Copper gratin dish filled with Butternut Squash Gratin

Butternut Squash Gratin

Cooked squash is layered with sharp and flavorful Gruyere cheese, toasted baguette slices and a leek-white wine mixture in this scrumptious Butternut Squash Gratin. I especially love preparing it on a fall evening when the air turns crisp and cool. It’s almost fall, which means we’re coming into butternut squash season. Yay! I love butternut… Read more »

Sausage, Butternut Squash and Yam Casserole in a white baking dish

Sausage, Butternut Squash and Yam Casserole

Super flavorful and delicious, Sausage, Butternut Squash and Yam (or Sweet Potato) Casserole is easy to make ahead and freeze, making it a perfect Thanksgiving side dish! For some, Thanksgiving is about grand parades, football or even annual 5K morning runs. But, for the Clayton family – it’s always been about the favorite foods that… Read more »

Roasted buttrnut squash and mushroom spinach salad in a glass bowl

Roasted Butternut Squash and Mushroom Spinach Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash and Mushroom Spinach Salad is a delicious,  and healthy fall or winter dish. This delicious and healthy fall or winter salad comprised of roasted butternut squash and mushrooms atop baby spinach and flavored with goat cheese and candied walnuts is excellent served with soup, roast chicken or pork. If you have friends… Read more »

roasted chicken sausage and butternut squash in a green baking dish

Roasted Chicken Sausage and Butternut Squash

A favorite fall-flavored recipe in our house is my quick and easy Roasted Chicken Sausage and Butternut Squash. Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash is a satisfying and flavorful dish that’s perfect when squash is in season and I’m trying to use the last of my garden herbs before the first snowfall. You can purchase a… Read more »

White soup bowl filled with Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy and super flavorful, Butternut Squash Soup is an impressive and scrumptious first course or lunch entrée. Sometimes the best recipes arise from kitchen-related disasters. My cousin Dave Berry is one of those natural cooks who can create delicious recipes from scratch. When following his original recipe for Butternut Squash Soup, I accidentally added too… Read more »

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An incredible live auction prize dinner

February 20, 2012

Last March, my husband Robert and I attended a fun event raising money for the Denver Dumb Friends League, called Give PAWS. During the live auction, Robert bid on and won (well, actually drank a lot of wine, then started bidding and somehow won) a 5-course dinner with wine pairings for eight people, provided by… 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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