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Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte

June 28, 2018

Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte is a colorful dish layered with lots of flavor, and is so versatile it can be served for lunch, brunch or dinner!   The other day I was perusing recipes from my mom’s collection and discovered that there were two cards with the exact same dish – one in mom’s… Read more »

Marinated and roasted leg of lamb

Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb

March 15, 2018

Marinated and Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb is an elegant, impressive entrée that’s actually super easy to prepare with my step-by-step instructions!   My mom’s marinade for steak and lamb is pretty infamous among our friends and family. Once you’ve tried lamb marinated in her delicious Asian-inspired mixture of oil, soy sauce, sherry, ginger, mustard… Read more »

Healthy Breaded Pork Chops - Easy Weeknight Dinner

Healthy Breaded Pork Chops

March 1, 2018

Healthy Breaded Pork Chops – an easy-to-prepare main dish that’s perfect for busy day dinner. This recipe for Healthy Breaded Pork Chops is another scrumptious dish that I adapted from one I found in my Aunt Bobbie’s recipe box. She loved to cook, and was always looking for new, easy recipes. Well, I think this… Read more »

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Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish-Mustard Sauce

December 14, 2017

Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish-Mustard Sauce – an easy to prepare, make ahead, elegant and versatile main dish. There is nothing more versatile – or more elegant – than beef tenderloin for a dinner party. It’s also very easy to prepare. You just have to purchase good quality beef and have an accurate meat… Read more »

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Tourtière – Meat and Potato Pie

November 30, 2017

Tourtière – sautéed pork, onions and mashed potatoes flavored with garlic, thyme, sage and spices are the flavorful filling in this delicious double-crust pie. Comfort food at its best! I was first introduced to the French Canadian dish Tourtière by my college roommate Cynthia Ballantyne, who grew up in Montreal, Quebec. It has been one… Read more »

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Rack of Lamb with Nut Crust

April 28, 2017

Rack of Lamb with Nut Crust – an easy, elegant entrée. I love lamb, especially rack of lamb. It really is very easy to make and so impressive at a dinner party. The key is to make sure that the racks are “frenched” or “trimmed” – it will cook better, and look better. So, what… Read more »

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Spinach Farfalle Bolognese

December 12, 2016

When I was growing up, my Dad’s two sisters lived in Denver and their families all came to our house for Christmas Eve dinner. Mom always made this dish because (1) it’s a crowd pleaser, (2) she could make it ahead (especially important during the holidays!), and (3) it expands easily – so as our… Read more »

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Shepard’s Pie

March 31, 2016

I created this recipe one night when I was looking for something to do with leftover Mashed Potatoes with Parsley and Chives. It was a cold, snowy night in Denver, and comfort food seemed the perfect thing to warm us up! Robert loves this flavorful, hearty dish. I make it with a mixture of ground… Read more »

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Mom’s Corned Beef & Cabbage

March 9, 2016

Mom’s Corned Beef and Cabbage is full of flavor, derived mainly from the delicious glaze of mustard, brown sugar and cloves. St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! While my family isn’t Irish, growing up, every March we were treated to Mom’s distinctive corned beef and cabbage. In her typical style, she took the… Read more »

Italian Meatloaf

February 3, 2015

Why is it that sometimes the best recipes are the result of creating a new dish only using ingredients you have on hand – and that you need to use up? The other night, Robert was hungry for hamburgers or meatloaf, so I opened the fridge and started pulling out various ingredients that I thought… Read more »

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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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