Healthy Breaded Pork Chops - Easy Weeknight Dinner

Healthy Breaded Pork Chops

Healthy Breaded Pork Chops – an easy-to-prepare main dish that’s perfect for busy day dinner. This recipe for Healthy Breaded Pork Chops is another scrumptious dish that I adapted from one I found in my Aunt Bobbie’s recipe box. She loved to cook, and was always looking for new, easy recipes. Well, I think this… Read more »

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Handheld Chicken Pot Pie Envelopes

Handheld Chicken Pot  Pie Envelopes – the perfect hearty nibble to serve to friends and family while watching sports and other events on TV! The Academy Awards are coming up on Sunday, March 4th, and I’ve been thinking about fun foods to serve for awards viewing. I don’t know about you, but my friends and… Read more »

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Cheese Blintz Soufflés with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

Cheese Blintz Soufflés with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce – a quick and easy variation on traditional cheese blintzes, with a super flavorful sauce. These Cheese Blintz Soufflés are an unusual, delicious and impressive brunch dish. The soufflé recipe comes direct from mom’s recipe box, while the sauce is my creation. Mom was always looking for quicker… 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 »

Coeur à la Crème with Strawberry-Currant Sauce

Coeur à la Crème – a fancy French name for a make-ahead, no-bake, crustless – and gluten free! – cheesecake. Serve it with a quick and easy, deep red, fruity Strawberry-Currant Sauce. This recipe came from good friend Jeanne Saunders, who got it from her mom. Jeanne told me this dessert was often requested for… Read more »

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Easy Flaky Pie Crust

Who doesn’t like a delicious Flaky Pie Crust, especially one that’s easy to prepare? I love pie, probably even more than I love cake for dessert. I’ve spent numerous hours in my kitchen, experimenting with various ingredient combinations and methods to create the “perfect” pie crust. And for me, the perfect pie crust is one… Read more »

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Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini and Red Pepper

Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini and Red Pepper is a scrumptious vegetarian main dish that’s so full of rich flavors, you’re meat-eating friends will love it, too. Roasted fresh vegetables are layered with vibrant pesto and creamy Fontina cheese and then baked. So easy, so impressive – and oh, so yummy, too! One night while living in… Read more »

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Spicy Southwestern Shrimp Appetizer

Spicy Southwestern Shrimp Appetizer – a super easy and flavorful alternative to traditional shrimp cocktail for your next gathering! I love serving shrimp as an appetizer – because, who doesn’t like shrimp? Shrimp cocktail – chilled cooked shrimp served with a horseradish-spiked cocktail sauce on the side – is always a great, standard appetizer that… Read more »

Hot Chili Cheese Dip

Chili Cheese Dip

Hot Chili Cheese Dip – the perfect appetizer to serve for playoff game and Superbowl viewing! Robert and I love to watch sports on TV, especially football and basketball. We are in the throes of the NFL playoff games this week, and even though our team – the Denver Broncos – is out of the… Read more »

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Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelets

Healthy, quick and easy, these 5-ingredient, gluten-free Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Omelets were inspired by a trip to Southern France. These omelets were inspired by a trip to France, during which my husband Robert and I ate several scrumptious dishes with both fresh herbs and creamy goat cheese. We love omelets for breakfast, 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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