Blackberry Iced Tea

I am big into fruity iced teas, y’all. They’re just so refreshing and so beautiful and so tasty! This makes a whole pitcher and the recipe easily doubles.  This delicious iced tea only takes a minutes to make, but you do need to chill it for several hours so plan accordingly. All you do is boil…

Garlic Cream Mussels

I was having a stressful workday when I walked into the kitchen the night that I made this dish but by the time I walked out of the kitchen, I was floating on cloud nine. This dreamy dish turned around my whole day. That’s the power of a great dinner and that is, in a…

Oktoberfest Recipes

Want to celebrate Oktoberfest? Well I’ve got good news for you: I happen to be half German with a degree in German and a passion for German cuisine. Here are some of my FAVORITE German recipes.  Authentic German Spätzle These homemade German noodles are SO easy (and fun!) to make that you’ll want to make…

Dallas Arboretum Pumpkin Village 2022

It’s that time of year again! I haven’t missed Autumn at the Arboretum since moving to this side of the Metroplex six years ago. Every fall the Dallas Arboretum is transformed into a pumpkin queen’s dream with its annual fall festival, Autumn at the Arboretum, which is most famous for the epic Pumpkin Village. This…

Best Things to Do in Dallas in the Fall

Love fall? Girl, same! Fall has been my favorite season long before it was trendy because it’s usually the best weather of the whole year here in Dallas. I consider it prime picnic season for that reason and some of my favorite events of the whole year are held in the fall! Here are the…

Maple Cookies

Looking for the perfect fall cookie? You found it! This is the king of all maple cookie recipes. I am absolutely delighted to share this recipe with you. It’s the perfect fall cookie! My dad, the official Maple Quality Control Officer here at The Rose Table, exclaimed, “Woah!” when he took a bite.  You will…

Baked Chicken Pasta

Want an easy dish that’ll feed a crowd? You’ve come to the right place! My Baked Chicken Pasta has spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and a delicious ricotta base. It’s full of flavor and re-heats really well (if you have any leftovers, that is!).  First, cook the chicken in a skillet and wilt in some spinach while…

Rainy Day Lunch at Sassetta Dallas

My foodie friend Irene took me out for a delightful long lunch at Sassetta Dallas today. Located in The Joule hotel in downtown Dallas, Sassetta is the kind of place where you want to order a cappuccino and stay for awhile. It’s the perfect cozy place to watch the rain, and the food is incredible. …

Pumpkin Pasties

Harry Potter lovers, rejoice! I’ve got sweet and savory pumpkin pasties for you today. My friend Julie of Live Love Local Blog invited me over for a fall kick-off dinner last night and served the most amazing pumpkin pasties from Harry Potter. She served savory pumpkin pasties for an appetizer and sweet for dessert. Julie…