Southern Cornbread

Buttery, Warm Southern CornBread in Denver

Baking has been a challenge for me since moving from the East Coast to Colorado.  The altitude does nothing for my recipes from back home but I’m finally getting the hang of it.  I conquered making my wonderfully buttery Southern cornbread here in Denver.  I was so thrilled when I took that first bite of…

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…

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Hubby's Recipe for Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

20 Easy Recipes For When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking

You’re tired, drained, unhappy and just aren’t in the mood to cook tonight. Trust me, I know. I’ve been there. But I also know you’ll feel even worse after eating that drive-through meal you picked up on the way home. You’ll feel bloated, guilty and sluggish. None of which is going to help you feel…

Turkey Salad with Cranberries, Apples, Kale and Walnuts

21Thanksgiving Leftover Makeovers Transformed Into New Dishes

Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s both a love and hate affair. Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, corn, green bean casserole, stuffing and cranberry sauce. So tasty on Thanksgiving Day. But after lingering in the fridge for days, we grow weary of their presence and just wish them gone. So what is do with all those leftovers?…