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Berry Cream Parfaits

Berry Cream Parfaits are quick and easy to prepare with only 6 ingredients – and are super delicious! I remember loving parfait desserts as a kid. All those wonderful layers . . . they were so elegant and impressive to me – and oh, so pretty. Lovely to look at, delicious to eat! And I… Read more »

Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle

A super easy pasta dish to prepare on a busy day, Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle from my husband Robert is a crowd-pleaser! My fabulous, smart, handsome and supportive husband Robert also loves to cook. (Yes, he is pretty perfect!) Robert’s maternal grandparents came from Italy and he grew up enjoying big traditional Italian Sunday… Read more »

Red Carpet Martini

My Red Carpet Martini is elegant, colorful, delicious – and perfect for Oscar night viewing! Vodka is my liquor of choice when treating myself to a cocktail. I am especially fond of a good martini, and for the most part I like my martinis very dry – just vodka and maybe a drop of Cointreau,… Read more »

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Seafood Phyllo Bundles with Creole Mustard Sauce

These make-ahead Seafood Phyllo Bundles with Creole Mustard Sauce are packed with flavor, scrumptious and impressive to serve. For these super yummy and beautiful Seafood Phyllo Bundles with Creole Mustard Sauce, shrimp and crab are seasoned with the “holy trinity of Cajun cooking” (onions, bell peppers and celery) and Old Bay, mixed together with cream… Read more »

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Poached Eggs in Italian Tomato Sauce

I love these Poached Eggs in Italian Tomato Sauce because they are full of flavor and take just minutes to put together in the morning. First, you prepare a quick sauce of diced tomatoes, garlic and herbs in a skillet. The you carefully place a few whole eggs into the sauce, and poach them. You… Read more »

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Roasted Salmon Steaks

Roasted Salmon Steaks – with a lemon-butter sauce. Easy and delicious! Basting salmon with a lemon-butter sauce is a traditional way to serve this fish – and it’s the first way I ever ate it as a child. Eating fresh Salmon in Alaska I have vivid memories of my family vacationing in Alaska when I… Read more »

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Tex-Mex Fondue

Tex-Mex Fondue is a Southwestern twist on the traditional cheese fondue dish – replacing the kirsch with tequila and adding cilantro and jalapeno peppers. Fondue was a family favorite growing up — cheese, beef and tempura style. It’s great fun for kids as it’s so active. Dad was always stealing everyone else’s food out of… Read more »

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Fast, 4-ingredient Cheesy Crab Dip

Fast, 4-ingredient Cheesy Crab Dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer for sure! Robert and I both love lump crabmeat. He makes killer crab cakes, and I like to make our Seafood Lasagna (also in my cookbook A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®) as well as various crab dips and canapés. We both especially love Crab Dip. I have several… Read more »

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Mushroom Spinach Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash and Mushroom Spinach Salad is a delicious,  and healthy fall or winter dish. This delicious and healthy fall or winter salad comprised of roasted butternut squash and mushrooms atop baby spinach and flavored with goat cheese and candied walnuts is excellent served with soup, roast chicken or pork. If you have friends… 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 »

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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