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Dark Chocolate Sorbet

I created this dessert for a casual dinner party menu that needed to be completely dairy-free because one of our guests was lactose intolerant. It is a combination of the chocolate sorbet recipes from two great chefs whom I admire, Ina Garten (aka Barefoot Contessa) and David Lebovitz, with a few of my own touches… Read more »

Individual Plum Tarts

My husband Robert and I often venture to Mexico to spend time with my childhood friend Katey Hartwell. One evening while we were there, a neighbor brought a simple and delicious dessert that combined rich buttery puff pastry with perfectly ripe plums in a rustic galette. Every last bite was delicious. Once we returned home, I refined the recipe… Read more »

Chocolate Pecan Toffee Bars

Toffee has always been a favorite in the Clayton household. Mom was famous for her toffee candy (find the recipe in A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®). She packaged it in pretty boxes and gave it to friends and family at Christmas. Such an anticipated gift, if mom ran behind schedule with the deliveries, her friends would call me, asking if they’d been… Read more »

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Blueberry-Peach Custard Pie

In this scrumptious and colorful Blueberry Peach Custard Pie, fresh seasonal fruits are combined together with a tangy, creamy, yogurt-based custard for a perfect summer dessert! This delicious recipe came from my dear friend Catherine Petros, and appears in my cookbook “Fresh Tastes.” The book’s recipe testers loved how the tangy, creamy, buttery flavor of the… Read more »

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Kiwi Sorbet

I started making this delectable dessert for summer dinner parties around 20 years ago, and my guests still love it today. Several friends have asked for the recipe, and some have requested that I include directions for how to freeze the sorbet without an ice cream maker, so those instructions are provided below. Enjoy!  

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Royal Chocolate Biscuit Cake

With all the articles and postings about Prince William’s choice of a Chocolate Biscuit Cake for his wedding reception last week, I became intrigued and wanted to learn more. I had never heard of this cake, and thought the name alone made it sound delicious – chocolate and cookies (the British biscuit is more like… Read more »

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Finding the best Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

The other night I decided I wanted to make Sticky Toffee Pudding – one of my favorite desserts that I actually have never made. I was first introduced to this delicacy while living in Europe, and have been in love with it ever since. In Amsterdam (where I lived) the British retailer Marks and Spencer… Read more »

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Warm Chocolate Cake

This yummy dessert looks like a normal chocolate cake until you cut into it, when a warm chocolate sauce oozes out of the center. It is now a very popular dessert at a number of restaurants, but the original creator was the famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and this is supposed to be his original recipe…. Read more »

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White Chocolate & Lime Tart with Strawberries

My mom Sally received this recipe from a friend in Vancouver. The tartness of the lime is balanced by the white chocolate’s sweetness, and together they form a wonderful base for the strawberries. Make sure to make this dish when strawberries are in season and full of flavor. It’s delicious served after one of our salmon dishes or Uncle… Read more »

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Rhubarb Pie

Mom’s Rhubarb Pie – no strawberries here, just scrumptious fresh rhubarb baked in a custard filling and topped with a pretty lattice crust.   Spring always makes me think of my mom Sally, with whom I wrote “A Well-Seasoned Kitchen,” because she grew rhubarb in her garden. The young shoots of rhubarb leaves signified the… Read more »

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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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