Glass bowl filled with Feta Mousse on black tray with grilled bread

Feta Mousse

Feta Mousse is a tangy, creamy, super flavorful appetizer that’s quick and easy to prepare. One evening a few years ago, while dining at Charcoal restaurant in Denver, I fell in love with their Feta Mousse appetizer. It’s no longer on the menu, but fortunately I have recreated my own version of this delectable dish…. Read more »

White ramekin filled with Christmas Morning Eggs

Christmas Morning Baked Eggs in Ramekins

Christmas Morning Eggs are quick and easy to prepare – and oh, so scrumptious! I can’t recall a Christmas morning without them. Morning Eggs (or Shirred Eggs Recipe) The Clayton family has been eating these fabulous baked eggs on Christmas morning since my brother Jim and I were little kids. I always joke and say… Read more »

spoonful of Twice Baked Potato Casserole over the dish, showing its texture

Twice Baked Potatoes Casserole (or Golden Potatoes)

Twice Baked Potato Casserole – a.k.a. Golden Potatoes – is an easy to prepare, crowd-pleasing side dish that can be made ahead of time! Double Baked Potato Casserole This recipe for Golden Potatoes, from family friend (and excellent cook) Charlene Clinton, features all the ingredients in twice-baked potatoes, but with a much easier preparation. Best… Read more »

Red and white bowl filled with Liptauer Cheese Spread

Liptauer Cheese Spread

Liptauer Cheese Spread is creamy, cheesy, smoky, tangy and pungent – all at the same time! I first discovered amazingly delicious Liptauer Cheese at an Austrian “Heuriger” back when I spent the fall semester of my junior year studying at the Institute for European Studies (IES) in Vienna, Austria. Shortly after we all arrived in… Read more »

Round casserole of Sausage, Cheese and Hash Brown Strata

Sausage, Cheese and Hash Brown Strata

Easy enough for a casual weekend breakfast and elegant enough for an Easter brunch, this Sausage, Cheese and Hash Brown Strata will be your new go-to dish – and it’s gluten free! For the past few years, my husband Robert and I have invited a few friends to join us after church for an intimate… Read more »

Mexican Baked Chicken

Quick and easy to prepare, Mexican Baked Chicken is a festive and fun one-dish meal, that’s perfect for busy night dinner. Your family will love the combination of breaded baked chicken, salsa, Cheddar cheese and sour cream atop lettuce, tomato and avocado. My dad was raised in Tucson, Arizona and my mom went to University… Read more »

Grilled Steak, Roasted Potato and Tomato Salad

My Grilled Steak, Roasted Potato and Tomato Salad is the perfect way to turn leftovers into a delicious, filling one dish meal! Inspiration struck one evening when I had some grilled steak and roasted potatoes leftover from a dinner party. I thought, why not create a salad? Since I love Tuna Salad Niçoise, I decided… 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 is… Read more »

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

Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce

Pretty Poached Salmon with Cucumber-Dill Sauce is the perfect make ahead entrée for a spring or summer gathering. Poaching fish in the oven is an easier method, and results in a light, flavorful, moist piece of salmon. A fresh, tangy, herb-y Cucumber Dill Sauce is the perfect complement! Oven Poached Salmon with Dill Sauce I… Read more »

Carafe of creamy arugula salad dressing

Creamy Arugula Salad Dressing Recipe

This Creamy Arugula Salad Dressing is a variation of a traditional green goddess dressing, adding baby arugula to the original recipe. Arugula Dressing 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… 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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