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Layer Taco Salad Dip Recipe

A variation of the well-known Seven Layer Dip, this colorful, flavorful and slightly spicy Taco Salad Dip has no refried beans or meat, resulting in a lighter and refreshing dish. Plus, it’s a snap to put together! Cream Cheese Taco Dip My first job out of college was as a Media Planner for Campbell-Mithun advertising… Read more »

Tomato and Prosciutto Salad

A great recipe for using up the rest of those delicious tomatoes from your garden! I love fresh tomatoes, and am always looking for new ways to serve them. This easy recipe has a wonderful combination of flavors. I think it looks the prettiest if you use a combination of different color tomatoes.  

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Tomato Bruschetta Topping

It’s that time of year when our gardens and farmer’s markets start to be full of delicious fresh tomatoes, and we are all looking for new and different recipes to try (especially my friend Dona Johnson!). Last fall I decided to do something I hadn’t done in years – can! Canning really isn’t all that… Read more »

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Breakfast “Tacos”

The other day while grocery shopping I found product from the Canadian bakery Ozery that I hadn’t seen before, called “Whole Wheat One Bun”. They looked pretty much like a soft taco made out of bread to me, and I love tacos, so I decided to give them a try. The other morning, Robert asked… Read more »

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Tomato and Feta Cheese Frittata

I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas that can be made quickly, with ingredients on hand. The other morning I started to make my yummy Greek omelet that featured tomatoes, feta cheese, avocado and Tzatziki sauce (recipe here), but discovered I didn’t have any Tzatziki sauce on hand. I did have the tomatoes and feta,… Read more »

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Baked Shrimp with Tomato, Feta Cheese and Capers

Baked Shrimp with Tomato, Feta Cheese and Capers -a colorful, crowd-pleasing main dish that my family has been making for years. Baked Shrimp with Tomato, Feta Cheese and Capers is a Clayton family favorite that mom and I have been serving to rave reviews for years. In fact, my cousin Beth Kidwell and her husband… Read more »

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Get to know your tomatoes

April 11, 2011

You say ‘to-may-to,’ I say’ to-mah-to’ – the root of our differences likely stem from the fact that there are more than 7,500 tomato varieties worldwide! About 130 million tons of tomatoes are produced annually every year. While China is the largest tomato producer, the United States and Turkey aren’t far behind. For just one… Read more »

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Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese is a quick and easy midweek meal that is perfect for both everyday and entertaining! This 5-ingredient Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese is one of my favorite go-to dishes on busy days, because in around 30 minutes I can have an impressive and scrumptious dinner on… Read more »

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Smoked Salmon Chopped Salad

Smoked Salmon, baby arugula, tomatoes, corn, asiago cheese, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), currants, and couscous combine to make a super colorful, flavorful and delicious Chopped Salad! This recipe was inspired by the Stetson Chopped Salad at Cowboy Ciao Restaurant in Scottsdale, Ariz. There are many different interpretations of this salad on various websites; the recipe that… Read more »

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Award Winning Chili

Award-Winning Chili – a hearty, unusual and scrumptious chili that’s flavored with green chiles, cilantro and fennel! Given how cold and snowy it is in most of the U.S. today, I thought I’d share this delicious chili recipe. A fellow who purchased my cookbook at a holiday show told me his chili recipe had won… 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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