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Southern Corn Pudding

If you love corn, then my family’s Southern Corn Pudding recipe is definitely for you. Moist and fluffy, it’s perfection in every bite. And, it’s easy to prepare with fresh, available ingredients – no canned creamed corn or boxed cornbread mix here. Plus, our Corn Pudding recipe dates back generations, so it’s tried and true… Read more »

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Korean BBQ Beef Bulgogi Marinade

Easy to prepare, Korean BBQ Beef is the perfect choice for busy day dinner. My cousin Dave’s recipe is full of Asian flavors (think soy, sesame, ginger, garlic) that perfectly complement thinly sliced beef. And, no grill, wok or other special equipment needed – just a skillet or sauté pan and you’re good to go!… Read more »

white platter showing Pesto Chicken and Vegetables with Pasta

Pesto Chicken and Pasta with Veggies

Aromatic and fresh, Pesto Chicken and Vegetables with Pasta will soon become another one of your favorite “go-to” recipes. Easy to prepare in under 25 minutes, this pesto chicken pasta recipe is extremely versatile. Switch out the vegetables to what’s in season. Use other hearty pasta that’s in your pantry. And, I provide three unique,… Read more »

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Homemade Genovese Pesto

You may already have several recipes for homemade pesto, but trust me, this Pesto Genovese is worth a try. It’s an award-winning family recipe direct from an Italian chef raised in Genoa, and relies on a unique preparation method to ensure it comes out scrumptious, vibrant and silky smooth! Genovese Pesto You’ll Make Again and… Read more »

OVerhead showing two slices of Southern Tomato PIe, with rest of pie partially shown on the left

Tomato Pie Recipe Southern Style

Southern Tomato Pie is a popular summer dish that pays homage to sweet, flavorful, vine-ripened tomatoes. Our version updates this iconic dish, adding in more flavor-enhancing ingredients and modifying the preparation method to ensure those juicy fresh tomatoes don’t make the pie soggy! Southern Tomato Pie Recipe Ingredients Our version of this scrumptious dish starts… Read more »

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Kentucky Hot Brown Recipe

Kentucky Hot Browns are pure comfort food – an open-faced turkey sandwich topped with sliced juicy tomatoes, bubbly cheese sauce and crispy bacon. My mom added her own unique touches to the original hot brown recipe, making our family’s version unique – and we think it’s even more tasty than the original! Hot Brown Hot… Read more »

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How to make a Cosmo Martini

Cool and refreshing, a Cosmopolitan Martini is the perfect treat on a warm summer day. With their pale pink color, Cosmos (as they are called for short) just look like summer in a glass! Developed with input from experienced bartenders around the world, my Cosmopolitan recipe is time tested to be perfect, every time. What… Read more »

white platter filled with slices of Asian Pork Tenderloin. Bowl if rice and candles in the background

Asian Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Easy to prepare, Asian Pork Tenderloin is a favorite among my friends and family. The Asian-inspired marinade (which does double duty as a serving sauce) is full of bold, well balanced flavors – honey, lime, soy, garlic and ginger. Plus, there’s a unique ingredient that adds an extra kick – curry powder! Whether grilled, roasted… Read more »

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Spicy Cold Shrimp Salad

Robert and my friends call this the Best Shrimp Salad Recipe. Easy to prepare, this scrumptious make ahead shrimp dish is fresh, flavorful – and a bit spicy, too. Jalapeno peppers, sweet peppers, fresh herbs (chives, parsley, cilantro) and lime add zing and make this recipe unique! Why This is the Best Shrimp Salad Easy… Read more »

white plate filled with a slice of Berry Cobbler, with a side of ice cream

Recipe for Berry Cobbler

This warm and delicious recipe for Berry Cobbler has been a favorite of mine for over 40 years – yes, it’s that good! Plus, its quick and easy to prepare (only 5 minutes) with 5 pantry ingredients, making it perfect for busy day dinner. No need to mix up batter for the topping, either. Plus,… 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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