artichoke, sundried tomato and feta triangles on platter

Artichoke, Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Appetizer

A quick and easy, crowd-pleasing dish that can be prepared two different ways, this Artichoke, Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Appetizer is the perfect addition to your next party menu! Since I was a little girl, I have loved artichokes. In fact, I love them just about any way they can be prepared – steamed, broiled,… Read more »

Baked Busy Night Lemon-Caper Salmon on half sheet pan

Busy Night Baked Lemon-Caper Salmon

For those days when your schedule is overloaded, Busy Night Baked Lemon-Caper Salmon can be on the table in less than 30 minutes from when you open the refrigerator! We all have those days (weeks!) where the thought of making dinner is overwhelming – those days that are so busy, you barely have time to… Read more »

Grilled cauliflower slices with a tangy Parmesan cheese sauce

Cauliflower with Parmesan Cheese Sauce

Grilled or broiled Cauliflower with Parmesan Cheese Sauce is a scrumptious, easy and impressive side dish!   We recently returned from a super fun month on the road camping in our airstream trailer. So, lately I’ve been inspired to post recipes that I’ve created over the years while camping, where most of what I cook… Read more »

Onion Parmesan Toasts on white platter

Onion Parmesan Toasts

Onion Parmesan Toasts are the perfect, from-your-pantry/frig appetizer to serve at your next gathering! These little one-bite appetizers are the perfect starter for almost any dinner. Super easy to prepare, they use ingredients that you are likely to have on hand – cream cheese, butter, mayonnaise, green onions, Parmesan cheese, Tabasco sauce and Melba round… Read more »

Poached salmon garnished with lemon slice and dill, with a side of cucumber dill sauce

Poached Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce

Pretty Poached Salmon with a flavorful Cucumber-Dill Sauce – the perfect make ahead entrée for a spring (or summer!) luncheon or dinner party. I love serving salmon when entertaining – most of our friends and family like it, plus it’s very versatile, easy to prepare, and super delicious. I have several recipes (including this one)… Read more »

Carafe of creamy arugula salad dressing

Arugula Salad Dressing

This Creamy Arugula Salad Dressing is a variation of a traditional green goddess dressing, adding baby arugula to the original recipe. I have always loved green goddess salad dressing – a delectable mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, green onion, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, anchovy, tarragon and sometimes chives. In my Arugula Salad Dressing, I amp… Read more »

Slow-roasted-beef-tenderloin-with horseradish-mustard-sauce-recipe

Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish-Mustard Sauce

Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish-Mustard Sauce – an easy to prepare, make ahead, elegant and versatile main dish. There is nothing more versatile – or more elegant – than beef tenderloin for a dinner party. It’s also very easy to prepare. You just have to purchase good quality beef and have an accurate meat… Read more »

Tomatoes-Stuffed-with-Artichoke Hearts-Onion-Bacon-recipe

Tomatoes Stuffed with Artichoke Hearts, Onions and Bacon

I love these fresh Tomatoes Stuffed with Artichoke Hearts, Onions and Bacon – they are so fresh and full of flavor! My mom often served stuffed tomatoes as part of a dinner party menu. When prepared properly, stuffed tomatoes are not only delicious they are also pretty on the plate, adding a pop of color… Read more »

baked-fish-on-lettuce-recipe

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 »

Pimiento Cheese Spread in a white bowl with celery sticks and crackers

Zesty Pimiento Cheese Spread

Zesty Pimiento Cheese Spread – another scrumptious, versatile recipe from Mom! Mom loved pimiento cheese and made it often, sometimes just for our family to enjoy. She never measured the ingredients, just mixed them to taste. This is my version of her “recipe”. I add cayenne pepper to give it a little kick. Note that… 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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