Soups ideas for YOU!

Chase those chills away!


Zucchini & Potato-Tomato & Cheese Soup


Tuscany Bean & Basil Soup


Butternut Squash & Pecan Soup


Cream of Broccoli Soup


Minestrone Soup

Yum-ooooooo…Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.


Lump Crab Meat Toastettes


What a delightful, delicious appetizer for any family get together. Dazzle your company with these easy to prepare toastettes. I use French bread cut into 1/2″ slices, 1-1/2 pounds Fresh Lump Crab Meat, red bell pepper. Add lump crab meat into a mixing bowl, slightly break apart with a fork, add lemon juice (one fresh lemon), 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise, 1/4 cup sour cream, one tablespoon Old Bay Seafood Seasoning, white pepper, finely diced red bell pepper. Fold all ingredients together, chill one hour.

Slice French bread and lightly toast under the broiler (watch them!), remove from oven, spread a generous portion on top.

Serve and enjoy!

We love these! They’ll be on the Appetizer table this Thanksgiving!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

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Peanut Butter Bars (no bake)


Peanut Butter bars are so yummy! Spray a 9″ x 12″ glass dish and set aside. In a mixing bowl add two cups creamy peanut butter, one cup crunchy peanut butter, 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar, 1/4 cup pure honey, and stir well to combine, transfer to the prepared glass dish and smooth out with an offset spatula. Top with 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts. Refrigerate until ready to serve and cut into squares.

Great snack for the Holidays or anytime.


Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

Tyler and the girls…


Tyler at 10 months old. In another spare room Tyler found a few stuffed teddy bears I have had forever! He decided he needed company and just cuddled up with them. He has always placed a paw around one or both of them as if he was their protector. Ha-Ha.



He just loves these teddy bears!

Oh Tyler really…

Have a good day! Love, Tyler xo

Lemon~Garlic Pickles


Pickles are a great condiment to any appetizer. These are so quick to make they are ready in under two hours. The flavors are so delicious. I cut 2 English cucumbers thin, sliced finely one small o…

Source: Lemon~Garlic Pickles

**The Gang requested these for lunch today along with Sloppy Joe sandwich sliders! Yummy lunch today-I made homemade french fries baked in the oven with parmesan cheese and parsley.

Zucchini Meat Sauce and Cheese Boats




These zucchini boats I make year round. So easy and scrumptious. Using 2 medium sized zucchini rinse well, dry, cut lengthwise, scoop out just a small amount from the center, and place into a saucepan. Add 20 ounces of tomato sauce (your choice) on low heat, add one teaspoon basil, one minced garlic clove, stir well. In a skillet brown 8 ounces of ground beef and 1/2 onion diced, s & p to taste, drain and add into sauce pot, stir to combine, cook 10 minutes on medium/low heat. Fill zucchini boats full of meat and sauce, add mozzarella cheese on top and place in a non stick baking dish. Place into a hot 400 F oven and bake 18 minutes covered with foil. (Photo taken just before baking!).

Serve with some garlic toast and a salad-a perfect Italian meal in no time.


Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

The Drain Board…


Before remodeling took place kitty Tyler (Age 7 months) loved the drain board in the back kitchen. His fixation with it was so comical. Did not matter if it was full of pots and pans or one glass he’d snuggle his way into it. How many times I found him (just too many to count). I would re-wash anything he came in contact with but, most importantly he made me laugh so hard!


Caught in it again! Oh Tyler-really…

Everyone have a great, safe weekend! 

Love, Tyler xo

The Other Coast of Florida!


Lido Beach (Sarasota County) Florida (West Coast-Gulf of Mexico)

Lido Beach is a nice area near Sarasota-notice the over-head beach huts if anyone wants a bit of shade, park the chair and chill.


Another view of Lido Beach, Florida



Later in the day me chillin” by the water which was just like bath water (At least 80 degrees), high in the 90’s.

Although, I personally prefer the Atlantic (East Coast) Ocean side of Florida, I can not deny the beauty on Florida’s West Coast.

If you ever have an opportunity to visit this side of Florida I do not think you’ll be disappointed!

Hope you are having a great day!


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Scratch It!!!


I started Tyler with scratch pads (several) at a young age. Today, he uses them all the time. I will occasional add some catnip for him (he loves that). He is about 6 months old here (this is an old pic from an old cell phone). I always had a room set-up exclusively for him, his toys, blankets, etc. To me declawing a cat is cruel as it is a painful process and if by chance he were to ever get outside of the home he could not defend himself. So, scratch pads are the easy, economical answer to his need to sharpen his nails and save my home from destruction (including furniture). He has never damaged a thing! He is a very good boy kitty and I love him dearly.


Beautiful Day today!!! Hope your day was happy!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

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