Cheese Sauce

This is the perfect cheese sauce for dipping pretzels, bread, or even drizzling over tortillas for nachos! My dear friend Candy sent me a box of fresh pretzels from the east coast – an Oktoberfest surprise, she said – and I just had to make a delicious cheese sauce to go with them. My mom…

Scenes from the Lake

I don’t know about you but I am craving travel content lately. All I want to read about it is lovely places full of lovely food where a lovely time is had. I may not be traveling but I do frequent my parents’ lake house in east Texas. If you follow me on social media,…

Vampire Dinner

A bloody good meal inspired by Dracula I vawnt to cook you pasta! I have been a vampire fan long before it was trendy. Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you that I’ve been threatening to throw a Vampire Diaries party for years. It’s my favorite show of all time and maybe someday we’ll…

Bloody Vampire Bolognese

Looking for dinner fit for a vampire? You’ve come to the right place! Squid ink pasta topped with bloody bolognese and bat toasts is the perfect thing to make for Halloween or your next Dracula movie night. I love squid ink pasta. It’s always a hit! The gorgeous black-hued pasta is a bit of a…

Bloody Vampire Bite Cupcakes

I absolutely adore vampire cupcakes for Halloween! Aren’t they cute? I mean…spooky? This is a different version of my Vampire Bite Cupcakes. That version has *regular* vanilla frosting whereas these have cream cheese frosting and a delightful whipped cream cheese “blood” filling. This might seem like a lot of steps but it’s all very easy!…

Blood Bags for Vampire Parties

Thinking about using blood bags for your vampire party? You’ve come to the right place! I bought these food-grade blood bags on Amazon last winter for a vampire-themed dinner with my friend Irene and featured them again this Halloween in my Vampire Dinner episode of The Rose Table. Blood bags add such a fun party…

Pumpkin Picnic

For the second event in my Quarantine Halloween series, I invited my friend Emily over for a socially distanced pumpkin picnic in my backyard. I set up two blankets in a corner of my yard by my raised bed garden with my pumpkin vines in between us. I made a lovely fall soup & salad…

Butternut Squash Feta Salad

I make butternut squash salad quite a lot in the fall but this was my first time trying it with Feta and pecans and I loved it! The cold, salty Feta pairs wonderfully with warm, sweet butternut squash. Yum! I absolutely adore this salad with maple vinaigrette, which has a little bit of heat from…

The Rose Table’s Pumpkin Soup

I am incredibly proud of this pumpkin soup. It’s well-balanced in flavor, has the perfect creamy consistency that you want, and it’s just downright fun to make! It comes together in just about fifteen minutes aside from roasting a little pie pumpkin, which are readily available an easy to work with. To roast a pumpkin,…