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

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

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

Charred Corn and Tomato Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

marydukecooks.com  Charred Corn and Tomato Salad This salad highlights summer produce. It tastes farm stand fresh and is a refreshing change from baked potatoes or rice. Charred Corn and Tomato Salad 3 ears corn, husks and silks removed 1 cup … 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

Beet Salad with Beet Greens, Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, Orange Segments and Orange Shallot Vinaigrette

marydukecooks.com If you have ever wondered what to do with the beet greens that come attached to beets; make a salad out of them! The greens are similar to the texture of baby kale. My daughter, Lindsey, made this salad … Continue reading

Thai Slaw with Sweet and Sour Vinaigrette and Peanut Butter Ginger Drizzle

Doc’s hummingbirds had 2 babies this summer. The parents left about a month ago. The juveniles are still at our house zooming and fighting for a perch at 2 of Doc’s sugar water feeders. It is quite a show. They … Continue reading

Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with Marinated Coleslaw

I’m always on the lookout for a new recipe for all you working moms whose kids are busy with after school activities and sports. Sometimes after a busy day, it is easier to eat at home than go out to … Continue reading

Spring Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

It is my favorite time of year when strawberries are in season. In East Tenessee our locally grown favorite, Scott’s strawberries, are now available. This salad is just bursting with flavor. Spring Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette– Makes 4 salads … Continue reading