Mediterranean Chicken Thighs

The secret to getting crispy skin when pan-frying chicken is air-drying the skin. Here is how! In the morning before you go to work or the night before, salt and pepper the chicken thighs. Place them on a wire rack … Continue reading

Watermelon, Tomato, and Quick Pickled Watermelon Rind Salad

When my daughter, Lindsey, was home she made a summer salad with fresh fruit and vegetables. The combination of sweet watermelon, acidic tomatoes, spicy basil and pickled watermelon rind was delightful! Enjoy! Watermelon, Tomato, and Quick Pickled Watermelon Rind Salad … Continue reading

Funfetti Cookie Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing Swirls

If you are a fan of Funfetti cake then you will love this Funfetti Cookie Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing Swirls! It is the perfect dessert for children’s birthday or school parties. It is kid friendly because slices of the … Continue reading

Caprese Salad with Basil Oil

marydukecooks.com                     Caprese Salad with Basil Oil Caprese salad is one of the simplest salads to make. Garden or heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil are the … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Filling with Ranchero Sauce

marydukecooks.com Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Filling with Ranchero Sauce Chicken enchiladas have a distinct, delicious flavor. This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Filling with Ranchero Sauce tastes exactly like restaurant style chicken enchilada filling. The flavor base is ranchero … Continue reading

Blackberry Cake with Blackberry Icing

marydukecooks.com        Blackberry Cake with Blackberry Icing Blackberry Cake with Blackberry Icing is a beautiful cake! The cake layers contain fresh blackberries and the easy to make icing uses grocery store jam for flavor and color. Happy Baking! … Continue reading

Grilled Peach Salad with Toasted Pecans, Feta Cheese and Champagne Vinaigrette

Caramelized peaches make this salad exceptional. Fresh summer peaches are lightly coated with sugar then grilled until the sugar caramelizes. The salad is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the peaches, tartness of the dressing, saltiness of the cheese and … Continue reading

Summer Succotash with Crispy Okra

As my mother would say, “It’s hotter than H outside.” The weatherman promised rain but there is not a cloud in sight. I’m standing in front of the refrigerator with the door open just to catch my breath. Doc and … Continue reading

Grilled Pork Chops with Barbecue Sauce

Spice rubs add a welcome dimension to bland pork chops. The rub for these chops gets its smoky flavor from smoked paprika. Chipotle chili powder adds a little heat and there is just a hint of sweetness from the brown … Continue reading

Peach Upside Down Cake

The dog days of summer are here. Along with the heat and humidity comes a sweet treat. Juicy southern peaches! Peach Upside Down Cake is the perfect ending to your family dinner. It tastes great for breakfast too! Doc says … Continue reading