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…

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…

Black Bottom Cupcakes

Decadent chocolate cheesecake cupcakes This is a truly OG Rose Table recipe. I used to make Black Bottom Cupcakes all the time in high school. This is my mom’s recipe from the 1970s (with minor tweaks!) and it’s divine. If you love cheesecake and chocolate, this is a must-have recipe! This recipe is so easy…

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies

An easy brownie recipe with a layer of cheesecake nestled between chocolate layers I had a comment the other day on a homemade ice cream post saying “I’m not there yet” and it occurred to me that I need some more beginner baker recipes on my website. When I was a teenager, I made a…

Peanut Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

Homemade vanilla ice cream dotted with salty peanuts with ribbons of fudge If you’ve never made real ice cream (as in, a base that calls for eggs), you’re in for a treat. My vanilla base is without a doubt the creamiest, dreamiest ice cream. A friend of mine called it “luxury ice cream” because of…

Dutch Oven Bread

Is there anything more mouth-watering than perfect bread that’s still warm from the oven? The aroma alone is worth dirtying some dishes. This bread is tangy, a bit like sourdough, and really could not be easier to make. You don’t even need to knead it! Don’t have a Dutch oven? Try my braided loaf! This…

Peter Pan Hats

I mean…does it get more whimsical than this? I made this tasty cheesecake cookie dessert for Disney Dinners: Peter Pan and felt like I was dining at Disneyland! This starts with a sugar cookie base. I made a half batch of my favorite sugar cookie dough, though you only need six cookie rounds for this…

Coconut Vanilla Cake, “The Good Cake”

Years ago my brother dubbed this “The Good Cake.” I was nervous when he first tried it because he was so quiet. He took a bite. Then another. And another. I was nervous. I asked what he thought. He said, “I think this is the best cake I’ve ever had.” This cake tastes like a…

Charcuterie Cones

Could this be any cuter! I’m squealing just looking at the pictures. A couple of years ago, I made homemade bread cones for Disney Dinners: Cars because Disney’s California Adventure sells the “cozy cones” at the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land. For my dinner, I filled the cones with mac ‘n’ cheese a la…