Pork Tenderloin with Port, Balsamic and Cranberry Sauce

December 12, 2014

Juicy, tender pork tenderloin with a deep-colored port, balsamic and dried cranberry sauce – a versatile dish that it easy enough for everyday and sophisticated enough for entertaining. I like to serve this Pork Tenderloin with Port, Balsamic and Cranberry Sauce at dinner parties during the holidays with wild rice as an accompaniment – the… Read more »

Tomato Peach Salad with Lime Dressing

August 2, 2014

My good friend Dona Johnson has a garden overflowing with tomatoes and asked for some delicious recipes. Here is a favorite of mine that comes from another good friend Kathy Soter. This recipe takes minutes to put together, and is perfect for a hot summer day as no cooking is required! Peaches and tomatoes make… Read more »

Eggs Benedict with Lemony Hollandaise Sauce

July 8, 2014

Another dish I created for one of my cooking classes at EVOO Marketplace in Denver. I have always loved eggs benedict, particularly when my mom made it because her hollandaise sauce was sooo scrumptious. Unfortunately, I didn’t get her to give me her special recipe before she passed away, and I have not been able… Read more »

Spicy Pork Chops with Chimichurri Sauce

June 3, 2014

Chimichurri is a sauce from Argentina usually served with meat; typically made with parsley, garlic, olive oil, oregano and wine vinegar. For my Chimichurri I add in red pepper flakes for a bit of spice, and a mixture of lemon juice and white balsamic in place of the wine vinegar. I also like to use… Read more »

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with a Cherry Balsamic Glaze

March 28, 2014

Once a month I conduct a cooking demonstration at EVOO Marketplace, the leading purveyor of quality olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars in the Denver area. For my March demo at their downtown store, Stephanie Bohler (part of the Major family that owns and manages all three EVOO Marketplace stores) requested that I include a… Read more »

Lee Clayton Roper


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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