Narrow necked bottle filled with Cranberry Vinaigrette.

Cranberry Vinaigrette

Bold and beautiful Cranberry Vinaigrette is a quick, easy and festive way to brighten up most any holiday salad. It can be prepared with cranberry relish, chutney, sauce or even frozen cranberry cocktail! As you may have noticed, I love cranberries. Dried or fresh, in salads, bread, cookies or dessert, their bold, tangy flavor and… Read more »

glass mason jar filled with Homemade Caesar Dressing, with a spoon inside of the jar

Homemade Caesar Dressing

Homemade Caesar Dressing is thick, creamy and overflowing with scrumptious tangy, salty flavors. Our version of this classic condiment has been successfully prepared many times, by many people, making it both time and taste tested. Starting with classic Caesar Dressing ingredients, we add in a surprise that amps up the flavors big time. Plus, it’s… Read more »

Lemon Dijon Dressed Baby Spinach Salad Recipe

Looking for a light, easy to prepare starter or side dish salad? Then you’ve come to the right place! This Baby Spinach Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing is just what you need. Not only is it beautiful on the plate, it’s bright and fresh tasting, too. While many spinach salads call for bacon, this salad… Read more »

Individual plate filled with Apple and Mixed Green Salad with Apple-Truffle Vinaigrette

Apple and Mixed Greens with Apple-Truffle Vinaigrette

Apple and Mixed Greens with Apple-Truffle Vinaigrette is an elegant, light and refreshing first course or side salad. And, it’s easy to prepare, too! I love fresh, crunchy, juicy apples, and think they are a great addition to salads. The first salad I created with apples was my Chopped Salad with Apple Feta and Pecans,… Read more »

White plate filled with Chicken,Blueberry and Mango Salad

Chicken Blueberry Salad Recipe with Mango Salad Dressing

Chicken, Blueberry and Mango Salad with Mango Vinaigrette just tastes like summer, and is a light and refreshing dish to enjoy on warm evenings! Chicken Salad with Blueberries and Mango Dressing Chicken, Blueberry and Mango Salad was a late addition to my cookbook Fresh Tastes. During the time when I was finalizing the recipes to… Read more »

Oval blue bowl filled with Elegant Wild Rice Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette

Wild Rice Salad Recipe with Parmesan Vinaigrette

Wild Rice Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette is the quintessential scrumptious, colorful, make ahead side dish! Earthy wild rice is combined with tangy artichoke hearts, colorful peas, crunchy bell pepper, piquant green onions and juicy cherry tomatoes. This luscious mixture is then topped off with a sharp Parmesan Vinaigrette and toasted almonds. Wild Rice Salad with… Read more »

White bowl filled with Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon-Basil Tahini Dressing. Dressing is on the side

Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon-Basil Tahini Dressing

Greek Orzo Salad with Lemon-Basil Tahini Dressing is the perfect side dish to serve at your next barbecue, or to take to a summer pot luck! A few years ago, Robert and I spent two weeks in Greece, and we both loved the food – especially the flavorful, colorful salads and the nutty, creamy hummus…. Read more »

Shaved carrots, radishes, avocado, feta chees and lemon basil vinaigrette

Carrot, Radish and Sweet Pea Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Spring is here – time for colorful, flavorful salads like this Carrot, Radish and Sweet Pea Salad that is paired with a delicious Lemon Basil Vinaigrette. Ingredients coming into season in the spring are some of my favorites – especially carrots, radishes and sweet peas. Colorful, crunchy, and flavorful, they add depth and texture to… Read more »

Carafe of creamy arugula salad dressing

Creamy Arugula Salad Dressing Recipe

This Creamy Arugula Salad Dressing is a variation of a traditional green goddess dressing, adding baby arugula to the original recipe. Arugula Dressing Recipe I have always loved green goddess salad dressing – a delectable mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, green onion, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, anchovy, tarragon and sometimes chives. In my Arugula Salad… Read more »

Crab and Shrimp Salad with Curry-Chutney Dressing

Crab and Shrimp Salad with Curry-Chutney Dressing is refreshing, light and super flavorful! This Crab and Shrimp Salad is a winner — according to my husband Robert and several of our friends! My friend Diane Reeder thought it would be fun for the two of us to cook together, so one summer evening, she invited… 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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