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

Summer Succotash with Crispy Okra

As my mother would say, “It’s hotter than H outside.” The weatherman promised rain but there is not a cloud in sight. I’m standing in front of the refrigerator with the door open just to catch my breath. Doc and … Continue reading

Buttered Asparagus and Peas

marydukecooks.com  Buttered Asparagus and Peas This quick side dish featuring asparagus and peas is bursting flavor. Enjoy! Buttered Asparagus and Peas 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed then remainder cut in thirds 1 (10 ounce package) frozen peas 2 tablespoons unsalted … Continue reading

Roasted Acorn Squash, Rainbow Carrots and Sweet Potatoes

This super simple recipe is a great way to enjoy winter squash and root vegetables. Roasting caramelizes sugar in the squash, carrots and sweet potatoes, making them delectable. This recipe calls for parchment paper. If you haven’t used parchment paper … Continue reading

Okra, Corn, Tomato and Zucchini Succotash with Basil Lime Buttered Noodles

I told a friend of mine the other day that this recipe is so good I just wanted to bury my face in it! It highlights summer’s fresh produce and the basil lime butter make the noodles sing! Okra, Corn, … Continue reading

Marinated Grilled Yellow Squash

One of our neighbors, Sam Lewis, brought Doc and I some vegetables from his garden. I cut the yellow squash into planks, soaked them in a simple marinade, and grilled them. The marinade definitely enhanced the grilled squash flavor! Marinated … Continue reading

Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Roasted Potatoes

These roasted potatoes are full of flavor that will compliment any entrée. Whole Grain Dijon Mustard Roasted Potatoes 6 Yukon gold potatoes 1 yellow onion 3 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons olive oil Leaves from eight (6-inch) stems … Continue reading

Quick Pickles

In the summer when cucumbers are bountiful try this recipe for quick pickles. I used English cucumbers because they don’t have as many seeds as other cucumber varieties but feel free to use whatever type of cucumber you like. These … Continue reading