White Chocolate Lemon Bars

My readers know that I’m a chocolate lover but man do I love these lemon bars! I’ve been making these since I was in high school for every party under the sun. They’re quick and easy and always a welcome sight at game night. My secret ingredient is lemon zest in the crust. It’s just…

Vampire Bite Cupcakes

I’ve been baking these fun vampire bite cupcakes for a decade and they’re finally on The Rose Table! I usually make these for Halloween but last night I baked them for a special occasion: a vampire watch party with my friend Irene. The Vampire Diaries is my favorite show of all time (you don’t even want…

Minnie Mouse Ear Cakes

If this doesn’t put a smile on your face, I just don’t know what will. I can’t even take credit for this brilliant idea. I couldn’t decide what dessert to serve at Disney Dinners: Haunted Mansion because I didn’t want something that was just spooky; I wanted a dessert that truly celebrated the ride. My friend Jason…

Pumpkin Muffins

Want the perfect fall snack? Bake my pumpkin muffins! I’ve been baking these for years and finally wrote the recipe up for you. These muffins take less than ten minutes to make (I baked these this morning while my coffee was brewing) and twenty minutes in the oven, which means you are thirty minutes from…

Dark Chocolate Maple Truffles

These are not just the best truffles I’ve ever made. These are the best truffles I’ve ever had. They’re smooth and creamy and have incredible maple flavor. These would make lovely gifts and would be gorgeous on a holiday cookie plate! I decorated them with edible gold to give them a beautiful sparkle. They’re absolutely amazing…

Peanut Butter Cup No-Bake Cheesecake

Peanut butter lovers, this one’s for you! Chocolate and peanut butter: a match made in dessert heaven. I’ve been on a no-bake cheesecake kick lately since it’s 100 degrees outside and I love dessert but don’t love heating up my kitchen in the summertime. So I made a peanut butter no-bake cheesecake with an Oreo…

Vanilla No-Bake Cheesecake

In the heat of summer, I rarely turn on my oven. I get it from my mother, who cooks very seasonally. I thought everyone cooked this way but I was wrong. It never ceases to amaze me how many Texans will roast a chicken in the dead of summer. Not me! I live in Dallas…

Popsicle Champagne

A summer dessert that’s as easy as it sounds! I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to turn on my oven when it’s over 90 degrees so I get really creative with dessert all summer: minted fruits, strawberries and cream, homemade ice cream, banana splits, milkshakes, etc. After a meal that filling, I figured…

How to Make Lavender Sugar

This article is sponsored by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day. Views and opinions are my own. Last weekend, I had the pleasure of flying to Chicago to teach a workshop on how to make lavender sugar at the Millennium Art Festival as part of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day’s Rooted in Goodness Spring Tour. In fact, this…

Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes

The perfect Independence Day cupcake! Looking for the perfect patriotic cupcake for your Independence Day celebration? You’ve come to the right place! Here almond (sub vanilla extract if you’d prefer!) cupcakes are filled with a dreamy cream cheese filling and topped with cream cheese frosting. Part of the batter is tinted red and blue and swirled…

Lavender Frosting

Looking for the best lavender frosting recipe on the internet? You’ve found it! I spent hours researching methods for making lavender frosting before my Midsummer Night’s Dream party and didn’t like any options I saw online so I decided to try what made sense to me and it’s the most incredible frosting. My mom quite dislikes…

Chocolate Lavender Dream Cake

Layers of dark chocolate cake and lavender frosting piled high with blackberries and fresh cherries This is the dreamiest cake you’ll ever have. I came up with this show-stopping cake for A Midsummer Night’s Dream dinner party. I wanted lavender for the “dream” angle since lavender helps you sleep. I did hours and hours and days…