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Parmesan-Buttermilk Cornbread

Parmesan Buttermilk Cornbread is moist, tangy and super delicious! It’s also super easy to prepare – no electric mixer or blender required. Don’t have (or can’t find) buttermilk? No problem – I provide substitutions! My mom loved cornbread, especially this recipe for Parmesan-Buttermilk Cornbread, which came from her mom. The buttermilk and Parmesan cheese give… Read more »

Pork Tenderloin with Port, Balsamic and Cranberry Sauce

Juicy, tender Pork Tenderloin with Port, Balsamic and Cranberry Sauce is a versatile dish that’s easy enough for everyday and sophisticated enough for entertaining! Beautiful Pork Tenderloin Medallions I like to serve this Pork Tenderloin with Port, Balsamic and Cranberry Sauce at dinner parties during the holidays with wild rice as an accompaniment. The colorful… Read more »

Blue souffle dish filled with Brandied Sweet Potato Souffle

Brandied Sweet Potato Soufflé

Brandied Sweet Potato Soufflé is another showstopper out of my mom’s recipe files. This scrumptious dish can be served as either an unusual side dish or wonderful dessert. Show-Stopping Sweet Potato Soufflé I love sweet potatoes, in just about any form. Until I discovered this recipe for Brandied Sweet Potato Soufflé in my mom’s recipe… Read more »

Red and white pots de creme filled with Rum Pumpkin filling

Rum Pumpkin Pots de Crème

Rum Pumpkin Pots de Crème are basically a deconstructed pumpkin pie with crystallized ginger and rum added. They are fluffy and mousse-like, light and full of flavor. If you don’t have pots de crème, use wine glasses or ramekins. I collect pots de crème, and have for years. While I haven’t really counted them, I think there must… Read more »

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

I wasn’t sure at first whether to put this recipe on the website or not, then I made it one more time for Robert, who said I was crazy not to post it.  Salisbury Steak is a classic dish that I remember eating as a kid, that is still just as delicious today.  And, it’s… Read more »

roasted chicken sausage and butternut squash in a green baking dish

Roasted Chicken Sausage and Butternut Squash

A favorite fall-flavored recipe in our house is my quick and easy Roasted Chicken Sausage and Butternut Squash. Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash is a satisfying and flavorful dish that’s perfect when squash is in season and I’m trying to use the last of my garden herbs before the first snowfall. You can purchase a… Read more »

Sliced tomato peach salad on a white plate

Tomato Peach Salad with Lime Dressing

Tomato Peach Salad with Lime Dressing is overflowing with color and flavor! So quick and easy to prepare, too. My good friend Dona Johnson has a garden overflowing with tomatoes and asked for some delicious recipes. This Tomato Peach Salad with Lime Dressing a favorite of mine, and it comes from another good friend Kathy… Read more »

Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce is the perfect way to treat yourself and your family on a Sunday morning! I have always loved eggs Benedict, particularly when my mom made it because her Hollandaise sauce was sooo scrumptious. Unfortunately, I didn’t get her to give me her special recipe before she passed away,… Read more »

overhead of 4 Spicy Pork Chops in a cast iron skillet

Chimichurri Pork Chops with Spicy Pork Chop Rub

In this tantalizing dish of contrasting flavors, Spicy Pork Chops are seasoned with a sweet-spicy rub featuring brown sugar and three ground peppers (cayenne, white and black). The heat of the pork chops is then balanced by the coolness of a refreshing, citrusy Argentine Chimichurri Sauce. Chimichurri Pork Pork chops are one of my favorite… Read more »

Platter filled with Benedictine Cheese Canapes and wine in the background

Benedictine Cheese Canapés

Benedictine Cheese is a traditional cucumber and cream cheese spread that’s traditionally served on Derby Day. These Canapés are a two-bite, slightly spicy version of my family’s traditional Benedictine Cheese recipe. Derby Appetizers My mom was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and as a result, Derby Day was a major holiday for our family growing up… 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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