Cornbread and Sausage Dressing

My family broke tradition last Thanksgiving and changed their cornbread dressing recipe. We took the dish to a friend’s house for dinner and let me tell you- it was a big hit! So my advice to you is, don’t be … Continue reading

Pecan Pie Bars

           Pecan Pie Bars   marydukecooks.com Pecan Pie Bars are a delicious pick-up dessert for a party or family gathering. They can be prepared, cut, and placed on a serving tray days before the event. Some … Continue reading

Halloween Apple Monsters

Halloween Apple Monsters are a nutritious snack for all ghosts and goblins! Halloween Apple Monsters 1 large granny smith apple Peanut butter or sunflower butter Sunflower seeds without shells 2-3 strawberries 6-12 edible candy eyes (depending on if you use … Continue reading

Maple Sandwich Cookies

The flavor and texture of these Maple Cookies can stand on their own merit without icing. I like their crispness. Making them into sandwich cookies with Maple Filling takes them over the top. Just be sure to fill the sandwich … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

                          Slow Cooker Turkey and Gravy          marydukecooks.com I like to eat turkey all year long. The problem is I don’t have time to bake, … Continue reading

Chicken Noodle Soup with Butternut Squash and Green Beans

Just in time for fall, this Chicken Noodle Soup recipe has hearty extra wide egg noodles, butternut squash and green beans. There is nothing more comforting than a hot bowl of soup on a chilly night! Chicken Noodle Soup with … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Cheesy Pasta

                     Butternut Squash Cheesy Pasta      marydukecooks.com Butternut Squash Cheesy Pasta is a seasonal crave-worthy pasta dish. The cheese sauce is velvety smooth made with butternut squash and Fontina cheese. … Continue reading

Rigatoni with Italian Sausage, Onions and Red Peppers

Rigatoni with Italian Sausage, Onions and Red Peppers       marydukecooks.com This simple one-skillet dinner is ready in less than an hour. Doc and I enjoy this dish in Little Italy whenever we visit Boston. Rigatoni with Italian Sausage, … Continue reading

Farro with Peas and Carrots

Farro with Peas and Carrots      marydukecooks.com Farro with Peas and Carrots is a flavorful side dish with minimal effort. Farro, like rice, absorbs the flavors of ingredients it is cooked with. It tastes better when cooked with ingredients … Continue reading