Cheddar Potato Leek Soup

I was not planning on writing about potato soup this week. I made dinner on a cold night, ate a spoonful, and marched straight back into the kitchen to snap photos because this was too fantastic not to post on The Rose Table! I adore potato leek soup. This is the creamy cheddar potato leek soup…

Autumn Burrata Salad

Looking for the perfect fall salad? This is it! With butternut squash, pomegranate arils, and pumpkin seeds, this salad is as healthy as it is delicious. The maple vinaigrette just takes a minute to whisk together (or throw all of the ingredients in a jar and shake it) and makes a huge difference. The heat…

The Rose Table’s French Onion Soup

“The best french onion soup I’ve ever eaten.” – My dad It’s finally happened. I’ve finally perfected French onion soup and it only took me nine years! I have my mom and leftovers to thank. My mom’s suggestion of a teaspoon of sugar caramelized the onions so perfectly and my open bottle of champagne in…

Maple Glazed Bacon Brussels sprouts

Both the Brussels sprouts and bacon get a maple spa treatment in the oven in this perfect fall side dish.  I feel like Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. Have you ever had roasted Brussels sprouts? Delicious! Have you ever grown them yourself? Delightful! Have you ever had them glazed with maple syrup and tossed…

Spinach and Blackberry Salad

I served this dish as the first course at Disney Dinners: Haunted Mansion topped with Ghost Hand Pies. If you’re not adding buttery, cheesy hand pies on top, feel free to throw in bread crumbs or a nice goat cheese. Spinach and Blackberry Salad 6 cups baby spinach 2 pints blackberries 2 plums, cut into eight…

Graveyard Pasta

The perfect Halloween dinner dish! Remember how I said that my alfredo sauce would be so fun at Halloween? I never say anything that I don’t mean. Here it is, all dressed up as a spooky dinner that takes ten minutes to make! I came up with this sinister pasta for Disney Dinners: Haunted Mansion…

Oktoberfest Board

The perfect fall board full of German goodies ‘Tis the season for pretzel bread! Who says a board has to just have cheese and crackers? I’ve filled this Oktoberfest board with sausage medallions, crispy potatoes, and German quark (pronounced “kuh-vark”). Haven’t heard of quark? It’s a soft German cheese that’s a bit like a cream cheese-sour…

Easy Pumpkin Pasta

The best pumpkin pasta sauce I’ve ever had. This is the most incredible pumpkin pasta sauce. Wow. It comes together as quickly as it takes for noodles to boil so make this when you’ve only got twenty minutes to spare and want comfort food. Full of pumpkin puree, chopped fresh sage, parmesan, cinnamon, cream cheese, and…

The Rose Table’s Favorite Salad

Let’s get one thing clear: I will never be too fancy for this salad. This is my favorite salad of all time. My California mama cooked our family a delicious, healthy, fresh dinner every night of my life. Fast food was very rare at the Watson house, as was fried food, but she made the…

Watermelon Feta Checkerboard Salad

A whimsical summertime salad This is a great way to impress you guests! There’s just something about watermelon, mint, and feta cheese. I grow English mint in my garden and just swoon over this flavor combination. As for the balsamic reduction, you can either reduce balsamic vinegar in a saucepan over medium heat or buy a…

Bacon Cantaloupe Soup

Here me out… This is for all the chilled soup lovers out there! I live on chilled soups in August. After all, I live in Texas! It’s 100 degrees outside and I refuse to turn on my oven when it’s that hot. My favorite chilled soups are Chilled Cucumber Soup, Chilled Cantaloupe Soup, and Gazpacho….

The World’s Best Alfredo Sauce

I know this is a strong statement but this is the best alfredo sauce in the world. The secret ingredient? Gruyere cheese. Gruyere takes a little longer to melt than parmesan but it’s worth the patience. Gruyere adds a nutty flavor and ultra creamy, luscious texture to this sauce. I think we can all agree…