Scallop Salad

An elegant start to a meal Why did I ever stop cooking scallops? Scallops were actually one of the first dishes I learned how to cook in my college apartment. My mom always tossed hers in seasoned flour and it’s still how I make them today. Once you’ve had a scallop dredged in a well-seasoned…

Sausage Flight

A fancy way to eat a simple dinner I’m never not in the mood for sausage. It’s a running joke in my family! My mom will call me and ask if I want to come over for dinner and I’ll say, “Oh thanks, but-” and she’ll mention it’s sausage and I tell her I’m on…

Käsespätzle

A cheesy German noodle casserole that’s quite possibly the best dish I’ve ever made Käsespätzle is hands down my favorite German dish of all time. I know that’s a strong statement, but it’s true. I’m half German and adore German food. I used to eat Käsespätzle at my beloved Greenwoods in Fort Worth every week when I…

Bacon Flight

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield. ‘Tis the season to be eat, drink, and be merry! I’ve partnered with Smithfield to share a fun and easy entertaining idea this holiday season: a bacon flight. What says party faster than bacon? I roasted slices of Smithfield Thick Cut Hickory Smoked…

The Best Homemade Cranberry Sauce

You need this recipe, trust me. Cranberry sauce is really satisfying to make. You start with a bag of whole berries and in just a few minutes, it’s an elegant sauce. It looks like magic as the ruby jewels burst open one by one. This is the ultimate cranberry sauce recipe, combining freshly squeezed orange…

Panir Salad

A delicious yet simple herbed tomato and feta salad I dare say, I might like this dish better than a village (Greek) salad. Shocking, I know. This is inspired by the Panir Salad at Nora Dallas on Greenville Avenue, where I did Persian food research before Disney Dinners: Aladdin. I have no idea how they make…

Jeweled Jasmine Rice

A beautiful rice dish with pomegranate arils, cranberries, and pistachios  This dish smells like pure heaven when it’s cooking. Oh my word. I’m still thinking about it. It’s easy to make and great for entertaining, because you can cook the rice (I used Jasmine Minute Rice) an hour before the party and let it hang out. Then…

Persian Chicken

Spiced chicken glazed with honey If you’re looking for an easy chicken recipe that tastes fancy, you’ve come to the right place. My Persian Chicken is spiced with tumeric, paprika, garlic powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg and drizzled with local honey for the last few minutes of cooking. It tastes so elegant but is easy enough…

Cauldron Queso

I realized in horror last week that I have basically no Halloween content here on The Rose Table, which all of my friends would find positively shocking. I adore Halloween so I wanted to rectify the lack of Halloween recipes by adding a few of my favorites. I’m delighted to present you with a total…

Homemade Guacamole

It’s the simple things in life you treasure. That’s one of my favorite quotes from the Tim Allen gem Galaxy Quest and so applicable in the kitchen. There are so many ways you could customize this guacamole recipe, but I love to let the flavors shine through. Photography by Darling Photography  You can use a pastry…