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 »

White soup bowl filled with Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy and super flavorful, Butternut Squash Soup is an impressive and scrumptious first course or lunch entrée. Sometimes the best recipes arise from kitchen-related disasters. My cousin Dave Berry is one of those natural cooks who can create delicious recipes from scratch. When following his original recipe for Butternut Squash Soup, I accidentally added too… Read more »

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Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Pasta

I follow lots of wonderful food bloggers via Facebook, and a few weeks ago I decided to make the Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Pasta posted by Becky of the Two Bite Club. The recipe seemed like it would be right up my alley – quick, easy, ingredients on hand, and full of flavor. All I can… Read more »

White dish filled with Country Ham Cheese Spread

Country Ham Cheese Spread

Scrumptious Country Ham Cheese Spread is a bit salty, a bit creamy – and is quick and easy to prepare, with only 4 ingredients! Country ham is another traditional food from Kentucky adopted by our family.  My mom, who was born and raised in Kentucky, insisted it be served at every major holiday celebration. There… Read more »

White bowl filled with Taco Salad Dip

Taco Salad Dip

A variation of the well-known Seven Layer Dip, this Taco Salad Dip has no refried beans or meat and is a snap to put together! My first job out of college was as a Media Planner for Campbell-Mithun advertising in Minneapolis, MN. For a year I lived with two co-workers, one of whom gave me… Read more »

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Cheese Grits Soufflé

A Kentucky native, my mother Sally loved grits. What good Southerner doesn’t? My favorite grits recipes include some variety of cheese as a key ingredient. My cousin Beth Kidwell’s daughter Sarah created this delicious Cheese Grits Soufflé. Lighter than traditional cheese grits, it’s still full of flavor — and pretty enough to serve at a… Read more »

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Cheese Truffles!

Cheese Truffles are an easy and elegant way to turn the traditional cheese ball appetizer into two-bite canapés. I first made these cheese truffles for a cocktail party my husband Robert and I hosted a few months ago to bless our airstream. It was really an excuse for a party – and also a way… Read more »

Sally’s Smoked Trout Pâté

My mom Sally’s Smoked Trout Pâté adds just 4 readily available ingredients to smoked trout – and the resulting pâté is smooth, bright and fresh. I like to serve it packed in a pretty bowl, mounded on a plate, or as canapés (pictured). Growing up in a Colorado household with three fly fishermen – Dad,… Read more »

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Zucchini Soup with Turkey and Cheddar Panini

Robert and I love enjoying a warm bowl of soup alongside a delicious sandwich for a casual Sunday supper. I particularly love this Zucchini Soup because it is actually healthy (low in fat and carbs), a snap to put together – and, best of all, scrumptious! We enjoy it together with a Turkey, Chutney and… 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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