The decorations are hung, the cake is ordered for the Birthday party tomorrow night for my niece. Mom stopped by to help out. Her toe is now purple/black but does not hurt as much. My FIL and MIL are due back tonight from Georgia Mountains (they would not miss a grandchild’s birthday!). The food request was Roast Beef (I got two beautiful Roasts yesterday at the meat market). I have them in a marinade now in the refrigerator. The longer the better, right?! Thought so too.

The day is again beautiful, temps about 74 degrees with a nice ocean breeze. I tended the herbs and jungle of houseplants. No, I did not hear the frog(s)?! I am sure they’re in there somewhere. On to my smoothie now and a few minutes relaxation.

In closing I wish you Good Health. Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser. See YOU!

Mid Week-Hump Day!

With all the shopping done I am ready for Out of State Company and 2 birthday parties and one anniversary this Month! Phew…Looking at my schedule April looks busier. My time is floating by the first quarter of the year?! To those of you still in winters grip it probably doesn’t seem like time is moving along but time is appearing slower as you anxiously await Spring. It will be coming soon for you! The Florida lifestyle is a year round lifestyle with a few days/at worse a week or two of chilly weather. We are blessed no doubt. I was thinking the other day about 2010 when we had 3 hurricanes in a row in August of that year. Millions of Dollars worth of damage, some precious lives lost. We never know when a string of them may come but with the great Doppler system and evacuation plans we can days before, leave our homes for higher ground or another State. Any thunderstorm down here can and does warrant tornadoes and we are aware and prepared for that as well; again it is a part of the sub-tropical lifestyle Florida affords us. As you have dealt with back to back snow, sleet, ice storms thus far this year we understand.

In closing I wish you Good Health. Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser. See YOU!

As I walked along the beach…

I took my early walk on the beach as I do every evening. I overheard some people in front of me talking about the intensity of the Florida Sun. I could not help myself I had to giggle. Why? The back of their legs were RED like a Lobster! Ah, I had to chat with them and make a few recommendations. First and foremost buy green Aloe gel and every hour apply liberally. Take two aspirins every 4-6 hours, stay out of the sun tomorrow. When they return to the sun use 45-60 SPF lotion! They were happy for some suggestions they told me they had just left (2 days) ago from frigid/snowy weather and longed to sit in the warmth of Florida. I can certainly understand how they felt. Many people do not realize even though it is now only March 3 the sun intensity is at least a 7 and fair northern skin will burn in less than two hours in direct beach sunlight. I gave them my cell number just in case they needed to talk (or moan). Bless their hearts I felt so bad for them. In a day or two they will be fine (and peeling skin). I suggested they purchase an umbrella because you can still burn on the beach/sand indirectly even partially covered. The sand and water reflects the sun! I myself wear SPF 45 everyday even days that are partly cloudy. So Y’All if you head down this way watch out the Florida sun will get ya!

In closing I wish you Good Health. Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser. See YOU!

Northeast still snow?!

My goodness many friends have told me it was snowing again yesterday, turning to sleet. Ohio, New Jersey, New York. Records snows in some areas as well as cold temps. Wow, it is just brutal! Snow in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee and seems like everywhere in between. Hold on, it’ll warm up and I know you all must be tired of this already…

Cooking and baking, normal Monday chores here, it is fair weather, a bit overcast no rain expected. Should be in the low/mid 70’s and partly sunny today. Some new recipes posted to TK, I hope you’ll enjoy. I do appreciate living in Florida!!!

In closing I wish you Good Health. Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser. See YOU!

Marching on…

February is a memory now looking forward to March as time marches on

Hoping that for many Spring is near; the winter was hard enough up North this year, still you’ll march on

Spring Flowers will pop up from the ground and changes the mood for most who are still marching along

Look forward not behind a new month has begun, remember to just continue to March on


More Snow in the Northeast?!

The weatherman down here in Florida gave the National weather outlook for New York and The Northeast (New England States-more snow! Say Whatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt?????).

Brace Yourself…

Turn up the heat

Get the snow boots ready

Shovels handy?

Gloves dry and ready to put on?

Go Back to Bed if it is snowing really hard…

Brace Yourself…

I am thinking about you! Be safe and warm.

The swaying Palm Trees…

There is a wonderful Ocean Breeze today and the beautiful Palms are swaying like they are dancing to music. It is so cool looking! I never tire looking at them. Their tallness, crookedness, dead fronds and alive vibrant green fronds just waving in the breeze. The gang is going swimming in the pool.

We decided that later on we will BBQ hamburgers and then I’m making sweet potato fries crispy in the oven. A lime cream frosted white sheet pan cake is for dessert.

In closing I wish you Good Health. Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.