jacketSometimes, food is simply fuel to feed a busy life. At other times, it’s the foundation for the family table where a shared meal helps us reconnect and renew relationships. More than a collection of recipes, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen® is a treasury of ideas, menus and best-loved meals for cooks who cherish creating delicious food to nourish family and friends.

A loving collaboration of mother and daughter and everyday home gourmet cooks Sally Clayton and Lee Clayton Roper, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen® showcases their cooking and entertaining style. When Sally began to suffer from osteoporosis and early-stage memory loss, it was natural for Lee to engage her mother by evoking family memories of their times in the kitchen. The result is a cookbook of classic recipes for the contemporary cook—simple, delicious and beautiful fare perfect for everyday and entertaining. Anecdotes combined with photos of the Clayton family add a special touch.

The 272-page cookbook contains more than 180 recipes, planning menus and helpful tips with mouth-watering photos of Sally and Lee’s favorite dishes. Many of the recipes come with make-ahead tips for those who like to prepare meals in advance so they can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying their family or guests.

From crowd-pleasing appetizers and hearty soups to inspired weeknight meals and spoon-licking desserts, the recipes are suited to a casual family meal or entertaining a crowd.

A Well-Seasoned Kitchen® has received accolades from critics and everyday cooks, and has been regularly featured on local TV news shows. Take a look at our media reviews.

A portion of proceeds from A Well-Seasoned Kitchen® sales is donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter.

A Well-Seasoned Kitchen Cookbook is available for purchase. For personalized, signed copies order here.
Suggested retail price: $34.95 (price may vary by retail outlet)

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Available wherever books are sold.

Primary stores carrying Lee’s books include:

The Bookies – Denver, CO
The Lark – Denver, CO
Compleat Lifestyles – Centennial, CO
The Cupboard – Ft Collins, CO
The Glass Bazaar – Knoxville, TN
Pinestraw – Wellesley, MA and Waban, MA
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