Mediterranean Cucumber, Tomato, Feta and Kalamata Olives Salad with Vinaigrette

Just in time for summer, this salad is refreshing! Mediterranean Cucumber, Tomato, Feta, and Kalamata Olives Salad with Vinaigrette  Vinaigrette2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice1 tablespoon finely snipped chives1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves1 garlic clove minced1 … Continue reading

Chicken Salad with Grapes and Almonds

Growing up, Mother would pre-prepare a cold meal on Saturday that would be ready as soon as we got home from church on Sunday. She served ham, rolls, chicken salad, potato salad, coleslaw, deviled eggs, and some kind of Jell-O … Continue reading

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