white ramekin filled with Individual Blueberry Cake

Individual Blueberry Cakes

Individual Blueberry Cakes – the perfect quick and easy dessert for a busy weeknight. Individual Blueberry Cakes are a great last-minute dessert you can pull together in less than 15 minutes (prep time) on those nights you have unexpected guests – or just want to treat yourself! Calling for only 7 ingredients that you are… Read more »

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

I wasn’t sure at first whether to put this recipe on the website or not, then I made it one more time for Robert, who said I was crazy not to post it.  Salisbury Steak is a classic dish that I remember eating as a kid, that is still just as delicious today.  And, it’s… 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 »

silver skillet filled with Leftover Pork Quesadillas

Leftover Pork Quesadillas

Quesadillas are an excellent way to use up leftovers – like these scrumptious Leftover Pork Quesadillas. One night when my husband Robert and I were camping in our Airstream trailer, I created these super quick and easy Leftover Pork Quesadillas for our dinner. We had arrived late at our campsite (just outside Cincinnati – read… 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 »

white bowl filled wit Coleslaw wit Lemon Mayo Dresisng

Coleslaw with Lemon-Mayonnaise Dressing

Easy to prepare, Coleslaw with Lemon-Mayonnaise Dressing takes the traditional coleslaw recipe and amps up the flavor with the additions of jicama, green onions, lemon juice and celery seeds. Bright, tangy and oh, so delicious! And, it can be made up to 24 hours in advance, too. What’s summer without coleslaw? I love it with… 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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