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Curried Chicken Pasta Salad

What could be better on a hot summer day than a cool and refreshing summer salad of roasted chicken, pasta, apple and celery tossed with a delicious mango-curry sauce. Another timeless recipe out of my mom’s recipe box that never disappoints. It is one of our favorites to take to outdoor summer concerts at the… Read more »

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Dorothy’s Potato Salad

Anyone can make potato salad, but few can master the recipe like Dorothy Hartwell did in Dorothy’s Potato Salad! It’s the perfect blend of flavors and textures – tangy, eggy and crunchy while a bit creamy. This potato salad recipe comes from Dorothy Hartwell, the mother of my childhood best friend Katey. Katey and I… Read more »

Individual Plum Tarts

Individual Plum Tarts are a light and impressive dessert. Using only 8 ingredients – including frozen puff pastry – these rustic little galettes are surprisingly quick and easy to prepare! My husband Robert and I often venture to Mexico to spend time with my childhood friend Katey Hartwell. One evening while we were there, a neighbor… Read more »

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Spinach and Mushrooms with Cheese Dumplings

Spinach and Mushrooms with Cheese Dumplings are an unusual and super flavorful vegetarian entrée. Robert and I are trying to eat healthier, which often includes a light vegetarian entrée, like this recipe for Spinach and Mushrooms with Cheese Dumplings. Cubes of cheese are encased in wonton wrappers, briefly boiled then sautéed in soy sauce and… Read more »

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Grilled Tuna with Puttanesca Sauce

Grill fresh tuna steaks, then top with salty, sweet while still tangy, and a bit spicy mixture of tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic, lemon juice, anchovy paste, red pepper flakes and oregano. That’s all it takes to prepare this quick and easy Grilled Tuna with Puttanesca Sauce! With this grilled tuna recipe, you can have a… Read more »

English muffin stuffed with cream cheese and topped with fresh fruit

English Muffin French Toast with Fresh Fruit

English Muffin French Toast with Fresh Fruit is so quick and easy to prepare, you don’t need to wait ’til the weekend to enjoy this delectable breakfast! I love English muffins with cream cheese, and I also love French toast, so one morning I decided to combine the two together and created this dish for… Read more »

Chocolate Pecan Toffee Bars

Toffee has always been a favorite in the Clayton household. Mom was famous for her toffee candy (find the recipe in A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®). She packaged it in pretty boxes and gave it to friends and family at Christmas. Such an anticipated gift, if mom ran behind schedule with the deliveries, her friends would call me, asking if they’d been… Read more »

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Kidwell Family Tacos

Kidwell Family Tacos are easy to prepare, and customizable to your tastes. You can use ground beef, bison, turkey – even ground elk! Or go vegetarian, and make them with chopped zucchini and carrots. Cousin Jim Kidwell and his daughter Sarah are both fabulous cooks, and their Kidwell Family Tacos are the best you will… Read more »

Turkey Sausage Penne Marinara

This quick and easy Turkey Sausage Penne Marinara is perfect for busy day dinner. With around 15 minutes of prep time plus 15 to 20 minutes of cook time, you can have dinner on the table in less than 40 minutes! So easy, so scrumptious. I created this Turkey Sausage Penne Marinara one night when… Read more »

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Roasted Chicken Breasts with Garlic Cream Sauce

Robert and I are trying to eat healthier these days, so when I saw a delicious sounding recipe for a garlic cream sauce in mom’s recipe box, I decided to make a healthier version. We always have almond milk on hand as we like it in our morning coffee, so substituted the half and half… 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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