roasted peaches, nectarines and plums over ice cream with candied walnuts

Roasted Peaches, Nectarines and Plums with Candied Walnuts

Roasting stone fruits like Peaches, Nectarines and Plums intensifies their fabulous flavors and creates a natural, juicy sauce for the fruit. Candied walnuts add a bit of sweet crunch! In August and September, farmer’s markets and grocery stores are overflowing with fresh stone fruits like peaches, nectarines and plums. I’m always looking for new ways… Read more »

Grilled cauliflower slices with a tangy Parmesan cheese sauce

Cauliflower with Parmesan Cheese Sauce

Grilled or broiled Cauliflower with Parmesan Cheese Sauce is a scrumptious, easy and impressive side dish! We recently returned from a super fun month on the road camping in our airstream trailer. So, lately I’ve been inspired to post recipes that I’ve created over the years while camping, where most of what I cook is… Read more »

spicy rubbed pork tenderloin, sliced and served on a platter

Spicy Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

This Spicy Rubbed Pork Tenderloin dish is quick and easy enough for an everyday dinner and also elegant enough for entertaining! I really love preparing pork tenderloin. It’s super delicious, extremely versatile and can be elegant in its presentation. This pork recipe is particularly easy and flavorful. Brown sugar brings out the sweetness of the… 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 Cucumber Leek 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… Read more »

tuna, white bean, tomatoes and basil salad

Tuna, White Bean and Tomato Salad

Tuna, White Bean and Tomato Salad is a scrumptious, colorful dish that comes together quickly and is perfect for lunch or a light dinner! This tasty Tuna, White Bean and Tomato Salad can be prepared literally in around 15 minutes. There are many versions of this classic Italian dish that tosses tuna, white (cannellini) beans,… 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 handwriting,… Read more »

Grilled peach halves and sliced Mozzarella cheese on top of baby arugula salad

Grilled Peach and Fresh Mozzarella Salad

Grilled Peach and Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Salad is a fresh and colorful side dish that’s perfect to serve on warm summer days! Peaches are starting to come into season. And, peaches grown right here in Colorado are the BEST – so juicy and flavorful. There’s a reason the Obama White House always ordered up peaches… Read more »

Blueberry Cake on a cake stand with a slice of cake

Blueberry Delight Cake with Crumb Topping

This Blueberry Delight Cake with Crumb Topping definitely lives up to its delightful name! It’s chock-a-block full of fresh juicy blueberries that are nestled in a super moist and flavorful cake batter. My mom would have loved this recipe, because it’s right up her alley – easy to prepare with readily available ingredients, beautiful to… Read more »

Onion Parmesan Toasts on white platter

Onion Parmesan Toasts

Onion Parmesan Toasts are the perfect, from-your-pantry/refrigerator appetizer to serve at your next gathering! These little one-bite appetizers are the perfect starter for almost any dinner. Super easy to prepare, they use ingredients that you are likely to have on hand – cream cheese, butter, mayonnaise, green onions, Parmesan cheese, Tabasco sauce and Melba round… Read more »

sauteed shrimp and vegetables atop crispy corn tortillas

Shrimp Tostadas

In this recipe for Shrimp Tostadas, sautéed shrimp, mushrooms and onions are layered atop crispy corn tortillas, along with salsa-flavored cream cheese, fresh guacamole, shredded cheese and lettuce. A fresh, colorful and easy weeknight dinner! One time Robert and I were invited to a local benefit where corn tortillas were being made from scratch during… 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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