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Convent Pie (Cheese Soufflé with Pasta)

Light and airy, Convent Pie is basically a scrumptious cheese soufflé with pasta inside! As my friends and family can tell you, I LOVE cheese. It’s definitely one of my four main food groups! And, to me there’s nothing better than cheese soufflé. Light, airy, super cheese-y. My husband Robert’s Italian, so he loves just… Read more »

Copper gratin dish filled with Butternut Squash Gratin

Butternut Squash Gratin

Cooked squash is layered with sharp and flavorful Gruyere cheese, toasted baguette slices and a leek-white wine mixture in this scrumptious Butternut Squash Gratin. I especially love preparing it on a fall evening when the air turns crisp and cool. It’s almost fall, which means we’re coming into butternut squash season. Yay! I love butternut… Read more »

Light blue cups filled with Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce is a scrumptious, colorful, vegetarian alternative to eggs benedict, and is perfect for a special breakfast or brunch! This recipe for Baked Eggs in Tomatoes came from good friend and fabulous cook Lou Raders. She created it when she was hosting a baby shower for her… Read more »

White bowl with Healthy Broccoli Soup topped with Potato Croutons, red onion and Parmesan

Healthy Broccoli Soup with Potato Croutons

Healthy Broccoli Soup with Potato Croutons is the perfect light and flavorful dish to add to your repertoire of good-for-you recipes! Like many folks, in January my husband Robert and I try to get back to eating healthier. Other than during the holidays (when we give ourselves a break to indulge), we tend to eat… Read more »

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Mushroom, Spinach, Tomato and Zucchini Pie

Mushroom, Spinach, Tomato and Zucchini Pie is the perfect end-of-summer dish to prepare with the fresh bounty from your garden or your favorite farmer’s market. At the end of summer, I love creating flavorful and colorful dishes with all the fresh vegetables and herbs that are at their peak. And, this Mushroom, Spinach, Tomato and… Read more »

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Roasted Zucchini Custard

Roasted Zucchini Custard is an easy and flexible way to prepare zucchini, that can be a served as a light brunch/lunch entrée or as a side dish! OK, who doesn’t love zucchini? And with all the zucchini overflowing out of our vegetable gardens, at the farmer’s market, and even our favorite grocery stores this time… Read more »

Slices of Artichoke and Sundried Tomato Phyllo Strudel

Artichoke and Sundried Tomato Phyllo Strudel

Artichoke and Sundried Tomato Strudel is a delicious vegetarian dish that’s perfect for a luncheon or light dinner. I love artichokes, and have since I was a little girl. As a kid I not only liked the flavor, I thought the whole process of eating them was fun – peeling off a leaf and dipping… Read more »

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Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini and Red Pepper

Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini and Red Pepper – flavorful roasted fresh vegetables are layered with pesto and Fontina cheese and then baked. So easy, so scrumptious, and vegetarian, too! One night while living in Amsterdam, two guests at one of my dinner parties were vegetarian. I created this recipe especially for them – and they loved… Read more »

Scrumptious eggplant and mushroom sauce atop pasta,

Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle

A super easy pasta dish to prepare on a busy day, this Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle from my husband Robert is a crowd-pleaser! My fabulous, smart, handsome, supportive husband, Robert also loves to cook. (Yes, he is pretty perfect!) Robert’s maternal grandparents came from Italy and he grew up enjoying big traditional Italian Sunday… Read more »

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Tex-Mex Fondue

Tex-Mex Fondue – mom’s recipe that is a Southwestern twist on the traditional cheese fondue dish – replacing the kirsch with tequila and adding cilantro and jalapeno peppers. Fondue was a family favorite growing up — cheese, beef and tempura style. It’s great fun for kids as it’s so active. Dad was always stealing everyone… 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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