Chilled cucumber leek vichyssoise soup garnished with sliced radishes

Cucumber Leek Vichyssoise

July 12, 2018

Fresh cucumbers and sweet, mellow leeks are the stars in this super savory, chilled Vichyssoise soup. Robert doesn’t like cucumbers on their own, but will eat them mixed in with other foods. I, on the other hand, love cucumbers, so accommodate him I often experiment, finding new ways to incorporate them into a dish. One… Read more »

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Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte

June 28, 2018

Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte is a colorful dish layered with lots of flavor, and is so versatile it can be served for lunch, brunch or dinner!   The other day I was perusing recipes from my mom’s collection and discovered that there were two cards with the exact same dish – one in mom’s… Read more »

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Curried Cauliflower Soup with Bacon-Cashew Gremolata

February 14, 2018

Curried Cauliflower Soup – fresh cauliflower sautéed with onion and spices, finished in chicken stock, then puréed with a bit of milk – and topped with a colorful, crunchy mixture of bacon, cashews, cilantro and lemon zest. Scrumptious – and beautiful, too! As you can tell from many of the recipes in my cookbooks and… Read more »

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Italian Sausage, Spinach and Orzo Soup

September 28, 2017

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Orzo Soup – yum! Now that it’s Fall, it’s officially soup season. Yay! I love soups. My favorite way to warm up on a cold and rainy night is to curl up in front of a cozy fire with my husband Robert and a steamy bowl of flavorful soup. This mouthwatering… Read more »

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Chicken Noodle Soup

January 9, 2017

Who doesn’t like chicken noodle soup, especially when tired or sick? I know it always makes me feel better, especially in early January when I am recovering from the hectic – but fun – holidays! While the direct health benefits of chicken noodle soup have yet to be confirmed in research studies, it does contain… Read more »

Chilled Tomato Dill Soup

May 18, 2015

This Chilled Tomato Dill Soup recipe is always a hit, especially on a hot summer night. It is bursting with the flavors of summer – fresh tomatoes, onions and garlic. Fresh dill leaves, light and flavorful, blend perfectly with the tomato flavor and add bits of green color to this salmon-colored soup. I like to… Read more »

Artichoke and Chicken Chowder

January 26, 2015

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 doesn’t cook, she served a Chicken and Artichoke Soup she purchased… Read more »

Indian Mulligatawny Soup

January 7, 2015

I’m one of those unusual people who likes winter time in Colorado – I like to snuggle up with Robert next to a fire, enjoying a bowl of warm, delicious soup. This recipe is a particular favorite of ours – which is one of the reasons it ended up as the cover photo on our… Read more »

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Butternut Squash Soup

February 21, 2013

Sometimes the best recipes arise from kitchen-related disasters. My cousin Dave Berry is one of those natural cooks who can create delicious recipes from scratch. When following his original recipe for Butternut Squash Soup, I accidentally added too much chicken stock, resulting in a very watery, flavorless soup. I needed to amp it up to… Read more »

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Zucchini Soup with Turkey and Cheddar Panini

October 16, 2012

Robert and I love enjoying a warm bowl of soup alongside a delicious sandwich for a casual Sunday supper. I particularly love this Zucchini Soup because it is actually healthy (low in fat and carbs), a snap to put together – and, best of all, scrumptious! We enjoy it together with a Turkey, Chutney and… 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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