Siver cups filled with Veggie Fries in a napkin, with Lemon-Garlic Aioli on the side

Veggie Fries with Lemon-Garlic Aioli

Veggie Fries with Lemon-Garlic Aioli are a wonderful alternative to French fries. For these scrumptious Veggie Fries, large Portobello mushroom and zucchini wedges are dusted with flour, dipped in beaten egg,  coated with a mixture of Italian breadcrumbs and fresh Parmesan cheese, and then fried until crispy and golden brown. They pair beautifully with a… Read more »

Quick Pappardelle with Mushrooms and Eggplant

A super easy pasta dish to prepare on a busy day, Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle from my husband Robert is a crowd-pleaser! Eggplant Mushroom Recipe My fabulous, smart, handsome and supportive husband Robert also loves to cook. (Yes, he is pretty perfect!) Robert’s maternal grandparents came from Italy and he grew up enjoying big… Read more »

Quick Shrimp Scampi Three Ways

Quick Shrimp Scampi is my favorite kind of dinner – quick and easy to prepare with ingredients I have on hand, infused with flavor and pretty on the plate. After all, what could be better than shrimp cooked in olive oil, butter, white wine and lemon juice, punctuated with fresh garlic, flecked with fresh green… Read more »

glass bowl of cilantro pesto

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 »

glass stand holding Cilantro Mousse ring filled with flowers

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 »

white bowl of Mexican Seasoning

Mexican Spice (or Mexican Taco 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®. What is Mexican flavor? The… Read more »

overhead of 4 Spicy Pork Chops in a cast iron skillet

Chimichurri Pork Chops with Spicy Pork Chop Rub

In this tantalizing dish of contrasting flavors, Spicy Pork Chops are seasoned with a sweet-spicy rub featuring brown sugar and three ground peppers (cayenne, white and black). The heat of the pork chops is then balanced by the coolness of a refreshing, citrusy Argentine Chimichurri Sauce. Chimichurri Pork Pork chops are one of my favorite… Read more »

black and gold plate with Grilled Tuna with Puttanesca Sauce

Grilled Tuna Steak Recipe

Fresh Grilled Tuna Steak topped 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 Recipe with Puttanesca Sauce! Grilled Tuna Steak With this grilled tuna recipe, you… 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 »

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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