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Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe

Both cozy and satisfying, delectable Vegetarian Pot Pie celebrates the fresh produce of spring – asparagus, peas, carrots, leeks and baby spinach. Easy to prepare with frozen puff pastry, this healthier version of the classic pot pie switches out the cream for coconut milk and reduces the butter to a mere tablespoon, while still offering… Read more »

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Puréed Green Pea Soup

Puréed Green Pea Soup is bright, light and fresh – in fact, it tastes just like spring! Unusual and impressive, the combination of fresh or frozen green peas, butter lettuce (yes, lettuce!), onion, bouillon, cream, and a bit of butter is divine. Served warm, this creamy pea soup is the perfect starter for an elegant… Read more »

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Shrimp Curry Bites

Scrumptious Shrimp Curry Bites are the perfect finger food appetizer to serve at your next gathering. These little bite-size wonders are easy to prepare ahead, elegant, colorful on the plate, and bursting with flavor! If that isn’t enough, they’re flexible, too, and can also be served more casually as a dip with crackers or celery,… Read more »

Oval baking dish filled with Baked Cinnamon French Toast, topped with berries and a spoon dishing out one serving

Baked Cinnamon French Toast

Baked Cinnamon French Toast is going to be your new favorite morning treat. Why? Because it’s full of divine flavors, varying textures and bright colors – and, if that isn’t enough, it’s super easy to prepare ahead of time. To make this baked French toast, simply steep slices of purchased cinnamon raisin bread in a… Read more »

A round white plate holds a single serving of Valentine's Mini Cakes with Strawberry Almond Salsa

Valentine’s Mini Cakes

Treat your sweetheart and/or special friends to an elegant dessert with these adorable Valentine’s Mini Cakes. I translated one of my most popular dessert recipes into individual heart-shaped cakes. These little bites of heaven are super moist and flavorful, due to the addition of buttermilk and banana in the cake batter. And, they are enveloped… Read more »

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Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos are a tasty on-the-go morning treat. Wrapping the traditional breakfast ingredients of scrambled eggs, sausage and potatoes inside a flour tortilla makes this delectable combination into a convenient, hand held package. I spice them up a bit by adding onion, peppers, salsa – oh, and some cheese, too! Using whole wheat… Read more »

close up of white plate showing two slices of Easy Turkey Meatloaf, with mashed potatos and broccoli

Easy Turkey Meatloaf

Nothing says comfort food like meatloaf, and Easy Turkey Meatloaf is a healthier version of this classic dish. Swapping out fatty ground beef for lean ground turkey and using egg whites instead of whole eggs results in a lighter, lower calorie meatloaf. Adding Southwestern seasonings – including chipotle peppers in adobo, cumin and cilantro –… Read more »

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Corn and Chicken Chowder

Creamy, thick and chunky, Corn and Chicken Chowder is the ultimate comfort food. My healthier version of this classic dish is still full of flavor, but has less sodium, calories, fat – and Weight Watchers’ points. Plus, it’s super easy to prepare with pantry ingredients! I love soups, especially chowders, which by definition are both… Read more »

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Hungarian Dumplings (Nokedli)

Hungarian Dumplings, also known in Hungary as Nokedli or Galuska, are the perfect side to serve with my Chicken Paprikash or other hearty stews. Easy to prepare with only 4 pantry ingredients, these divine little dumplings are rustic in appearance, but delicate in flavor. Nokedli dumplings are basically a small, lighter version of egg noodles!… Read more »

Close up of blue plate holding a portion of Chicken Paprikash

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash

Delectable Hungarian Chicken Paprikash is rustic comfort food at its best. Chicken pieces are stewed until fork-tender in a richly colored, ambrosial sauce of onion, tomatoes, spicy peppers, paprika and sour cream. I’ve included directions for cooking in an Instant Pot, Slow Cooker or on your stovetop. Plus, I’ve also shared tips and tricks I… 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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