Heavenly Chocolate Thing

During the holidays I love to serve a show stopping dessert that people will rave about long after the meal is over. You know that dessert. The one where you take one bite and are speechless. People ask me, “What … Continue reading

Oreo Cake

“Sinfully Yummy,” that’s all I can say about this cake. “Dreamy Chocolate Perfection”… Oreo Cake with Chocolate Icing and Whipped Cream Cookie Crumb Filling2 cups granulated sugar1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup cocoa1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda3/4 teaspoon … Continue reading

Fruit Dip with Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips

During the holidays, most appetizers are heavy and full of cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese. I like to contrast heavy appetizers with a light one made with fresh fruit.  Mixed fruit is cut into smaller, bite sized pieces and a … 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

Peach Ice Cream Pie with Caramel Drizzle and Crunchy Toffee Bits

Peach Ice cream Pie is a refreshing dessert on a sweltering hot summer day! The pie mainly uses grocery store items like ice cream, caramel sauce and toffee bits. The crust uses ice cream cones and comes together quickly in … Continue reading

Red, White and Blue Sorbet Frozen Dessert with Whipped Cream and Fresh Fruit

I think the dog days of summer are upon us. There is nothing like an ice-cold treat when it is hot outside. This frozen layered dessert has 3 flavors of Sorbet. Any three will do. Just pick your favorites. This … Continue reading

Strawberry Sponge Cakes with Whipped Cream

Strawberry Sponge Cakes with Whipped Cream   marydukecooks.com Strawberries 2 quarts sliced fresh strawberries Granulated sugar, (To sweeten strawberries) Sponge Cakes 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon iodized salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened … Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Eggs

These chocolate covered eggs are a peanut butter lovers delight! Perfect for holidays, birthday parties, wedding or baby showers this candy can be made in a variety of shapes and decorated with icing, various shapes of sprinkles or remade candy … Continue reading