martini glass filled with a Frozen Brandy Alexander

Frozen Brandy Alexander

Robert and I love Frozen Brandy Alexanders – it’s like dessert in a wine (or martini) glass! In fact, we like them so much that we served them in shot glasses at our wedding reception. They are an easy, make ahead drink/dessert that is made with readily available ingredients – perfect for a special celebration…. Read more »

Spinach Farfalle Bolognese

Mom’s Spinach Farfalle Bolognese is sophisticated comfort food at its best! When I was growing up, my Dad’s two sisters lived in Denver and their families all came to our house for Christmas Eve dinner. Every year Mom always made this scrumptious Spinach Farfalle Bolognese casserole. Why? Well, because (1) it’s a crowd pleaser, (2)… Read more »

Prosciutto, Fig and Goat Cheese Tarts

Puff pastry squares are filled chopped prosciutto, fig spread and goat cheese, frozen and then baked until bubbly and puffy. A perfect two bite appetizer for your next gathering! For one of Robert’s birthdays, I created this easy, make-ahead recipe for Prosciutto Fig Tarts and it was a winner. The method is the same as… Read more »

Individual white bowls of Chilled Tomato Dill Soup

Chilled Tomato Dill Soup

Chilled  Tomato Dill Soup is the perfect dish to cool you off on a warm summer night, and can be packed in a thermos to serve as part of a picnic. This Chilled Tomato Dill Soup recipe is always a hit, especially on a hot summer night. It is bursting with the flavors of summer… Read more »

Red and white pots de creme filled with Rum Pumpkin filling

Rum Pumpkin Pots de Crème

Rum Pumpkin Pots de Crème are basically a deconstructed pumpkin pie with crystallized ginger and rum added. They are fluffy and mousse-like, light and full of flavor. If you don’t have pots de crème, use wine glasses or ramekins. I collect pots de crème, and have for years. While I haven’t really counted them, I think there must… Read more »

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Dark Chocolate Sorbet

I created this dessert for a casual dinner party menu that needed to be completely dairy-free because one of our guests was lactose intolerant. It is a combination of the chocolate sorbet recipes from two great chefs whom I admire, Ina Garten (aka Barefoot Contessa) and David Lebovitz, with a few of my own touches… Read more »

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Dairy Free Dinner Menu

Recently my stepson Jake was in town for a visit. One evening, we invited his long time friend Sara over for dinner, and she is lactose intolerant. So, I needed to come up with a casual dinner menu that was completely dairy free. As it turns out, our cookbook was a great place to start…. Read more »

BBQ Beef Sandwiches

The BBQ Beef in these BBQ Beef Sandwiches is prepared in a slow cooker with our special Oklahoma BBQ Sauce. No need for a grill! It’s easy to prepare a delicious barbecue without having to light a single coal. We have two recipes that result in a finger-lickin’ good barbecue, but rely on either a… Read more »

Ginger-Orange Chicken with Spicy Couscous

Bright and citrus-y Ginger-Orange Chicken is prepared ahead of time and served at room temperature alongside Spicy Couscous, making it perfect fare for picnics and potlucks! Ginger Orange Chicken with Spicy Couscous is one of my favorites for entertaining, especially in the summer, as it can be made entirely ahead of time and served at… 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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