Olive Cheese Balls

Olive Cheese Balls are a delicious, impressive and crowd-pleasing appetizer. Tangy pimiento-stuffed green olives are baked in a cheesy, flaky crust and served hot. The best part? These little bites of heaven can be prepared up to 1 month ahead, frozen and then heated just before serving. Detailed instructions on how to prepare, freeze, and… Read more »

Round casserole of Sausage, Cheese and Hash Brown Strata

Sausage, Cheese and Hash Brown Strata

Easy enough for a casual weekend breakfast and elegant enough for an Easter brunch, this Sausage, Cheese and Hash Brown Strata will be your new go-to dish – and it’s gluten free! For the past few years, my husband Robert and I have invited a few friends to join us after church for an intimate… Read more »

Sautéed Brie with Green Onion

Sautéed Brie with Green Onion is a quick and easy, delicious appetizer that’s 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 »

Light green platter filled with Green Chile Canapes

Green Chile Canapés

Green Chile Canapés – these 6-ingredient pretty little bites are the perfect, delicious start to any meal! My childhood best friend’s mother, Dorothy Hartwell, grew up in Michigan and moved to Colorado in the early ‘60’s. Here, she quickly grew to love Mexican food, especially dishes with green chiles. I’ve always referred to Dorothy as… Read more »

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Tex-Mex Fondue

Tex-Mex Fondue is a Southwestern twist on the traditional cheese fondue dish – replacing the kirsch with tequila and adding cilantro and jalapeno peppers. Fondue was a family favorite growing up — cheese, beef and tempura style. It’s great fun for kids as it’s so active. Dad was always stealing everyone else’s food out of… Read more »

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Fast, 4-ingredient Cheesy Crab Dip

Fast, 4-ingredient Cheesy Crab Dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer for sure! Robert and I both love lump crabmeat. He makes killer crab cakes, and I like to make our Seafood Lasagna (also in my cookbook A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®) as well as various crab dips and canapés. We both especially love Crab Dip. I have several… Read more »

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Broccoli, Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Pasta

Broccoli, Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Pasta is a sophisticated and healthier vegetarian version of mac ‘n cheese, using Fontina and Parmesan instead of Cheddar cheese. This Broccoli, Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Past is super versatile, combining broccoli, sliced mushrooms, shallots, spinach and my favorite ingredients: Parmesan and Fontina cheeses, all deliciously baked with whole wheat… Read more »

Platter filled with Benedictine Cheese Canapes and wine in the background

Benedictine Cheese Canapés

Benedictine Cheese is a traditional cucumber and cream cheese spread that’s traditionally served on Derby Day. These Canapés are a two-bite, slightly spicy version of my family’s traditional Benedictine Cheese recipe. My mom was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and as a result, Derby Day was a major holiday for our family growing up – and… Read more »

Couscous Pizza with Sausage & Artichokes

The other night I had some leftover Ginger Couscous (recipe is in our cookbook) and decided it might be fun to make a pizza crust with it. I’ve seen rice crusts, and thought couscous just might work – and it did! You can put just about any topping on this crust, and you can make… Read more »

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Breakfast Tostadas

I am always looking for new, creative breakfast ideas using eggs to make for my husband Robert, instead of the same ol’ scrambled eggs. Living in Colorado, with a father who grew up in Arizona, my palate tends to gravitate toward Mexican inspired dishes. One morning I created these tostadas, which come together in a… 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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