Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cupcakes

I’m a sucker for all things cookies ‘n’ cream. It’s my go-to birthday cake! I’ve adapted my cookies ‘n’ cream cake into cupcakes for you here. These are super moist dark chocolate cupcakes topped with Oreo cookie frosting and garnished with even more Oreos. Delicious! The only tricky thing about these cupcakes is piping the…

Birthday Picnic

This is a rare personal post on The Rose Table! I had the best birthday today with my friends and I wanted to share some photos with you guys.  I spent all afternoon enjoying some of my favorite things (champagne, cheese, and horses) with some of my favorite people. I didn’t want to cook on…

Visiting Anakeesta in Tennessee

A mountaintop theme park During my trip to Dollywood last fall, my friend Irene and I had an extra day in Gatlinburg and decided to have a little fun up in the Smokey Mountains. When in Rome, right? We headed up a chair lift to explore the summit of Anakeesta Mountain. Anakeesta is a pretty…

Baked Honey Chicken Wings

Well this is just about the best dish I ever pulled out of my oven. Lord, have mercy, these are amazing! I turned into an animal eating these. I couldn’t control myself. I’m so glad that only my mom was here to witness me tucking into half a sheet of chicken wings. These are out…

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 I originally made bread cones for Disney Dinners: Cars.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…