Ice Cream Cake

Summer Fun Ice Cream Cake from The Ruby Kitchen

I made this ice cream cake for my friend’s grandmother who was turning 70. In the middle of summer a fun, refreshing cake seemed like the perfect way to celebrate! Continue reading

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Wasabi Lime Salmon

Wasabi Lime Salmon from The Ruby Kitchen

This light and fresh dish is a quick weeknight dinner, but elegant enough to feel like you’re dining at a great restaurant. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for me. Between work, personal commitments, birthday celebrations and vacations I haven’t been able to prioritize meal planning as I usually do. Continue reading

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Tropical Moonshine

I am excited to share this perfect summertime fun moonshine with you. I must give credit to my husband as well for helping me develop this recipe because once the alcohol went in I was out of the taste testing! Continue reading

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Lime Poppy Seed Cake


It’s time for another yummy cake choice from Cake Slice Bakers! This month I chose to make the Lime Poppy Seed Cake and did a little twist with it. Continue reading

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Trail Mixes (and adjusting to a new lifestyle)

Wow, it has been too long friends! I’m sorry for my long absence but I have been navigating life differently since I had RNY Gastric Bypass in January. It was a decision I debated for over two years, and now that I am four months out from it I can tell you that I have zero regrets. It is the best decision I’ve ever made for myself. A quick note, if you just want the recipe then feel free to scroll on down for it. If you’d like to hear more about this journey, keep reading.

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Banana Loaf


It is that time of month again when the Cake Slice Bakers bake up a storm from World Class Cakes and share the results. This month’s choices were Thierry Busset’s Ten Layer Coffee Chocolate Cake, Greek Coconut Cake, Banana Loaf, or a Mandarin, Polenta, and Macadamia Cake. Continue reading

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Thai Red Curry Soup

Thai Red Curry Soup from The Ruby Kitchen

This soup feeds the inner voice in my head that craves exotic, simple comfort food. It is the perfect weeknight meal when you’ve had a long day of work or playing in the snow.

Thai Red Curry Soup from The Ruby Kitchen

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Gingerbread Cake with Maple Glaze

Gingerbread Cake with Maple Glaze from The Ruby Kitchen

I am so excited to share this gorgeous cake with you! Decembers choices for the Cake Slice Bakers group were Coffee & Walnut Cake, Torta Gianduja, Caribbean Coconut Cake or Gingerbread Cake. I really wanted to do something festive for Christmas so I decided to try Gingerbread Cake for the first time. Continue reading

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Rosemary & Garlic Ribeye Roast

Rosemary & Garlic Ribeye Roast from The Ruby Kitchen

Sharing this roast with you today has me feeling an array of emotions. I developed this recipe in early November because I wanted to do something different for Christmas dinner this year. I do not know about you, but by the time Christmas rolls around I am done with turkey! I was excited to make this for my in-laws for Christmas dinner and then something strangely wonderful happened – I got a phone call with my surgery date! Continue reading

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Blood Orange & Pomegranate Sangria

Blood Orange & Pomegranate Sangria from The Ruby Kitchen

Blood Orange & Pomegranate Sangria
Blood Orange & Pomegranate Sangria

I am so excited to share this recipe with you! I have been wanted to make a fun and festive drink for Christmas and this sangria is the perfect thing. It is wonderful for parties and can be made a few days ahead of time. One of my favorite things about sangria is how it can be customized. This one takes advantage of some of the best flavors of the season.

Blood Orange & Pomegranate Sangria from The Ruby Kitchen

Blood oranges, pomegranate, honeycrisp apples, cinnamon sticks and rosemary come together in a blend that is so delicious it can become dangerous! Continue reading

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