Toffee-Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These Toffee-Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are a variation on the traditional Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies my mom made when I was growing up. They are chewy, chocolatey and caramel-y deliciousness! The family cookie jar Growing up, the cookie jar in our kitchen was always, and I mean always, full of delicious cookies. Most often,… Read more »

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cake on glass cake platter

Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Dense and decadent, Triple Chocolate Zucchini Cake uses unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolate in the batter, then is topped off with a super scrumptious bittersweet chocolate glaze. Every year during August and September I receive lots of requests for zucchini recipes. I’ve shared a few recently – one side dish (Roasted Zucchini Custard) and one vegetarian… Read more »

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Blueberry Delight Cake with Crumb Topping

This Blueberry Delight Cake with Crumb Topping definitely lives up to its delightful name! It’s chock-a-block full of fresh juicy blueberries that are nestled in a super moist and flavorful cake batter. My mom would have loved this recipe, because it’s right up her alley – easy to prepare with readily available ingredients, beautiful to… Read more »

Derby Day Mint Julep

For years, we’ve been in pursuit of the perfect Mint Julep to accompany our Kentucky Derby Day festivities, which are a big deal in the Clayton household as my mom was raised in Louisville. We think this recipe is just right – not too much bourbon, not too sweet and just enough mint. Give it… Read more »

Jam, Jelly, Preserves, Marmalade – what’s the difference?

November 16, 2014

Some people like jam, some like jelly, some insist on marmalade. What’s the difference? Let’s start first with what they have in common – they all are basically some sort of fruit that has been combined with sugar, boiled until the sugar dissolves and then put into sterilized jars. So, what differentiates them? Jellies –… Read more »

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Dark Chocolate Sorbet

I created this dessert for a casual dinner party menu that needed to be completely dairy-free because one of our guests was lactose intolerant. It is a combination of the chocolate sorbet recipes from two great chefs whom I admire, Ina Garten (aka Barefoot Contessa) and David Lebovitz, with a few of my own touches… Read more »

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Warm Chocolate Cake

This yummy dessert looks like a normal chocolate cake until you cut into it, when a warm chocolate sauce oozes out of the center. It is now a very popular dessert at a number of restaurants, but the original creator was the famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and this is supposed to be his original recipe…. Read more »

Round green plate with White Chocolate Lime Tart with Strawberries on top

White Chocolate Lime Tart with Strawberries

Sweet and creamy with a bit of tang, this White Chocolate and Lime Tart with Strawberries is a show-stopping, scrumptious dessert! My mom Sally received this White Chocolate Lime Tart with Strawberries recipe from a friend in Vancouver. The tartness of the lime is balanced by the white chocolate’s sweetness, and together they form a… Read more »

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Banana Bread

This is the best banana bread recipe we have found – the secret is the buttermilk that makes it very moist and flavorful. Did you know that you can freeze bananas? Yes, you can! If they are very ripe/dark brown and you don’t have time to make this banana bread, just throw the bananas in… Read more »

Rhubarb Pie on top of a red striped dish towel.

Rhubarb Custard Pie Recipe

Sweet, creamy custard is the perfect balance to tangy, flavorful rhubarb in this old-fashioned Rhubarb Custard Pie. Like all of my mom’s recipes, it’s easy to prepare, elegant, and super delicious! It’s been a family favorite for years, and soon will be for your family, too. My mom grew rhubarb in her garden just so… 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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