Shepards pie topped with mashed potatoes in a pewter baking dish

Shepard’s Pie

I created this Shepard’s Pie recipe one night when I was looking for something to do with leftover Mashed Potatoes with Parsley and Chives. It was a cold, snowy night in Denver, and comfort food seemed the perfect thing to warm us up! Robert loves this flavorful, hearty dish. I make it with a mixture… Read more »

white plate with Mom's Corned Beef and Cabbage

Mom’s Corned Beef & Cabbage

Mom’s Corned Beef and Cabbage is full of flavor, due to slow-and-low braising of the brisket in a flavorful broth, combined with a delicious glaze of mustard, brown sugar and cloves. Potatoes, carrots and cabbage are cooked in the meat broth, infusing them with onion, garlic, clove and corned beef flavors. St. Patrick’s Day is… Read more »

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Cilantro Mousse

Cilantro Mousse is an easy, elegant, slightly spicy appetizer that can be prepared up to 3 days ahead, making it perfect for entertaining. This delicious and unusual Cilantro Mousse recipe comes from a friend of my childhood friend Katey Hartwell, who lives part-time in Mexico. I  love any dish with cilantro, and as the name… Read more »

Indian Mulligatawny Soup

Indian Mulligatawny Soup is a super-flavorful chicken and rice soup with the intriguing additions of curry powder, carrots, apple and thyme. Mulligatawny Recipe I’m one of those unusual people who likes winter time in Colorado – I like to snuggle up with Robert next to a fire, enjoying a bowl of warm, delicious soup. Indian… Read more »

Mug filled with Zucchini Soup, on a plate next to a panini sandwich

Zucchini Soup with Turkey and Cheddar Panini

Robert and I love enjoying a warm bowl of soup alongside a delicious sandwich for a casual Sunday supper. I particularly love this Zucchini Soup because it is actually healthy (low in fat and carbs), a snap to put together – and, best of all, scrumptious! We enjoy it together with a Turkey, Chutney and… Read more »

silver skillet filled with Leftover Pork Quesadillas

Leftover Pork Loin Quesadillas

Quesadillas are an excellent way to use up leftovers – like these scrumptious Leftover Pork Quesadillas. What to do with Leftover Pork Loin Chops One night when my husband Robert and I were camping in our Airstream trailer, I created these super quick and easy Leftover Pork Quesadillas for our dinner. We had arrived late… Read more »

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Scrambled Egg, Spinach and Ham Crepes

Crepes? Are they back in style again? I guess so! Earlier this month at the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) conference in New York City, I went to a session lead by Chef Sarah Moulton on “How to Conduct a Killer Cooking Demo”, in which she made – yes – crepes. The next day,… Read more »

Ceramic tureen filled with Split Pea Soup with Country Ham

Split Pea Soup with Country Ham

I love Split Pea Soup with Country Ham – it has such a rich, deep, smoky flavor! Following the tradition established by my mom many years ago, every December I order up a country ham from Kentucky to serve over the holidays. One January, I decided to make a batch of Split Pea Soup with… Read more »

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Award Winning Chili

Award-Winning Chili – a hearty, unusual and scrumptious chili that’s flavored with green chiles, cilantro and fennel! Given how cold and snowy it is in most of the U.S. today, I thought I’d share this delicious chili recipe. A fellow who purchased my cookbook at a holiday show told me his chili recipe had won… Read more »

short ribs with spicy sauce on a plate

Spicy Short Ribs

These Spicy Short Ribs are super tender, having been slow roasted in a beer-based BBQ sauce.   I served these Spicy Short Ribs several years ago for Father’s Day, and everyone – especially my dad – loved them! Not too spicy, just full of flavor. These ribs are a delicious choice for any crowd, combining… 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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