Gingersnap crusted tart filled with creamy lemony filing and topped with blueberries

Lemon Ginger Blueberry Tart

This show-stopping Lemon Ginger Blueberry Tart starts with a gingersnap-rum crust that’s filled with a creamy, lemon-y mixture and topped with fresh blueberries. Yum!   I love ginger, and this tart really showcases it with gingersnap cookies in the crust and crystallized ginger in the filling. In creating this recipe, I also wanted lots of… Read more »

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Elegant Easter Dinner

I love entertaining on Easter. It’s the beginning of Spring, allowing for bright, vibrant colors on dining room tables and also in menus. No one will believe that this elegant menu was so easy for you to prepare – especially since, like so many of our recipes, the majority of these dishes can be done… Read more »

Warm Gathering with Friends

There is nothing better on a cold night to gather friends or family around the dining table to share a warm, comforting dinner. Mom’s Veal Stroganoff takes center stage in this menu, and it’s always a crowd pleaser! Serving it over a bed of fettuccini makes for a casual yet elegant presentation. I like to… Read more »

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 »

Blue souffle dish filled with Brandied Sweet Potato Souffle

Brandied Sweet Potato Soufflé

Brandied Sweet Potato Soufflé is another showstopper out of my mom’s recipe files. This scrumptious dish can be served as either an unusual side dish or wonderful dessert. Show-Stopping Sweet Potato Soufflé I love sweet potatoes, in just about any form. Until I discovered this recipe for Brandied Sweet Potato Soufflé in my mom’s recipe… Read more »

Red and white pots de creme filled with Rum Pumpkin filling

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 »

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Dark Chocolate Sorbet

I created this dessert for a casual dinner party menu that needed to be completely dairy-free because one of our guests was lactose intolerant. It is a combination of the chocolate sorbet recipes from two great chefs whom I admire, Ina Garten (aka Barefoot Contessa) and David Lebovitz, with a few of my own touches… Read more »

Individual Plum Tarts

Individual Plum Tarts are a light and impressive dessert. Using only 8 ingredients – including frozen puff pastry – these rustic little galettes are surprisingly quick and easy to prepare! My husband Robert and I often venture to Mexico to spend time with my childhood friend Katey Hartwell. One evening while we were there, a neighbor… Read more »

Pecan Chocolate Toffee Bars

Full of buttery toffee flavor, Pecan Chocolate Toffee Bars are simply heavenly. A cookie base reminiscent of shortbread is prepared with brown sugar (providing that luscious toffee flavor) and, once baked, is topped with melted chocolate and chopped toasted pecans. Super easy to prepare, these Toffee Bars are true crowd pleasers! Toffee Bars Toffee has… Read more »

Blueberry and Peach custard pie with fresh peaches and blueberries on the side

Blueberry-Peach Custard Pie

In this scrumptious and colorful Blueberry Peach Custard Pie, fresh seasonal fruits are combined together with a tangy, creamy, yogurt-based custard for a perfect summer dessert! This delicious recipe came from my dear friend Catherine Petros, and appears in my cookbook “Fresh Tastes.” The book’s recipe testers loved how the tangy, creamy, buttery flavor of the… 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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