Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cake on glass cake platter

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Dense and decadent, Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cake uses unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolate in the batter, then is topped off with a super scrumptious bittersweet chocolate glaze. Every year during August and September I receive lots of requests for zucchini recipes. I’ve shared a few recently – one side dish (Roasted Zucchini Custard) and one vegetarian… Read more »

Sautéed Brie with Green Onion

Sautéed Brie with Green Onion is a simple and delicious appetizer that is always a hit! Cheese seems to be a universal crow-pleasing appetizer. This quick and easy Sautéed Brie with Green Onion recipe was a favorite of my mom – in fact, it was one of her creations. It’s super delicious, and takes standard… Read more »

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Blueberry Delight Cake with Crumb Topping

This Blueberry Delight Cake with Crumb Topping definitely lives up to its delightful name! It’s chock-a-block full of fresh juicy blueberries that are nestled in a super moist and flavorful cake batter. My mom would have loved this recipe, because it’s right up her alley – easy to prepare with readily available ingredients, beautiful to… Read more »

Frozen Lemon Velvet Pots de Crème

Frozen Lemon Velvet Pots de Crème are a cool, creamy, lemon-y dessert that’s perfect for sultry summer evenings! Smooth as velvet, this timeless make-ahead recipe from mom’s collection is another crowd pleaser. Mom took a basic cheesecake recipe, added layers of lemon flavor (zest and juice) and whipped evaporated milk, then froze it in a… Read more »

Mini Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on small plate with glass of milk

Mini Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Chewy, spicy and delicious Mini Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – a perfect little bite of sweetness! I’ve always loved Oatmeal Raisin Cookies since I was a kid. Who doesn’t? Sorry mom, but my favorite oatmeal cookies were those we had while staying at the Gordon Ranch in Wyoming. From the age of two up until my… Read more »

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Grandma Clayton’s Sand Tarts

Grandma Clayton’s Sand Tarts – butter cookies filled with pecans and rolled in powdered sugar. Yum! September 21st is National Pecan Cookie Day! My absolute favorite pecan cookies are my maternal grandmother’s Sand Tarts – scrumptious butter cookies filled with chopped pecans and rolled in powdered sugar. With only 6 ingredients, these tasty morsels are… Read more »

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Roasted Salmon Steaks

Roasted Salmon Steaks – with a lemon-butter sauce. Easy and delicious!   Basting salmon with a lemon-butter sauce is a traditional way to serve this fish – it’s the first way I ever ate it as a child. I have vivid memories of a family vacation in Alaska, when I was fifteen years old, and… Read more »

Mashed Potatoes with Parsley and Chives

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? Everyone has their favorite way to prepare them – cream or milk, how much butter, herbs or not, garlic?, etc. This recipe is my basic, go-to recipe when serving mashed potatoes with our Boeuf Bourguignon (recipe is in A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®) or other fairly rich or robust entrees. I have reduced… Read more »

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Individual Blueberry Cakes

Individual Blueberry Cakes – the perfect quick and easy dessert for a busy weeknight. These Individual Blueberry Cakes are a great last-minute dessert you can pull together in less than 15 minutes (prep time) on those nights you have unexpected guests – or just want to treat yourself! They call for only 7 ingredients that… Read more »

Indian Mulligatawny Soup

I’m one of those unusual people who likes winter time in Colorado – I like to snuggle up with Robert next to a fire, enjoying a bowl of warm, delicious soup. This recipe is a particular favorite of ours – which is one of the reasons it ended up as the cover photo on our… 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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