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Kentucky Cheese Torte

Having friends over to watch the Pro Bowl or the Super Bowl? This scrumptious cheese torte recipe, from mom’s home state of Kentucky, can be made up to one month ahead and frozen, allowing for stress-free entertaining.  

Bacon and Cashew Caramel Corn

Bacon and Cashew Caramel Corn is the bomb! Crunchy popcorn is tossed together with crispy bacon and nutty cashews, then coated with a tea-infused, sweet caramel sauce. It’s the perfect sweet-savory snack for TV viewing! And making it with purchased popcorn makes this recipe a snap to prepare. Getting ready for a weekend of watching… Read more »

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

All the yummy flavors of Buffalo Chicken Wings in a dip! Looking for something to munch on while watching basketball this weekend? Try this delicious recipe from good friend Chris Losier. All the ingredients of buffalo chicken wings in a dip – so easy and less messy!  

Intimate Winter Gathering

If you’re feeling more frazzled than festive during the holiday season, consider hosting an intimate dinner party with close friends or family. After all – it’s the company of loved ones that gives reason for the season. A make-ahead menu keeps things easy and holiday decorations create immediate ambiance. This menu also makes for a… Read more »

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Palmiers Aux Fromages

These are a unique alternative to “cheese and crackers” – with a pretty presentation as well.  

Wine and appetizer tour of the Mediterranean

Appetizers are always a hit with any crowd. They’re small, pretty and oh-so-fun to eat! What’s better than having a couple of appetizers before dinner? Making an entire dinner of appetizers! With this menu we’re taking hors d’oeuvres to a new level by creating a Mediterranean tour of regionally-inspired small bites paired with wines from France, Italy and Spain…. Read more »

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Stuffed Dates

This is an easy, unique and delicious addition to a cocktail buffet. The Prosciutto, dates and cheese pair perfectly with the balsamic dipping sauce.  

Mushroom and onion mixture in croustade on pewter platter

Mushroom Croustades

Mushroom Croustades are a one-bite, timeless, crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be made ahead – perfect for  entertaining! These Mushroom Croustades were a favorite of my mom, and they are now a favorite of mine, too! Finely chopped fresh mushrooms and onion are sautéed in butter, thickened with a bit of flour and seasoned with cream,… Read more »

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Cheddar Chutney Tarts

These tarts are small, but the size is perfect because they make rich and savory bites. Note that you will need to start ahead as the tarts require freezing before being baked.  

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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