Two slices of Cranberry Nut Bread with butter

Cranberry Nut Bread

Chock-a-block full of fresh cranberries and walnuts, this scrumptious and colorful Cranberry Nut Bread is the perfect companion to a cup of coffee or tea. Every year at Christmas, our good friend Jeanne Saunders gives us a loaf of her amazing Cranberry Nut Bread. I look forward to it every year! I finally broke down… Read more »

Sliced toasted english muffin with orange marmalade

Sourdough Starter English Muffins

These Sourdough English Muffins are surprisingly easy to prepare, and ever so much better than store bought! I have loved English muffins since I was a little girl. Mom used to serve them several different ways – she would toast them up with butter and her homemade jam for breakfast, or even broil them with… Read more »

The Saga of the Sourdough Starter

March 30, 2017

How we lost – and found – my grandmother’s sourdough starter In honor of National Sourdough Day on April 1st, I thought it was the perfect time to share a fun story about my family’s sourdough starter, and how we lost it – and then found it again. One October, I received a frantic email… Read more »

Parmesan Buttermilk Cornbread is moist, tangy and super delicious! #cornbreadrecipe #easycornbreadrecipe #cheesycornbreadrecipe #quickbreadrecipe

Parmesan-Buttermilk Cornbread

Parmesan Buttermilk Cornbread is moist, tangy and super delicious! It’s also super easy to prepare – no electric mixer or blender required. Don’t have (or can’t find) buttermilk? No problem – I provide substitutions! My mom loved cornbread, especially this recipe for Parmesan-Buttermilk Cornbread, which came from her mom. The buttermilk and Parmesan cheese give… Read more »

Mushroom and onion mixture in croustade on pewter platter

Mushroom Croustades

Mushroom Croustades are a one-bite, timeless, crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be made ahead – perfect for  entertaining! These Mushroom Croustades were a favorite of my mom, and they are now a favorite of mine, too! Finely chopped fresh mushrooms and onion are sautéed in butter, thickened with a bit of flour and seasoned with cream,… 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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