Floral plate with Green Chile Breakfast Burrito

Green Chile Breakfast Burritos

Quick and easy to prepare, Green Chile Breakfast Burritos are healthy, too – and will add a bit of spice to your morning meal! Back in the ‘80s and early ‘90s there was a fabulous restaurant in Denver called The Mocha Café. I loved going there for breakfast or brunch, and my favorite dish was… Read more »

white bowl filled wit Coleslaw wit Lemon Mayo Dresisng

Coleslaw with Lemon-Mayonnaise Dressing

Easy to prepare, Coleslaw with Lemon-Mayonnaise Dressing takes the traditional coleslaw recipe and amps up the flavor with the additions of jicama, green onions, lemon juice and celery seeds. Bright, tangy and oh, so delicious! And, it can be made up to 24 hours in advance, too. What’s summer without coleslaw? I love it with… Read more »

smoked-turkey-hearts-of-palm-salad-recipe

Smoked Turkey and Hearts of Palm Salad

A delicious salad, most of which can be prepared ahead. This recipe is very versatile in that you can add additional ingredients including chopped bacon, roasted almonds or pine nuts to suit your fancy.  

Kentucky-Hot-Brown-Sandwich

Recipe for Kentucky Hot Brown

This is our family recipe for a Kentucky Hot Brown – an open-faced sandwich that combines ham, turkey, tomato and bacon, topped with a bubbling hot cheese sauce. The Kentucky Hot Brown has its roots at the Brown Hotel in Louisville (where I stayed with my husband as part of one of our road trips… Read more »

Chilled-Green-Pea-Soup-recipe

Chilled Minted Pea Soup (and Picnic Menu)

Earlier this week, we were headed to the Denver Botanic Gardens for a concert. My favorite part of going to these concerts is the picnic! Unfortunately, this time I had very little time to prepare. I had some of our Sausage and Spinach Torte from A Well-Seasoned Kitchen in the freezer, so that could easily… Read more »

BBQ Beef Sandwiches

The BBQ Beef in these BBQ Beef Sandwiches is prepared in a slow cooker with our special Oklahoma BBQ Sauce. No need for a grill! It’s easy to prepare a delicious barbecue without having to light a single coal. We have two recipes that result in a finger-lickin’ good barbecue, but rely on either a… Read more »

BBQ Chicken with Oklahoma BBQ Sauce

We love this dish because you can make this barbecue chicken without ever having to light up a grill. The primary recipe calls for baking it; you can also grill it if you like (see Variation below). The Oklahoma BBQ Sauce makes a large quantity, so I always have some on hand. I like to… Read more »

Oklahoma-BBQ-sauce-recipe

Oklahoma BBQ Sauce

I found this recipe from mom’s friend Anne Reed in mom’s recipe box after she passed away. On the back of the card, Ann wrote: “Delicious with ribs, beef, ham or chicken. I have been making this for 20 years and it is special in our house.” It’s very easy to make, with just the right balance of spice and… Read more »

Ginger-Orange Chicken with Spicy Couscous

Bright and citrus-y Ginger-Orange Chicken is prepared ahead of time and served at room temperature alongside Spicy Couscous, making it perfect fare for picnics and potlucks! Ginger Orange Chicken with Spicy Couscous is one of my favorites for entertaining, especially in the summer, as it can be made entirely ahead of time and served at… Read more »

chocolate-biscuit-cake-recipe

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 »

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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