A Summer Sail

My cute lakeside town in Texas is known for one thing in particular: sailing. Yet somehow, I’ve never been sailing before! Since my best friend is visiting from Los Angeles, I thought it would be fun to take her sailing around Lake Ray Hubbard. What, is this not how you picture Texas? Sail with Scott…

Mini Cheesecakes

This is the perfect summer dessert! Baked at just 275 degrees for 20 minutes, these mini cheesecakes won’t heat up the house. I love to make these topped with whipped cream and juicy summer berries. One easy thing about this recipe is that the crust is a Nilla Wafer. You heard me! What a life…

Blueberry Hand Pies

What screams summer more than mini blueberry hand pies?! These would be perfect for a picnic or to take out on a boat, but they’re also amazing warm from the oven served with vanilla ice cream. They’re also perfect for the 4th of July! I’m sure you guys were expecting some sort of epic blueberry…

Bacon Blue Cheese Sliders

Up your slider game with creamy blue cheese and crispy thick-cut bacon! Add tomato slices and you’ve got a “red white and blue cheese” slider! I’m a purist when it comes to burgers. I believe the best burger involves high quality meat, a bit of salt, and epic toppings. I used Ashcraft beef I picked…

Picking Blueberries at Blase Family Farm

I am officially in love with Blase Family Farm. I pick blueberries all the time out in east Texas (which of course was the inspiration for my Blueberry Hill Surprise!) but this was my first time at beautiful Blase Family Farm in Rockwall, TX about twenty minutes east of Dallas. Blase impresses from the minute…

“Hello, Brother” Bourbon Cocktail

A hauntingly good bourbon cocktail inspired by Damon Salvatore I have two loves of my life: my beloved horse Prince and Ian Somerhalder. I was devastated when he was killed off on Lost and couldn’t wait to tune in to his new vampire series on the CW back in 2009. I loved vampire lore long…

Chocolate Berry Hill Cake

A new version of one of my all-time favorite cakes!  My favorite German cake involves chocolate, a mound of my famous whipped cream, and bananas. Here I’ve swapped out the bananas for blueberries and chopped strawberries for a lovely red-white-and-blue chocolate cake. It’s the perfect cake to make when you’ve got gorgeous summer berries on…

Greek Chicken Alfredo

This recipe combines two of the best recipes on The Rose Table – my killer alfredo sauce (which takes about ten minutes to make) and my perfect grilled chicken – topped with feta cheese and fresh oregano. This is a perfect summer dish in my book; it’s quick to make and it doesn’t heat up…

Blueberry Hill Surprise

It’s finally here! This blueberry pie is. one of the best recipes I’ve ever created, which is why it’s on the cover of my cookbook. You don’t get better than this: loads of summer fresh blueberries with a pinch of cinnamon in the dreamiest crust you’ve ever had. It’s such a miraculous recipe, it’s just…