Dinner in the Orangery at the Botanic Gardens

May 3, 2013

On Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m., the Denver Botanic Gardens hosted one of its “Gather” dinners, featuring a seasonally-inspired four course meal from Root Down & Linger‘s fabulous executive chef Daniel Asher. I am a huge fan of chef Asher, and was so happy to grab a photo together with him during the evening:… Read more »


Pintxos in San Sebastian, Spain

October 12, 2012

After our wonderful visit in Southwestern France with my college friend Beth Thrasher-Broidy and her husband Marc, Robert and I headed to the culinary hotbed of San Sebastian, Spain. Only around an hour’s drive south of Biarritz on the Bay of Biscay, it is very different from the towns we visited in Southwestern France –… Read more »

Incredible Lunch at La Ferme aux Grives

October 10, 2012

During our travels in the south of France while visiting my college friend Beth Thrasher-Broidy and her husband Marc, we stopped in the small town Eugenie-les-Bains for an incredible lunch at La Ferme aux Grives, one of the restaurants at the hotel Les Pres d’Eugenie. Not only was the meal one of the top three… Read more »


Food adventures in Bordeaux, France

October 9, 2012

If you have read my last few blog posts – and/or the posts to my Facebook fan page – you will know that in September my husband Robert and I were in France and Spain on an incredible two week vacation, celebrating our seventh anniversary. We spent several days in the French Basque country with… Read more »


Cooking at home – in the south of France

October 8, 2012

While on our two week trip to the south of France and northern Spain last month, my husband Robert and I spent several days with my college friend Beth and her husband Marc at their wonderful home outside Castelner, in the Landes region – not far from the Spanish border, in French Basque country. While… Read more »


The flavors of Paris – four restaurant reviews

October 2, 2012

My husband Robert and I just returned from a fabulous two week vacation in France and Spain, celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary. What an incredible trip! Our trip began with two nights in Paris, then we ventured to the Landes area (or “department”) in the Southwest area of France to visit my college friend Beth… Read more »

Pie Party 2012 is today!

June 20, 2012

June 20th has been designated Pie Party 2012. Join in on the fun with other foodies and bloggers on the Facebook event page here. Post your favorite pie recipes and photos! Here are mine, one from each season (click on the photo to go to the recipe): Frozen Strawberry Pie Nothing tastes better during warm… Read more »

Airstream Adventures – final segment – Cincinnati!

May 14, 2012

We arrived in Cincinnati in the afternoon on Tuesday and checked into East Fork Lake Campground. It is still off season, so most of the sites were empty – and no camp hosts were to be found. So, we selected a nice spot and set up camp: I made pork quesadillas with leftover pork chops…. Read more »

Airstream Adventures Part 3 – “American Pickers”

May 13, 2012

Our fun with the airstream, selling cookbooks and seeing the country continues . . . Saturday (Day  6) we drove across Iowa to a fabulous national park called Fisherman’s Corner on the banks of the Mississippi River, which was actually in Illinois (the river is the state line). It was a very small campground run… Read more »

Our airstream adventures in Nebraska continue . . .

May 6, 2012

Last blog post we were camping at Lake Minatare just outside of Scottsbluff, Ne. Before leaving this lovely state park (on day 3 ), Robert and I went for a short walk around the lake to see the only lighthouse in all of Nebraska (with no light in it!): After a quick breakfast, we drove… 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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