Carriage Picnic 2018

Last weekend I packed up a picnic and headed to Black Star Sport Horses with my friend Morgan for the annual Tejas Carriage Association two-day event, one of my favorite events of the whole year. Basically, you hang out on a beautiful fall day and watch a bunch of horse-drawn carriages compete in various events…

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Cookies

I don’t have the best photos of this delightful cookie but what can I say? I write about my real life here on The Rose Table and sometimes that means taking a few iPhone photos on the fly, packing up cookies on a picnic, and totally forgetting to take beautifully staged photos. That won’t deter…

Mushroom Omelette

I sure wish I had taken more photos of this beautiful breakfast! I just snapped a couple before gobbling it up. I wasn’t planning on writing about this but it’s such a great dish, that I’m really noting this for myself.  I especially wish I had taken a photo after cutting into it so you…

Mamma Mia at Brick Road Theatre

My regular readers know what a huge theatre fan I am. You can take the girl off the stage but you can never take the stage outta the girl. I’ve been blown away by every show I’ve seen at Brick Road Theatre and Mamma Mia! is no exception. In fact it’s so good, I saw…

Cauldron Queso

I realized in horror last week that I have basically no Halloween content here on The Rose Table, which all of my friends would find positively shocking. I adore Halloween so I wanted to rectify the lack of Halloween recipes by adding a few of my favorites. I’m delighted to present you with a total…

Ghosts in the Graveyard

An updated Halloween classic I’ve eaten Ghosts in the Graveyard almost every Halloween of my life. My mom made it at all of my Halloween parties and I continue the tradition today. It just wouldn’t be Halloween without it! I’ve updated the classic dirt pudding dish with freshly whipped cream instead of the whipped topping…

Disney Dinners: Coco

A Mexican menu served at a day of the dead festival Is there a more perfect Disney Dinners theme for October than Coco? The movie celebrates Mexican culture so beautifully and explains what makes Dia De Los Muertos so important. It’s visually beautiful with its vibrant colors and abundance of flowers and will keep you…

Homemade Guacamole

It’s the simple things in life you treasure. That’s one of my favorite quotes from the Tim Allen gem Galaxy Quest and so applicable in the kitchen. There are so many ways you could customize this guacamole recipe, but I love to let the flavors shine through. Photography by Darling Photography  You can use a pastry…

Strawberry Margaritas

I’m going to level with you here: this is the first time I’ve used my margaritas glasses for margaritas. I most often use them for fruit and yogurt at brunch. I’m just not a margarita person in general. I’d way rather have rum than tequila but I was determined to serve a delicious tequila cocktail…

Pork Carnitas

If you’re looking for a delicious, inexpensive way to feed a crowd, you’ve come to the right place. My pork carnitas perfume the house all day and easily serves ten. Photography by Darling Photography  You’ll want a bone-in pork shoulder for this, about four pounds. The bone gives it extra flavor and the meat falls…