White Christmas at Bass Performance Hall

“Watson’s back in town.” I had goosebumps when that line was sung during Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at Bass Performance Hall. Watson was indeed back in Fort Worth for a magical holiday show at my beloved Bass Performance Hall. Bass Hall is a sight for sore eyes at Christmas time and could fill even the biggest…

Christmas at Dallas Arboretum

It’s no secret that I love the Dallas Arboretum. Add half a million Christmas lights and twelve yuletide gazebos and you’ll be bursting with holiday cheer by the time you leave! Twelve twenty-five foot gazebos are installed annually across the Dallas Arboretum’s sixty-six acres for its annual 12 Days of Christmas exhibit. It takes over…

12 Months of Disney Dinner Parties

Press Contact Katherine Rose Watson Publicist katierosewatson@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Rose Table to Host 12 Months of Disney Dinner Parties Menus and recipes will be created for Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Queen of Hearts, and Pirates of the Caribbean, and other whimsical themes. Dallas, Texas – November 15, 2017 – The Rose Table…

Garden Update: November 2017

It’s finally time for another Queen of Hearts update! It’s been a while since I posted about my garden. It’s mid-November and though the trees have lost their leaves, I’m delighted to tell you that the roses are still going strong. It’s hard to believe they’re just six months old! I can’t even wait to…

Pumpkin Oreo Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

I have a confession, one we’ve never discussed before. I don’t really care for pie. I’ve met plenty of pies that I like but it’s not my favorite. I’ll take cake any day of the week over a slice of pie. My problem is the crust. Everyone talks about how to get a flaky crust…

Carriage Event at Black Star Sport Horses

One of my favorite events of the year is the annual Tejas Carriage Association two-day event at Black Star Sport Horses. Black Star has 255 acres of woods and uses them for an epic cross-country carriage event on Sunday. On Saturday carriages compete in dressage and a cones course. I love setting up a picnic and watching…

New Portraits

I recently had new portraits taken for my website by Emily Trupiano, a.k.a. TruPhoto TX. I thought you might like to see a glimpse into my every day life: coffee under the trees, dinner in the courtyard, wine by the fire pit, and sunset with my horses. I swapped out a nook with a worn…

Serendipity Style Turkey & Brie Sandwich

I’ve said before that there are meals worth getting on a plane for. Lunch at Serendipity 3 NYC is one of them! It’s been years since I’ve had the pleasure of visiting New York City and eating an epic open-faced sandwich at Serendipity but it remains one of the best lunches of my life. We…

Lamb Meatballs

My regular readers know that Greek food is my absolute favorite. I’ve been making these lamb meatballs since I was a teenager. I can’t believe I’ve never posted this recipe before! I serve lamb meatballs all sorts of ways: with tapas, in gyros, on pasta, and in salads. The key here is fresh mint, fresh…

Dinner Noir

Do you ever just have a dinner party concept strike you like lightning? That very phenomenon happened to me recently while I was typing away at work. The entire menu just sort of came to me all at once. I love this because it just so happens to be a classy Halloween fete. Here’s how I…

Tarte Noir

This dessert is dark, sexy, and packed with dark chocolate flavor. So dark in fact that I almost named this Heart of Darkness Tart, but that seemed a bit dramatic (even for me). Paired with a minty blackberry sauce and fluffy whipped cream, this tart is sure to be a hit at your next get…

Simple Squid Ink Pasta

My friends were so nervous to try squid ink pasta! It sounds terrifying but trust me, squid ink really just gives pasta a brilliant black hue. It does not taste fishy at all, I promise! I love making squid ink pasta because it’s so dramatic looking but it’s especially satisfying in October when you want…