Kentucky Hot Brown

Kentucky Hot Browns are pure comfort food – an open-faced turkey sandwich topped with sliced juicy tomatoes, bubbly cheese sauce and crispy bacon. My mom added her own unique touches to the original hot brown recipe, making our family’s version unique – and we think it’s even more tasty than the original! Tips on making… Read more »

*Image credit Fine Art America, Louisiana Map Painting by Judy Merrell

A Lesson in Southern Cooking… What’s the Difference Between Cajun and Creole?

December 5, 2014

Initially a peasant food, Cajun dishes are from south Louisiana. The food is a product of the ingredients and resources of rural people. These dishes are highlighted by dirty rice, gumbos, jambalaya, andouille and simple foods such as fried catfish. Cajun cooking traditionally uses pork fat and simpler ingredients–yet the food is flavorful and savory…. 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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