Blueberry Topped Tarts

I’ve been a little remiss lately on getting a blog topic written for Simply Sophisticated. I really don’t have a great excuse other than the fact that I’ve enjoyed summer, fun times and getting ready to make a trip to Italy. I have to admit to being so excited about the Italy trip. I’ve never…

Lavender & Lemon Shortbread Cookies

All the Derby parties and spring events such as Easter and Mother’s Day have had me thinking of tea and cookies. There’s just something about large hats and brightly colored spring dresses that remind me of playing tea as a child. I also have thoughts of the traditional British 4 o’clock tea time, complete with plates of biscuits…

Lemon and Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs.

First let me wish everyone a happy holiday. I hope that all the holiday cooking, planning and getting ready for family has gotten you into the spirit of the season and that everyone thinks of safety along with the fun and excitement. Now for those of you who are still deciding what to make, don’t…

Homemade Ricotta Cheese for March’s Daring Cooks Challenge

I just joined Daring Cooks, a website that posts a monthly challenge for cooks to attempt.  March is my first challenge and I’m already running late getting it posted since I had a slight misunderstanding of when it should be posted. Sawsan from chef in disguise was our March 2013 Daring Cooks hostess! Sawsan challenges…