Banana Raspberry Cake with Lemon Frosting

Another scrumptious and impressive Clayton family recipe, our Banana Raspberry Cake with Lemon Frosting is the perfect ending to a spring or summer dinner. This beautiful, delicious Banana Raspberry Cake with Lemon Frosting recipe comes from my cousin Barb’s daughter Mindy Newlin. Surprisingly easy to prepare, the buttermilk and bananas in the batter keep the… Read more »

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Elegant Summer Picnic

Who doesn’t love a picnic? Eating outside, enjoying a beautiful spread of scrumptious dishes, and often listening to a live concert is the best way to celebrate summer. In Denver, there are several venues that host outdoor concerts – the Denver Botanic Gardens, Hudson Gardens, and City Park to name a few. My husband Robert… Read more »

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Mustard-Dill Sauce

Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Mustard-Dill Sauce is a scrumptious, lighter version of traditional Eggs Benedict. Plus, the sauce is much easier to prepare than Hollandaise! Recently, I started poaching eggs instead of frying them, as I prefer the more delicate texture of a poached egg. One morning as I was debating how to serve… Read more »

Pecan Chocolate Toffee Bars

Full of buttery toffee flavor, Pecan Chocolate Toffee Bars are simply heavenly. A cookie base reminiscent of shortbread is prepared with brown sugar (providing that luscious toffee flavor) and, once baked, is topped with melted chocolate and chopped toasted pecans. Super easy to prepare, these Toffee Bars are true crowd pleasers! Toffee Bars Toffee has… Read more »

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Layer Taco Salad Dip Recipe

A variation of the well-known Seven Layer Dip, this colorful, flavorful and slightly spicy Taco Salad Dip has no refried beans or meat, resulting in a lighter and refreshing dish. Plus, it’s a snap to put together! Cream Cheese Taco Dip My first job out of college was as a Media Planner for Campbell-Mithun advertising… 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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A Delicious Champagne Cocktail

Who needs an excuse to enjoy bubbles? A great alternative to the traditional mimosa, our Champagne Cocktail perfectly complements brunch, special occasion, and of course, New Year’s Eve celebrations. And with only four ingredients, it’s a snap to put together!  

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Spicy Chicken Wings

We love this recipe for chicken wings as it is just the right amount of spice – not too hot, not too bland. We also like serving these wings with guacamole instead of blue cheese dressing, a trick we picked up at a neighborhood cocktail party. You could also serve them with Ranch salad dressing. As a main dish,… 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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