Cooking on National TV!

February 19, 2018

Cooking on National TV: A behind-the-scenes look at my appearance on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family“ Last week I had an amazing experience – my first national TV appearance! I was a guest on Hallmark Channel  show Home & Family. I thought I would share a bit of my experience with you all. First, my… Read more »

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Five Easy, Make Ahead Super Bowl Dips

January 22, 2018

It’s that time of year again – the Super Bowl is in less than two weeks! Whether gathering friends at home or going to a pot luck, it’s time to decide what to prepare. I’m sharing five easy, super delicious Super Bowl dips – some served hot, some not; some spicy, some not. The good… Read more »

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Ten healthy recipes to kick off 2018

January 8, 2018

Get a fresh start on the new year with fresh recipes! At the beginning of the year, I always focus on my new year’s resolutions – what areas of my life I want to improve, or goals I want to accomplish, in the coming year. Well, continuing to eat better is usually on my list!… Read more »


Five Make Ahead Holiday Desserts 2017

December 11, 2017

The holidays are upon us – which means we’re all decorating, shopping, wrapping – and cooking! Thinking about entertaining this season – maybe a special holiday dinner or New Year’s Eve celebration? If so, I have five scrumptious, elegant, make ahead desserts for you to pick from. From my selection of crowd-pleasing cakes, pies and… Read more »


Thanksgiving Side Dishes 2017

November 13, 2017

While the turkey has the lead role in Thanksgiving dinner, side dishes are the real stars of the meal. We all have our family favorites, but it’s also fun change things up a bit and try out creative, new recipes. I start receiving emails in early November from folks asking me for easy Thanksgiving side… Read more »


Five Favorite Main Dish Soup Recipes

October 2, 2017

Now that it’s Fall, it’s officially soup season. Yay! I love soups. My favorite way to warm up on a cold and rainy (or snowy) night is to curl up in front of a cozy fire with my husband Robert and a steamy bowl of flavorful soup. So, I’m sharing five of my favorite main… Read more »

10 Easy and Delicious Ways to Prepare Chicken

May 14, 2017

Chicken is quite possibly one of the most versatile ingredients we have on hand, but let’s face it – it’s easy to tire of the same-old chicken dishes that we prepare time and again. There’s no need to send the chicken to the back of the freezer. What you need is a new infusion of… Read more »

The Saga of the Sourdough Starter

March 30, 2017

How we lost – and found – my grandmother’s sourdough starter In honor of National Sourdough Day on April 1st, I thought it was the perfect time to share a fun story about my family’s sourdough starter, and how we lost it – and then found it again. One October, I received a frantic email… Read more »

6 Easy Super Bowl Appetizers

January 23, 2017

The Super Bowl is just around the corner, so it’s time to decide what to cook – either for your own party or to bring to a pot luck. Alas, our beloved Denver Broncos won’t be participating this year, but Robert and I will still be watching the game! So, I thought I would share… Read more »


Tasty Twists on Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes

November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and now is the time I like to finalize my menu. That way, I can reduce stress and hassles on turkey day by creating a “game plan” of what I can prepare ahead of time, and possibly freeze. We all have our family favorites – those dishes that… Read more »

Lee Clayton Roper


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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