Toasted Bagels with Egg Salad & Smoked Salmon

Robert loves egg salad and smoked salmon, so putting them together in an open-faced sandwich for his breakfast one Sunday morning was a no-brainer. Making egg salad is not an exact science; it depends on the size and freshness of your ingredients. My proportions are a good place to start; add more mustard for more… Read more »

roasted chicken sausage and butternut squash in a green baking dish

Roasted Chicken Sausage and Butternut Squash

A favorite fall-flavored recipe in our house is my quick and easy Roasted Chicken Sausage and Butternut Squash. Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash is a satisfying and flavorful dish that’s perfect when squash is in season and I’m trying to use the last of my garden herbs before the first snowfall. You can purchase a… Read more »

White bowl filled with Taco Salad Dip

Taco Salad Dip

A variation of the well-known Seven Layer Dip, this Taco Salad Dip has no refried beans or meat and is a snap to put together! My first job out of college was as a Media Planner for Campbell-Mithun advertising in Minneapolis, MN. For a year I lived with two co-workers, one of whom gave me… Read more »

Leftover Pork Quesadillas

One night when we were camping in our airstream I created this super quick and easy recipe for our dinner.  We had arrived late at our campsite (just outside Cincinnati – read about our traveling adventures on that trip here) and didn’t finish setting up until after 7 pm, so I wanted a meal that… Read more »

zucchini-squash-ribbons-recipe

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad

After reading several different blog posts for recipes with squash “ribbons”, I decided to try my hand at making my own for Robert one night, and he loved them. I have tried slicing the squash with a mandolin, a sharp knife, and a vegetable peeler – and the peeler wins. The slices are long and… Read more »

Coleslaw with Lemon-Mayonnaise Dressing

I mentioned this delicious coleslaw in a posting during our airstream trip last month. I made it one night for dinner, to serve alongside my husband Robert’s Grilled Sausages with Peppers and Onions (recipe to follow in another post!). As a shortcut, you can use bagged coleslaw mix with green and red cabbage and carrots…. Read more »

BBQ Chicken with Oklahoma BBQ Sauce

We love this dish because you can make this barbecue chicken without ever having to light up a grill. The primary recipe calls for baking it; you can also grill it if you like (see Variation below). The Oklahoma BBQ Sauce makes a large quantity, so I always have some on hand. I like to… Read more »

Grilled chicken breasts with cherry tomatoes and goat cheese

Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese is a quick and easy midweek meal that is perfect for both everyday and entertaining! This 5-ingredient Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese is one of my favorite go-to dishes on busy days, because in around 30 minutes I can have an impressive and scrumptious dinner on… Read more »

Lee Clayton Roper

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I’m Lee Clayton Roper, and I’m passionate about making cooking and entertaining easy, elegant and fun. Here you’ll find scrumptious recipes, helpful tips and seasonal menus that will spark inspiration in your kitchen!
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