martini glasses filled with Vodka Martini with a Twist

Vodka Martini with a Twist

With my husband Robert’s unique Vodka Martini recipe, you can surprise and wow your friends and family at your next gathering. He’s become known far and wide for his super popular dry martinis, which call for a special ingredient and no vermouth. They are easy to make – and you can even whip up a… Read more »

Seven Stellar New Year’s Cocktails

December 30, 2019

New Year’s Eve is tomorrow, so it’s time to recognize our successes from this past year, as well as set our goals for the next year. And, there’s no better way to celebrate than with our loved ones. Robert and I like to have a special cocktail as part of our festivities. And, it’s not… Read more »

Robert’s Perfect Manhattan

Robert’s Perfect Manhattan cocktail is smoky and full-bodied, but isn’t as sweet as most – he uses rye instead of bourbon! To celebrate our anniversary one year, Robert and I visited the Palace Arms restaurant at the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver. Opting to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail in their beautiful lobby, Robert noticed… Read more »

lemon ginger bourbon cocktail over ice in a glass, garnished with a lemon slice

Lemon Ginger Bourbon Cocktail

Lemon Ginger Bourbon Cocktail is an elegant, flavorful drink to serve as the “featured cocktail” at your next gathering. My mom loved bourbon – it was her alcohol of choice in the fall and winter (she drank vodka during the other seasons). I’m more of a vodka girl, but I do like bourbon when it’s… Read more »

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Fun with the airstream continues (Days 10 – 14)

August 22, 2011

(Note: last post I messed up our “day” count – it is now corrected!) We made it just fine driving through New Jersey, on and off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Stopped in at a grocery store and stocked up on staples and food for breakfast and lunch. Once in Delaware (Day 10 continued), we checked… 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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