New House!

The Rose Table turns two today! Thank you all for reading, sharing, and cooking with me. These last two years have been an absolute blast. I have lots of fun things planned for the next year, but I thought today would be a great day to talk a little bit about the new setting of The…

Hotel Review: Alexandra Resort in Turks and Caicos

The view from a private balcony at Alexandra Resort is a sight for sore eyes: water so blue, it’s practically green, and the white sand beach that’s been dubbed the Best Beach in the World. The beachfront resort on the north side of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos is in the middle of the action: right on Grace Bay…

Dining Review: Asú on the Beach at Alexandra Resort

Rarely do I give a restaurant such high praise, but Asú on the Beach at Alexandra Resort has made my personal Top 10 Restaurants in the World list. This is a dining experience worth getting on a plane for.  The setting alone is stunning. A beachfront, barefoot-friendly dock restaurant, Asú has magical island lanterns that…

Coconut Pistachio Haystacks

Three ingredients is all it takes for a delicious chocolatey treat! This recipe is easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled…you get the idea. Coconut Pistachio Haystacks (Makes 15 no-bake cookies) 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup roasted, salted pistachios 1 cup flaked coconut Either on the stove or in the microwave, slowly melt chocolate chips so…

Hotel Review: Blue Haven Resort in Turks and Caicos

Paradise is Blue Haven Resort in Turks and Caicos. The marina resort on the east side of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos is the epitome of luxury: well-maintained, quiet, and classy. Jazz plays softly no matter where you go in the resort. The staff is courteous and kind. In fact, the staff at Blue Haven…

Dining Review: Salt Bar and Grill at Blue Haven Resort

The best cracked conch of the trip! A short walk on Blue Haven Resort‘s waterfront boardwalk, Salt is a causal sports bar with indoor and outdoor seating. Every course was fresh and flavorful and service was quick. You can even play billiards on the beach while you wait for your food! Since everything at Blue…

Dining Review: Fire and Ice at Blue Haven Resort

Fire and Ice is an enchanting waterfront restaurant at the picturesque Blue Haven Resort on Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. The gentle ocean breeze blows through the indoor-outdoor Mediterranean restaurant, causing the airy white curtains to flow back and forth ever so softly. I particularly appreciated that jazz is always playing. My regular readers know how…

Simple Summer Veggie Salad

This is the kind of thing I eat all the time and think, “I can’t possibly publish this! It’s hardly a recipe!” But it’s a really good non-recipe to have in your back pocket, especially when zucchini is abundant and flavorful. This salad is as light and summery as it is creamy and satisfying thanks to the…

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Pie

This is one of those desserts that’s so simple, you almost feel bad about serving it when company’s over but then you take a bite and think, why am I not baking this all the time? It’s so much easier than baking cookies. I whipped this up at the lake house last night and certainly didn’t plan…

Diner en Blanc Dallas 2016 Date Revealed

Today Diner en Blanc Dallas revealed the date for its second annual event: Friday, September 30, 2016 beginning at 6:30 pm. The phenomenal pop-up Parisian dinner party first began in Paris in 1988 when François Pasquier decided to catch up with friends over dinner al fresco, asking them all to wear white and meet at a public…

Rockwall Farmers Market

Yesterday I went to Rockwall Farmers Market for the first time after moving to Rockwall just twelve days ago. Located on the town’s adorable historic square, I imagine strolling around the market on a Saturday morning buying vegetables from local farmers isn’t all that different than it would have been when the town was founded in 1873,…

My First Crawfish Boil

In May I had the pleasure of attending my very first crawfish boil! My friend Katie’s family is originally from New Orleans and when they heard that I had never been to a crawfish boil before, they decided to host one for Katie’s birthday. They had two giant coolers full of crawfish and invited a…