Artichoke and Chicken Chowder

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

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

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

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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Split Pea Soup with Country Ham

I love split pea soup with ham – it has a rich, deep, smoky flavor. The peas break down in the cooking process, resulting in a creamy consistency – but with some texture, since you don’t have to purée it in a blender to get that creaminess. One year I decided to make a batch… Read more »

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Recipe for Kentucky Hot Brown

This is our family recipe for a Kentucky Hot Brown – an open-faced sandwich that combines ham, turkey, tomato and bacon, topped with a bubbling hot cheese sauce. The Kentucky Hot Brown has its roots at the Brown Hotel in Louisville (where I stayed with my husband as part of one of our road trips… Read more »

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Chilled Minted Pea Soup (and Picnic Menu)

Earlier this week, we were headed to the Denver Botanic Gardens for a concert. My favorite part of going to these concerts is the picnic! Unfortunately, this time I had very little time to prepare. I had some of our Sausage and Spinach Torte from A Well-Seasoned Kitchen in the freezer, so that could easily… Read more »

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Award Winning Chili

Award-Winning Chili – a hearty, unusual and scrumptious chili that’s flavored with green chiles, cilantro and fennel! Given how cold and snowy it is in most of the U.S. today, I thought I’d share this delicious chili recipe. A fellow who purchased my cookbook at a holiday show told me his chili recipe had won… 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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