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Cilantro Pesto

Cilantro Pesto is a spicy Southwestern twist on traditional Italian pesto sauce – calling for cilantro, Jalapeno pepper, nuts, garlic, onion and lime juice. As with so many of my recipes, this Cilantro Pesto was born out of a desire to use up an ingredient leftover from making another dish.  I had purchased way more… Read more »

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Cilantro Mousse

Cilantro Mousse is an easy, elegant, slightly spicy appetizer that can be prepared up to 3 days ahead, making it perfect for entertaining. This delicious and unusual Cilantro Mousse recipe comes from a friend of my childhood friend Katey Hartwell, who lives part-time in Mexico. I  love any dish with cilantro, and as the name… Read more »

Individual white bowls of Chilled Tomato Dill Soup

Chilled Tomato Dill Soup

Chilled  Tomato Dill Soup is the perfect dish to cool you off on a warm summer night, and can be packed in a thermos to serve as part of a picnic. This Chilled Tomato Dill Soup recipe is always a hit, especially on a hot summer night. It is bursting with the flavors of summer… Read more »

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Taco Seasoning (also known as Mexican Seasoning)

Take your Mexican dishes up to the next level with our flavorful homemade Taco (Mexican) Seasoning! With a father who grew up in Arizona, my family frequently enjoyed Mexican food for dinner – and I still love it today. There are several of our family favorites in A Well-Seasoned Kitchen®. I have found that I… Read more »

Spicy Pork Chops with Chimichurri Sauce

Boned pork loin chops are dusted with a spicy rub of paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder and three different ground peppers in these Spicy Pork Chops! They are served with a tangy, colorful, garlic-y Chimichurri Sauce alongside.   Chimichurri, a sauce from Argentina usually served with meat, is typically made with parsley, garlic,… Read more »

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Grilled Tuna with Puttanesca Sauce

Grill fresh tuna steaks, then top with salty, sweet while still tangy, and a bit spicy mixture of tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic, lemon juice, anchovy paste, red pepper flakes and oregano. That’s all it takes to prepare this quick and easy Grilled Tuna with Puttanesca Sauce! With this grilled tuna recipe, you can have a… Read more »

Turkey Sausage Penne Marinara

This quick and easy Turkey Sausage Penne Marinara is perfect for busy day dinner. With around 15 minutes of prep time plus 15 to 20 minutes of cook time, you can have dinner on the table in less than 40 minutes! So easy, so scrumptious. I created this Turkey Sausage Penne Marinara one night when… Read more »

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Roasted Chicken Breasts with Garlic Cream Sauce

Robert and I are trying to eat healthier these days, so when I saw a delicious sounding recipe for a garlic cream sauce in mom’s recipe box, I decided to make a healthier version. We always have almond milk on hand as we like it in our morning coffee, so substituted the half and half… Read more »

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Cheese Grits Soufflé

A Kentucky native, my mother Sally loved grits. What good Southerner doesn’t? My favorite grits recipes include some variety of cheese as a key ingredient. My cousin Beth Kidwell’s daughter Sarah created this delicious Cheese Grits Soufflé. Lighter than traditional cheese grits, it’s still full of flavor — and pretty enough to serve at a… Read more »

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Tomato Bruschetta Topping

It’s that time of year when our gardens and farmer’s markets start to be full of delicious fresh tomatoes, and we are all looking for new and different recipes to try (especially my friend Dona Johnson!). Last fall I decided to do something I hadn’t done in years – can! Canning really isn’t all that… 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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