Blueberry Cake on a cake stand with a slice of cake

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 »

green ruffled plate filled with Grandma Clayton's Sand Tarts

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 – and it’s the first way I ever ate it as a child. Eating fresh Salmon in Alaska I have vivid memories of my family vacationing in Alaska when I… Read more »

Mashed Potatoes with Parsley and Chives

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? Everyone has their favorite way to prepare them, and Mashed Potatoes with Parsley and Chives is mine. They’re easy to prepare, with only 5 ingredients! I love mashed potatoes. Interestingly enough, when growing up my mom rarely made them. She told me she didn’t really like the texture! I like… Read more »

white ramekin filled with Individual Blueberry Cake

Individual Blueberry Cakes

Individual Blueberry Cakes – the perfect quick and easy dessert for a busy weeknight. 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! Calling for only 7 ingredients that you are… Read more »

Indian Mulligatawny Soup

Indian Mulligatawny Soup is a super-flavorful chicken and rice soup with the intriguing additions of curry powder, carrots, apple and thyme. 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. Indian Mulligatawny Soup… Read more »

Pork Tenderloin with Port, Balsamic and Cranberry Sauce

Juicy, tender Pork Tenderloin with Port, Balsamic and Cranberry Sauce is a versatile dish that’s easy enough for everyday and sophisticated enough for entertaining! I like to serve this Pork Tenderloin with Port, Balsamic and Cranberry Sauce at dinner parties during the holidays with wild rice as an accompaniment. The colorful  dried cranberry and port,… Read more »

Blue souffle dish filled with Brandied Sweet Potato Souffle

Brandied Sweet Potato Soufflé

Brandied Sweet Potato Soufflé is another showstopper out of my mom’s recipe files. This scrumptious dish can be served as either an unusual side dish or wonderful dessert. I love sweet potatoes, in just about any form. Until I discovered this recipe for Brandied Sweet Potato Soufflé in my mom’s recipe files, my favorite way… 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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