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Grilled Chicken with Caramelized Red Onions

May 24, 2018

Light Lemon-Mustard Grilled Chicken pairs perfectly with deeply colored, richly flavored Caramelized Red Onions in this super delicious entrée. I love this dish for so many reasons. First, it’s absolutely scrumptious! The chicken is so flavorful; the combination of Dijon mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and garlic is amazing. And the onions aren’t just any… Read more »

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Healthy Chicken Stir Fry

May 10, 2018

Healthy Chicken Stir Fry uses a limited amount of oil to cook a fresh, flavorful and colorful mixture of chicken, pea pods, almonds and green onion. Growing up, my mom frequently made some version of stir-fried chicken for the family on busy weeknights. The stir-fry method fit mom’s style of cooking to a T –… Read more »

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Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chicken Sausage, Quinoa and Peppers

October 12, 2017

A dish to enjoy the flavors of Fall – Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chicken Sausage, Quinoa and Peppers. I love the foods of Fall – apples, pumpkin, and squash to name a few. I am especially partial to squash – spaghetti, butternut, kabocha, acorn . . . pretty much all of them! Pretty acorn squash… Read more »

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Mexican Chicken, Black Beans and Rice

September 17, 2017

Mexican Chicken Black Beans and Rice is a quick and easy Southwestern-flavored casserole that takes minutes to prepare and is guaranteed to please all your friends and family! This dish takes all the flavors you find in many Mexican dishes – chicken, black beans, green chiles, corn, salsa, cilantro, cumin – and combines them together… Read more »

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Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad

September 7, 2017

A super easy to prepare Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad that is super yummy! I have to admit, I love quinoa. While most people think it’s a grain, it’s actually a seed! And they grow it right here in Colorado (among other places). It has a nutty flavor that adds a bit… Read more »

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Southwestern Grilled Chicken with Peppers and Onions

August 2, 2017

Southwestern Grilled Chicken with Peppers and Onions – the flavors of fajitas in a healthier, more elegant dish. I love the flavors in Tex-Mex fajitas – grilled protien (meat, poultry or shrimp) combined with grilled onions and peppers and served with tortillas, guacamole, cheese and sour cream. One day I decided to create a dish… Read more »

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Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing

June 12, 2017

Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing – a quick and easy, super flavorful pasta salad. This chicken and orzo salad is super quick and super easy to prepare – and is super delicious, too! While the orzo is cooking, I chop the roast chicken, green onions, cilantro and jalapeño pepper. Then, while the pasta… Read more »

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Mexican Baked Chicken

December 19, 2016

A quick and easy one dish meal that is a perfect busy weeknight dinner! A festive and fun one-dish meal — breaded and baked chicken topped with salsa, Cheddar cheese and sour cream and served with lettuce, tomatoes and avocado. Instead of just dipping the chicken in beaten egg and then plain breadcrumbs, I layer… Read more »

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Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Olive Sauce

March 18, 2015

These Italian-inspired chicken breasts are quick to prepare for every day meals and elegant enough for entertaining, too. The flavor of the fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic and olives intensifies while cooking, resulting in a delicious, colorful sauce. (Click on the photo below to see the video!) I make it often, not just because Robert and… Read more »

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Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells

February 25, 2015

Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells are an easy to prepare, colorful and fresh main dish that is perfect for both everyday and entertaining. I was intimidated by stuffed shells for years – they just looked so complicated to prepare. But, I did love the presentation, and the deliciousness. Once I finally decided to give them a… 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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