Marinated Grilled Yellow Squash

  One of our neighbors, Sam Lewis, brings Doc and I vegetables from his garden. One of my favorites is yellow squash. I like to marinate squash in vinaigrette because it adds additional flavor. This recipe is simple to make … Continue reading

Cajun Fried Okra with Heirloom Tomatoes and Ranch Dressing

Cajun Fried Okra with Heirloom Tomatoes and Ranch Dressing highlight two summer favorites: okra and tomatoes. Okra is fried until crisp and gets a little kick from the Cajun seasoning. Ripe tomatoes provide a temperature contrast the hot okra. Ranch … Continue reading

Grilled Zucchini Planks with Garlic-Butter and Parmesan Cheese

Grilled Zucchini Planks with Garlic-Butter and Parmesan Cheese   marydukecooks.com I love it when I can cook an entire meal on the grill! This is a great, grilled side dish. It looks so sophisticated on a plate. Char-grilled zucchini planks … Continue reading

French Green Beans with Garlic Butter and Grape Tomatoes

These green beans are flavorful instead of bland. Even people who don’t like green beans love this recipe. Doc says they taste Zippy! French Green Beans with Garlic Butter and Grape Tomatoes 1 ½ pounds French green beans; washed, drained … Continue reading

Spring Asparagus and Peas Risotto

Spring Asparagus and Peas Risotto 1 (32 ounce box) low sodium chicken broth 1 cup water 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1/2 cup (1/4-inch dice) Sweet onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 ¼ cups Arborio rice (Arborio … Continue reading

Oven Fried Baby Red Potatoes

Crispy on the outside and soft in the center these potatoes are a snap to make. The oven and cast iron skillet do all the work! Oven Fried Baby Red Potatoes 1 (24 ounce) bag baby red potatoes, cut in … Continue reading

Maple Roasted Acorn and Butternut Squash

Maple Roasted Butternut and Acorn Squash is the perfect side dish for any menu. The maple syrup caramelizes as the squash bakes and adds just a hint of sweetness. Enjoy! Maple Roasted Butternut and Acorn Squash 1 acorn squash cut … Continue reading

Cornbread and Sausage Dressing

My family broke tradition last Thanksgiving and changed their cornbread dressing recipe. We took the dish to a friend’s house for dinner and let me tell you- it was a big hit! So my advice to you is, don’t be … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Cheesy Pasta

                     Butternut Squash Cheesy Pasta      marydukecooks.com Butternut Squash Cheesy Pasta is a seasonal crave-worthy pasta dish. The cheese sauce is velvety smooth made with butternut squash and Fontina cheese. … 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