Mama Rose Table’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

My mom makes the most incredible buffalo chicken dip. If you follow me on social media, you’ve seen it at many a watch party! She roasts bone-in chicken breasts, then chops up the chicken, mixes it with Frank’s buffalo sauce, pours a cream cheese-blue cheese mixture on top and adds a bit of cheddar halfway…

Autumn Dinner in the Garden

Who says autumn colors have to be red and orange? I had my friend Irene over for a socially distanced dinner in the garden on Friday and set a nontraditional fall table that I’m in love with! I used my mint green tablecloth (which you might recognize from my Princess and the Frog party or my…

Blueberry Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

This is the perfect salad for the end of summer/start of fall, when blueberries are still great but you’re in a maple mood. It’s so simple too: just greens, blueberries, herbed Marcona almonds, feta cheese, and a homemade maple vinaigrette. I didn’t include measurements because I never measure when I’m making salad. Let’s talk about…

French Baked Chicken

A highly aromatic one-pan dinner What’s better than a one pan dish that’s cheap enough to eat weekly but elegant enough to serve to guests? My French Baked Chicken is incredibly juicy with crispy skin, flavorful potatoes, and buttery shallots all beautifully seasoned. It’s great for entertaining because you can prep it before your guests…

Maple Bar Cookies

Maple lovers, rejoice! This cookie is for you. These maple bar cookies have melty chocolate chips, toasted pecans, and a fantastic maple glaze, and it’s a one-bowl recipe baked in a 9×13 pan! Gotta love that. I adapted this recipe from my M&M Bar Cookie Recipe. I love the simplicity of bar cookies. One pan,…

Potato Leek Soup with Crispy Leeks

My love affair with potatoes knows no bounds. After all, I’m half German, half Irish. I really adore potatoes and one of my favorite comfort foods is potato leek soup. What is more comforting than a bowl of soup with freshly baked bread? This soup is incredibly creamy with a fantastic leek flavor that sings through every…

Perfect Grilled Flank Steak

I can’t take any credit for this recipe. My mom taught me how to grill a perfect flank steak! It comes out perfect every time. Want a stellar appetizer? Make my Flank Steak and Gorgonzola Crostini! Grilled Flank Steak 1 pound flank steak (tenderized if available) 1/4 cup olive oil A Tbsp or two balsamic vinegar…

Strawberry Salmon Salad

I’ve been making this same salad since my college days! I absolutely love the combination of salmon and strawberries. If you’ve never tried it, please do! The two go perfectly together, especially with the crunch of toasted sliced almonds and the saltiness of Feta cheese. It’s a perfect summer salad that’s as delicious as it…

Catching up with Laura Calder

Few people have inspired me as much as Laura Calder. I must have watched every episode of her cooking show French Food at Home half a dozen times! Her natural elegance, her affinity for good food, and her flare for the chicest entertaining made her one of my idols when I was learning how to cook….