Spinach Farfalle Bolognese

Mom’s Spinach Farfalle Bolognese is sophisticated comfort food at its best! When I was growing up, my Dad’s two sisters lived in Denver and their families all came to our house for Christmas Eve dinner. Every year Mom always made this scrumptious Spinach Farfalle Bolognese casserole. Why? Well, because (1) it’s a crowd pleaser, (2)… Read more »

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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. 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 deliciously baked with whole wheat… Read more »

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Breakfast Tostadas

I am always looking for new, creative breakfast ideas using eggs to make for my husband Robert, instead of the same ol’ scrambled eggs. Living in Colorado, with a father who grew up in Arizona, my palate tends to gravitate toward Mexican inspired dishes. One morning I created these tostadas, which come together in a… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Kentucky Cheese Torte

Having friends over to watch the Pro Bowl or the Super Bowl? This scrumptious cheese torte recipe, from mom’s home state of Kentucky, can be made up to one month ahead and frozen, allowing for stress-free entertaining.  

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Spinach Basil Pesto Recipe

This recipe is my all time favorite pesto. It is adapted from the wonderful author and syndicated columnist Diane Rossen Worthington’s recipe in her cookbook, A Taste of Summer. It is delicious on pasta, in our Smoked Salmon Chopped Salad, on pizza, and in a goat cheese torte.  

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Spinach Salad with Lemon-Pine Nut Dressing

When mom first gave me this recipe, my initial reaction was that it was too simple – was I ever wrong! This salad is simple and, as a result, it is the perfect complement to a more complex entrée. And, it is delicious!  

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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