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 »

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Seafood Lasagna

Seafood Lasagna – creamy, cheesy deliciousness that’s super easy to prepare with no-boil lasagna noodles. I love crab and shrimp, especially when paired with a cheese sauce. So, a seafood lasagna seemed like a great idea to me and mom when we were talking about what  kind of unusual lasagna recipe we wanted to include… Read more »

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Cheese Blintz Soufflés with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce

Cheese Blintz Soufflés with Blueberry Balsamic Sauce – a quick and easy variation on traditional cheese blintzes, with a super flavorful sauce. These Cheese Blintz Soufflés are an unusual, delicious and impressive brunch dish. The soufflé recipe comes direct from mom’s recipe box, while the sauce is my creation. Mom was always looking for quicker… Read more »

Coeur à la Crème with Strawberry-Currant Sauce

Coeur à la Crème – a fancy French name for a make-ahead, no-bake, crustless – and gluten free! – cheesecake. Serve it with a quick and easy, deep red, fruity Strawberry-Currant Sauce. This recipe came from good friend Jeanne Saunders, who got it from her mom. Jeanne told me this dessert was often requested for… Read more »

Hot Chili Cheese Dip

Chili Cheese Dip

Hot Chili Cheese Dip – the perfect appetizer to serve for playoff game and Superbowl viewing! Robert and I love to watch sports on TV, especially football and basketball. We are in the throes of the NFL playoff games this week, and even though our team – the Denver Broncos – is out of the… Read more »

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Cheesecake Squares

These easy to prepare Cheesecake Squares are full of luscious flavors, calling for chopped pecans instead of graham cracker crumbs in the crust, and lemon juice and zest in the batter. Yum! Growing up, everyone loved my mom’s Cheesecake Squares cookies. Unfortunately, the recipe was lost somewhere during the process of compiling my first cookbook… Read more »

glasses filled with Berry Cream Parfaits

Berry Cream Parfaits

Berry Cream Parfaits are quick and easy to prepare with only 6 ingredients – and are super delicious! I remember loving parfait desserts as a kid. All those wonderful layers . . . they were so elegant and impressive to me – and oh, so pretty. Lovely to look at, delicious to eat! And I… Read more »

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Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells

Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells are an easy to prepare, colorful and fresh main dish that is perfect for both everyday and entertaining. I was intimidated by stuffed shells for years – they just looked so complicated to prepare. But, I did love the presentation, and the deliciousness. Once I finally decided to give them a… 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 »

English muffin stuffed with cream cheese and topped with fresh fruit

English Muffin French Toast with Fresh Fruit

English Muffin French Toast with Fresh Fruit is so quick and easy to prepare, you don’t need to wait ’til the weekend to enjoy this delectable breakfast! I love English muffins with cream cheese, and I also love French toast, so one morning I decided to combine the two together and created this dish for… 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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