mardi-gras-recipes

Mardi Gras Inspired Dinner Menu

Next Tuesday is Mardi Gras – another excuse to celebrate! If you can’t make it to New Orleans for the parades and  all the various other celebrations, no worry – I have a scrumptious menu for you to host your own New Orleans-inspired dinner at home. And, many components can be made ahead, allowing you… Read more »

Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle

A super easy pasta dish to prepare on a busy day, Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle from my husband Robert is a crowd-pleaser! Eggplant Mushroom Pasta My fabulous, smart, handsome and supportive husband Robert also loves to cook. (Yes, he is pretty perfect!) Robert’s maternal grandparents came from Italy and he grew up enjoying big… Read more »

Roasted buttrnut squash and mushroom spinach salad in a glass bowl

Roasted Butternut Squash and Mushroom Spinach Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash and Mushroom Spinach Salad is a delicious,  and healthy fall or winter dish. This delicious and healthy fall or winter salad comprised of roasted butternut squash and mushrooms atop baby spinach and flavored with goat cheese and candied walnuts is excellent served with soup, roast chicken or pork. If you have friends… Read more »

small red dish with broccoli,mushroom, spinach and cheese pasta with larger pot in the background

Veggie Casserole with Broccoli, Mushroom, Spinach, and Cheese Pasta

Broccoli, Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Pasta is a sophisticated and healthier vegetarian version of mac ‘n cheese, using Fontina and Parmesan instead of Cheddar cheese. Mushroom, Spinach, and Broccoli Pasta This Broccoli, Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Past is super versatile, combining broccoli, sliced mushrooms, shallots, spinach and my favorite ingredients: Parmesan and Fontina cheeses, all… Read more »

Artichoke and Chicken Chowder

Artichoke and Chicken Chowder is a hearty, satisfying bowl of deliciousness! After a fun morning of snowshoeing in the beautiful Colorado mountains, our good friend Wendy Bergen treated us to a scrumptious lunch at her beautiful mountain cabin. We had worked up quite an appetite, after trekking several miles in the spring snow. Since Wendy… Read more »

Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy

I wasn’t sure at first whether to put this recipe on the website or not, then I made it one more time for Robert, who said I was crazy not to post it.  Salisbury Steak is a classic dish that I remember eating as a kid, that is still just as delicious today.  And, it’s… Read more »

Storing, Cleaning and Using Fresh Mushrooms

October 15, 2014

You know the difference between a white button, cremini and shiitake, but do you know how to keep mushrooms at their freshest? Mushroom care begins the moment you arrive home from the grocer. If your mushrooms are loose, transfer them to a paper bag with the top loosely folded over. You’ll then want to get… Read more »

cheese dumplings atop cooked spinach, mushrooms and carrots

Spinach and Mushrooms with Cheese Dumplings

Spinach and Mushrooms with Cheese Dumplings are an unusual and super flavorful vegetarian entrée. Robert and I are trying to eat healthier, which often includes a light vegetarian entrée, like this recipe for Spinach and Mushrooms with Cheese Dumplings. Cubes of cheese are encased in wonton wrappers, briefly boiled then sautéed in soy sauce and… Read more »

asparagus-mushrooms-recipe

Sauteed Mushrooms and Roasted Asparagus

I love asparagus, and am always trying new ways to serve them. One summer I created this recipe that combines sautéed mushrooms together with the roasted asparagus recipe from our cookbook, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen. Now that asparagus is coming into season, I’m going to make this recipe again this week!  

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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