Chilled Cucumber Soup

I could not love this recipe any more. I spent years whipping up variations of chilled cucumber soup and this is hand’s down my favorite. Creamy and flavorful with crispy cherrywood smoked bacon, this is really everything I want in a summer dinner! This is an especially great recipe for summer entertaining because you make…

Rosemary Grilled Salmon

Practically everyone who’s had dinner at my house has had my Rosemary Grilled Salmon. I make it all the time because I don’t have to think twice about it and it always turns out perfect. This recipe easily doubles or halves. You can even make just one packet for yourself! I often pair this main…

Fideos with Chorizo and Mussels

This was my first attempt at making the Spanish pasta Fideos at home and I can honestly tell you this is one of the best dishes I’ve ever made. Creamy, smoky, with a touch of heat from the chorizo, this is a winner. And it’s so simple to make! The garlic paprika aioli really sends it…

Seafood Chowder with Mussels

The only thing better than a Sunday is a rainy Sunday. Those close to me know to drop by my house when it’s raining. I get into so much trouble in my kitchen on rainy days! This weekend I had a craving for seafood chowder. Here’s what I came up with. This is not a…

Bell Pepper Tilapia with Basmati Rice

This is a happy, easy weeknight dish. I say happy because it’s bright, colorful, full of nutrients and bell peppers always taste like sunshine to me. This is the kind of dish I like to cook during the week when it’s just me because it’s healthy and easy. (Contrary to popular belief, I don’t cook…

Bacon Potato Salad

I’m half German, half Irish. There is no amount of potatoes that I can’t take down. I easily cook potatoes five days each week and yet I’ve hardly posted any potato recipes on The Rose Table! I plan on amending that this year. The recipe could hardly be easier! Once the potatoes have been boiled,…

Parmesan Kale Chips

Y’all should have seen the horrified look on my dad’s face when I told him I was serving kale at my Christmas party! Don’t be fooled: these may be on the healthy side of party appetizers, but they are addictive. There wasn’t a single kale chip left after A Mistletoe and Holly Affair! I don’t…

Antipasto Skewers

It’s hard for me to even call this a recipe because it’s so easy but here we go! You can easily make these the morning of a party. Loosely cover the serving platter with plastic wrap and set on the table when your guests arrive. You can make as few or as many as you…

Mini Muffulettas

I’m not sure it’s fair to call these muffulettas but whatever you call them, they’re delicious. Note:  this recipe is easily doubled. Mini Muffulettas 1 pkg Hawaiian Rolls 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened 8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled 24 pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped 4 Tbsp chopped fresh chives 1/4 tsp pepper Combine cream cheese,…

Bacon Spinach Dip

I’ve been making this spinach dip since I was about 15 years old. I’ve perfectly it over the years, quickly swapping mayonnaise out for Greek yogurt, which I find lets the lemon really sing. I highly recommend cherrywood smoked bacon for this recipe. You can easily half this recipe, but I’m not sure you’ll want….

The Rose Table’s Roasted Chicken

“Baby, it’s cold outside!” I don’t know about you, but cold weather makes me want to roast things. My roasted chicken will warm you from the inside and heat your house – it roasts for 90 minutes! Pop this in the oven, pour a glass of Gewürtztraminer, and crack open a good book. Or, if you’re hosting, throw this…

Italian Pasta Salad

Why have I not been making pasta salad every week? This was so fast and easy. I already had plain cooked pasta in the fridge. It took me five minutes to toss this together for my picnic at San Martino Winery & Vineyards with my friend Jen, who is always up for a picnic. Located…