White soup tureen filled with Tomato Basil Bisque

Tomato Basil Bisque Recipe

Tangy, tasty and terrific (according to Robert!), our Tomato Basil Bisque is both colorful and comforting. A Healthier Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe Our local Safeway grocery store sells a delicious tomato bisque soup. The problem is that it’s heavy on salt and processed ingredients. I started searching around for a healthier version, to no avail…. Read more »

Bowl of soup with tortelloni, sausage, zucchini and carrots.

Tortelloni Soup with Sausage, Carrots and Zucchini

To wrap up my fall posts featuring fresh zucchini, today I’m sharing this amazingly delicious, Italian-inspired Tortelloni Soup with Sausage, Carrots and Zucchini. The weather in Denver is finally starting to feel like fall, and that means it’s one of my favorite seasons – soup! My husband Robert and I both love soup for dinner,… Read more »

Chilled cucumber leek vichyssoise soup garnished with sliced radishes

Chilled Cucumber Leek Vichyssoise Soup

Fresh cucumbers and sweet, mellow leeks are the stars in this super savory, chilled Cucumber Leek Vichyssoise soup. Vichyssoise Soup Recipe Robert doesn’t like cucumbers on their own, but will eat them mixed in with other foods. I, on the other hand, love cucumbers, so to accommodate him I often experiment, finding new ways to… Read more »

Indian-Cauliflower-Soup-with-Bacon-Cashew-Gremolata-recipe-seasonedkitchen.com

Curried Cauliflower Soup with Bacon-Cashew Gremolata

Curried Cauliflower Soup – fresh cauliflower sautéed with onion and spices, finished in chicken stock, then puréed with a bit of milk – and topped with a colorful, crunchy mixture of bacon, cashews, cilantro and lemon zest. Scrumptious – and beautiful, too! As you can tell from many of the recipes in my cookbooks and… Read more »

five-fall-soups-recipes

Five Favorite Main Dish Soup Recipes

October 2, 2017

Now that it’s Fall, it’s officially soup season. Yay! I love soups. My favorite way to warm up on a cold and rainy (or snowy) night is to curl up in front of a cozy fire with my husband Robert and a steamy bowl of flavorful soup. So, I’m sharing five of my favorite main… Read more »

Italian-Sausage-Spinach-Orzo-Soup-recipe

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Orzo Soup

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Orzo Soup is quick and easy to prepare from items usually on hand (with limited chopping!) and loaded with flavor. Now that it’s Fall, it’s officially soup season. Yay! I love soups. My favorite way to warm up on a cold and rainy night is to curl up in front of… Read more »

chicken-noodle-soup-recipe

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Who doesn’t like Chicken Noodle Soup, especially when tired or sick? Chicken Noodle Soup with Egg Noodles I know it always makes me feel better, especially in early January when I am recovering from the hectic – but fun – holidays! Is Chicken Noodle Soup Healthy? While the direct health benefits of chicken noodle soup… Read more »

Individual white bowls of Chilled Tomato Dill Soup

Chilled Tomato Dill Soup

Chilled  Tomato Dill Soup is the perfect dish to cool you off on a warm summer night, and can be packed in a thermos to serve as part of a picnic. This Chilled Tomato Dill Soup recipe is always a hit, especially on a hot summer night. It is bursting with the flavors of summer… Read more »

Artichoke and Chicken Chowder

Artichoke and Chicken Chowder is a hearty, satisfying bowl of deliciousness! After a fun morning of snowshoeing in the beautiful Colorado mountains, our good friend Wendy Bergen treated us to a scrumptious lunch at her beautiful mountain cabin. We had worked up quite an appetite, after trekking several miles in the spring snow. Since Wendy… Read more »

Indian Mulligatawny Soup

Indian Mulligatawny Soup is a super-flavorful chicken and rice soup with the intriguing additions of curry powder, carrots, apple and thyme. Mulligatawny Recipe I’m one of those unusual people who likes winter time in Colorado – I like to snuggle up with Robert next to a fire, enjoying a bowl of warm, delicious soup. Indian… Read more »

Lee Clayton Roper

Welcome!

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!
Learn More