Mama Rose Table’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

My mom makes the most incredible buffalo chicken dip. If you follow me on social media, you’ve seen it at many a watch party! She roasts bone-in chicken breasts, then chops up the chicken, mixes it with Frank’s buffalo sauce, pours a cream cheese-blue cheese mixture on top and adds a bit of cheddar halfway…

Blueberry Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

This is the perfect salad for the end of summer/start of fall, when blueberries are still great but you’re in a maple mood. It’s so simple too: just greens, blueberries, herbed Marcona almonds, feta cheese, and a homemade maple vinaigrette. I didn’t include measurements because I never measure when I’m making salad. Let’s talk about…

Plantain Chips

Craving a culinary vacation? In twenty minutes you can be eating homemade plantain chips to transport your tastebuds to the Caribbean! I was feeling a little blue that my 2020 Caribbean trip was cancelled, so I decided to have a little vacation at home with plantain chips and guacamole by the pool, inspired by my…

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Brown sugar, maple syrup, dijon mustard, bacon, chicken. Need I say more? Oh and they’re served on a stick! Everything is more fun on a stick, don’t you think? And I think we all need a little more fun in our lives. This is really a delightful way to grill chicken. The chicken gets so tender…

Pesto Crostini

If I’ve got fresh pesto on hand, there’s a good chance I’m making crostini. I love simple foods like this and I can’t eat enough basil in the summertime! This year I’ve got four healthy basil plants in the garden and I’ve been making homemade pesto like crazy. Paired with a bit of rubbed garlic,…

Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe

I’m embarrassed to even post this “recipe” but I have many requests for more easy entertaining ideas so here you go! This is one of my all-time favorite summer appetizers/side dishes. It takes two seconds to throw together and always impresses guests. Prosciutto Wrapped Cantaloupe 1/2 cantaloupe 8 oz prosciutto Buy the juiciest cantaloupe you…

Pineapple Shrimp Spring Rolls

I make spring rolls all the time and I absolutely adore this combination! There’s something about juicy pineapple with succulent shrimp that just makes you feel like you’re on vacation. I must insist you eat these with peanut sauce (recipe below). I’ll be shocked if I ever publish another spring roll same here on The Rose Table…

Ice Cube Tray Salmon Sushi

Craving sushi but don’t have a mat or seaweed in the house? You’ve come to the right place, my friend! This is dead simple and takes no time at all. In fact, I can’t believe I haven’t been serving my dinner guests sushi as an appetizer all these years. It’s so easy and fun! It…

Dolmades

I truly could eat dolmades every day. This fun Greek dish can be eaten warm as an appetizer with some of the pan juices spooned on top, room temperature, and even cold straight out of the fridge. They’re delicious with freshly squeezed lemon or tzatziki sauce and are perfect for a mezze platter. I ate…