White ceramiv bowl filled with Italian Popovers

Italian Popovers

Popovers are a light, flavorful and impressive side dish, but require using a special pan. Not these popovers! Mom’s delicious Italian Popovers can be baked in muffin tins.   Another scrumptious recipe from mom’s files! Prosciutto, Fontina cheese and green onion are baked into puffy popovers — yum! Popovers can be a bit intimidating and… Read more »

Pumpkin muffins, one broken half to show cream cheese filling

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

These seasonally inspired Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are the perfect morning treat to celebrate fall! It’s fall, which means it’s pumpkin season – yay! I love the flavor of pumpkin – not just in pies, but also in other desserts like my Rum Pumpkin Tart and Pots de Crème, as well as in my Pumpkin… Read more »

Sliced toasted english muffin with orange marmalade

Sourdough English Muffins

These Sourdough English Muffins are surprisingly easy to prepare, and ever so much better than store bought!   I have loved English muffins since I was a little girl. Mom used to serve them several different ways – she would toast them up with butter and her homemade jam for breakfast, or even broil them… Read more »

basket filled with Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Muffin Baking Tips

March 10, 2015

I love to make muffins. They are super easy to prepare, and tend to freeze well, so you can make a bunch and have some ready for later. Here are some tips for making your muffins come out great every time: Don’t over mix your batter. Just mix until the ingredients are blended. If you… Read more »

Basket filled with Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Lemon and Blueberry is a classic flavor combination, and you’ll know why after tasting our Blueberry Lemon Muffins! I have always loved muffins. They are easy to prepare, and are a great accompaniment to most brunch dishes and many main dish salads as well. Plus, they can be made ahead and frozen, making them a… 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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