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Roasted Zucchini Custard

Roasted Zucchini Custard is an easy and flexible way to prepare zucchini, that can be a served as a light brunch/lunch entrée or as a side dish! OK, who doesn’t love zucchini? And with all the zucchini overflowing out of our vegetable gardens, at the farmer’s market, and even our favorite grocery stores this time… Read more »

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Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte

Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte is a colorful dish layered with lots of flavor, and is so versatile it can be served for lunch, brunch or dinner! The other day I was perusing recipes from my mom’s collection and discovered that there were two cards with the exact same dish – one in mom’s handwriting,… Read more »

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Blueberry Delight Cake with Crumb Topping

This Blueberry Delight Cake with Crumb Topping definitely lives up to its delightful name! It’s chock-a-block full of fresh juicy blueberries that are nestled in a super moist and flavorful cake batter. My mom would have loved this recipe, because it’s right up her alley – easy to prepare with readily available ingredients, beautiful to… Read more »

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Cooking on National TV!

February 19, 2018

Cooking on National TV: A behind-the-scenes look at my appearance on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family“ Last week I had an amazing experience – my first national TV appearance! I was a guest on Hallmark Channel  show Home & Family. I thought I would share a bit of my experience with you all. First, my… Read more »

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Cheese Blintz Soufflés with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

Cheese Blintz Soufflés with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce – a quick and easy variation on traditional cheese blintzes, with a super flavorful sauce. These Cheese Blintz Soufflés are an unusual, delicious and impressive brunch dish. The soufflé recipe comes direct from mom’s recipe box, while the sauce is my creation. Mom was always looking for quicker… Read more »

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Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelets

Healthy, quick and easy, these 5-ingredient, gluten-free Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelets were inspired by a trip to Southern France. These omelets were inspired by a trip to France, during which my husband Robert and I ate several scrumptious dishes with both fresh herbs and creamy goat cheese. We love omelets for breakfast, and… Read more »

Blue baking dish with Cheesy Baked Eggs with Leftover Stuffing

Leftover Stuffing with Cheesy Baked Eggs

Cheesy Baked Eggs with Leftover Stuffing – a quick and super easy way to use up some of those Thanksgiving leftovers! Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Casserole with Stuffing One of the best aspects of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey casserole – even turkey surprise! But in the past few years I have… Read more »

The Saga of the Sourdough Starter

March 30, 2017

How we lost – and found – my grandmother’s sourdough starter In honor of National Sourdough Day on April 1st, I thought it was the perfect time to share a fun story about my family’s sourdough starter, and how we lost it – and then found it again. One October, I received a frantic email… Read more »

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Eggs in Purgatory Recipe (Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce)

I love these Poached Eggs in Italian Tomato Sauce because they are full of flavor and take just minutes to put together in the morning. A sweet and slightly spicy mixture of diced tomatoes flavored with basil, oregano, garlic, parsley, rosemary and red pepper flakes are the base for poaching eggs. Starting with canned Italian… Read more »

White platter with Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing and Gravy Eggs Benedict

Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing and Gravy Eggs Benedict

Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing and Gravy Eggs Benedict – a quick and easy, creative way to use up those holiday leftovers! There are a zillion recipes out there for using leftover Thanksgiving turkey, but few for leftover stuffing. I love stuffing and always seem to have some left after turkey day. So, one year I came… Read more »

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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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