white oval plate with halved pears stuffed with cranberries and walnuts, topped with cinnamon whipped cream

Pears with Cranberries, Nuts and Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Pears with Cranberries, Walnuts and Cinnamon Whipped Cream is a quick and easy, impressive and scrumptious way to end any special meal!   One summer, I was invited to Vail, Colorado to teach a private cooking class for a woman who wanted to be able to prepare a few easy, elegant dinners for friends. She… Read more »

Two slices of Cranberry Nut Bread with butter

Cranberry Nut Bread

Chock-a-block full of fresh cranberries and walnuts, this scrumptious and colorful Cranberry Nut Bread is the perfect companion to a cup of coffee or tea.   Every year at Christmas, our good friend Jeanne Saunders gives us a loaf of her amazing Cranberry Nut Bread. I look forward to it every year! I finally broke… Read more »

Broccoli with Bacon and Walnuts

Broccoli with Bacon and Walnuts – an easy, elegant, colorful side dish to accompany most any entrée. My husband Robert and I both love broccoli, and I’m always experimenting with new and different ways to prepare it. I think just about any food tastes great with bacon, so one night I came up with this… Read more »

chocolate-biscuit-cake-recipe

Royal Chocolate Biscuit Cake

With all the articles and postings about Prince William’s choice of a Chocolate Biscuit Cake for his wedding reception last week, I became intrigued and wanted to learn more. I had never heard of this cake, and thought the name alone made it sound delicious – chocolate and cookies (the British biscuit is more like… Read more »

sliced loaf of banana bread

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 »

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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