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Ham and Cheese Biscuits with Green Mayo

Crowd-pleasing Ham and Cheese Biscuits are a variation of a traditional Southern recipe, adding in sliced cheese and Green Mayo. Savory ham and cheese slices are nestled inside of buttery, tangy buttermilk biscuits; a dollop of fresh, bright herb-flavored mayo is added to finish. Mouth-wateringly good, these biscuit sandwiches are a perfect addition to any… Read more »

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Southern Corn Pudding

If you love corn, then my family’s Southern Corn Pudding recipe is definitely for you. Moist and fluffy, it’s perfection in every bite. And, it’s easy to prepare with fresh, available ingredients – no canned creamed corn or boxed cornbread mix here. Plus, our Corn Pudding recipe dates back generations, so it’s tried and true… Read more »

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Kentucky Hot Brown Recipe

Kentucky Hot Browns are pure comfort food – an open-faced turkey sandwich topped with sliced juicy tomatoes, bubbly cheese sauce and crispy bacon. My mom added her own unique touches to the original hot brown recipe, making our family’s version unique – and we think it’s even more tasty than the original! Hot Brown Hot… Read more »

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Prosciutto Appetizers with Mozzarella and Basil

Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks are a quick, easy, 3-ingredient appetizer that everyone loves! One evening when Robert and I were at our mountain home, we had an impromptu cocktail gathering with a few friends. I quickly went to my kitchen in search of something to serve, and pulled out some prosciutto and cheese to put… Read more »

Shaved carrots, radishes, avocado, feta chees and lemon basil vinaigrette

Carrot, Radish and Sweet Pea Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Spring is here – time for colorful, flavorful salads like this Carrot, Radish and Sweet Pea Salad that is paired with a delicious Lemon Basil Vinaigrette. Ingredients coming into season in the spring are some of my favorites – especially carrots, radishes and sweet peas. Colorful, crunchy, and flavorful, they add depth and texture to… Read more »

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Chopped Apple Pecan Salad Recipe with Feta Cheese

Fall is in the air – time for apples! I’m always looking for new ways to use them, especially raw because I love the juicy crunch they provide to a dish. That’s why I came up with this quick and easy recipe for Chopped Salad with Apple, Pecans and Feta Cheese. Chopped Pecan Apple Salad… Read more »

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Apple Bundt Cake

Mom’s Apple Cake is moist, spicy, beautiful – oh, and delicious, too! Mom’s Apple Cake My brother Jim and I always loved Mom’s Apple Cake as kids – and we both still love it today! The combination of tart apples with sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg is heavenly. Dark, rich, flavorful – and beautiful… Read more »

Copper skillet filled with Corn and Prosciutto Salad

Corn and Prosciutto Salad

A quick and easy way to prepare fresh corn – a Corn and Prosciutto Salad! One of my favorite foods in summer is fresh corn. Here in Colorado, we have wonderful corn from the town of Olathe — sweet, juicy and tender. This fast, delicious Corn and Prosciutto Salad recipe comes from good friend Kathy… Read more »

Pimiento Cheese Spread in a white bowl with celery sticks and crackers

Zesty Pimiento Cheese Spread

Zesty Pimiento Cheese Spread – another scrumptious, versatile recipe from Mom! Mom loved pimiento cheese and made her Zesty Pimiento Cheese Spread often, sometimes just for our family to enjoy. She never measured the ingredients, just mixed them to taste. This is my version of her “recipe”. I add cayenne pepper to give it a… Read more »

Derby Day Mint Julep

For years, we’ve been in pursuit of the perfect Mint Julep to accompany our Kentucky Derby Day festivities, which are a big deal in the Clayton household as my mom was raised in Louisville. We think this recipe is just right – not too much bourbon, not too sweet and just enough mint. Give it… 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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