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Fresh and Flavorful Spring Menu

Spring is here, and with spring comes fresh, flavorful – and colorful – ingredients. As the temperatures rise, the grass starts to turn green and the flowers bud, I start to crave lighter foods – salmon, asparagus, carrots, radishes, avocado, and sweet peas to name a few. Recently, I created a scrumptious new menu that… Read more »

Collage of dishes for an Easter dinner menu

Easter Dinner Menu – Featuring Spring Vegetables

Spring is just around the corner, and what a better way to usher in the new season than with a delicious and elegant Easter Dinner Menu. I love Easter – the wonderful feeling of awakening I feel, as we move out of the cold and dark winter and into the freshness and lightness of Spring…. Read more »

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Oscar Party Grazing Menu and Recipes

America’s biggest movie event – the Academy Awards – is just around the corner! I love watching the awards, starting with the red carpet arrivals. It makes for several hours of TV viewing, and no one wants to miss a moment by breaking away to eat a meal. So, I came up with this grazing… Read more »

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Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish-Mustard Sauce

Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish-Mustard Sauce – an easy to prepare, make ahead, elegant and versatile main dish. There is nothing more versatile – or more elegant – than beef tenderloin for a dinner party. It’s also very easy to prepare. You just have to purchase good quality beef and have an accurate meat… Read more »

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Make Ahead Casual Holiday Dinner Menu

Robert and I love to entertain, especially during the holidays. While the Christmas season is super fun, it’s also super hectic – addressing work demands, decorating the house, present shopping, present wrapping, making Christmas candy, etc. I’ve also found that while I love pull out my sparkly, fun dresses and get all fancied up, it’s… Read more »

6 Easy Super Bowl Appetizers

January 23, 2017

The Super Bowl is just around the corner, so it’s time to decide what to cook – either for your own party or to bring to a pot luck. Alas, our beloved Denver Broncos won’t be participating this year, but Robert and I will still be watching the game! So, I thought I would share… Read more »

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Celebrating the Flavors of Fall

In the fall, as the leaves turn and temperatures cool, our appetites turn from light summer fare toward cozier meals to keep us warm. In Colorado, when our weather turns brisk but it’s a bit too soon to hit the ski slopes, there’s a sweet spot between seasons that’s ideal for welcoming friends and family… Read more »

Pecan Cookie Cup with a scoop of Lemon Almond Ice Cream with berries

Lemon Almond Ice Cream

Lemon Almond Ice Cream is just the right mix of sweet and tart. Calling for only 7 ingredients, it can be prepped for the freezer in around 10 minutes! Who doesn’t love ice cream? My dad was particularly fond of it. He got nervous if there was less than a gallon of some flavor of… Read more »

Gingersnap crusted tart filled with creamy lemony filing and topped with blueberries

Lemon Ginger Blueberry Tart

This show-stopping Lemon Ginger Blueberry Tart starts with a gingersnap-rum crust that’s filled with a creamy, lemon-y mixture and topped with fresh blueberries. Yum!   I love ginger, and this tart really showcases it with gingersnap cookies in the crust and crystallized ginger in the filling. In creating this recipe, I also wanted lots of… Read more »

Dinner With Your Valentine

Not sure what to do for Valentine’s Day? Why not opt for an intimate dinner at home this year. I have the perfect menu for you, the majority of which can be made ahead of time, so you can relax and enjoy the evening with your spouse or significant other. I’ve even included a “make-ahead… 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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