spoonful of Twice Baked Potato Casserole over the dish, showing its texture

Twice Baked Potatoes Casserole (or Golden Potatoes)

Twice Baked Potato Casserole – a.k.a. Golden Potatoes – is an easy to prepare, crowd-pleasing side dish that can be made ahead of time! Double Baked Potato Casserole This recipe for Golden Potatoes, from family friend (and excellent cook) Charlene Clinton, features all the ingredients in twice-baked potatoes, but with a much easier preparation. Best… Read more »

Onion Parmesan Toasts on white platter

Onion Parmesan Toasts

Onion Parmesan Toasts are the perfect, from-your-pantry/refrigerator appetizer to serve at your next gathering! These little one-bite appetizers are the perfect starter for almost any dinner. Super easy to prepare, they use ingredients that you are likely to have on hand – cream cheese, butter, mayonnaise, green onions, Parmesan cheese, Tabasco sauce and Melba round… Read more »

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Broccoli Side Dish with Bacon

Broccoli with Bacon and Walnuts is a quick (less than 10 minutes) and easy side dish to add to your rotation. Crisp-tender steamed broccoli is tossed with salty bacon, bright green onions and crunchy toasted walnuts. The result is a super tasty and colorful dish to accompany most any entrée. A New & Exciting Broccoli… Read more »

Green platter filled with Tomatoes Stuffed with Artichoke Hearts, Onions and Bacon

Tomatoes Stuffed with Artichoke Hearts, Onions and Bacon

I love these Tomatoes Stuffed with Artichoke Hearts, Onions and Bacon – they are so fresh and full of flavor, and so easy to prepare! My mom often served stuffed tomatoes as part of a dinner party menu. When prepared properly, stuffed tomatoes are not only delicious they are also pretty on the plate, adding… Read more »

white plate with Dorothy's PotatoPotato Salad shown next to BBQ Beef sandwich

Dorothy’s Potato Salad

Anyone can make potato salad, but few can master the recipe like Dorothy Hartwell did in Dorothy’s Potato Salad! It’s the perfect blend of flavors and textures – tangy, eggy and crunchy while a bit creamy. This potato salad recipe comes from Dorothy Hartwell, the mother of my childhood best friend Katey. Katey and I… Read more »

cheddar-chutney-tarts-recipe

Cheddar Chutney Tarts

These tarts are small, but the size is perfect because they make rich and savory bites. Note that you will need to start ahead as the tarts require freezing before being baked.  

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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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