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Frozen Brandy Alexander Pie

Frozen Brandy Alexander Pie – a scrumptious, crowd pleasing dessert that is super easy to prepare ahead of time. My husband Robert and I love frozen Brandy Alexander drinks so much we served them at our wedding reception after dinner! In seeking new ways to use the flavors of our favorite drink, I created this… Read more »

Individual Butterscotch Pies

These small muffin-sized Individual Butterscotch Pies are adorable and, well, absolutely heavenly. The crust is light and flaky (due to the addition of baking powder), the filling rich and delicious. Many people don’t like to make mini pies because the filling can heat up quickly and therefore easily boil over in the oven. That isn’t… Read more »

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Grandma Clayton’s Sand Tarts

Grandma Clayton’s Sand Tarts – butter cookies filled with pecans and rolled in powdered sugar. Yum! September 21st is National Pecan Cookie Day! My absolute favorite pecan cookies are my maternal grandmother’s Sand Tarts – scrumptious butter cookies filled with chopped pecans and rolled in powdered sugar. With only 6 ingredients, these tasty morsels are… Read more »

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Cheesecake Squares

Cheesecake Squares – recipe from my gold medal-winning cookbook “A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®”! Growing up, everyone loved Mom’s Cheesecake Squares. Unfortunately, the recipe was lost somewhere during the process of compiling my first cookbook A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®. Both mom and I thought it was important to include the recipe in our book, so I set out… Read more »

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Berry Cream Parfaits

I love these Berry Cream Parfaits because they are super delicious, super quick & easy to prepare, and super impressive. They take only 10 minutes to put together! Simply blend cream cheese, crème fraiche (or sour cream), lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Then layer the cheese mixture with fresh berries in a fun glass and,… Read more »

Peppermint Ice Cream and Chocolate Squares

I love peppermint anything, especially when mixed with chocolate! This dessert was a favorite of my mom – a vanilla cookie crust, topped with a fluffy chocolate sauce and ice cream. Mom liked to make it with vanilla or coffee ice cream; I’m partial to peppermint ice cream, especially around the holidays when it’s more… Read more »

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Frozen Brandy Alexander

Robert and I love Frozen Brandy Alexanders – it’s like dessert in a wine (or martini) glass! In fact, we like them so much that we served them in shot glasses at our wedding reception. They are an easy, make ahead drink/dessert that is made with readily available ingredients – perfect for a special celebration…. Read more »

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Apple Cake

Mom’s Apple Cake is moist, juicy, spicy and beautiful – oh, and delicious, too!   My brother Jim and I always loved this apple cake as kids. The combination of tart apples with sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg is heavenly. Dark, rich, flavorful – and beautiful to present. I like to make it in… Read more »

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Pavlova with Fresh Berries

My mom Sally was first introduced to this dessert, named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, by friends in Australia. Comprised of a sweet meringue base topped with flavored whipped cream and fresh berries, it’s been a family favorite for years and has been served at many a birthday party by request. I also have… Read more »

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Almond Raspberry Cookies

I created these cookies several years ago as gifts to provide single friends on Valentine’s Day (I was also single at the time). Then I started making them for my mom on Valentines’ Day, as she was a cookie lover. I have also made them at Christmas, cutting the cookie shape into small gingerbread men,… 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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