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Spicy Short Ribs

These Spicy Short Ribs are super tender, having been slow roasted in a beer-based BBQ sauce.   I served these Spicy Short Ribs several years ago for Father’s Day, and everyone – especially my dad – loved them! Not too spicy, just full of flavor. These ribs are a delicious choice for any crowd, combining… Read more »

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New Orleans Hurricane Cocktails

Hurricanes were invented in New Orleans by bar owner Pat O’Brien during World War II when there was a limited supply of whiskey. In order to purchase a single case, liquor salesmen forced bar owners to purchase up to 50 cases of rum, which was plentiful. Looking for a way to use all his rum,… Read more »

French Picnic in the Park

This picnic is impressive in its simplicity. Mom’s wonderful Sausage and Spinach Torte is the star with the other dishes as complements. Purchased French cheeses with a baguette Sausage and Spinach Torte (p.137, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen) Assorted mustards Baby greens tossed with Sharp Vinaigrette Dressing (p.78, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen) Almond Macaroons (p.258, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen)… Read more »

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Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

This recipe has been in several cookbooks, and the story goes that gossip columnist Liz Smith received the recipe from Katherine years ago. We are not sure if this is just cooking lore, but these chewy, chocolaty brownies are delicious! We have modified the directions somewhat to make them easier to follow.  

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Spicy Chicken Wings

We love this recipe for chicken wings as it is just the right amount of spice – not too hot, not too bland. We also like serving these wings with guacamole instead of blue cheese dressing, a trick we picked up at a neighborhood cocktail party. You could also serve them with Ranch salad dressing. As a main dish,… 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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