Game of Thorns 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of year in the garden: Game of Thorns! Every since I started a garden at twenty-two years old, I’ve celebrated spring by tracking which roses open first each year, a game I call Game of Thorns. (I’m a HUGE Game of Thrones fan if that isn’t abundantly clear.) It’s only…

Domaine Henri Maire Tasting at Lavendou Bistro

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a six-course wine dinner hosted by winemaker Jacques Hauller of Domaine Henri Maire, a Boisset Collection wine label. Domaine Henri Maire is in the Jura, a wine region I wasn’t previously familiar with in eastern France between Burgundy and Switzerland. Isn’t it lovely? The dinner was held…

Spring Flowers from Stargazer Barn

Isn’t springtime in the garden the best? I’m thrilled to tell you that the first rose of the season bloomed today! I’ll reveal which rose won this year’s Game of Thorns soon but in the meantime, let’s have some spring flower fun. This weekend I had the most gorgeous bouquets delivered from my friends at…

SUCKER Tea Party inspired by the Jonas Brothers

I watched the Jonas Brothers SUCKER video within the hour of it being posted and I could not stop watching it. I was mesmerized by how over-the-top and fun it was, almost a caricature of a garden tea party. I could not stop thinking about it and about how badly I wanted to recreate that…

Amaretto Cake

A delicious white layer cake with a kiss of Disaronno Isn’t this an elegant looking cake? I baked this beauty for my SUCKER Tea Party inspired by the Jonas Brothers. In their music video, a two-layer white cake with raspberries sits half-eaten on a cake stand and this is what I came up with for…

Strawberry Orange Cupcakes

Fiori di Sicilia is the secret ingredient in these cupcakes! I wish you guys could have seen me and my mom’s faces when we taste tested this cupcake. (It’s a hard job, but we do it for you.) This cupcake is sensational. It tastes like springtime! It’s a beautiful mix of strawberry and orange thanks…

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

A bright and happy miniature cheesecake just in time for summer! Sometimes you want cheesecake but you don’t want to wait 24 hours to eat it. If you’ve ever baked a cheesecake at home, you know what I’m talking about. I love baking mini cheesecakes because they only need a couple hours to chill and they…

Dragon Fire

A strong vodka drink with a homemade raspberry mint ginger simple syrup Brace yourselves: Game of Thrones is coming and I for one could not be more excited! I give you Dragon Fire: an insanely delicious raspberry craft cocktail. When Kruto Vodka asked me to come up with a new recipe, I asked my friend Branden for help…

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

An easy, healthy weeknight dinner People overthink lettuce wraps. This is a simple recipe, like most recipes on The Rose Table, but it packs a lot of flavor punch. The peanut sauce will knock your socks off! You could add rice to this if you want, or serve it on the side. The key here…

Absolut Elyx High Tea

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an Absolut Elyx event at Dallas Chop House (which, by the way, has a stunning patio) hosted by Dallas blogger Susie Drinks. A group of bloggers, including my dear friend Irene, tasted several vodkas – something I’ve never done before! I’ve never been a big vodka drinker…

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

It’s a bold statement, I know, but these are in fact the best chocolate chip cookies ever.  They’re soft and gooey and they stay soft for days. They’re filled with dark chocolate, Mexican vanilla, and a sprinkling of sea salt on top. They’re the perfect chocolate chip cookies! The key here is really in knowing…

Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival 2019

Last year I wrote, “I have decided that the epitome of happiness is an ice cream cone in your left hand, a glass of wine in your right hand, and live jazz during cherry blossom season at The Dallas Arboretum” and I said the exact same thing to my friend Matt this year, as we…