Mug filled with Zucchini Soup, on a plate next to a panini sandwich

Zucchini Soup with Turkey and Cheddar Panini

Robert and I love enjoying a warm bowl of soup alongside a delicious sandwich for a casual Sunday supper. I particularly love this Zucchini Soup because it is actually healthy (low in fat and carbs), a snap to put together – and, best of all, scrumptious! We enjoy it together with a Turkey, Chutney and… Read more »

Blueberry and Peach custard pie with fresh peaches and blueberries on the side

Blueberry-Peach Custard Pie

In this scrumptious and colorful Blueberry Peach Custard Pie, fresh seasonal fruits are combined together with a tangy, creamy, yogurt-based custard for a perfect summer dessert! This delicious recipe came from my dear friend Catherine Petros, and appears in my cookbook “Fresh Tastes.” The book’s recipe testers loved how the tangy, creamy, buttery flavor of the… Read more »

breakfast-tacos-recipe

Breakfast “Tacos”

The other day while grocery shopping I found product from the Canadian bakery Ozery that I hadn’t seen before, called “Whole Wheat One Bun”. They looked pretty much like a soft taco made out of bread to me, and I love tacos, so I decided to give them a try. The other morning, Robert asked… Read more »

spaghetti-squash-marinara-turkey-recipe

Spaghetti Squash Marinara with Turkey & Zucchini

I love spaghetti squash and I’m always experimenting with new ways to fix it. There are several different ways to cook the squash (before you combine it with the rest of the ingredients) and after a bit of experimentation, I decided that microwaving is the best approach. The method described below was developed by Jaden… Read more »

asparagus-mushrooms-recipe

Sauteed Mushrooms and Roasted Asparagus

I love asparagus, and am always trying new ways to serve them. One summer I created this recipe that combines sautéed mushrooms together with the roasted asparagus recipe from our cookbook, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen. Now that asparagus is coming into season, I’m going to make this recipe again this week!  

Greek-Omelet-recipe

Omelet Recipes

Below I offer you one of my morning favorites – the omelet. There are infinite ways to make this dish, and I’m giving you two of my go-to recipes. You’ll notice right away that both of these omelet recipes call for egg whites – and only one whole egg total. By cooking just the egg… Read more »

Floral plate with Green Chile Breakfast Burrito

Green Chile Breakfast Burritos

Quick and easy to prepare, Green Chile Breakfast Burritos are healthy, too – and will add a bit of spice to your morning meal! Back in the ‘80s and early ‘90s there was a fabulous restaurant in Denver called The Mocha Café. I loved going there for breakfast or brunch, and my favorite dish was… Read more »

Chicken thighs – a healthy alternative

January 18, 2011

We’ve all heard the dietary guidance – white meat is better for you and dark meat contains too much fat. Consequently, we tend to push our grocery carts past the thighs, drumsticks and wings in favor of the packaged chicken breasts. While it’s true that chicken thighs contain twice the fat of boneless, skinless breasts,… 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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