A sweet Cold Salad for your BBQ (Pineapple-Jicama-Carrot)

Year round salad!

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WIN_20160409_20_06_25_Pro (2)This is an easy recipe and a favorite for any Holiday-the 4th of July, Labor Day, etc. I use fresh pineapple (canned is fine to use the chunks), one Jicama cut into thin sticks, 2 carrots peeled cut into sticks, 1/4 cup pineapple juice, 1/4 cup orange juice, one fresh lemon juice only, stir well. Refrigerate one hour before serving.

Stir again when ready to serve. Its a great flavor combination and super refreshing!

Delicious with any grilled meat or fish option.

Enjoy! Cheryl  “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

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Onion Baked Pork Chops

Yum- I hungry!

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A new Favorite: Using any Onion Soup Mix (1/4 cup), 1/2 cup Seasoned Bread crumbs combine the two on a large plate. Coat the pork chops and place on a non stick baking sheet pan, sprinkle with S & P, cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 F for 40 minutes (undisturbed) the oven does all the work.

They smell wonderful, we love zucchini and squash-carrot sticks sautéed with this dish, you choose whatever side dishes you love.

Easy and delicious!


Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

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Creamy Broccoli And Fettuccine Pasta — cheffie cooks easy 1-2-3

All that is left to do is add the sauce. Boil the Fettuccine noodles to al dente, remove pasta from water using a pasta utensil, I add the broccoli florets boil next for 4 minutes, drain well, mix the two in a large bowl. In a sauce pan add 2 cups parmesan, 1/2 stick melted butter, s […]

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Cucumbers to Pickles!

The baby cucumbers (as I love to call them) have been so plentiful in my garden. I have been making pickles, some more pickles and pickles! LOL These are seasoned garlic ones (with sliced sweet white onions) and are they ever delicious! Pickling juices of many varieties are so fun to make. I like sweet and sour bread sliced pickles as well. They’re great on a sandwich.

They stand well in the refrigerator, tightly jarred for a few weeks!

Make yourself some you’ll be happy you did!

Flank Steak (Broiled)

Steak tonight?

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win_20161106_14_33_40_pro-3A really reasonably cut of beef that we just love. I use a season mix of onion salt, garlic powder, black pepper, cumin and rub the outside of the Flank Steak (about 5 pounds), place on top of an aluminum foil  lined baking pan, drizzle with olive oil and worcestershire sauce and place under the broiler, keeping the oven door ajar. we love new red potatoes with rosemary butter as a side dish, and a slaw salad. Make any side dishes you love!

Cut the Flank Steak (after it rests) on the bias (against the grain) with a sharp knife.

Its a truly flavorful meal! Hope you enjoy.

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

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Citrus Frozen Fruit Pops

I made a huge batch of popsicles and every single one is gone! The are so refreshing in the hot months. I made lemon-lime-orange, cherry and pineapple.

They are so inexpensive and easy to make. The molds are ones my mom used years ago and I bought the wooden popsicle sticks and just let them freeze overnight. Tart, sweet and delicious!

Give them a try you’ll love them too.

Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Ever wonder how many dishes go with creamy mashed potatoes? I do! They are a favorite here. Add butter, sour cream or cream cheese, milk, cream, s & p, whip them until fluffy. They disappear in no time!

I have tried every pre-packaged mashed potato on the market and nothing compares to the real thing. Take the time to peel, dice and boil. you’ll be glad you did!

Brownie Whoopie Pies

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yummy-For all the chocolate lovers! Woo-Hoo!

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These are so delicious and fun to make. I use a box brownie mix, form patties on a non stick baking sheet pan (rimmed) and bake 22-24 minutes @ 350 F until done. Allow to cool. Make whipped cream for the center (or buy store bought whipped cream) fill, add second brownie round and voila-whoopies!!!

Enjoy this easy economical treat!

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Asparagus~Pancetta Parmesan Fettuccine

Pasta, yum!

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win_20161021_21_47_39_pro-2Scrumptious Pasta! 16 ounces thin asparagus, 16 ounces Fettuccine, 1/2 pound pancetta diced, one teaspoon basil, s & p, to taste, garlic and onion powder. 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 cup grated parmesan cheese.

Boil Fettuccine in salted water (as per package instructions), drain set aside. In a small frying pan saute the diced pancetta remove from saute pan onto paper towels to drain. Boil asparagus halves in salted water for 4-5 minutes, drain. Melt butter slowly add parmesan cheese, stir well.

In a large bowl add cooked fettuccine melted butter/parmesan cheese, asparagus, seasonings, toss gently, add cooked pancetta and toss again.

Plate and serve!

Enjoy this new favorite of ours!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks “Wiser”

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Traditional Greek Salad

Have a weekend with BBQ Steaks, make a great Greek Salad to go along with the dish-its so delicious and easy!
Have a wonderful weekend!

~The Wiser Cook~

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I love salads and eat one almost everyday a favorite of course is The Greek Salad. Crisp Romaine lettuce, Iceberg lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, Greek oregano, salt and black pepper to taste. Feta Cheese Crumbles, Kalamata olives. Simplistic ingredients with wonderful flavors. I make a light dressing using Greek olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper to taste, dash of red pepper flakes, shake well in a cruet and drizzle over Greek Salad. Toss, plate and devour! 

Just perfection!

Hope you enjoy if you to love salads.

This one ranks right up there at the top of my favorites!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

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Light Asian Peanut Sauce Noodles

Light Lunch!

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WIN_20160405_05_39_13_Pro (2)Easy and a fun dish especially delicious for lunch and one of my favorites! You can use any type noodles that you like in this dish. I always prepare them al dente. For the Asian Light Sauce I use 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root, 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter sautéed together for 12 minutes on low heat and continuing to stir to combine.

Add noodles and gently toss. Optional to add green onions/scallions as garnish, if desired.


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Yogurt Covered Blueberries

Easy summertime treat!

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Terrific*easy* new fruit snack for the summer months! 2 cups plain yogurt (or Greek yogurt), 24 ounces fresh blueberries rinsed well and dried on paper towels in a colander. Add yogurt to a bowl and using a slotted spoon dip several blueberries at a time into the yogurt, allow to drip and place coated blueberries on a parchment lined platter(s) or sheet pan(s). It will take a few minutes to do this but the reward afterwards makes in worthwhile!

Place the platter(s) or Sheet pan(s) in the freezer shelf for several hours to freeze. Once frozen place in freezer safe baggies or airtight container . Keep frozen and when ready grab a handful or bowlful and have at it! I am telling you they are scrumptious on a hot day! Cool and refreshing.

I hope you’ll enjoy these-we sure do! In closing I wish you Good Health. cheffie cooks easy…

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