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 »

White Bean and Chicken Chili in a blue bowl with a mug of beer

White Bean and Chicken Chili

White Bean and Chicken Chili is a fast alternative to traditional chilis – and is lower in calories and fat, too!   Traditional chili dishes can often take several hours to make. This lighter version takes no time at all and uses chicken and white beans instead of ground beef and kidney beans. For our… Read more »

White soup tureen filled with Tomato Basil Bisque

Tomato Basil Bisque

Tangy, tasty and terrific (according to Robert!), our Tomato Basil Bisque is both colorful and comforting.   Our local Safeway grocery store sells a delicious tomato bisque soup. The problem is that it’s heavy on salt and processed ingredients. I started searching around for a healthier version, to no avail. Time to create my own!… Read more »

Bowl of soup with tortelloni, sausage, zucchini and carrots.

Tortelloni Soup with Sausage, Carrots and Zucchini

To wrap up my fall posts featuring fresh zucchini, today I’m sharing this amazingly delicious, Italian-inspired Tortelloni Soup with Sausage, Carrots and Zucchini. The weather in Denver is finally starting to feel like fall, and that means it’s one of my favorite seasons – soup! My husband Robert and I both love soup for dinner,… Read more »

Chilled cucumber leek vichyssoise soup garnished with sliced radishes

Cucumber Leek Vichyssoise

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 »

Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte with piece in front

Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte

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

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

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

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 »

Individual white bowls of Chilled Tomato Dill Soup

Chilled Tomato Dill Soup

Chilled  Tomato Dill Soup is the perfect dish to cool you off on a warm summer night, and can be packed in a thermos to serve as part of a picnic.   This Chilled Tomato Dill Soup recipe is always a hit, especially on a hot summer night. It is bursting with the flavors of… 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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