Chicken Artichoke Pasta with Capers

Angel Hair with Chicken and Artichoke-Caper Sauce – a light and healthy pasta dish that is chock-a-block full of flavor!   Artichoke Chicken Pasta I love to layer flavors into a dish at various points, and this recipe for Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken and Artichoke-Caper Sauce does that in spades. How to Make Chicken… Read more »

stuffed-acorn-squash-with chicken-sausage-recipe

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chicken Sausage, Quinoa and Peppers

A scrumptious 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… Read more »

Mexican-chicken-black-beans-and-rice-recipe

Mexican Beans and Rice with Chicken

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! Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole with Black Beans This dish takes all the flavors you find in many Mexican dishes – chicken, black beans, green chiles, corn,… Read more »

round white shallow bowl filled with Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad

Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad

Earthy, flavorful and colorful, Chicken, Artichoke Hearts, Quinoa and Brown Rice Salad is easy to prepare and oh, so delicious! 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… Read more »

Southwestern-grilled-chicken-with-peppers-onions

Southwestern Grilled Fajita Chicken with Peppers and Onions

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

Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing

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, chop the roast chicken, green onions, cilantro and jalapeño pepper. Then, while the pasta is… Read more »

chicken-noodle-soup-recipe

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Who doesn’t like Chicken Noodle Soup, especially when tired or sick? Chicken Noodle Soup with Egg Noodles I know it always makes me feel better, especially in early January when I am recovering from the hectic – but fun – holidays! Is Chicken Noodle Soup Healthy? While the direct health benefits of chicken noodle soup… Read more »

Chicken-Breasts-Tomato-Olive-and-Caper-Sauce

Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Olive Sauce

These Italian-inspired Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Olive Sauce 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… Read more »

overhead of casserole dish filled with shells stuffed with ground turkey and vegetables

Turkey Stuffed Shells with Cream Cheese

Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells are an easy to prepare, colorful and fresh main dish that is perfect for both everyday and entertaining. Healthy Stuffed Shells with Ground Turkey 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… Read more »

Artichoke and Chicken Chowder

Artichoke and Chicken Chowder is a hearty, satisfying bowl of deliciousness! After a fun morning of snowshoeing in the beautiful Colorado mountains, our good friend Wendy Bergen treated us to a scrumptious lunch at her beautiful mountain cabin. We had worked up quite an appetite, after trekking several miles in the spring snow. Since Wendy… Read more »

Lee Clayton Roper

Welcome!

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!
Learn More