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Cheri Patient Expert

Wellborn, Florida
While working 25 years in the corporate world, I trained for and completed 8 marathons and 3 century bicycle rides. Unfortunately, I now am limited to walking for exercise. I also am semi-retired, living in north Florida with my hubby and dog, where I write romantic suspense novels,... Full Bio
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Cinco de Mayo Casserole by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Today is Cinco de Mayo and also Kentucky Derby day. I created a special recipe honoring both events. I hope you’ll try it at your next fiesta. RECIPE Cinco de M ... Read on »
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve said it before: At my house, anytime is chili time, with or without beans. With Cinco de Mayo comes another excuse for a week’s worth of Mexican-themed dishes, starti ... Read on »
Cookbooks on Devices by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Have you embraced technology like the iPad, Kindle Fire, or other tablet reading device? Are you ready to use a tablet in your kitchen? If so, I have news. Just in time ... Read on »
Cooking Ahead by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking COOKING TIP #1 Cooking ahead is one of the mainstays of Hasty Tasty Meals. This weekend, I caught a buy-one-get-one-free sale at my local supermarket on London broil ... Read on »
Corn on the Cob? I’m all ears! by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Fresh corn is already in season here in Florida. It’s full of fiber and vitamins, but also high in carbs. My husband and I share an ear of corn. That way, we can enjoy it ... Read on »
Crazy for Catfish by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Once maligned as a bottom feeder, catfish has emerged as a popular entrée. It’s farmed in the U.S.A. and is sustainable, unlike many farmed varieties of fish. Catfish is a ... Read on »
Cream of the Crop by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking           Cheryl Norman Today in the Hasty Tasty Meals Kitchen we’re experimenting with creamy textures. Real cream sauces with b ... Read on »
Creative Leftovers by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Those who know me, know I’m all about cooking ahead.  I have at least two meals (often three!) in mind when I cook one.  This is a great creative outlet for me, but it als ... Read on »
Crispy Fried Fish by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking You don’t have to deep-fry fish to get a crunchy coating. I pan fried catfish fillets in just one tablespoon of safflower oil, and my family gave me rave reviews. Crispy w ... Read on »
Daily Fruit by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking By now you know I’m a fan of the Vitamix . I use it at least once a day and consider it worth the investment (yes, it’s a bit expensive). I make whole fruit juice every morn ... Read on »
Dinner Menu Chicken Tenderloins by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cheryl Norman : My author friend Nancy Cohen has another great idea for an easy, delicious meal. Originally posted on Nancy's Notes From Florida ... Read on »
Dinner Under Pressure by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love steamed vegetables. But if I’m rushed, I pull out the pressure cooker. I cook all the vegetables in one pot, three minutes under pressure (four minutes if you prefe ... Read on »
Drink to Your Health by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It’s no secret I’m a fan of the Vitamix and believe it’s worth every penny of its price tag. I’ve been using one for twenty years now, and I’ve made many combinations ... Read on »
Easy Cheesy Lasagna by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When people talk about vegetarian lasagna, they typically mean a meatless dish. I like meat (if it’s lean) in my lasagna, though, but I don’t like all the carbs from the p ... Read on »
EASY POTPIE by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking After making a chicken dinner for my husband and me, I had a cup of leftover gravy and about 12 ounces of leftover chicken meat. What to do for dinner the next day? Easy. ... Read on »
Easy Quiche for Two by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I got the inspiration for this recipe from the electric skillet quiche that my friends Gary and Linda Straka make using a refrigerated pie crust. Their recipe is delici ... Read on »
EASY SLOW COOKER ROAST BEEF by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The 2QT Gourmet Slo-Cooker What makes slow cooker recipes work as hasty tasty meals is that they cook in the background, requiring no attention from you.  You’re ... Read on »
Easy Vegetable Soup by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The slow cooker cooks all day while you're away Soup is a great meal for adding fiber to your diet, especially vegetables.  Soup helps you feel full more quickly, ... Read on »
Elk Burgers by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking We love bison burgers and have eaten them for many years. The meat is leaner than beef, and it has no antibiotics or added hormones. When we stopped by our favorite market ... Read on »
Fajitas by Cheri Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cheryl Norman : When fresh produce is available, fajitas are easy and delicious! Originally posted on HASTY TASTY MEALS KITCHEN : Healthy Mex ... Read on »