spicy rubbed pork tenderloin, sliced and served on a platter

Spicy Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

This Spicy Rubbed Pork Tenderloin dish is quick and easy enough for an everyday dinner and also elegant enough for entertaining! I really love preparing pork tenderloin. It’s super delicious, extremely versatile and can be elegant in its presentation. This pork recipe is particularly easy and flavorful. Brown sugar brings out the sweetness of the… 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

Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb

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 and… Read more »

Healthy Breaded Pork Chops - Easy Weeknight Dinner

Healthy Breaded Pork Chops

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 »

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 »

rack-of-lamb-with-nut-crust-recipe

Rack of Lamb with Nut Crust

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 »

Spinach Farfalle Bolognese

Mom’s Spinach Farfalle Bolognese is sophisticated comfort food at its best! 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. Every year Mom always made this scrumptious Spinach Farfalle Bolognese casserole. Why? Well, because (1) it’s a crowd pleaser, (2)… Read more »

Shepards pie topped with mashed potatoes in a pewter baking dish

Shepard’s Pie

I created this Shepard’s Pie 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… Read more »

white plate with Mom's Corned Beef and Cabbage

Mom’s Corned Beef & Cabbage

Mom’s Corned Beef and Cabbage is full of flavor, due to slow-and-low braising of the brisket in a flavorful broth, combined with a delicious glaze of mustard, brown sugar and cloves. Potatoes, carrots and cabbage are cooked in the meat broth, infusing them with onion, garlic, clove and corned beef flavors. St. Patrick’s Day is… Read more »

Lee Clayton Roper

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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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