Cajun Salmon with Charred Corn, Tomato, and Cilantro Salad

I love the freshness of this corn salsa. It is so colorful and would make any dish look appetizing! The cajun seasoning on the salmon adds just a hint of spice. Cajun Salmon with Charred Corn, Tomato, and Cilantro Salsa … Continue reading

Watermelon, Arugula, Feta and Pistachio Salad

This salad is a juxtaposition of contrasting flavors you wouldn’t necessarily think of putting together. My daughter, Lindsey, recently made this salad for me and I loved it! Arugula has a peppery bite and lemon vinaigrette adds just a hint … Continue reading

Marinated Grilled Yellow Squash

  One of our neighbors, Sam Lewis, brings Doc and I vegetables from his garden. One of my favorites is yellow squash. I like to marinate squash in vinaigrette because it adds additional flavor. This recipe is simple to make … Continue reading

Blueberry Polka Dot Cake with Lemon Blueberry Glaze

Lemon Blueberry Polka Dot Pound Cake with Lemon Blueberry Glaze  marydukecooks.com I love the texture of this cake. It has a soft crumb and is not dense like most pound cakes. The glaze is so pretty with its purple color … Continue reading

Cajun Fried Okra with Heirloom Tomatoes and Ranch Dressing

Cajun Fried Okra with Heirloom Tomatoes and Ranch Dressing highlight two summer favorites: okra and tomatoes. Okra is fried until crisp and gets a little kick from the Cajun seasoning. Ripe tomatoes provide a temperature contrast the hot okra. Ranch … Continue reading

Broiled Balsamic Tomato and Parmesan Sandwich

Broiled Balsamic Tomato and Parmesan Sandwich marydukecooks.com Fresh tomatoes are coming in from Doc’s garden and we enjoy eating them for lunch. Broiled Balsamic Tomato and Parmesan Sandwich has an Italian flavor profile. The bread is first toasted until crunchy … Continue reading

Peach Crumb Bars

In the summer I’m always looking for ways to highlight my favorite fruit South Carolina peaches. Peach Crumb Bars are a delightful dessert for a picnic or barbeque. Enjoy! Peach Crumb Bars Crumble (Use ½ for bottom crust, ½ for … Continue reading

Cobb Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Sometimes in the heat of summer Doc and I don’t cook. We eat salad for dinner. The best thing about this Cobb salad is you only cook one item, bacon. The rest of the ingredients are purchased at the grocery … Continue reading

Grilled Rosemary Chicken

marydukecooks.com  Grilled Rosemary Chicken Grilled Rosemary Chicken has exceptional flavor. The combination of lemon juice, red wine vinegar, and rosemary in the marinade plus the char grilled flavor make this chicken sing! Grilled Rosemary Chicken 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon … Continue reading

Fourth of July Sugar Cookie Bars

Fourth of July Sugar Cookie Bars    marydukecooks.com Get ready for your Fourth of July picnic with these fun sugar cookie bars. They are perfectly decorated for Independence Day! Enjoy! Fourth of July Sugar Cookie Bars Sugar Cookie Bars Parchment … Continue reading