Blue plate with Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb, sliced, with Fresh Mint Sauce on the side

Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mint Sauce

Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb with Fresh Mint Sauce is an easy, elegant main dish that’s perfect for a spring or summer dinner. As a Colorado native, I grew up eating lots of grass-fed meat – including lamb. After all, Colorado is known as having the best, most flavorful lamb around! Nowadays, I love serving… Read more »

Plate of Mediterranean Meatball Ratatouille and orzo

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Ratatouille

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Ratatouille is an easy to prepare dish that combines sausage meatballs with the Mediterranean flavors of eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, tomato, onion, garlic and basil. My cousin Barb Keller, whom I refer to as the queen of the crockpot, was nice enough to share this delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball… Read more »

Mini Meatloaves Wrapped In Prosciutto, one sliced, on a white platter

Mini Meatloaves Wrapped in Prosciutto

Mini Meatloaves Wrapped in Prosciutto are impressive little bundles of warmth and deliciousness – tender and moist on the inside, golden on the outside. What says “cozy family dinner” better than meatloaf and mashed potatoes? It warms us up from the inside out. I have several favorite meatloaf recipes – like my Cajun Meatloaf –… Read more »

Seasoned ground pork sauce atop zucchini noodles on a plate

Zucchini Noodles with Ground Pork Sauce

Even though last week I said I was posting my last zucchini recipe for this fall, I made my Zucchini Noodles with Ground Pork Sauce for dinner this week, and my husband Robert said I HAD to post it – he liked it that much! I love zucchini noodles. Not only are they are a… Read more »

spicy rubbed pork tenderloin, sliced and served on a platter

Dry Rubbed Spiced Pork Tenderloin

This Spicy Rubbed Pork Tenderloin dish is quick and easy enough for an everyday dinner and also elegant enough for entertaining. Because it’s very lean and mild, pork tenderloin is the perfect match for a bold spice rub, like this one. Brown sugar, paprika, three peppers, onion and garlic powder combine to provide a savory,… Read more »

Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte with piece in front

Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte

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 handwriting,… Read more »

Marinated and roasted leg of lamb

Lauded Asian-Inspired Marinade for Roasting Leg of Lamb

Slow Roasted Boneless Leg of Lamb is an elegant, impressive entrée that’s actually super easy to prepare with my step-by-step instructions! Lamb is marinated in an Asian-inspired mixture of oil, soy sauce, sherry, ginger, mustard and garlic, then slow roasted. The resulting meat is tender, juicy and will have your tastebuds dancing with delight! Slow… Read more »

Healthy Breaded Pork Chops - Easy Weeknight Dinner

Breaded Pork Chops in Oven

Healthy Breaded Pork Chops is an an easy-to-prepare main dish that’s perfect for busy day dinner. Healthy Oven Baked Breaded Pork Chops 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… Read more »

Slow-roasted-beef-tenderloin-with horseradish-mustard-sauce-recipe

Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish-Mustard Sauce

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 »

blue pie dish filled with Tourtiere

Tourtière – Meat and Potato Pie

Tourtière – sautéed pork, onions, turkey 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… 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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