roasted-salmon-steaks-recipe

Roasted Salmon Steaks

Roasted Salmon Steaks – with a lemon-butter sauce. Easy and delicious! Basting salmon with a lemon-butter sauce is a traditional way to serve this fish – and it’s the first way I ever ate it as a child. Eating fresh Salmon in Alaska I have vivid memories of my family vacationing in Alaska when I… Read more »

Pecan Cookie Cup with a scoop of Lemon Almond Ice Cream with berries

Lemon Almond Ice Cream

Lemon Almond Ice Cream is just the right mix of sweet and tart. Calling for only 7 ingredients, it can be prepped for the freezer in around 10 minutes! Who doesn’t love ice cream? My dad was particularly fond of it. He got nervous if there was less than a gallon of some flavor of… Read more »

Spicy Pork Chops with Chimichurri Sauce

Boned pork loin chops are dusted with a spicy rub of paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder and three different ground peppers in these Spicy Pork Chops! They are served with a tangy, colorful, garlic-y Chimichurri Sauce alongside.   Chimichurri, a sauce from Argentina usually served with meat, is typically made with parsley, garlic,… Read more »

Sally’s Smoked Trout Pâté

My mom Sally’s Smoked Trout Pâté adds just 4 readily available ingredients to smoked trout – and the resulting pâté is smooth, bright and fresh. I like to serve it packed in a pretty bowl, mounded on a plate, or as canapés (pictured). Growing up in a Colorado household with three fly fishermen – Dad,… Read more »

kiwi-sorbet-recipe

Kiwi Sorbet

I started making this delectable dessert for summer dinner parties around 20 years ago, and my guests still love it today. Several friends have asked for the recipe, and some have requested that I include directions for how to freeze the sorbet without an ice cream maker, so those instructions are provided below. Enjoy!  

basil-lemonade-recipe

Basil Lemonade

I first tasted this delicious lemonade at a Fourth of July party. The recipe comes from the hostess, Peggy Chandler, who is a fabulous home gourmet. I recently served it at a luncheon in Cincinnati promoting the cookbook, to rave reviews! You can serve it straight, or with vodka.  

Sweet-Potato Fries-Aioli-recipe

Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic Aioli

Robert decided he wanted to make burgers for dinner last night. We particularly like buffalo burgers made with Bear Mountain Bison ground meat – which comes from our friends Anne and John Draper’s ranch of the same name. I decided to make my favorite french fry recipe to go with the burgers – Sweet Potato… Read more »

hurricane-cocktail-recipe

New Orleans Hurricane Cocktails

Hurricanes were invented in New Orleans by bar owner Pat O’Brien during World War II when there was a limited supply of whiskey. In order to purchase a single case, liquor salesmen forced bar owners to purchase up to 50 cases of rum, which was plentiful. Looking for a way to use all his rum,… 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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