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 »

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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

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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