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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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Omelet Recipes

Below I offer you one of my morning favorites – the omelet. There are infinite ways to make this dish, and I’m giving you two of my go-to recipes. You’ll notice right away that both of these omelet recipes call for egg whites – and only one whole egg total. By cooking just the egg… Read more »

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A Delicious Champagne Cocktail

Who needs an excuse to enjoy bubbles? A great alternative to the traditional mimosa, our Champagne Cocktail perfectly complements brunch, special occasion, and of course, New Year’s Eve celebrations. And with only four ingredients, it’s a snap to put together!  

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Zucchini Timbales with Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Another delicious recipe to take full advantage of the vast amount of zucchini and various fresh mushrooms at the farmer’s market this time of year. Inspired by a Julia Childs’ recipe, this dish can be made vegetarian, or with ham (see “Variation” on the bottom).  

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 »

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Lemon Mayonnaise Coleslaw Recipe

This easy-to-prepare Lemon Coleslaw Recipe with Mayo 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. Creamy Mayonnaise Cole Slaw Recipe What’s summer without… Read more »

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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.  

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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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