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How to Poach an Egg

November 23, 2016

I love poached eggs, but was always frustrated when they didn’t come out nicely shaped – I didn’t like the trailing pieces or rough edges on the whites. After experimenting with around a half dozen different tips on making “the perfect” poached egg, I created an approach that consistently works for me, and isn’t difficult…. Read more »

Banana Yogurt Pancakes

These Banana Yogurt Pancakes are scrumptious, easy to prepare – and healthy, too! Who doesn’t love pancakes? Believe it or not, they are really very quick and easy to prepare from scratch – in the same amount of time it takes to fry a couple of eggs! In this recipe, Greek yogurt, mashed bananas, sugar,… Read more »

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Mustard-Dill Sauce

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Mustard-Dill Sauce is a scrumptious, lighter version of traditional Eggs Benedict. Plus, the sauce is much easier to prepare than Hollandaise! Recently, I started poaching eggs instead of frying them, as I prefer the more delicate texture of a poached egg. One morning as I was debating how to serve… Read more »

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Tips for How to Make Muffins

March 10, 2015

My Best Muffin Tips I love to make muffins. They are super easy to prepare, and tend to freeze well, so you can make a bunch and have some ready for later. Here are some tips for making your muffins come out great every time: Don’t over mix your batter. Just mix until the ingredients… Read more »

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Lemon and Blueberry is a classic flavor combination, and you’ll know why after tasting our Blueberry Lemon Muffins! I have always loved muffins. They are easy to prepare, and are a great accompaniment to most brunch dishes and many main dish salads as well. Plus, they can be made ahead and frozen, making them a… Read more »

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Pancakes – How to Cook & When to Flip

February 9, 2015

Flipping Pancakes I love to make pancakes as a special treat for Robert’s breakfast on Sunday mornings from time to time. To my mind, the key to a good pancake is cooking it through to a golden brown color, without drying it out. Best Way to Cook Pancakes on a Griddle In my cooking classes,… Read more »

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes are a colorful and flavorful way to start the day! I had a jar of wheat germ that had been hanging around in my pantry for a few months, so I decided it was time to find a use for it. I purchased it after hearing that it was good for you… Read more »

Clayton Family Christmas Breakfast

For as long as I can remember, Christmas morning breakfast has been the same. Mom started serving us this egg dish – dubbed by me and my brother Jim as Christmas Morning Eggs, when we were kids. I think she created this dish to get me, who at the time wasn’t a lover of breakfast,… Read more »

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Rum Pumpkin Pots de Crème

Rum Pumpkin Pots de Crème are basically a deconstructed pumpkin pie with crystallized ginger and rum added. They are fluffy and mousse-like, light and full of flavor. If you don’t have pots de crème, use wine glasses or ramekins. I collect pots de crème, and have for years. While I haven’t really counted them, I think there must… Read more »

Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce is the perfect way to treat yourself and your family on a Sunday morning! I have always loved eggs Benedict, particularly when my mom made it because her Hollandaise sauce was sooo scrumptious. Unfortunately, I didn’t get her to give me her special recipe before she passed away,… 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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