Spa Garden Party

I don’t talk about this often here on The Rose Table, but I am a huge at-home spa person. I do a manicure and facial every week, a pedicure and foot soak/scrub every other week, and I love to have girlfriends over for spa parties. Normally I set everything up inside but the garden is…

Bacon Artichoke Pinwheels

With crispy bacon, fresh herbs, and the Mediterranean flavors of artichoke hearts and Kalamata olives, these delightful little cream cheese pinwheels are a crowd pleaser. I first made these delicious tortilla roll-ups for happy hour at the lake with my mom. I loved them so much and wanted to blog them but I didn’t measure…

Cucumber Mango Salmon Salad

Don’t you love dishes that are as good for you as they are tasty? I always have frozen salmon in my freezer and since it thaws so quickly, I eat salmon salads a couple times each week for lunch but this combo is elegant enough to serve to company. This is really very fast and…

Visiting Efurd Orchards

It’s a beautiful day in Texas, 75 degrees with a light breeze and no clouds in sight. I’m working from my parents’ lake house in east Texas this week and we decided to take a break this afternoon to pick up goodies and enjoy homemade ice cream at Efurd Orchards, a place with old Timey charm…

Scentimental Rose

Ahh, Scentimental. One of my favorite roses! This rose is rather jaw-dropping. Every petal looks like it’s been hand painted. In fact, it’s a bit reminiscent of the Painting the Roses Red scene in Alice in Wonderland, as if the Queen of Hearts herself commissioned Scentimental. I got this rose years ago from Jackson and…

Loaded Guacamole

I made this on a Saturday night and said to my dog, “This is the best guacamole I’ve ever had!” The next night my mom came over and ate leftovers and said, “This is the best guacamole I’ve ever had!” So there you have it. Keep reading if you want to make the best guacamole…

Mint Julep Cake Roll

Is there a lovelier cake to serve on Derby Day? This Mint Julep Cake Roll has mint simple syrup brushed on a sponge cake – the same homemade syrup used in my Mint Julep Recipe – and bourbon whipped cream. As far as sponge cakes go, this is a very easy recipe – no separating…

Game of Thorns 2021

It’s that time of year again! I celebrate the first blooms of the year with my annual Game of Thorns post.  This year was a wild one in the garden thanks to the Snowpocalypse. February saw the lowest temperatures in Texas in over a hundred years. To put that in perspective, the lows that week…

Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

I’ve been on such an ice cream kick lately. It’s just so nice to have homemade ice cream in your freezer in case guests stop by! Here’s how to make old fashioned fudge ripple ice cream. Start with a vanilla base. It might sound complicated to make a cooked ice cream base but it isn’t…