Black Bean and Chicken Tostadas

Black Bean and Chicken Tostadas use dried beans cooked in an Instant Pot. The flavor is pretty amazing (you can substitute canned beans if you like). For ease, chicken is seasoned with a pre-seasoned mix of spices from Mrs Dash. … Continue reading

Chicken Piccata with Mushrooms

Chicken Piccata with mushrooms is Italian comfort food at its finest. Pan sautéed chicken with a tangy lemon sauce, mushrooms, and pasta made in 30 minutes. It doesn’t get much better than that. Enjoy! Chicken Piccata 1 cup orzo 3 … Continue reading

Whitney’s Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

It is hard to believe that so much has changed in the last week because of the Corona virus. Our new normal is social distancing, closed restaurants except for take-out, church on the internet, cancelled sporting events, concerts and gatherings. … Continue reading

Quinoa, Kale, and Fresh Vegetable Salad with Feta and Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

I’m trying to eat healthier this year. Trying to add more whole grains and fresh vegetables to my diet. (I hate to admit this but I’m a French fries addict!) My mom keeps asking me why I’m changing my diet. … 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

Broiled Balsamic Tomato and Parmesan Sandwich

Broiled Balsamic Tomato and Parmesan Sandwich marydukecooks.com Fresh tomatoes are coming in from Doc’s garden and we enjoy eating them for lunch. Broiled Balsamic Tomato and Parmesan Sandwich has an Italian flavor profile. The bread is first toasted until crunchy … Continue reading

Funfetti Cookie Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing Swirls

If you are a fan of Funfetti cake then you will love this Funfetti Cookie Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing Swirls! It is the perfect dessert for children’s birthday or school parties. It is kid friendly because slices of the … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Filling with Ranchero Sauce

marydukecooks.com Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Filling with Ranchero Sauce Chicken enchiladas have a distinct, delicious flavor. This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Filling with Ranchero Sauce tastes exactly like restaurant style chicken enchilada filling. The flavor base is ranchero … Continue reading

Wilted Lettuce and Bacon Salad

My Dad used to grow leaf lettuce and green onions in his garden each spring. He had 3 garden plots in our side yard. I always thought it was odd that he didn’t plow the whole area. I now know … Continue reading

Cuban Farro Bowl with Chicken and Citrus Dressing

Cuban Farro Bowl is the perfect way to use today’s leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch. Cook farro the night before and place it in a microwaveable container then layer protein, vegetables, and/or beans on top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. The next … Continue reading