Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte with piece in front

Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte

Ham, Cheese and Spinach Torte is a colorful dish layered with lots of flavor, and is so versatile it can be served for lunch, brunch or dinner! The other day I was perusing recipes from my mom’s collection and discovered that there were two cards with the exact same dish – one in mom’s handwriting,… Read more »

Handheld Chicken Pot Pie Envelopes wrapped in paper napkins

Handheld Chicken Pot Pie Envelopes

Handheld Chicken Pot  Pie Envelopes – the perfect hearty nibble to serve to friends and family while watching sports and other events on TV! The Academy Awards are coming up on Sunday, March 4th, and I’ve been thinking about fun foods to serve for awards viewing. I don’t know about you, but my friends and… 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 roasted root vegetable pot pie in a tan baking dish

Roasted Root Vegetable Pot Pie

Roasted Root Vegetable Pot Pie is comfort food at its best! Carrots, turnips and celery root are roasted, combined with caramelized shallots and fresh herbs, tossed in a creamy Parmesan sauce and then topped with puff pastry. As a fan of all root vegetables, I love to make my Roasted Root Vegetable Pot Pie on… Read more »

Individual Plum Tarts

Individual Plum Tarts are a light and impressive dessert. Using only 8 ingredients – including frozen puff pastry – these rustic little galettes are surprisingly quick and easy to prepare! My husband Robert and I often venture to Mexico to spend time with my childhood friend Katey Hartwell. One evening while we were there, a neighbor… Read more »

palmiers-aux-fromages-recipe

Palmiers Aux Fromages

These are a unique alternative to “cheese and crackers” – with a pretty presentation as well.  

cheddar-chutney-tarts-recipe

Cheddar Chutney Tarts

These tarts are small, but the size is perfect because they make rich and savory bites. Note that you will need to start ahead as the tarts require freezing before being baked.  

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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