Crab Rangoon Flatbread Pizza

A crispy crusted flatbread pizza made in the spirit of Fong’s Crab Rangoon Pizza recipe from Des Moines, Iowa. Topped with cream cheese, crab meat, asiago, sweet chili sauce and crispy wonton strips, this is a take on pizza like none you’ve ever tried before!

Ghost & Mummy Pizzas

You know that song about Oklahoma?  The one where the wind comes sweeping down the plain? Sweeping my eye!! Halloween always hits Oklahoma simultaneously, it seems, with the bitter cold wind slamming us upside the head when we walk out the door. This does not lend kindly to little girls dressed like Disney princesses in […]

How to Make Homemade Pasta

Homemade Pasta. You know the difference when you dine out and taste it. You crave it at home. Who knew the recipe and technique could be so easy? With three ingredients (salt is optional and would make 4)  and some good old-fashioned patience, you too can make homemade pasta at home. Let’s talk equipment.  Not […]

Skillet Gnocchi

Recently my daughter Tori and I have been trying out some healthier recipes.  This gnocchi pasta recipe will not leave you feeling wanting, but can be made using healthier and lighter ingredients.  We saw this recipe on Eating Well and adapted it to our own liking.  The creaminess of the beans and the soft pillows […]

Pizza Night!

When it comes to family dinners, sometimes they can get repetitive and even a little mundane. There are times when I feel like I’ve made grilled chicken, potatoes and a vegetable just one too many times. Dishin & Dishes – Pizza Night from Brettley Ruggles on Vimeo. I love any type of do-it-yourself type of meal […]

Pasta Carbonara

  So a few weeks back at Whole Foods in Tulsa, I got this really cute pasta. I know, pasta is generally not thought of as “cute”, but I am a sucker for unique pasta in all shapes, sizes and colors.  Casarecce pasta, sometimes called “scroll pasta’ is one of those pastas designed brilliantly to […]

Pesto Chicken Packets with Wheat Penne

When I was little, in the summers, Mom would make these little packets of food in foil and called them “Hobo Stew”. It was hamburger meat, layered with potatoes, onions and carrots and Dad would throw them on the grill where the vegetables would cook in the grease of the meat and the onions would […]

Pesto Chicken Lasagna

If you’ve read my blog and recipes before, you know I’m a huge pesto fan. As in, I put it in and on everything.  Usually, I prefer pesto and olive oil based sauces to tomato sauces.  And I love tomatoes..so I’m not sure what’s up with that… So this weekend, I decided to try a […]

Penne Chicken Pesto Packets

When I was little, in the summers, Mom would make these little packets of food in foil and called them “Hobo Stew”.  It was hamburger meat, layered with potatoes, onions and carrots and Dad would throw them on the grill where the vegetables would cook in the grease of the meat and the onions would […]