White plate filled with Chicken,Blueberry and Mango Salad

Chicken, Blueberry and Mango Salad

Chicken, Blueberry and Mango Salad with Mango Vinaigrette just tastes like summer, and is a light and refreshing dish to enjoy on warm evenings! Chicken, Blueberry and Mango Salad was a late addition to my cookbook Fresh Tastes. During the time when I was finalizing the recipes to be included, my good friend Tamara O’Brien… Read more »

Mexican Baked Chicken

Quick and easy to prepare, Mexican Baked Chicken is a festive and fun one-dish meal, that’s perfect for busy night dinner. Your family will love the combination of breaded baked chicken, salsa, Cheddar cheese and sour cream atop lettuce, tomato and avocado. My dad was raised in Tucson, Arizona and my mom went to University… Read more »

Grilled Steak, Roasted Potato and Tomato Salad

My Grilled Steak, Roasted Potato and Tomato Salad is the perfect way to turn leftovers into a delicious, filling one dish meal! Inspiration struck one evening when I had some grilled steak and roasted potatoes leftover from a dinner party. I thought, why not create a salad? Since I love Tuna Salad Niçoise (recipe is… Read more »

sauteed shrimp and vegetables atop crispy corn tortillas

Shrimp Tostadas

In this recipe for Shrimp Tostadas, sautéed shrimp, mushrooms and onions are layered atop crispy corn tortillas, along with salsa-flavored cream cheese, fresh guacamole, shredded cheese and lettuce. A fresh, colorful and easy weeknight dinner! One time Robert and I were invited to a local benefit where corn tortillas were being made from scratch during… Read more »

Large mason jars filled with Layered Salmon Salad With Avocado Dressing

Layered Salmon Salad with Avocado Dressing

Layered Salmon Salad with Avocado Dressing is an elegant, fresh and flexible dish that can be layered in a pretty glass bowl, or in large mason jars for a picnic. Warm summer evenings are the perfect time to serve a main dish salad for dinner, and since preparing Layered Salmon Salad with Avocado Dressing doesn’t… Read more »

Baked fish on shredded lettuce topped with mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and parsley

Baked Fish on Lettuce

OK, I know it sounds strange – baking fish on lettuce? Really? I can promise you that it’s delicious! This recipe has been around for many years, yet I still have friends who ask for it when they come to dinner. Despite its simplicity, it’s very impressive looking, especially if you bake it in an… Read more »

Sliced tomatoes and cucumbers with yogurt-mint dressing

Tomato Cucumber Salad & Yogurt-Herb Dressing

My Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Yogurt-Herb Dressing is perfect for when gardens are overflowing with fresh tomatoes and herbs! One fall, my husband Robert and I had a divine two week vacation in southern France and northern Spain. A highlight of our trip was staying at the fabulous home of good friends, near Biarritz…. Read more »

White bowl filled with Taco Salad Dip

Taco Salad Dip

A variation of the well-known Seven Layer Dip, this Taco Salad Dip has no refried beans or meat and is a snap to put together! My first job out of college was as a Media Planner for Campbell-Mithun advertising in Minneapolis, MN. For a year I lived with two co-workers, one of whom gave me… Read more »

blt-cherry-tomato-recipe

BLT in a Cherry Tomato

What could be better – the ingredients in a BLT sandwich (minus the bread) in a bite size morsel! A wonderfully refreshing and delicious addition to any cocktail party menu.  

Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula Dressing on the side

Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula Dressing

Roasted Beet Salad with Arugula Dressing is my favorite way to serve beets. After roasting, beets are cut into wedges, arranged decoratively atop crisp butter lettuce along with goat cheese and red onion, then served with a creamy, peppery, delicious dressing. I love this Roasted Beet Salad, frankly because I love the Arugula Dressing. Reminiscent… 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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