• Pesto Cauliflower Gnocchi With Sausage

    October 9, 2019DishinandDishes

    This cauliflower gnocchi with spicy turkey sausage, tomatoes and pesto recipe was the result of seeing photos on my Instagram feed involving Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi. I had to see if it lived up to the hype.

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  • Homemade Ravioli

    February 19, 2015DishinandDishes

    The perfect recipe for al dente cheese and spinach-stuffed ravioli using both semolina and flour with step by step instructions and photos.

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  • Crab Rangoon Flatbread Pizza

    January 15, 2015DishinandDishes

    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!

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  • Iron Skillet Chicken Pesto Pizza

    March 6, 2014DishinandDishes

    How to make deep dish pizza in an iron skillet. This produces a hearty pizza with a crispy bottomed crust that is packed full of pesto, chicken and vegetables.

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  • Ghost & Mummy Pizzas

    October 29, 2013DishinandDishes

    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…

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  • How to Make Homemade Pasta

    May 2, 2013DishinandDishes

    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…

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  • Skillet Gnocchi

    March 13, 2013DishinandDishes

    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…

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  • Pizza Night!

    June 20, 2012DishinandDishes

    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…

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  • Pasta Carbonara

    May 15, 2012DishinandDishes

      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…

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  • Pesto Chicken Packets with Wheat Penne

    April 13, 2012DishinandDishes

    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…

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  • Pesto Chicken Lasagna

    April 10, 2012DishinandDishes

    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…

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  • Penne Chicken Pesto Packets

    April 8, 2012DishinandDishes

    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…

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