Rigatoni with Italian Sausage, Onions and Red Peppers

Rigatoni with Italian Sausage, Onions and Red Peppers       marydukecooks.com This simple one-skillet dinner is ready in less than an hour. Doc and I enjoy this dish in Little Italy whenever we visit Boston. Rigatoni with Italian Sausage, … Continue reading

Farro with Peas and Carrots

Farro with Peas and Carrots      marydukecooks.com Farro with Peas and Carrots is a flavorful side dish with minimal effort. Farro, like rice, absorbs the flavors of ingredients it is cooked with. It tastes better when cooked with ingredients … Continue reading

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