Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte with piece in front

Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte

Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte is a colorful dish layered with lots of flavor, and is so versatile it can be served for lunch, brunch or dinner! The other day I was perusing recipes from my mom’s collection and discovered that there were two cards with the exact same dish – one in mom’s handwriting,… Read more »

Individual roasted root vegetable pot pie in a tan baking dish

Roasted Root Vegetable Pot Pie

Roasted Root Vegetable Pot Pie is comfort food at its best! Carrots, turnips and celery root are roasted, combined with caramelized shallots and fresh herbs, tossed in a creamy Parmesan sauce and then topped with puff pastry. As a fan of all root vegetables, I love to make my Roasted Root Vegetable Pot Pie on… Read more »

White dish filled with Country Ham Cheese Spread

Country Ham Cheese Spread

Scrumptious Country Ham Cheese Spread is a bit salty, a bit creamy – and is quick and easy to prepare, with only 4 ingredients! Country ham is another traditional food from Kentucky adopted by our family.  My mom, who was born and raised in Kentucky, insisted it be served at every major holiday celebration. There… Read more »

Our airstream adventures in Nebraska continue . . .

May 6, 2012

Last blog post we were camping at Lake Minatare just outside of Scottsbluff, Ne. Before leaving this lovely state park (on day 3 ), Robert and I went for a short walk around the lake to see the only lighthouse in all of Nebraska (with no light in it!): After a quick breakfast, we drove… Read more »

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Scrambled Egg, Spinach and Ham Crepes

Crepes? Are they back in style again? I guess so! Earlier this month at the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference in New York City, I went to a session lead by Chef Sarah Moulton on “How to Conduct a Killer Cooking Demo”, in which she made – yes – crepes. The next day,… Read more »

Ceramic tureen filled with Split Pea Soup with Country Ham

Split Pea Soup with Country Ham

I love Split Pea Soup with Country Ham – it has such a rich, deep, smoky flavor! Following the tradition established by my mom many years ago, every December I order up a country ham from Kentucky to serve over the holidays. One January, I decided to make a batch of Split Pea Soup with… 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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