Red and white pots de creme filled with Rum Pumpkin filling

Rum Pumpkin Pots de Crème

Rum Pumpkin Pots de Crème are basically a deconstructed pumpkin pie with crystallized ginger and rum added. They are fluffy and mousse-like, light and full of flavor. If you don’t have pots de crème, use wine glasses or ramekins. I collect pots de crème, and have for years. While I haven’t really counted them, I think there must… Read more »

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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

Individual Plum Tarts are a light and impressive dessert. Using only 8 ingredients – including frozen puff pastry – these rustic little galettes are surprisingly quick and easy to prepare! 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… 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 »

Blueberry and Peach custard pie with fresh peaches and blueberries on the side

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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Quick and Easy Blonde Brownies

Mom loved blonde brownies, mostly because they taste like butterscotch, one of her favorite flavors. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for blonde (butterscotch-like) brownies from her recipe box, one you’re sure to enjoy!  

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Frozen Strawberry Pie

Nothing tastes better on a warm summer day than a cool, frozen dessert. Mom’s Frozen Strawberry Pie brings back fond childhood memories of summer days spent playing outside all day. I loved coming home to enjoy a piece of mom’s delicious pie, a refreshing treat to beat the heat. This pie is a great treat for warm weather dinner… Read more »

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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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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 »

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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