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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 »

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Frozen Strawberry Pie

Nothing tastes better on a warm summer day than a cool, frozen dessert. Mom’s Frozen Strawberry Pie brings back fond childhood memories of summer days spent playing outside all day. I loved coming home to enjoy a piece of mom’s delicious pie, a refreshing treat to beat the heat. This pie is a great treat for warm weather dinner… 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Easy Lemon Rice Side Dish

Lemon Rice is bright, creamy and easy enough for everyday, while elegant enough for entertaining! Lemon Rice Recipe 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… 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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