white bowl filled with Southwestern Chicken Soup with Avocado-Cheese Garnish

Southwest Chicken Soup with Avocado-Cheese Garnish

This Southwestern Chicken Soup has a slightly spicy, uber-flavorful broth combined with tender chicken, onion, peppers, garlic, lots of spices (cumin, chili powder, coriander), corn and a surprise ingredient – hominy! It’s finished with an Avocado-Cheese garnish that both adds color and ensures this scrumptious soup will satisfy any appetite. Southwest Chicken Soup Recipe I… Read more »

Lemon-Basil Tahini Dressing

Lemon-Basil Tahini Dressing is creamy, nutty, tangy, versatile – and super delicious! This Lemon-Basil Tahini Dressing was inspired by a trip to Greece with my husband Robert. We both loved the Greek food so much that I came home and soon started playing around with creating various Greek-inspired dishes. This scrumptious Lemon Basil Tahini Dressing… Read more »

Square white plate with Toasted Bagel with Egg Salad and Smoked Salmon

Toasted Bagels with Egg Salad & Smoked Salmon

Tasty and colorful Toasted Bagels with Egg Salad and Smoked Salmon are my husband Robert’s favorite breakfast! Robert loves egg salad and smoked salmon, so combining the two in an open-faced sandwich for his breakfast one morning was a no-brainer. For the egg salad, I start with hard boiling eggs in my Instant Pot –… Read more »

Easy Marinara Sauce

This super flavorful Easy Marinara Sauce calls for only 6 ingredients and is the perfect homemade alternative to purchased pasta sauces! People often ask me where my inspiration comes from when creating new recipes. Often it comes out of necessity, which was the case with this Easy Marinara Sauce. Recipe inspiration One evening, Robert and… Read more »

Fish Piccata with Artichokes

Delicious, light and healthy, Easy Fish Piccata with Artichokes is quick enough for every day, elegant enough for entertaining. Mild fish filets (think cod or halibut) are sautéed, then served with a piccata-inspired sauce. To the standard piccata sauce base of lemon, butter and capers, I add chopped shallots, green onion, white wine, chicken broth… Read more »

Blue plate filled with Quick and Easy Cajun Shrimp Linguine

Quick and Easy Cajun Shrimp Linguine

With our Quick and Easy Cajun Shrimp Linguine, you can have a scrumptious and healthy dinner on the table in under 20 minutes. I love this Cajun Shrimp Linguine recipe for so many reasons. Not just because it’s quick and easy to prepare, or that it’s healthy (calling for skim milk instead of cream), or… Read more »

Turkey Mushroom Pie with a Spinach-Brown Rice Crust

This Turkey and Mushroom Pie is an easy to prepare, healthy and clever way to use up leftovers, including roast turkey (or chicken) and rice. One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Every year I challenge myself to create at least one new leftover recipe. You can peruse my post on What… Read more »

White cake stand holding Overnight Bundt Caramel Rolls

Overnight Caramel Rolls with Frozen Bread Dough (AKA Monkey Bread)

Overnight Bundt Caramel Rolls are easy to prepare, oo-ey, goo-ey, cinnamon-y bites of moist deliciousness! They’ve been an annual Christmas tradition in my family for years – they’re that easy and good. What is Monkey Bread? These Overnight Bundt Caramel Rolls, also often called Monkey Bread, are full of caramel and cinnamon flavor. I love… Read more »

Rolled Turkey Breast with Roasted Red Pepper Stuffing

Not sure you want to take on roasting a large turkey this Thanksgiving? Rolled Turkey Breast with Roasted Red Pepper Stuffing is for you. Not only is it the perfect alternative to traditional turkey and stuffing, it can be prepared ahead of time! My good friend Ella Spradley hosted a dinner party one evening and… Read more »

White plate with Cinnamon Apple Waffles

Cinnamon Apple Waffles

What two flavors taste like fall more than cinnamon and apples? Scrumptious Cinnamon Apple Waffles are crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside. My husband Robert is the waffle maker in our household. In fact, he brought his waffle iron into the marriage! While his waffles are always delicious, he uses store… 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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