White bowl with Healthy Broccoli Soup topped with Potato Croutons, red onion and Parmesan

Healthy Broccoli Soup with Potato Croutons

Healthy Broccoli Soup with Potato Croutons is the perfect light and flavorful dish to add to your repertoire of good-for-you recipes! Like many folks, in January my husband Robert and I try to get back to eating healthier. Other than during the holidays (when we give ourselves a break to indulge), we tend to eat… Read more »

Chilled cucumber leek vichyssoise soup garnished with sliced radishes

Cucumber Leek Vichyssoise

Fresh cucumbers and sweet, mellow leeks are the stars in this super savory, chilled Vichyssoise soup. Robert doesn’t like cucumbers on their own, but will eat them mixed in with other foods. I, on the other hand, love cucumbers, so accommodate him I often experiment, finding new ways to incorporate them into a dish. One… Read more »

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Leek Gratin

Leek Gratin – easy to prepare, full of flavor, and great year round on special days, from Easter to Thanksgiving! Chopped hard-boiled eggs are topped with sautéed leeks and a Parmesan-Cheddar cheese sauce. Leeks are in the same family as onions and shallots, but are milder and a bit sweeter, which is why I love… Read more »

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Split Pea Soup with Country Ham

I love split pea soup with ham – it has a rich, deep, smoky flavor. The peas break down in the cooking process, resulting in a creamy consistency – but with some texture, since you don’t have to purée it in a blender to get that creaminess. One year I decided to make a batch… 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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