Chambord Brownies

Can a dessert be sexy? If so, this is a sexy brownie. They’re rich, fudge-y, and have a deep, dark chocolate flavor. They also come together in an absolute snap since you don’t need softened butter. Not that I tried the batter, but it’s delicious too. (Yes, I’m that person. No I do not appear…

Diner en Blanc 2017

What a glamorous night! Diner en Blanc Dallas 2017 was held at one of my favorite places in all of Dallas-Fort Worth: the Dallas Arboretum. 2,500 elegantly dressed guests arrived just before sunset to set up their tables, chairs, floral arrangements, and decorations for the most elegant picnic Dallas has to offer. Guests even got…

Saint Croix Travel Guide

There are so many reasons to love Saint Croix. The locals are passionately in love with the island and it’s easy to see why people visit and never want to leave. Saint Croix is one of the three United States Virgin Islands, making it an easy travel destination for those of us who live in…

Caribbean Sea Adventures Private Charter

Caribbean Sea Adventures has a plethora of boating options and ways to enjoy Buck Island including sunset sails, full day sailing trips, and power boat excursions starting at $75. My friend Sarah and I got to experience a half-day private charter aboard the Smooth Recovery with Captain Dave, the owner’s father, and first mate Key…

Brew STX

Brew STX is located on the Christiansted boardwalk on the Caribbean island of Saint Croix. Brew STX brews its own beer on site and is the only brewery on the island. It’s an open-air restaurant right on the water that focuses on elevated bar food. Brew STX uses a lot of local ingredients from the…

Hotel Review: The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer Hotel on Saint Croix is the Caribbean’s oldest running resort. Founded in the 17th century with some of the original buildings still in tact, The Buccaneer has plenty of modern amenities across its 340 manicured acres. A popular destination for weddings, golfers, and families, I had the most incredible girls trip at The…

Chambord Chocolate Cake

What, pray tell, is more perfect than a slice of dark chocolate cake? I can’t think of a thing! I always bake with dark cocoa powder so my cakes are wicked chocolatey. I swapped out vanilla for Chambord liqueur, an infusion of premium raspberries, blackberries, black raspberries, black currant, Madagascar vanilla, and cognac. It somehow makes…

Greek Food Festival of Dallas 2017

I had the most amazing night previewing the Greek Food Festival of Dallas! This is honest to goodness my favorite festival in Dallas-Fort Worth of the entire year. I first discovered this gem when I was in high school and I was hooked. All of my loyal readers know that Greek food is my favorite…

Caprese Salad

I make so many dishes like this that I don’t even consider a recipe but it’s occurred to me lately that it’s shockingly difficult to find basics like this on the internet. The key here and with so many great dishes is the ingredients. I only make this when I can get great tomatoes, high…

Dining Review: The Terrace and The Lounge at The Buccaneer

Christiansted is alive with sparkling lights in the distance. The sun sets dramatically over Saint Croix. The Caribbean breeze gently blows your hair as live music serenades you. This is the setting at The Buccaneer Hotel’s fine dining restaurant The Terrace and adjacent casual bar The Lounge. I was fortunate enough to dine at both…

Greek Orzo Salad

I hope y’all aren’t sick of reading about chilled pasta salads because I’m certainly not sick of eating them! They’re just so convenient for outdoor dining, which as you know is my favorite way to eat. I whipped this dish up to take on a lovely vineyard picnic with my friend Sarah when she was…

Pier 1 Style Box

I squealed with delight when the first ever Pier 1 Style Box appeared on my doorstep. I’m a huge fan of Pier 1 and use a lot of their entertaining pieces here on The Rose Table. In fact, my primary cutting board – the gorgeous, thick wooden one – is one of my prized possessions…