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Royal Chocolate Biscuit Cake

With all the articles and postings about Prince William’s choice of a Chocolate Biscuit Cake for his wedding reception last week, I became intrigued and wanted to learn more. I had never heard of this cake, and thought the name alone made it sound delicious – chocolate and cookies (the British biscuit is more like… Read more »

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Lamb Kabobs, Eggplant & Mint-Yogurt Sauce

My good friend Mary Rolph Lamontagne recently began blogging about her cooking and food experiences in South Africa, where she and her husband moved in 2005 (you can find her blog at http://savourandsave.com/). Having trained at the Ritz-Escoffier culinary school in Paris, Mary is a fabulous cook and has started to create her own African-inspired dishes…. Read more »

Grilled chicken breasts with cherry tomatoes and goat cheese

Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese is a quick and easy midweek meal that is perfect for both everyday and entertaining! This 5-ingredient Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese is one of my favorite go-to dishes on busy days, because in around 30 minutes I can have an impressive and scrumptious dinner on… Read more »

Lemon Rice

Lemon Rice is bright, creamy and easy enough for everyday, while elegant enough for entertaining! I’ve been making this Lemon Rice for years, and it’s always a big hit at my dinner parties. It’s also a bit of a surprise when I serve it, because it looks just like plain ol’ white rice. Then people… Read more »

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Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli

Robert decided he wanted to make burgers for dinner last night. We particularly like buffalo burgers made with Bear Mountain Bison ground meat – which comes from our friends Anne and John Draper’s ranch of the same name. I decided to make my favorite french fry recipe to go with the burgers – Sweet Potato… Read more »

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Bacon and Cashew Caramel Corn

Getting ready for a weekend of watching college hoops and rooting for your favorite team? This quick and easy recipe, adapted from the Colt & Gray restaurant’s recipe featured in Bon Appétit magazine, is for you. Popcorn is the perfect snack while watching TV, and adding bacon, cashews and a tea-infused caramel sauce only makes… Read more »

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Smoked Salmon Chopped Salad

Smoked Salmon, baby arugula, tomatoes, corn, asiago cheese, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), currants, and couscous combine to make a super colorful, flavorful and delicious Chopped Salad!   This recipe was inspired by the Stetson Chopped Salad at Cowboy Ciao Restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz. There are many different interpretations of this salad on various websites; the recipe… Read more »

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Spinach Basil Pesto Recipe

This recipe is my all time favorite pesto. It is adapted from the wonderful author and syndicated columnist Diane Rossen Worthington’s recipe in her cookbook, A Taste of Summer. It is delicious on pasta, in our Smoked Salmon Chopped Salad, on pizza, and in a goat cheese torte.  

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

All the yummy flavors of Buffalo Chicken Wings in a dip! Looking for something to munch on while watching basketball this weekend? Try this delicious recipe from good friend Chris Losier. All the ingredients of buffalo chicken wings in a dip – so easy and less messy!  

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Grilled Pork Chops with Mushrooms Sautéed in Bourbon

Rummaging around in mom’s files one afternoon, I found one of her fabulous mushroom recipes – mushrooms sautéed with garlic in butter and Jack Daniels (her favorite winter drink), then finished off with Worcestershire, parsley and thyme. I love the rustic flavor of mushrooms and pork together, and thought mom’s mushrooms would go well with grilled pork chops seasoned… 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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