This inspiring collection features helpful ideas, menus and best-loved meals, perfect for cooks who cherish creating delicious food to nourish your family and friends. Throughout the book, beautiful photos and poignant memories of Lee and her mother Sally Clayton cooking and entertaining together—bring this loving collaboration to life.

  • A loving mother/daughter collaboration from everyday home gourmet cooks Sally Clayton and Lee Clayton Roper
  • 272-page cookbook with stunning, mouth-watering photographs
  • 180+ recipes, planning menus and helpful tips
  • Make-ahead ideas reduce time spent in the kitchen and maximize time spent with family and friends


Reader Reviews

I’ve been smitten with A Well-Seasoned Kitchen® by Lee Clayton Roper and her late mother, Sally Clayton…beautiful pictures and classic dishes…recipes are easy to follow, finely tuned and brightly flavored.

Amanda Faison
5280 Magazine

Many food-related books cross my desk each week. When A Well-Seasoned Kitchen® arrived…I realized this was unlike most cookbooks I Review. This is a book bout a mother-daughter love…a touching testimony to this close mother-daughter relationship. It is replete with simple recipes that have stood the test of time.

Diane Rossen Worthington
cookbook author, nationally syndicated columnist, award winning radio show host

A Well-Seasoned Kitchen® has earned a spot on my shelf. It’s full of simple but elegant recipes, each one intriguing for a special touch.

Jennie Geisler
Erie Times-News

A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®deserves a prime spot on any home cook’s shelf. The everyday gourmet recipes are simply delicious and the heartwarming stories will encourage you to treasure time spent around the table with your own friends and family.

Denver’s “Gabby Gourmet”

This mother and daughter duo will inspire you to cook with those you love, and also embrace entertaining with confidence.


A Well-Seasoned Kitchen® is an excellent full-color cookbook…highly recommended.


This book is more than just recipes; it’s a memoir…This book has a dish for everyone.

Breathe Magazine