Eve’s Pasta Sauce

Hi guys, this recipe comes from my youngest daughter Eve.  She put this recipe together using what she had in her pantry and fridge.  Being in college she had become very creative in the kitchen.   As she tells me this recipe was inspired to due low funds and lack of room in fridge.  All of which a college student faces.  She sent this to me and told me I needed to put this on my website, so that is what I am doing.

This recipe did not take many ingredients and was very easy to make.  I am very pleased that my daughter isn’t just eating Ramen soups everyday,.  She is making exciting new recipes that are simple, exciting and delicious.  I hope you give this a try and let me know what you think.  This is very good and mom approved lol.


Ingredients for sauce

1 can of tomato sauce
1 medium onion
1/2 of minced garlic
1/2 cup of water
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 tablespoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning

Cook onions until translucent, add garlic and saute for another minute. Add can of tomato sauce. Add the water and bouillon cube. Once the cube is dissolved, add the Italian seasoning and cook for another 2 minutes. Then turn off heat.



Crock Pot Apple Sauce

Hi Guys, here is another great simple and easy recipe homemade apple sauce.  For this recipe you can choose to use any kind of apple I choose Macintosh apples for their sweetness.

This recipe did not take long to make and it came out amazing.  This is something that I will be making all the time for my family.  My apple sauce is red because I used the peels of the apple as well, but you can peel your apple before cooking them.  I also have a video up on this showing exactly what I did.   I hope you try this recipe and let me know what you think.




3 cups of apples
1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)


Cut apples into medium size pieces and place into crockpot along with the sugar and water.  If using cinnamon add it in at this time.  Give it a mix and cook on high for 1 to 2 hours or until apples are soft.
Once apples are soft you can use an emulsion blender or put into a blender and purée.
Store in airtight container and put in fridge.



Zuppa Soup (copycat)

Hi Guys, this recipe is a re-posting.  I have now put a video up on my channel Ruthycancook.  This is such an easy recipe to make and is great for colder weather.

I use to go out and order this soup, but I told myself I needed to learn how to make this, and I did.  This is one of my favorite soups I make and it is so delicious.  Please go check out the video and let me know if you like.




10 cups water

1 cup heavy cream

1 lb. hot Italian sausage

2 or 3 large potatoes (sliced about 1/4 inch thick)

1 large onion

2 cups Kale

2 cups chicken broth (or 2 8oz cans)

1 teaspoon garlic mined

Salt and pepper to taste


Cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain sausage and set to the side.

Using a big pot add in water and broth. Then add in the sausage garlic, onion and potatoes. Cook this on medium/low for about 1 hour or until potatoes are soft.

During this cooking time you can wash and prep the kale. Remove kale from the stems and break into bit size pieces.

Once potatoes are cooked stir in the heavy cream. 

Add the kale and cook for another 15 minutes unit the kale is tender.

Serves about 6


Crockpot Smothered Pork Chops

Hi guys, this recipe I have wanted to try to make for some time and I finally did it.  This is my version of smothered pork chops in the crockpot.  This recipe is supper easy and you can purchase all ingredients from my favorite store Aldi.

I also have a video on my YouTube channel.  I will leave the link down below so you can click on it and check out this amazing recipe.  My husband especially loved this recipe and is a keeper in my house.  I hope you give this a try and let me know what you think.




4 butterfly pork chops
1 package of onion soup mix
2 jars of pork gravy
2 8 oz. cans of mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup

¼ cup water (optional)

In crockpot add in the chops.
In a bowl mix together all remaining ingredients well and pour over chops.  Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours on high 3 to 4 hours.

Serve over rice, mashed potatoes




Easy Pigs N Blanket Breakfast

Hi guys, I have a quick and easy breakfast for you.  I know we are always on the go and just don’t have time to stop and easy some breakfast.  Well this is a solution that I am using so I can at least have something for breakfast.

This recipe is great for kids as well.  They will just love the mini pig in blanket and dipping it in some syrup.

As you know you can make this recipe your own by changing out the sausage to something your family will like.  You can also make homemade pancake batter if you choose.  I wanted an quick and easy solution so I just what would help me make it quick. I hope you like and enjoy.

There is a video up on my channel for this as well so go check it out and kit that subscribe button while you’re there.






1 box of pancake mix
Oil (per package directions)
Eggs (per package directions)
6 sausage links


Cook the sausage links until done and let cool.
Make the pancake mix per box directions and then pour into muffin pan filling only 1/4 of the way.
Cut the sausages in half and put a half into each muffin.
Put in oven and cook accordingly to the pancake box directions.
Let cool and put in containers to freeze or use for week.



Chicken Ramen Stir-Fry

Hi guys, this recipe was posted some time back and wanted to re-post this, because I know have a video up on my channel.

This is one of my family favorites and something that I know you are going to love.  Ingredients are easy to find and it is quick to cook.



1 lb. boneless chicken cut into strips

1 tbsp. oil total

1 cup of fresh pea pods

¼ cup of carrots thinly sliced

1-cup bean sprouts

½ cup soy sauce (or to taste)

2 tsp. sesame seed oil

1 tsp. oyster sauce


Marinade the chick with 1 teaspoon each of soy and sesame seed oil and put in fridge for at least 30 minutes.

In a large wok or skillet, stir fry the chicken for 5 to 7 minutes until no longer pink and cook through.

While chicken is cooking you are going to want to start cooking the ramen noodles.  Set seasoning packs aside from the Ramen soup and use them for something later.

Cook the noodles according to package directions or slightly under.

Once the chicken is done remove from wok and start adding in the vegetables.  Cook these for 3 to 4 minutes, so they still have crispness to them.

Once ramen noodles are done drain them and then add them to the wok along with the cooked chicken.  Add in the remaining soy and sesame seed oil and give the stir-fry a good mix.

Serves 4 to 5

Note: the vegetables can be changed to what ever you like.  This is also great with fresh broccoli.


Banana Muffins

Hi guys, this is a re-post for this recipe that I know is great and you will just love once you try it.  I got this recipe from Thediylighthouse.com off of Pinterest.  I have now a video up on this on my channel so you can check it out and see how easy this is to make.

This is a great muffin to freeze and also good for when you are on the go and need a quick breakfast.




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