Cooked Beef Short Ribs sitting atop Creamy Parmesan Polenta

Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

Hearty and satisfying, Slow Cooker Short Ribs are an easy, elegant and deeply flavorful entrée that’s perfect for both everyday and entertaining. “Slow and low” is the perfect method for cooking beef short ribs to ensure they come out tender, and a slow cooker makes the process a snap. Just 15 minutes prep, then 4… Read more »

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Hungarian Chicken Paprikash with Dumplings

Delectable Hungarian Chicken Paprikash is rustic comfort food at its best. Chicken pieces are stewed until fork-tender in a richly colored, ambrosial sauce of onion, tomatoes, spicy peppers, paprika and sour cream. I’ve included directions for cooking in an Instant Pot, Slow Cooker or on your stovetop. Plus, I’ve also shared tips and tricks I… Read more »

Square white plate with Toasted Bagel with Egg Salad and Smoked Salmon

Toasted Bagels with Egg Salad & Smoked Salmon

Tasty and colorful Toasted Bagels with Egg Salad and Smoked Salmon are my husband Robert’s favorite breakfast! Robert loves egg salad and smoked salmon, so combining the two in an open-faced sandwich for his breakfast one morning was a no-brainer. For the egg salad, I start with hard boiling eggs in my Instant Pot –… Read more »

Plate of Mediterranean Meatball Ratatouille and orzo

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Ratatouille

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Ratatouille is an easy to prepare dish that combines sausage meatballs with the Mediterranean flavors of eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, tomato, onion, garlic and basil. My cousin Barb Keller, whom I refer to as the queen of the crockpot, was nice enough to share this delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball… 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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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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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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