Strawberry Flower Cake

My favorite time of year is when Scott’s strawberries are in season. This recipe utilizes this season’s bounty. This cake is eye catching with its strawberry flower on top and the strawberry whipped cream tastes like a strawberry milkshake. The … Continue reading

Chocolate Brownies with Nutella Fudge Icing

marydukecooks.com Chocolate Brownies with Nutella Fudge Icing and Buttercream Swirls Chocolate Brownies with Nutella Fudge Icing are very decadent. The icing is as thick as the brownies and tastes like Nutella fudge! Who doesn’t love chocolate brownies and fudge? Perfect … Continue reading

Buttered Asparagus and Peas

marydukecooks.com  Buttered Asparagus and Peas This quick side dish featuring asparagus and peas is bursting flavor. Enjoy! Buttered Asparagus and Peas 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed then remainder cut in thirds 1 (10 ounce package) frozen peas 2 tablespoons unsalted … Continue reading

Houston’s Salad with Honey Mustard and Hot Bacon Dressing

marydukecooks.com  Houston’s Salad with Honey Mustard and Hot Bacon dressing When Doc was in medical school we loved to eat at a restaurant called Houston’s in Memphis, Tennessee. Of all the foods they served, the house salad was our favorite! … Continue reading

Whitney’s Jambalaya

It is hard to keep growing teenagers full! Especially ones that play school and travel basketball! My cousin Whitney Malott makes Jambalaya for her son, Patrick, and husband, Kelly. When they get home from practice or a game she can … Continue reading

Wilted Lettuce and Bacon Salad

My Dad used to grow leaf lettuce and green onions in his garden each spring. He had 3 garden plots in our side yard. I always thought it was odd that he didn’t plow the whole area. I now know … Continue reading

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Mauk’s Sweet Bourbon Glaze

In downtown historic Jonesborough, TN there is a wonderful gift and furniture store called Mauk’s. They carry a variety of sauces, dressings, dips, jellies and marinades. I wanted to buy a sauce or glaze for pork tenderloin. I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

Bananas Foster Bread

Bananas Foster Bread Bananas Foster Bread marydukecooks.com I’m always looking for creative ways to use ripe bananas. This recipe takes banana bread to another level utilizing the same cooking method used when making bananas foster. Cooking bananas with butter and … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing Swirls

Perfect for children’s birthday parties, Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing Swirls tastes like cookie cake purchased at the mall. It costs a lot less too! Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing Swirls ¾ cup unsalted … Continue reading