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 »

zucchini-squash-ribbons-recipe

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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Sauteed Mushrooms and Roasted Asparagus

I love asparagus, and am always trying new ways to serve them. One summer I created this recipe that combines sautéed mushrooms together with the roasted asparagus recipe from our cookbook, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen. Now that asparagus is coming into season, I’m going to make this recipe again this week!  

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Quick and Easy Blonde Brownies

Mom loved blonde brownies, mostly because they taste like butterscotch, one of her favorite flavors. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for blonde (butterscotch-like) brownies from her recipe box, one you’re sure to enjoy!  

kentucky-cheese-torte-recipe

Kentucky Cheese Torte

Having friends over to watch the Pro Bowl or the Super Bowl? This scrumptious cheese torte recipe, from mom’s home state of Kentucky, can be made up to one month ahead and frozen, allowing for stress-free entertaining.  

Ceramic tureen filled with Split Pea Soup with Country Ham

Split Pea Soup with Country Ham

I love Split Pea Soup with Country Ham – it has such a rich, deep, smoky flavor! Following the tradition established by my mom many years ago, every December I order up a country ham from Kentucky to serve over the holidays. One January, I decided to make a batch of Split Pea Soup with… Read more »

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Baked Shrimp with Tomato, Feta Cheese and Capers

Baked Shrimp with Tomato, Feta Cheese and Capers -a colorful, crowd-pleasing main dish that my family has been making for years. Baked Shrimp with Tomato, Feta Cheese and Capers is a Clayton family favorite that mom and I have been serving to rave reviews for years. In fact, my cousin Beth Kidwell and her husband… Read more »

Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula Dressing on the side

Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula Dressing

Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula Dressing is my favorite way to serve beets. After roasting, beets are cut into wedges, arranged decoratively atop crisp butter lettuce along with goat cheese and red onion, then served with a creamy, peppery, delicious dressing. I love this Roasted Beet Salad, frankly because I love the Arugula Dressing. Reminiscent… 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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