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

Marlilou’s Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

marydukecooks.com Recently I took a 2-day art class from local artist, Monique Carr, a renowned contemporary impressionist painter who teaches online courses as well as in-person classes.  During our lunch break her daughter, Marilou, let us sample her famous Coconut … Continue reading

Instant Pot Green Beans and New Potatoes

Instant Pot Green Beans and New Potatoes remind me of summer suppers at my Mother’s house. Green beans and new potatoes from Dad’s garden cooked with bacon or fat back. Mother cooked green beans and potatoes on the stove for … Continue reading

Seared Cod with Lemon Butter Sauce, Grape Tomatoes, Basil and Parsley

This is a restaurant style dish. Something you would eat at a fancy restaurant. Thick filets of white fish are seared and then finished with lemon butter sauce. Grape tomatoes add acidity to balance the richness of the lemon butter … Continue reading

Snapp Sisters Chocolate Fudge Pie

Snapp Sisters Chocolate Fudge Pie is known for its chocolate fudge flavor and smooth texture. It is the creation of Dixie Snapp Grindstaff and Flo Snapp Forbes. Flo’s daughter, Lisa, carries on the baking tradition of this family favorite recipe. … Continue reading

All-Natural Strawberry Cupcakes with Freeze-Dried Strawberry Buttercream icing

This Strawberry Cupcake recipe is for all my friends who eat all-natural foods with no artificial ingredients. The cupcakes get their strawberry flavor from cooked and reduced strawberry puree and fresh strawberries. Reducing the puree gives it intense strawberry flavor. … Continue reading

Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

For authentic flavor with a little twist, try these chicken enchiladas made with Verde salsa instead of red sauce. Since you can make them a day in advance they are a “Kickin” meal for any event. Your friends and family … Continue reading

Melanie’s Strawberry Cobbler

My dear friend, Melanie Aldridge, shared her famous strawberry cobbler recipe. Melanie’s Strawberry Cobbler has a top and bottom crust (who doesn’t want more crust?) and lots of juicy strawberry filling. Divine! Melanie’s Strawberry Cobbler Top and bottom pie crust … 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