Ruthie & Madeliene

Cooking with Ruthie

Ruthie and Madeliene are a mother-daughter team that share exquisite recipes for foodies.

About Ruthie Knudsen & Madeliene Louise Crankshaw

Cooking with Ruthie is a Mother & Daughter team who loves to combine their passion for food and travel and produce internationally-inspired food and drink recipes. They aim to help foodies everywhere cook up storms in their kitchens, explore the world, and find joy in all aspects of life.

 

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Breakfast

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Starbucks Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Starbucks Strawberry Smoothie Recipe is one of the best kept secrets around! I love to buy them at Starbucks and it’s a fun treat once…

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Fish

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Vietnamese Basa Fish Recipe

Vietnamese Basa Fish Recipe is made with basa fish which is a delicate white catfish found in Vietnam. I was honestly surprised at how much…

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Chicken

Culinary Journey around the World

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Pork

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Irish Bangers and Mash with Brown Gravy Recipe

Bangers and Mash with Brown Gravy Recipe is a traditional Irish dish that’ll whisk you away to Ireland with every bite! I’ve been loving all…

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Dessert

Frostings

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Tiffany Blue Frosting Recipe

Tiffany Blue Frosting Recipe is an easy buttercream recipe with exactly the perfect shade of “Tiffany Blue”! I think that every female out there loves…

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Appetizers

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Cold Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

Cold Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe is a simple appetizer and a fabulous way to start off any gathering! We love to host get togethers…

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Browned Butter Broccoli with Mizithra Cheese Recipe

Browned Butter Broccoli and Mizithra Cheese Recipe is one of our families long-time favorite recipes!  It’s SO good!! If you’ve eaten the Spaghetti Factory Broccoli…

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Beef

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Philly Cheese Steak Pockets Recipe

Philly Cheese Steak Pockets Recipe are simple to make with only five ingredients! Philly Steak and Cheese Pockets are such a crowd pleaser. . .…

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Beverages

Breakfast

Fit Friday

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Smoothie

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Starbucks Orange Mango Smoothie Recipe

Starbucks Orange Mango Smoothie Recipe is simple to make at home and every bit as good! We just adore a good smoothie recipe around here.…

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Beverages

Gluten Free

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Blueberry, Banana, Strawberry Protein Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry, Banana, Strawberry Protein Smoothie Recipe is packed with all kinds of good-for-you nutrition and some protein to boot! I can’t get enough of these…

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Old Spaghetti Factory Broccoli Recipe

Old Spaghetti Factory Broccoli Recipe has been a favorite of our for years! I put together my very own version of Spaghetti Factory Broccoli Recipe…

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Chicken

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Chicken Fricassee Recipe

Chicken Fricassee is also know as Jeffersons Chicken because it his favorite meal and a regular in the White House during his presidency. Chicken Fricassee…

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Smoothie

Nutra Ninja Coconut Berry Smoothie

  OKAY… soooo we’re all thinking about our New Years resolutions right about now.  Me too.  Totally re-committing myself to a balanced and healthy life…

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Beverages

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Cranberry Pomegranate Cocktails Recipe

Cranberry Pomegranate Cocktails or Mocktails are sure to make your holiday gatherings even more festive! This is the season we look forward to all year…

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Beverages

Culinary Journey around the World

Travel

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Blueberry Lemon Mastiha Cocktail Recipe & Greece Travel

Blueberry Lemon Mastiha Cocktail Recipe & Greece Travel will bring the beauty of the Mediterranean right to you. As all of you know, I have…

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Beverages

Culinary Journey around the World

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Irish Coffee with Baileys and Kahlua Recipe

Our Irish Coffee with Baileys and Kahlua Recipe is a wonderful beverage to accompany any brunch or dessert! It’s lovely as a serve alone beverage…

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Smoothie

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Green Tea Protein Smoothie

Green Tea Protein Smoothie is one our families favorite smoothies and it’s SO good for your body too!  Happy Fit Friday!! We LOVE having Miss…

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Pork

Slow Cooker

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork (copycat)

  Have you heard of Cafe Rio?  It’s an awesome little Tex-mex joint that has a super delicious Sweet Pork.  So, when my little sister…

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Dessert

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Pie

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doTERRA Pumpkin Pie Recipe

We love this doTERRA Pumpkin Pie Recipe is flavored with doTERRA essential oils like clove, ginger, and cinnamon! Cooking and baking doTERRA recipes are a…

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Chicken

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Soup

Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

Chicken Taco Soup Recipe is a quick and easy dinner that tastes more amazing than it is simple to make! Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup with…

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Beverages

Culinary Journey around the World

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Travel

Irish Creme de Menthe Cocktail Recipe

Irish Creme de Menthe Cocktail Recipe is a delightful way to celebrate the holidays and it’s the perfect addition to a holiday dessert! I love…

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Candy

Dessert

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Autumn Bark Recipe

Our Autumn Bark Recipe is festive, tasty, and just fun!  I love chocolate bark and this one has all the bells and whistles with both…

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Appetizers

Culinary Journey around the World

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Sandwiches

Travel

German Homemade Sauerkraut

German Homemade Sauerkraut is popular side dish for most German foods!   Today, Culinary Journey Around the World tour has Germany up next on our itinerary!…

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Breakfast

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Smoothie

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Rice Pudding Smoothie Recipe

Our Rice Pudding Smoothie Recipe is a delightful and refreshing beverage for your summertime! At our house we all love rice pudding and our love…

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Salad

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Vegetarian

Lemon Honey Vinaigrette Recipe

Lemon Honey Vinaigrette Recipe is healthy and fabulously simple to make and let’s not forget how amazing it tastes! I am not even kidding ya…

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Candy

Dessert

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White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe

White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe are always a favorite and I’m excited to tell you how to make white chocolate covered strawberries in the microwave!…

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Bread/Rolls

Breakfast

Gram's

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Gram’s Banana Bread Recipe

Gram’s Banana Bread Recipe is one of very favorite recipes that has connected our family for generations, it’s moist and sweet and every bite is…

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Biscuit/Scones

Culinary Journey around the World

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Irish Soda Farls Recipe

Irish Soda Farls Recipe is a quick and simple soda bread that cooks in a skillet or griddle! Our Culinary Journey Around the World is…

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Appetizers

Breakfast

Chicken

Fish

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5 Meal Ideas with Alexia Foods

Can I tell you a secret?  I LOVE sweet potato fries.  Especially, the baked kind.  For years I’ve tried and tried to make my own…

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Breakfast

Fit Friday

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Smoothie

Vegetarian

Starbucks Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

Starbucks Chocolate Smoothie Recipe is simple to make at home and every bit as good as the original! Remember when these old school Starbucks Smoothies…

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Cake

Frostings

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Eggnog Bundt Cake with Eggnog Frosting Recipe

Eggnog Bundt Cake with Eggnog Frosting Recipe is a favorite of mine! Ever since I was a little kiddo I’ve adored Eggnog… yep.  It’s true!…

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Dessert

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No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Recipe in jars are deliciously adorable and simple to make too! Don’t you just love mason jar desserts. . . petite…

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Beef

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Main Dishes

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Grilled Red Wine and Garlic Elk Steak Recipe

Grilled Red Wine and Garlic Elk Steak Recipe is a flavorful marinade for elk, venison, and even beef steaks! If you’re a hunter or know…

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Chicken

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Soup

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Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe is one of my favorite soups! Olive Garden Gnocchi Soup is always a must-have when I visit and since…

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Beef

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Pork

Turkey

Mexican Cornbread Pie Recipe

Mexican Cornbread Pie Recipe is a delicious twist on the classic shephard’s pie using jiffy cornbread and it’s a one-dish dinners! Less mess means more…

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Chicken

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Slow Cooker

Coca-Cola BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich Recipe

This simple to make but oh so tasty Coca-Cola BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich Recipe that was just perfect for our recent gathering! We had a…

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Dessert

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Pie

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Apple Pie Bites Recipe

Today’s Apple Pie Bites Recipe are a quick and easy way to enjoy the taste of Apple Pie without all the work! AND that’s a…

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Pork

Slow Cooker

Southern Black Beans and Rice Recipe

Southern Black Beans and Rice Recipe is one of those slow cooker recipes that you just keep coming back to. . . it’s that good!…

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Beverages

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Vegetarian

Mango, Pineapple, Spinach Smoothie

Mango, Pineapple, Spinach Smoothie is the tastiest Green Goddess Smoothie EVER!! Heyyy! We love Fit Friday so much! I especially love what Miss Nichole from Pure…

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Fish

Sandwiches

Salmon Salad Sandwich

Salmon Salad Sandwich is a delicious way to use your leftover salmon- we grilled up some salmon for dinner and then had leftovers so I…

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Appetizers

Chicken

Lunch

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PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps Recipe (copycat)

PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps Recipe (copycat) are seriously delicious!  I was so happy to get this PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps Copy Cat version to try…

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Candy

Dessert

Popular

Godiva Strawberry Banana Kabobs (copycat) Recipe

Godiva Strawberry Banana Kabobs (copycat) Recipe are a decadent treat that’ll make the chocolate lovers in your life so very happy! Chocolate covered fruit kabobs…

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Dessert

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Pie

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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Mmmmmmm mmm… how else can you describe this Sweet Potato Pie Recipe?   There’s nothing quite like a slice of Sweet Potato Pie with Graham…

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Breakfast

Culinary Journey around the World

Dessert

Popular

TV Segments

Vegetarian

French Pâte à Crêpes Recipe

French Pâte à Crêpes Recipe is the classical french pancake batter for crepes.  I also learned an essential trick to producing the perfect crepe so…

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Candy

Dessert

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Chocolate Fondue for Two Recipe

Chocolate Fondue for Two Recipe is fun for a date night or even just an evening with friends! I think we all love chocolate dipped…

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Culinary Journey around the World

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French Crème Fraîche Recipe

Our French Crème Fraîche Recipe tastes amazing and is very similar to sour cream in the United States. Creme fraiche is a thick fermented dairy…

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Appetizers

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Spicy Mini Club Crackers Recipe

Spicy Mini Club Crackers Recipe are some seriously tasty little guys… they’ll be the hit of every party!  I mean really, though.  How could they…

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Appetizers

Popular

TV Segments

Vegetarian

4th of July Watermelon Appetizer Recipe

4th of July Watermelon Appetizer Recipe is beautifully Patriotic plus it’s a kid friendly recipe! Makes all your 4th of July and summer parties more…

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Beef

Main Dishes

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Lemon Garlic Steak Marinade Recipe

Lemon Garlic Steak Marinade Recipe is a delicious way to grill your favorite steak! We love the hint of lemon, garlic, and splash of heat…

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Cup Cakes

Dessert

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Tiffany Blue and Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Tiffany Blue and Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe are a deliciously beautiful way to celebrate any occasion!  Tiffany Blue Frosting is lovely to decorate our moist and…

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Cake

Dessert

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Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Cake Recipe is SO simple to make and tastes just like pumpkin pie! We love it and I especially love that it starts…

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Fish

Main Dishes

Big Green Egg Salmon Recipe

Big Green Egg Salmon Recipe it’s just melt in your mouth like-a-pat-of-butter GOOD!  Wow. You are in for a treat! (**** new photo****)   Big…

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Appetizers

Culinary Journey around the World

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Side

Travel

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Chinese Pickled Vegetables Recipe

Chinese Pickled Vegetables Recipe and the foods I experienced during my trip to China! I’m super excited to be able to share highlights of my…

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Pasta

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Olive Oil and Herb Spaghetti Recipe

Olive Oil and Herb Spaghetti Recipe is a fresh and simple to make especially for all those pasta lovers out there! Pasta with olive oil…

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Cookies

Culinary Journey around the World

Dessert

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Travel

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Danish Butter Cookies Recipe

Danish Butter Cookies Recipe are a traditional holiday cookie and it’s easy to see why. . . danish butter cookies go perfectly with any cozy…

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Brown Sugar Banana Squash Recipe

Our slightly sweet oven baked Brown Sugar Banana Squash Recipe is the perfect side dish for dinner tonight!  I love the aromas that fill the…

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