to love.  With Summer being so hot I like to eat foods that will cool me down.  This recipe is so easy and good for you. It is just a few ingredients and all can be found at Aldi.  I hope you like and try this recipe.



1 can coconut water

2 kiwis sliced

1/2 cup blue berries


Using freeze pop containers fill the container half way with the coconut water.

Than add in the fruit as many as you like just don’t over fill the popsicle container.

If needed pour more coconut water to finish filling the container.

Put in freezer and let freeze for a few hours until completely solid.



Plan With Me Week of Aug 13th – Aug 19th

Hi Guys, I finally finished getting my planners together for this week.  I really had fun planning in my planners for me it is really relaxing.

I also have videos for each of my planners on my YouTube channel so please go check them out and subscribe if you are not yet a subscriber.  The link is below for my channel.

Ruthy’s Hangout

For my Classic Happy planner I used a kit from BrandysShop on Etsy.  I will have the link to her shop below.

Brandysshop on Etsy



For my Mini Happy planner I used a kit from XoMamaPlans on Etsy.  I just love her kits.  Her shop link is below.

xoMamaplans Etsy shop



And for my Recollections Spiral planner I used the Mambi sticker book.




Today is S’mores day and I found some amazing recipes that would be great for today.


You can’t go camping then you can make S’mores from home.  Check out this recipe from




Like fried food here is S’mores that are deep fried.  You can find the full recipe for this at


Deep Fried S'mores |


How about something cold frozen S’mores.  You can find the full recipe at Its always


Frozen s'mores gives you all the great taste of smores without the campfire! Easy to whip up for a crowd. Great summer dessert recipe.

Fruit Salad For A Work Snack

Hi Guys I have a quick and easy snack for work today.  This is great for that in between breakfast and lunch snack at work.  My family absolutely loved this fruit salad and wants me to make this all the time.



1 20 oz. can pineapples chunks

1 15 oz. can red grapefruit

1 15 oz. can diced mangos

1 15 oz. can mandarin oranges

½ cup marshmallows

¼ cup shredded coconut flakes


Open each can of fruit and drain all the juice from them. Pour each can of fruit into a bowl and mix well.

Then add in the coconut flakes and marshmallows and stir until well combined.

Put in air tight container and then fridge for about 1 to 2 hours.



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