Sunday, April 21, 2019

#Cheesy Bits by @Cheryl Hollon

Happy Easter to those who celebrate!

Today my guest is Cheryl Hollon and she's got a great recipe and giveaway for you.

Spring was here for about a week in St. Petersburg, Florida, and now full summer is banging on the door with temperatures in the eighties well before noon. That means that lighter dishes are on the house menu and this is one of my favorites. Enjoy!

Cheesy Bits


1 cup grated cheddar cheese or use a packaged cheese mixture
1 cup chopped white onion
1 cup mayonnaise (here in the South, we use DUKE’S mayonnaise)
4 slices of sourdough bread (or any sliced bread on hand)

Small mixing bowl
Baking Sheet
Aluminum Foil
Parchment Paper
Cutting Board
Measuring Cup


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Wrap baking sheet in aluminum foil. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit.
Mix chopped onions, grated cheese, and mayonnaise in the bowl until thoroughly blended.

Cut bread slices into fourths.
Heap about a tablespoon of the mixture onto each piece covering the slice to the edges.
Place on baking sheet with about a half an inch separation.

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes checking frequently until topping is bubbly and browned around the edges.
Let cool for a few minutes.

Makes 16

My husband absolutely loves this snack. For a variation, I sometimes add a bit of last night’s leftover meat. It’s extremely flexible and lends itself to experimentation. Have fun!

The Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries featuring new business owner Savannah Webb, are set in St. Petersburg, Florida. The series features a different glass art in each book beginning with Pane and Suffering, then continues with Shards of Murder, Cracked to Death, Etched in Tears, and Shattered at Sea.

The sixth book, Down in Flames releases on June 25, 2019, and is available for pre-order at the following links:

Isn’t this a gorgeous cover!

A fatal hit-and-run in front of Savannah Webb's glass shop proves to be no accident . . .
A highlight of Savannah's new glass bead workshop is a technique called flame-working, which requires the careful wielding of acetylene torches. Understandably, safety is a top priority. But as Savannah is ensuring her students' safety inside, a hit-and-run driver strikes down a pedestrian outside her shop.
The victim is Nicole Borawski, the bartender/manager at the Queen's Head Pub, owned by Savannah's boyfriend Edward. It quickly becomes clear that this was no random act of vehicular manslaughter. Now the glass shop owner is all fired up to get a bead on the driver—before someone else meets a dead end 

There’s a giveaway! Leave a comment to this blog and your email address in the form of name(AT)server(DOT)com to avoid the SPAM bots. This is a US only giveaway. Do this by midnight on April 23 for the chance to win a signed copy of your choice of one of the first five books in the series, Pane and Suffering, Shards of Murder, Cracked to Death, Etched in Tears, or Shattered at Sea.

About Cheryl:

Cheryl Hollon writes full time after leaving an engineering career of designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and India. Fulfilling a lifetime dream, she combines her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art. Cheryl and her husband design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass and painted glass artworks.
Cheryl is Past President of the Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime, a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. A mystery conference addict, she regularly attends SleuthFest in Florida, Malice Domestic in DC, Thrillerfest in NYC, and Magna Cum Murder in Indianapolis, IN . You will also find her at Left Coast Crime and Bouchercon, wherever they are being held.
Cheryl and her husband live in St. Petersburg, FL.


  1. Thank you for inviting me to guest post on this fabulous blog. Happy Easter!

  2. Happy Easter!! Thank you so much for this chance! pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

  3. Happy Easter! May you and your family be richly blessed! amy4kodomo(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Since it's just the two of us, we tend not to do major Holiday celebrations. I have some leftover Italian Herb bread that would be killer in this recipe. Maybe tonight for supper?? Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win.


  5. I am definitely making this recipe. Also putting this book on my tbr list

  6. Happy Resurrection Day!

  7. Happy Easter! As a fan of almost anything with cheese and mayonnaise I'm definitely making this!

  8. Happy Easter! An enticing treat. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. Yummy snack. We seem to be moving quickly into high temps here in N. California so time for BBQ with snacks. Happy Easter! Thanks for the giveaway. sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Happy Easter! The family would love this wonderful snack. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. looking forward to trying this after Passover! cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

  12. Sounds yummy! I’d love a chance to check out one of your books! Michelle.l.mabry(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Happy Easter!
    Recipe looks amazing. Going to give it a try. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  14. Lovely recipe. I think I would have the cut down the onion some. Seems like a lot!

  15. Happy Easter! I think I'll head to the kitchen and make that recipe for my lunch---we don't have Easter dinner until evening.

  16. Happy Easter! I love yummy & simple snacks. Thanks for the giveaway!
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

  17. Thank you for the chance to win your next novel. I'm going to have to try your recipe. DUKE'S products finally made it to Ohio.

  18. Hi, Cheryl! I'm interested in both your book (nice cover,btw) and the easy cheesy recipe. We used to do stained glass projects for our house, with me doing the designs and using the torch, while letting hubby cut the glass as I was afraid of breaking it! Duke's is our fave mayo, too. lola777_22 at hotmail dot com

  19. Thank you for the recipe and this chance to win! Happy Easter!

  20. Spring in south Florida is an interesting mix: highs in the 80s and leaves falling so it looks and sounds like autumn!

    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  21. My friend got me started on your series. She has 4 signed copies. Thanks for giving me a chance to get a copy of your latest!
    Dianeherr at Cox dot net

  22. Ooo, cheese & bread - yum!!! I’m going to have to try this soon. As it is, today I’ve mixed up my first homemade batch of pimento cheese. *happy face*

  23. Thank you for the recipe. The book sounds really interesting and fun to read.

  24. Wow, cool giveaway! And the recipe is great. Legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com

  25. Happy Easter!! Thank you for the chance and the recipe sounds super yummy 😊

  26. My kind of food! Yummy! Happy Easter!!! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  27. Please enter me!
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  29. I became interested in Cheryl’s first book due to having family in St. Petersburg and my sister in law who was working at a stained glass shop too.
    I’ve really enjoyed two books in this series but do have some catching up I know but my slowness in reading was from cataracts keeping me from reading much or fast for a few years. Now I’m doing much better with vision and would be delighted to receive Etched in Tears or Shattered At Sea. Thank you so much. If I’m am selected please contact me on my FB page at Cynthia Bayer Blain as I don’t leave my email address on any blogs due to a problem before. Thank you so much.

    Congratulations on your upcoming June release Cheryl. So exciting!

    Thank you again!

  30. I love this series & author. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  31. Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter (at) hotmail (dot) com

  32. I can tell you my great-grandson would love these. He likes anything with cheese -- even zucchini and he won't usually touch anything green. I will have to make this the next time he & his mother come to visit. :)

    donna (dot) durnell (at) sbcglobal (dot) net