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Breakfast “Tacos”

The other day while grocery shopping I found product from the Canadian bakery Ozery that I hadn’t seen before, called “Whole Wheat One Bun”. They looked pretty much like a soft taco made out of bread to me, and I love tacos, so I decided to give them a try. The other morning, Robert asked… Read more »

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Tomato and Feta Cheese Frittata

I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas that can be made quickly, with ingredients on hand. The other morning I started to make my yummy Greek omelet that featured tomatoes, feta cheese, avocado and Tzatziki sauce (recipe here), but discovered I didn’t have any Tzatziki sauce on hand. I did have the tomatoes and feta,… Read more »

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BLT in a Cherry Tomato

What could be better – the ingredients in a BLT sandwich (minus the bread) in a bite size morsel! A wonderfully refreshing and delicious addition to any cocktail party menu.  

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Spaghetti Squash Marinara with Turkey & Zucchini

I love spaghetti squash and I’m always experimenting with new ways to fix it. There are several different ways to cook the squash (before you combine it with the rest of the ingredients) and after a bit of experimentation, I decided that microwaving is the best approach. The method described below was developed by Jaden… Read more »

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Kiwi Sorbet

I started making this delectable dessert for summer dinner parties around 20 years ago, and my guests still love it today. Several friends have asked for the recipe, and some have requested that I include directions for how to freeze the sorbet without an ice cream maker, so those instructions are provided below. Enjoy!  

Plate with two Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Tomato-Mango Salsa

Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Tomato-Mango Salsa

In this Grilled Shrimp Tacos recipe, shelled shrimp is marinated in a piquant, spicy Chipotle-Lime sauce, grilled and then served with a delectable and colorful Tomato-Mango Salsa. I found a mango salsa recipe in my mom’s files after she passed away. Recognizing the handwriting on the recipe card as my cousin Beth Kidwell’s, I knew… Read more »

silver skillet filled with Leftover Pork Quesadillas

Leftover Pork Quesadillas

Quesadillas are an excellent way to use up leftovers – like these scrumptious Leftover Pork Quesadillas. One night when my husband Robert and I were camping in our Airstream trailer, I created these super quick and easy Leftover Pork Quesadillas for our dinner. We had arrived late at our campsite (just outside Cincinnati – read… Read more »

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Basil Lemonade

I first tasted this delicious lemonade at a Fourth of July party. The recipe comes from the hostess, Peggy Chandler, who is a fabulous home gourmet. I recently served it at a luncheon in Cincinnati promoting the cookbook, to rave reviews! You can serve it straight, or with vodka.  

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Scrambled Egg, Spinach and Ham Crepes

Crepes? Are they back in style again? I guess so! Earlier this month at the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference in New York City, I went to a session lead by Chef Sarah Moulton on “How to Conduct a Killer Cooking Demo”, in which she made – yes – crepes. The next day,… Read more »

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Zucchini and Yellow Squash Salad

After reading several different blog posts for recipes with squash “ribbons”, I decided to try my hand at making my own for Robert one night, and he loved them. I have tried slicing the squash with a mandolin, a sharp knife, and a vegetable peeler – and the peeler wins. The slices are long 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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