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Jean Ruth

elmhurst, illinois, US

Bio:

Ever since “Beautifying” her family’s kitchen chairs with crayons as a kid, Jean has been devoted to making the world a little “prettier” through her artwork.

With a background in graphic design and illustration, she creates patterns and illustrations that aim to honor and beautify the everyday. She usually needs to look no further than her kitchen or backyard for inspiration.

Her works are a mix of traditional art materials, such as pen & ink, gouache, and watercolors, and digital media.

Recipes By Jean Ruth

Peanut buttery parfait
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Peanut Buttery Parfait by Jean Ruth

elmhurst, illinois, US

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When I ‘m feeling “Hangry” this dish does the trick! The peanut butter and yogurt are a delicious and filling combo and the bananas, grahams and apples add sweetness and crunch.

Butternut squash soup draw and cook soup
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Butternut Squash Soup by Jean Ruth

elmhurst, illinois, US

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One of my favorite ways to enjoy the sweet rich taste of Butternut Squash. It's kind of like Autumn in a bowl!

Grandmas biscuits
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Grandma's Biscuits by Jean Ruth

elmhurst, illinois, US

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The touch of Mace in these biscuits gives them a slightly sweet "nutmeg-ish" flavor and aroma that's hard to resist.

Sweet n' peppery radish salad
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Sweet n' Peppery Radish Salad by Jean Ruth

elmhurst, illinois, US

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This crispy, spicy, and sweet combination makes it hard to stop before the whole bowl is gone!

Pickle for tdac
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Aunt Marilyn's Bread and Butter Pickles by Jean Ruth

elmhurst, illinois, US

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Like summer in a jar, these sweet crisp slices are wonderful on sandwiches or with a piece of Wisconsin cheddar. Made with love and her home grown cucumbers, Aunt Marilyn made jar after jar for all of us to enjoy. Lucky for us!

Swedish pancakes
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Swedish Pancakes by Jean Ruth

elmhurst, illinois, US

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These thin,light and buttery pancakes make me think of my Swedish Grandma and taste especially good with powdered sugar and Ligonberries.

Savory mushroom soup
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Savory Mushroom Soup by Jean Ruth

elmhurst, illinois, US

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Earthy,hearty, and healthy. This simple soup is a family favorite year round.

Very merry berry bowl
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Very Merry Berry Bowl by Jean Ruth

elmhurst, illinois, US

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As yummy as they are beautiful, nothing beats a bowl of fresh berries with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of real maple syrup!

Doris's stuffing
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Doris's "A little More Please" Stuffing by Jean Ruth

elmhurst, illinois, US

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Mom's famous stuffing steals the show every Thanksgiving!