How to Poach Shrimp

Your life will be changed when you start poaching shrimp. Besides grilling, this is hands down my favorite way to cook shrimp. It’s so fool-proof and you get the JUICIEST shrimp imaginable. I love that you can get such high quality frozen shrimp. I always have frozen raw, deveined, peeled shrimp in my freezer. If…

Winter Wine Warm Up

Ah, winter at the lake house. How I love thee! By some seasonal phenomenon, the lake is unbelievably blue (and still) in the wintertime. My mom and I spent the first week of the new year out at the lake (it’s her tradition but this year I’m joining) and we had the nicest happy hour…

Visiting Ancient Mycenae

One of my favorite things I did while studying abroad in Greece was visiting the archaeological site of Mycenae. I went to Mycenae in 2009, but I’m missing travel terribly right now so I’m busying myself writing about some of my favorite places I went before I started The Rose Table. So here we go,…

Chocolate Sheet Cake

Sometimes you just need chocolate cake. This easy one-bowl cake recipe comes together in a flash. It bakes for half an hour, you smother the frosting on top and bam, you’re done. It’s easy as…sheet cake! Add some fun sprinkles and you’ve got the perfect birthday cake or picnic cake, as 9×13 cakes are much…

The Best Chocolate Frosting

I dream about this frosting. When I bake my favorite chocolate cake, it’s usually because I want this frosting. I use dark chocolate cocoa powder in my chocolate frosting, making it rich and super chocolatey. There are a couple of important tips when it comes to frosting: Make sure your butter is soft. Cold butter will…

How to Grow Eggplant

If there’s one thing you grow this year, let it be eggplant. I can’t believe I waited so long to try my hand at eggplant. It’s hands down the most satisfying food I’ve ever grown. I got probably fifteen eggplants from a single plant this past fall and I can’t wait to grow more this…

The Rose Table’s Buttermilk Pancakes

The perfect pancake recipe What’s better than thick, fluffy pancakes hot off the griddle? This is my grandmother’s recipe and I’m telling you, it cannot be improved upon. It’s truly perfect. And it comes together in minutes in one bowl! What’s not to love? I need to take better photos of these but trust me:…

Chicken Noodle Soup

There’s something so comforting about chicken noodle soup. It’s a classic for a reason. This is a bowl o’ health: celery, carrots, onion, garlic, herbs, and chicken, oh my! It’s a huge pet peeve of mine when chicken noodle soup has too few of noodles. You can see my recipe does not have such a…

Fall in Love with Nafplio, Greece

When people ask me about my favorite place I’ve ever visited, I always tell them Nafplio, Greece. I spent a couple of days in Nafplio when I studied abroad in Greece in 2009 and it forever has a place in my heart. I’ve always wanted to tell you about this charming town and I thought…