white platter holding a Pan Bagnat - crusty french baguette fiiled with Tuna Nicoise

Easy French Pan Bagnat

One bite of these scrumptious Pan Bagnat sandwiches (also called Tuna Niçoise Sandwiches) and you’ll be transported to sunny, colorful Provence in the south of France. Quick and easy to prepare with pantry ingredients, these delectable sandwiches are impressive, reliable and a fun addition to any lunch or dinner. And, because they can be made… Read more »

Baked Olive Cheese Balls

Olive Cheese Balls are a delicious, impressive and crowd-pleasing appetizer. Tangy pimiento-stuffed green olives are baked in a cheesy, flaky crust and served hot. The best part? These little bites of heaven can be prepared up to 1 month ahead, frozen and then heated just before serving. Detailed instructions on how to prepare, freeze, and… Read more »

Lemon Dijon Dressed Baby Spinach Salad Recipe

Looking for a light, easy to prepare starter or side dish salad? Then you’ve come to the right place! This Baby Spinach Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing is just what you need. Not only is it beautiful on the plate, it’s bright and fresh tasting, too. While many spinach salads call for bacon, this salad… Read more »

white plate showing an Egg Breakfast Sandwich, with basket of sandwiches and coffee in the background

Breakfast Sandwiches with Egg

Breakfast Sandwiches with Egg have been a favorite morning treat in our house for years. Why? Because not only are they delicious, they’re quick and easy to prepare – and can be made ahead and frozen, too. No more skipping breakfast or stopping to pick something up from a drive-thru! And, these homemade breakfast sandwiches… Read more »

Turkey Spinach Enchiladas

Colorful and flavorful, Turkey Spinach Enchiladas are easy to prepare with readily available ingredients, making them perfect for busy night dinner. A longtime favorite recipe from my mom, these enchiladas are moist, cheese-y, satisfying, and not too heavy – with just the right amount of spice. Never made enchiladas before? Then you’re in the right… Read more »

whilte plate showing a portion of Tuna and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad

Tuna and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad

This cold Tuna Pasta Salad recipe is both easy to prepare and extremely versatile – you can serve it for brunch, lunch or dinner. It calls for a tasty pesto dressing with no mayo, making it perfect for picnics and potlucks, too! I found this intriguing recipe for Tuna and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad… Read more »

martini glasses filled with Vodka Martini with a Twist

How to make a Vodka Martini with a Twist

With my husband Robert’s unique Vodka Martini recipe, you can surprise and wow your friends and family at your next gathering. He’s become known far and wide for his super popular dry martinis, which call for a special ingredient and no vermouth. They are easy to make – and you can even whip up a… Read more »

Toffee Chocolate Chip Toll House Cookie Bars

These Toffee-Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are a variation on the traditional Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies my mom made when I was growing up. They are chewy, chocolatey and caramel-y deliciousness! The Family Cookie Jar Growing up, the cookie jar in our kitchen was always, and I mean always, full of delicious cookies. Most often,… Read more »

Glass bowl filled with Feta Mousse on black tray with grilled bread

Feta Mousse

Feta Mousse is a tangy, creamy, super flavorful appetizer that’s quick and easy to prepare. One evening a few years ago, while dining at Charcoal restaurant in Denver, I fell in love with their Feta Mousse appetizer. It’s no longer on the menu, but fortunately I have recreated my own version of this delectable dish…. Read more »

Blue plate filled with Quick and Easy Sauteed Asparagus

Quick and Easy Sautéed Asparagus

Quick and Easy Sautéed Asparagus is a fresh, healthy and delicious side dish that will quickly become one of your go-to recipes, especially on busy days. I can’t recall exactly how old I was when I started cooking. I know my mom gave me my first cookbook when I was around 6 or 7 years… 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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