Mango Spring Rolls

I love making spring rolls. They’re so fun! These mango spring rolls have fresh mango and red bell pepper, shredded carrots, leaf lettuce, cool vermicelli, basil and mint. What’s not to love? Dip them in my favorite peanut sauce and you’ll be swooning! I especially love to make these during parties where appetizers tend to…

Disney Dinners: Maleficent Mistress of Evil

A whimsical menu set in The Moors Maleficent is hands down one of the greatest classic Disney villains and I absolutely love that the live action films made her a hero. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was released on the sixty year anniversary of the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty. We get a proposal, Michelle Pfeiffer, and we…

Maleficent Horns

This just might be the most whimsical appetizer to ever appear on The Rose Table! For those who follow my Disney Dinner series, you might recognize this concept! I originally made bread cones for Disney Dinners: Cars. I’ve adapted that recipe here for my Maleficent Mistress of Evil party by tinting the dough black and making…

Mixed Berry Iced Tea

A refreshing, fruity drink One of the most popular recipes on The Rose Table is my Blueberry Mint Iced Tea. This is a new version of that fan-favorite: half raspberries, half blueberries, lemon, and a sprig of lavender for garnish. Totally thirst-quenching! This recipe starts with a homemade mixed berry simple syrup. You heat berries…

Baked Mushroom Pasta

A delicious baked pasta with caramelized mushrooms and onions I don’t have a ton of 9×13 recipes here on The Rose Table. Maybe this will be the year when I finally add some more to my repertoire! This vegetarian baked pasta is easy, flavorful, and a total crowd-pleaser. I came up with this recipe for…

Winged Creature Cheesecake

The perfect dessert for your Maleficent party The Rose Table Disney Dinners: Maleficent Mistress of Evil is sponsored by Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, out on DVD and blu-ray January 14, 2020. What a whimsical end to Disney Dinners: Maleficent Mistress of Evil! On our culinary journey, we start off with the classic horns, then experience the…

Kuhlman Cellars 2016 Reserve Merlot

Everyone else’s new year’s resolution seems to be to get fit/get abs/lose weight but personally I just want to drink more wine and be happy. So far, so good! To savor wine is to savor life and that’s something that both Kuhlman Cellars and I whole-heartedly believe. I visited Kuhlman Cellars in the rolling hills…

Mini Chicken Salad Croissants

Need lunch inspiration? Make adorable mini chicken salad croissants! I came up with this recipe for Disney Dinners: Mary Poppins Returns but I’ve been making this chicken salad for nearly a decade. I use leftover grilled chicken and twice the amount of grapes that most people use, plus Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, which lets…

2020 Rose of the Year

It’s officially 2020, which means I can finally tell you about the stunning grandiflora that I’ve fallen in love with. Jackson & Perkins sent me a brand new, previously unnamed rose last year to test out and let me tell you: this is one of my favorite roses I’ve ever grown. It’s art in the…

Macadamia Nut Bacon

Meet your new favorite bacon Rose Table reader (and personal friend!) Suellen traveled to Hawaii a year or so ago and emailed me a photo of her breakfast bacon asking me to recreate it because it was the best bacon she’d ever had. A year later, I’ve finally tried my hand at it and the…

Texas Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker

What a magical evening with Texas Ballet Theater! My family went to see The Nutcracker most years of my childhood so I was delighted to continue the tradition with my niece, brother, and sister-in-law. We decided to make an evening of it, since Bass Performance Hall is in one of the cutest areas in all…

12 Must-Bake Christmas Cookies

Looking for awesome recipes for your Christmas cookie plate? You’ve come to the right place! Here are twelve must-bake Christmas cookies. Fiori di Sicilia Sugar Cookies The sugar cookie to end all sugar cookies! This delightful orange-vanilla treat is as fun to decorate as it is delicious. They’re super soft and “fancy” tasting, according to…