Spatchcocked Herb Roasted Chicken with Simple Pan Gravy

Roasting a whole chicken that is moist and not dried out can be difficult. The goal is to have the breast 150ºF and the thigh 175ºF. The problem with cooking a whole chicken is by the time the thigh reaches … Continue reading

Hogs in a Blanket

Hogs in a Blanket   marydukecooks.com Hogs in a blanket are the grown up version of pigs in a blanket. Instead of hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls, smoked sausage is wrapped in puff pastry. If you’ve never used puff … Continue reading

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Candy

This candy is reminiscent of our beloved cracker candy. Because it can be made in advance and stored in the freezer, it is the perfect holiday candy. Enjoy! Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel Candy 7 ounces (1/2 bag) mini pretzel twists … Continue reading

Rosemary Parker House Rolls

Rosemary Parker House Rolls   marydukecooks.com I started making Parker House Rolls in high school. My dad was thrilled because he loved rolls. My mom wasn’t as enthusiastic because there was flour all over the kitchen! I always had trouble … Continue reading

Santa’s Sugar Cookies

This soft sugar cookie has a thick, rich icing. This recipe calls for cake flour instead of all-purpose flour. The soft wheat cake flour makes the cookies soft and tender. Perfect for busy moms, these beautiful and simply decorated cookies … Continue reading

Maple Roasted Acorn and Butternut Squash

Maple Roasted Butternut and Acorn Squash is the perfect side dish for any menu. The maple syrup caramelizes as the squash bakes and adds just a hint of sweetness. Enjoy! Maple Roasted Butternut and Acorn Squash 1 acorn squash cut … Continue reading

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