Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

I wasn’t sure at first whether to put this recipe on the website or not, then I made it one more time for Robert, who said I was crazy not to post it.  Salisbury Steak is a classic dish that I remember eating as a kid, that is still just as delicious today.  And, it’s… Read more »

Spicy Pork Chops with Chimichurri Sauce

Boned pork loin chops are dusted with a spicy rub of paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder and three different ground peppers in these Spicy Pork Chops! They are served with a tangy, colorful, garlic-y Chimichurri Sauce alongside.   Chimichurri, a sauce from Argentina usually served with meat, is typically made with parsley, garlic,… Read more »

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Kidwell Family Tacos

Kidwell Family Tacos are easy to prepare, and customizable to your tastes. You can use ground beef, bison, turkey – even ground elk! Or go vegetarian, and make them with chopped zucchini and carrots. Cousin Jim Kidwell and his daughter Sarah are both fabulous cooks, and their Kidwell Family Tacos are the best you will… Read more »

Leftover Pork Quesadillas

One night when we were camping in our airstream I created this super quick and easy recipe for our dinner.  We had arrived late at our campsite (just outside Cincinnati – read about our traveling adventures on that trip here) and didn’t finish setting up until after 7 pm, so I wanted a meal that… Read more »

BBQ Beef Sandwiches

The BBQ Beef in these BBQ Beef Sandwiches is prepared in a slow cooker with our special Oklahoma BBQ Sauce. No need for a grill! It’s easy to prepare a delicious barbecue without having to light a single coal. We have two recipes that result in a finger-lickin’ good barbecue, but rely on either a… Read more »

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Lamb Kabobs, Eggplant & Mint-Yogurt Sauce

My good friend Mary Rolph Lamontagne recently began blogging about her cooking and food experiences in South Africa, where she and her husband moved in 2005 (you can find her blog at http://savourandsave.com/). Having trained at the Ritz-Escoffier culinary school in Paris, Mary is a fabulous cook and has started to create her own African-inspired dishes…. Read more »

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Grilled Pork Chops with Mushrooms Sautéed in Bourbon

Rummaging around in mom’s files one afternoon, I found one of her fabulous mushroom recipes – mushrooms sautéed with garlic in butter and Jack Daniels (her favorite winter drink), then finished off with Worcestershire, parsley and thyme. I love the rustic flavor of mushrooms and pork together, and thought mom’s mushrooms would go well with grilled pork chops seasoned… Read more »

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Flemish Beer Stew

Flemish Beer Stew – the perfect way to warm up on a chilly evening, And, even though it’s roots are Belgian, it’s also a great alternative to Corned Beef and Cabbage on St Patrick’s Day (after all, it’s made with beer, and we all know how much the Irish love their beer!). Perfect for a… Read more »

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Lemon Bison Scaloppini

This recipe comes from our good friend, Anne Draper. She and her husband, John, raise buffalo and elk on their Colorado ranch. One evening on the ranch, after we spent the afternoon finding, counting and tagging baby elk, Anne served this delicious dish, and my husband Robert and I both loved it. I have since… 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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