Simply Sophisticated Cooking | My Slightly Less Than Authentic Dublin Coddle

My Slightly Less than Authentic Version of the Dublin Coddle

I slid onto the wood bench for lunch at John Kavanagh’s pub in Dublin, Ireland with a pint of cider and a menu. On first glance, I saw a small mishmash of pasta dishes and sandwiches interspersed with a couple of Irish dishes. The waitress recommended I try the Dublin Coddle. “What’s a Dublin Coddle?” I asked.…

Authentic Irish Brown Bread

13 Irish Recipes Just In Time for St. Patty’s Day

The hubby and I enjoyed our two months in Ireland over the summer of 2016. Such a beautiful green country with some of the best tasting milk and butter that I’ve had anywhere thanks to the year around grass supply. It’s easy to think Irish food is all green beer, potatoes and corned beef, since that’s what…

Exploring Michigan’s Food Culture: 9 Dishes and Recipes

A fun part of living a location independent lifestyle is getting to explore the local food culture. The upcoming move is to the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. I don’t know much about Michigan. I know that Ann Arbor is a college town, the state borders Lake Michigan, it’s an industrial state with plenty of immigration…

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Voodoo Chicken Soup

Cure Your Blues with Voodoo Chicken Soup

It’s that time of year again. Flu season! Everywhere the hubby and I go, people are hacking and coughing. We just look at each other and cringe, figuring that it’s just a matter of time before we both are sick as well. But we do have a secret weapon. My special voodoo chicken soup! The…

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Creamy Grits with Aged Cheddar Cheese and Spinach

Creamy Grits with Aged Cheddar Cheese and Spinach

I’m sneaking back to my Southern roots in honor of Black History Month and bringing you a recipe for Creamy Grits with Spinach and Cheese. I have to admit that I didn’t like grits growing up. Both my sister and I would just groan when mom put them on the table almost every morning for…

Recipes for One

20 Amazingly Easy-to-Make Recipes for One

It’s almost that time of year again. Valentine’s Day! The day of lovers, roses, chocolate, sex and all things decadent. I have a love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. While it’s nice to have a day celebrating love, like other holidays, it’s gotten so commercial, I feel the love part has gotten lost. It’s time to…