White bowl filled with Pesto Genovese

Pesto Genovese (Homemade Basil Pesto)

You may already have several recipes for homemade pesto, but trust me, this Pesto Genovese is worth a try. It’s an award-winning family recipe direct from an Italian chef raised in Genoa, and relies on a unique preparation method to ensure it comes out scrumptious, vibrant and silky smooth! An aromatic, vibrant and fresh pasta… Read more »

glass mason jar filled with Homemade Caesar Dressing, with a spoon inside of the jar

How to Make Caesar Dressing

Homemade Caesar Dressing is thick, creamy and overflowing with scrumptious tangy, salty flavors. Our version of this classic condiment has been successfully prepared many times, by many people, making it both time and taste tested. Starting with classic Caesar Dressing ingredients, we add in a surprise that amps up the flavors big time. Plus, it’s… Read more »

Lemon-Basil Tahini Dressing

Lemon-Basil Tahini Dressing is creamy, nutty, tangy, versatile – and super delicious! This Lemon-Basil Tahini Dressing was inspired by a trip to Greece with my husband Robert. We both loved the Greek food so much that I came home and soon started playing around with creating various Greek-inspired dishes. This scrumptious Lemon Basil Tahini Dressing… Read more »

Easy Marinara Sauce

This super flavorful Easy Marinara Sauce calls for only 6 ingredients and is the perfect homemade alternative to purchased pasta sauces! People often ask me where my inspiration comes from when creating new recipes. Often it comes out of necessity, which was the case with this Easy Marinara Sauce. Recipe inspiration One evening, Robert and… Read more »

Silver platter with slices of Roast Pork Loin with Fruit Conserves

Roast Pork Loin with Fruit Conserves

Succulent Roast Pork Loin with Fruit Conserves is an elegant entrée that works well all year around. And, both the roast and the conserves can easily be prepared completely ahead of time and served at room temperature! I love cooking both pork tenderloin and pork loin – yes, there is a difference! Pork tenderloin is… Read more »

Carafe of creamy arugula salad dressing

Arugula Salad Dressing

This Creamy Arugula Salad Dressing is a variation of a traditional green goddess dressing, adding baby arugula to the original recipe. I have always loved green goddess salad dressing – a delectable mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, green onion, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, anchovy, tarragon and sometimes chives. In my Arugula Salad Dressing, I amp… Read more »

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Parmesan-Mustard Sauce

Two of my favorite ingredients are combined together in this flavorful Parmesan-Mustard Sauce.   I think that both dijon mustard and Parmesan cheese are the perfect complement to almost any vegetable. So, one night when I wanted to jazz up my Roasted Root Vegetables a bit, I created this sauce. A delicious combination of thickened… Read more »

glass bowl of cilantro pesto

Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto is a spicy Southwestern twist on traditional Italian pesto sauce – calling for cilantro, Jalapeno pepper, nuts, garlic, onion and lime juice. As with so many of my recipes, this Cilantro Pesto was born out of a desire to use up an ingredient leftover from making another dish.  I had purchased way more… Read more »

white bowl of Mexican Seasoning

Taco Seasoning (also known as Mexican Seasoning)

Take your Mexican dishes up to the next level with our flavorful homemade Taco (Mexican) Seasoning! With a father who grew up in Arizona, my family frequently enjoyed Mexican food for dinner – and I still love it today. There are several of our family favorites in A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®. I have found that I… Read more »

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Oklahoma BBQ Sauce

I found this recipe from mom’s friend Anne Reed in mom’s recipe box after she passed away. On the back of the card, Ann wrote: “Delicious with ribs, beef, ham or chicken. I have been making this for 20 years and it is special in our house.” It’s very easy to make, with just the right balance of spice and… Read more »

Lee Clayton Roper

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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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