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

Roasted Party Almonds

These nuts are delicious! I’ve tried a lot of recipes to enhance the flavor of plain nuts but they were too bland. The lemon zest and smoked paprika are the secret ingredients that add just the right zing. Roasted Party … Continue reading

Ranch Parmesan Romano Mini Saltines

A few weeks ago the water aerobics class I attend had a luncheon and everyone who attended brought a dish to share. These women are fabulous cooks and tell the funniest stories. We laughed for hours and enjoyed delicious salads, … Continue reading


These spicy crackers go great with adult beverages. Be careful, they are habit forming! Firecrackers– makes 10 ½ cups 1 tablespoon Mexican hot chili powder 2 tablespoons red chili flakes ½ cup canola oil 1 ounce envelope ranch salad dressing … Continue reading


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 ounce can pickled jalapeño nacho slices, drained and juice reserved … Continue reading

S’mores Ball Spooky Skull

Before Trick or Treating try this peanut butter S’mores ball shaped and decorated like a skull! For other holiday celebrations shape the ball into a pumpkin, Christmas star, Easter egg, football or baseball. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy! Mary Duke … Continue reading

Michelle’s Pale Ale Beer Battered Onion Rings with Spicy Ketchup

Who doesn’t love hot, crispy onion rings? Doc and I are crazy about them! The batter is well seasoned and the Pale Ale beer adds another dimension. I know it is hard to believe but the flavor of the onion … Continue reading