Couscous with Dried Cranberries and Pecans

Couscous with Dried Cranberries and Pecans is quick and easy to prepare, full of fall flavors including cranberry and cinnamon, and beautiful on the plate! Couscous is a wonderful alternative to rice or potatoes as a side dish. A coarse, ground pasta, couscous granules are made from crushed durum wheat. It takes only minutes to… Read more »

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Dairy Free Dinner Menu

Recently my stepson Jake was in town for a visit. One evening, we invited his long time friend Sara over for dinner, and she is lactose intolerant. So, I needed to come up with a casual dinner menu that was completely dairy free. As it turns out, our cookbook was a great place to start…. 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 »

Airstream Adventures Part 3 – “American Pickers”

May 13, 2012

Our fun with the airstream, selling cookbooks and seeing the country continues . . . Saturday (Day  6) we drove across Iowa to a fabulous national park called Fisherman’s Corner on the banks of the Mississippi River, which was actually in Illinois (the river is the state line). It was a very small campground run… Read more »

The scoop on couscous

May 31, 2011

Couscous – it’s not just fun to say! It’s a delicious alternative to many of the other starches that often grace our plates. A wonderful break from long-grain rice and potatoes, couscous is the perfect pantry staple – especially when you learn how good it is for you! Couscous is among the healthiest grain-based products…. Read more »

Ginger-Orange Chicken with Spicy Couscous

Bright and citrus-y Ginger-Orange Chicken is prepared ahead of time and served at room temperature alongside Spicy Couscous, making it perfect fare for picnics and potlucks! Ginger Orange Chicken with Spicy Couscous is one of my favorites for entertaining, especially in the summer, as it can be made entirely ahead of time and served at… 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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