Airstream Trip 2012 – cooking with Miss America

May 5, 2012

Robert and I packed up the airstream and hit the road for our first road trip of 2012 promoting my cookbook, A well-seasoned kitchen. As usual, I was worried that all of our stuff would fit . . .   But it did! Cuisinart. . . . check. Blender . . .  check. Acrylic plates,… Read more »

sea-bass

An incredible live auction prize dinner

February 20, 2012

Last March, my husband Robert and I attended a fun event raising money for the Denver Dumb Friends League, called Give PAWS. During the live auction, Robert bid on and won (well, actually drank a lot of wine, then started bidding and somehow won) a 5-course dinner with wine pairings for eight people, provided by… Read more »

peppers-and-onions

In the Smokies – and an encounter with a bear!

September 3, 2011

Day 18 of our airstream trip in August found us camping near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, one of the entry points for the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. So, on Saturday morning we decided to enjoy this beautiful park and go hiking. After stopping in the visitor center and chatting with a ranger, I selected the Chimney… Read more »

mushroom-stuffed-chicken

An incredible evening at Blackberry Farm

August 26, 2011

On Day 17 of our airstream adventure, we parked the trailer at a nice RV park just outside of Gatlinburg, TN, adjacent to the Greak Smoky Mountains National Park. We quickly cleaned up and drove around an hour to the fabulous Blackberry Farm, for a dinner that our friends Dee and Jimmy Haslam had set… Read more »

grilled-steak

Airstream adventures in VA & TN, Days 15 and 16

After leaving DC, on Day 15 we drove to a beautiful state park in southwestern VA called Claytor Lake: We had a great shady, level (very important with an RV I have learned!) pretty campsite that backed up to the woods: The lake was just a short hike away . . .   . …. Read more »

seafood-guacamole

Fun with the airstream continues (Days 10 – 14)

August 22, 2011

(Note: last post I messed up our “day” count – it is now corrected!) We made it just fine driving through New Jersey, on and off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Stopped in at a grocery store and stocked up on staples and food for breakfast and lunch. Once in Delaware (Day 10 continued), we checked… Read more »

airstream-dishware

Picking up the trailer – Days 9 and 10!

August 18, 2011

Day 9 of our road trip – we drove from Philadelphia to Lakewood, NJ to Colonial Airstream to meet our new trailer!  Here’s a few shots of the interior (before we started moving in!): Dinette (that also turns into a couch, or a bed): The “kitchen” – including a gas range!: The bedroom: After an… Read more »

steffen-wolf-cocktail

Our road trip continues – Days 5 through 8!

August 14, 2011

Our travel adventure continues! Last posting, we were headed out to dinner at Proof on Main, the trendy, popular restaurant in the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Louisville. What a “wild” place! The décor says it all: Service was fantastic, and food was delicious, with some unique drinks and dishes. I loved my cocktail, the… Read more »

Duck-at-Room-39

Road Trip – first 5 days!

August 7, 2011

As many of you know, my husband Robert and I are on a road trip adventure. We are introducing the cookbook to retailers in the Midwest and South as we we work our way to New Jersey to pick up our new airstream trailer!   We’ve now been on the road for 5 days; here… Read more »

bistro-grill-pan

Grilling indoors? It actually works!

July 25, 2011

I resisted buying a grill pan for years – why do I need one when I have a gas grill just outside my kitchen that is accessible most months of the year in Denver? Well, I was in Williams Sonoma one day and they had the Le Creuset Bistro Grill pan on sale, and the… Read more »

Lee Clayton Roper

Welcome!

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!
Learn More

Access more recipes in Lee's award-winning book, Fresh Tastes!

[cart_button show_items="true" empty_cart_text="Cart: " items_in_cart_text="Cart: " ]