cheese dumplings atop cooked spinach, mushrooms and carrots

Spinach and Mushrooms with Cheese Dumplings

Spinach and Mushrooms with Cheese Dumplings are an unusual and super flavorful vegetarian entrée. Robert and I are trying to eat healthier, which often includes a light vegetarian entrée, like this recipe for Spinach and Mushrooms with Cheese Dumplings. Cubes of cheese are encased in wonton wrappers, briefly boiled then sautéed in soy sauce and… Read more »

black and gold plate with Grilled Tuna with Puttanesca Sauce

Grilled Tuna Steak Recipe

Fresh Grilled Tuna Steak topped with salty, sweet while still tangy, and a bit spicy mixture of tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic, lemon juice, anchovy paste, red pepper flakes and oregano. That’s all it takes to prepare this quick and easy Grilled Tuna Recipe with Puttanesca Sauce! Grilled Tuna Steak With this grilled tuna recipe, you… Read more »

English muffin stuffed with cream cheese and topped with fresh fruit

English Muffin French Toast with Fresh Fruit

English Muffin French Toast with Fresh Fruit is so quick and easy to prepare, you don’t need to wait ’til the weekend to enjoy this delectable breakfast! I love English muffins with cream cheese, and I also love French toast, so one morning I decided to combine the two together and created this dish for… Read more »

Pecan Chocolate Toffee Bars

Full of buttery toffee flavor, Pecan Chocolate Toffee Bars are simply heavenly. A cookie base reminiscent of shortbread is prepared with brown sugar (providing that luscious toffee flavor) and, once baked, is topped with melted chocolate and chopped toasted pecans. Super easy to prepare, these Toffee Bars are true crowd pleasers! Toffee Bars Toffee has… Read more »

platter with Kidwell Family Tacos

Kidwell Family Tacos – Substitute Elk Meat for the Adventurous

Tacos are the perfect busy night dinner – quick and easy to prepare and customizable, making even your pickiest eaters happy. You can use ground beef, bison, turkey, even ground elk! Or go vegetarian, and make them with chopped zucchini and carrots. Serve the toppings on the side, allowing family and guests to load up… Read more »

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 »

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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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