Perfect Chocolate Cheesecake

You’re going to want to bookmark this one! Here dark chocolate cheesecake is topped with pillowy almond-scented whipped cream and piled high with fresh summer strawberries and raspberries then dusted with powdered sugar. There’s quite a bit of history to this dessert. The base of this recipe is a cheesecake that’s titled “Chocolate Cheesecake That…

Texas Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo bars are a delicious Canadian treat originating in – you guessed it! – Nanaimo. I first tried one in British Columbia on our way to Whistler (read about that trip here) and I was forever changed. Nanaimo Bars are super rich chocolatey layer treat with coconut, graham cracker crumbs and nuts. Divine! You really…

Blackberry Smash

Want a refreshing summer cocktail? Muddle some juicy summer blackberries with maple syrup, garden mint, and mix with bourbon for a delicious and easy treat. Blackberry Smash 3.5 oz bourbon .75 oz maple syrup 8 blackberries 5 mint leaves Ice Muddle blackberries with maple syrup and mint. Pour bourbon over mixture and give it a…

Romeo and Juliet

The social distancing dinner date of your dreams Welcome to fair Corona! I mean…Verona. I dreamt about hosting A Midsummer Night’s Dream for a decade before hosting my beloved Midsummer party last year. Never once did it cross my mind to host a Romeo and Juliet themed dinner but last month I was walking my dog…

Romeo & Juliet Chicken

The ultimate date night dinner I came up with this delicious dish for my Romeo and Juliet dinner. Here a whole lemony grilled chicken is smothered in two sauces: Romeo Sauce and Juliet sauce. And may I say, this chicken dish is phenomenal! For Romeo’s sauce, I served a delicious fresh basil pesto because, well,…

A Rose By Any Other Name Cake

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Juliet I came up with this cake for my Romeo and Juliet dinner. It’s a Fiori di Sicliia bundt cake served with summer berries and freshly whipped cream. Fiori di Sicilia is perfect for the theme,…

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

This pesto is to die for. I seriously cannot get enough of it! I love sun-dried tomatoes in pretty much everything but wow does this pack a flavor punch. I ate a grilled cheese with just this and cheddar on sourdough and it blew my mind. What’s so special about this recipe is that it uses…

Homemade Pesto

You forget how great homemade pesto is. It’s so quick and easy too! I don’t like to freeze pesto so I typically make a small batch and gobble it up in a few days. Pesto is so easy to make and adds such incredible flavor to grilled meats, crostini, sandwiches, and so much more. Once…

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

I have made these hundreds of times but they’ve never appeared on The Rose Table. I’m on a quest to add more basics to my website. If you’re looking for one of the best (and easiest) ways to cook potatoes, you’ve come to the right place. I adore roasted potatoes. They’re far and away my…

Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe

I’m embarrassed to even post this “recipe” but I have many requests for more easy entertaining ideas so here you go! This is one of my all-time favorite summer appetizers/side dishes. It takes two seconds to throw together and always impresses guests. Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe 1/2 cantaloupe 8 oz prosciutto Buy the juiciest cantaloupe you…

Pineapple Shrimp Spring Rolls

I make spring rolls all the time and I absolutely adore this combination! There’s something about juicy pineapple with succulent shrimp that just makes you feel like you’re on vacation. I must insist you eat these with peanut sauce (recipe below). I’ll be shocked if I ever publish another spring roll same here on The Rose Table…

Folktale Viognier at the Lake

I still think about the dreamy afternoon I spent at Folktale Winery on my trip to Carmel, California. I loved the wine so much that I shipped quite a lot back home. I opened a bottle of Le Mistral, Folktale’s 2017 Viognier, at the lake house the other day for an evening picnic. In my…