Chopped Shrimp Salad with Rice and Avocado mounded on top of a blue plate, with cashews and a pitcher if flowers in the background

Chopped Shrimp Salad with Rice and Avocado

Refreshing and brightly flavored, Chopped Shrimp Salad with Rice and Avocado is a perfect dish for lunch or light dinner on a warm summer day. The base of this delectable cold rice salad is briny shrimp, creamy avocado, crunchy cashews, tangy chopped green apple, cooked rice and a bit of green onion. But the best… Read more »

collage of spring menu dishes

Fresh and Flavorful Spring Menu

Spring is here, and with spring comes fresh, flavorful – and colorful – ingredients. As the temperatures rise, the grass starts to turn green and the flowers bud, I start to crave lighter foods – salmon, asparagus, carrots, radishes, avocado, and sweet peas to name a few. Recently, I created a scrumptious new spring menu… Read more »

Shaved carrots, radishes, avocado, feta chees and lemon basil vinaigrette

Carrot, Radish and Sweet Pea Salad with Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

Spring is here – time for colorful, flavorful salads like this Carrot, Radish and Sweet Pea Salad that is paired with a delicious Lemon Basil Vinaigrette. Ingredients coming into season in the spring are some of my favorites – especially carrots, radishes and sweet peas. Colorful, crunchy, and flavorful, they add depth and texture to… Read more »

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Mexican Black Bean, Tomato and Corn Salsa

Mexican Black Bean, Tomato and Corn Salsa – a wonderfully fresh and scrumptious mix of  flavors that can be served as a dip or in one-bite servings. I’m always looking for fun, new dishes to prepare that utilize local fresh produce. Here in Denver, at our summer farmers’ markets I find lots of juicy tomatoes,… Read more »

White bowl filled with Taco Salad Dip

Layer Taco Salad Dip Recipe

A variation of the well-known Seven Layer Dip, this colorful, flavorful and slightly spicy Taco Salad Dip has no refried beans or meat, resulting in a lighter and refreshing dish. Plus, it’s a snap to put together! Cream Cheese Taco Dip My first job out of college was as a Media Planner for Campbell-Mithun advertising… 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 »

Lee Clayton Roper

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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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