Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)

With just four ingredients, you can have a taste of Hawaii! Aloha, Rosies! This is such a fun recipe; it’s fun to make and fun to eat. Hell, it’s even fun to say! Haupia (pronounced how-pee-ah) is a traditional Hawaiian dessert that’s served at luaus, Christmas dinner, and many other occasions. It’s a delicious coconut…

Cherry Sauce

Perfect for ice cream, pancakes, waffles, and more! What is sexier than a homemade cherry sauce spooned over ice cream? This takes less than ten minutes to make and you could truly serve this at any elegant dinner party. It’s that good. There’s no laborious pitting required here, no ma’am. Just pull sweet black cherries…

Black Forest Pretzel Board

Need an Oktoberfest dessert or a gorgeous holiday board? You’ve come to the right place! Black Forest Cake is one of my favorite German treats. I’ve translated that delightful chocolate-cherry-whipped cream combination to a board paired with another popular German treat: pretzels! Now you could make your own pretzels if you have more patience than me…

Homemade Mint Extract

How fabulous is homemade mint extract? All you need is two ingredients: fresh garden mint, vodka, plus 6-8 weeks in the pantry. This takes just minutes to make. In fact, I made this extract while a sauce was simmering one evening. It’s that fast! This would be a lovely homemade gift for the bakers in…

Homemade Marshmallows

Pillowy, sweet clouds perfect for s’mores and hot cocoa  I can’t believe how easy marshmallows are to make. How have I not made them until now?! I’m never going back. They’re quite fun to make too. Watching sugar turn into a puffy cloud and then into a marshmallow is fascinating. Kids will love helping too…

Orange Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is one of those cookies you bite into and say, “Oh wow!” They look like chocolate chip cookies but they taste much fancier. With chewy, tart dried cherries and brightness from orange zest, this is one fancy chocolate chip cookie. These don’t quite look done when you pull them out of the oven. You’re…

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

I’m delighted to report that Mama Rose Table has perfected her pecan pie cheesecake just in time to share it with you all for Thanksgiving! This recipe is truly the best of both worlds. It’s more delicious than any pecan pie I’ve ever had. The cheesecake actually lightens it up AND it’s quite a bite…

Fairytale Pumpkin Layer Cake

A pumpkin layer cake with chocolate ganache and a cream cheese filling Pumpkin lover, rejoice. This one’s for you. This cake tastes super pumpkin-y. Why? It’s made with my homemade fairytale pumpkin purée! Lest you think the name is just cutesy, let me clarify: I made this cake using the gorgeous fairytale pumpkin that decorated my home…

Maple Cream Scones

Super soft scones with a kiss of maple I’m a stickler for soft scones. I typically make English style scones (like this one) but I recently adapted this recipe from my mom’s scone recipe and wow, is it good! My mom went through a major scone phase when I was a teenager and now I…