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Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Ratatouille

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Meatball Ratatouille is an easy to prepare dish that combines sausage meatballs with the Mediterranean flavors of eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, tomato, onion, garlic and basil.   My cousin Barb Keller, whom I refer to as the queen of the crockpot, was nice enough to share this delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Mediterranean… Read more »

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Mushroom, Spinach, Tomato and Zucchini Pie

Mushroom, Spinach, Tomato and Zucchini Pie is the perfect end-of-summer dish to prepare with the fresh bounty from your garden or your favorite farmer’s market. At the end of summer, I love creating flavorful and colorful dishes with all the fresh vegetables and herbs that are at their peak. Hence, the creation of this Mushroom,… Read more »

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Italian Sausage, Spinach and Orzo Soup

Italian Sausage, Spinach and Orzo Soup – yum! Now that it’s Fall, it’s officially soup season. Yay! I love soups. My favorite way to warm up on a cold and rainy night is to curl up in front of a cozy fire with my husband Robert and a steamy bowl of flavorful soup. This mouthwatering… Read more »

Goat Cheese, Pesto and Tomato Crostini

Goat Cheese, Pesto and Tomato Crostini – these little bites are colorful, beautiful and super easy to prepare. Festive red tomatoes and toasted pine nuts top vibrant green pesto, making these Goat Cheese, Pesto and Tomato Crostini bright and appealing.   As always, the quality of the ingredients is the key to this simple recipe…. Read more »

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Poached Eggs in Italian Tomato Sauce

I love these Poached Eggs in Italian Tomato Sauce because they are full of flavor and take just minutes to put together in the morning. First, you prepare a quick sauce of diced tomatoes, garlic and herbs in a skillet. The you carefully place a few whole eggs into the sauce, and poach them. You… Read more »

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Mexican Baked Chicken

A quick and easy one dish meal that is a perfect busy weeknight dinner! A festive and fun one-dish meal — breaded and baked chicken topped with salsa, Cheddar cheese and sour cream and served with lettuce, tomatoes and avocado. Instead of just dipping the chicken in beaten egg and then plain breadcrumbs, I layer… Read more »

Tomatoes Stuffed with Artichoke Hearts, Onion and Bacon on a green platter

Tomatoes Stuffed with Artichoke Hearts, Onions and Bacon

I love these fresh Tomatoes Stuffed with Artichoke Hearts, Onions and Bacon – they are so fresh and full of flavor! My mom often served stuffed tomatoes as part of a dinner party menu. When prepared properly, stuffed tomatoes are not only delicious they are also pretty on the plate, adding a pop of color… Read more »

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Roasting Fresh Tomatoes

Delicious tomatoes in the dead of winter? Why, yes! Do you love fresh tomatoes in your salads, but are frustrated by the lack of flavor and bland color of out-of-season tomatoes? Well, look no further! I have found that roasting Italian (or Roma) tomatoes concentrates the flavor and brings out their beautiful deep red tones…. Read more »

Individual white bowls of Chilled Tomato Dill Soup

Chilled Tomato Dill Soup

Chilled  Tomato Dill Soup is the perfect dish to cool you off on a warm summer night, and can be packed in a thermos to serve as part of a picnic.   This Chilled Tomato Dill Soup recipe is always a hit, especially on a hot summer night. It is bursting with the flavors of… Read more »

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Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Olive Sauce

These Italian-inspired chicken breasts are quick to prepare for every day meals and elegant enough for entertaining, too. The flavor of the fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic and olives intensifies while cooking, resulting in a delicious, colorful sauce. (Click on the photo below to see the video!) I make it often, not just because Robert and… Read more »

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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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