Charleston Succotash with Restaurant Style Fish and Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

One of Doc’s favorite foods to eat when we vacation in Charleston, SC is pan seared fish served on a bed of Succotash garnished with marinated cherry tomatoes. The fish in Charleston is fresh, coming to market daily. (If I’m … Continue reading

Chicken Mole Tostadas with Quick Pickled Red Onions

Mole is a rich simmering sauce that originated in the southern Mexican states; Oaxaca and Puebla. There are many versions of mole specific to different regions and families of Mexico. This is a very simplified version of mole, using only … Continue reading

Watermelon Slices with Tajin

This recipe is so simple that I hesitate to call it a recipe! Instead of sprinkling watermelon with salt, Doc and I use a Hispanic all-purpose seasoning called Tajin. Tajin isn’t salty or spicy. It changes the flavor of the … Continue reading

Strawberry Freezer Jam

marydukecooks.com Scott’s Strawberries are in season! Here is a recipe for Strawberry Freezer Jam. I always find the Sure Jell instructions a little confusing so I thought it might be helpful to include some more detailed instructions. Enjoy! Strawberry Freezer … Continue reading

Lemon Asparagus Pesto and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Lemon Asparagus Pesto adds fresh asparagus flavor to these stuffed shells. The filling has a hint of lemon in addition to creamy ricotta and asparagus. The shells sit on a bed of marinara sauce and are topped with melted mozzarella … Continue reading

Fresh Strawberry Pie

This is one of my family’s favorite pies. This may sound unusual but I usually make it with a graham cracker crust instead of a regular pie crust. The graham cracker crust won’t get soggy and the pie will stay … Continue reading

Salsa

Doc and I love Mexican food. Chips and salsa are our favorite. You won’t believe how easy salsa is to make! Salsa 28 ounce can whole tomatoes with juice 7 ounces pickled jalapeño nacho slices, drained and juice reserved 1 … Continue reading

Chicken Cordon Blue

A couple of weeks ago I took a short trip to Florida to escape the cold weather. On my way back I was going through the security checkpoint at the airport.  It was a very small airport and there were … Continue reading