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…

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…

Goose Fat Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

I’m half German, half Irish. I have not found a limit to the amount of potatoes I can consume in one day. I like potatoes prepared all sorts of way but rosemary roasted is probably my favorite. Add some parmesan to the mix and I’m swooning! If you’re wondering how on earth to get goose fat,…

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon Sprinkles

Let’s be honest. Cauliflower isn’t a sexy vegetable. Few people crave it with any sort of regularity (or ever). The good news is, after tasting this simple recipe, you just might!  Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon Sprinkles 1 large head of cauliflower 1 small lemon 4 cloves garlic Olive Oil Salt Thyme 4 Tbsp parmesan…

Heirloom Bolognese Sauce

Today is a very exciting day. The Rose Table is one year old! I can hardly believe that it’s been a whole year already, but I thought we should celebrate! I’ve decided to share an heirloom family recipe with you for bolognese sauce. My grandmother started making this spaghetti sauce in the 1940s. I never…

Three Course Bacon Dinner

This meal marked the end of an era. My good friend Megan is moving away this weekend. I spent the better part of two years cooking dinner for her weekly, experimenting with all sorts of dishes. She is one of the most delightful people to cook for because she’s game to try anything. (Plus, she insists…

Grilled Cheese Panzanella with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

It’s snowing again in Dallas-Fort Worth and I worked up an appetite carrying my spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniel on our wintry walk. I was planning on making panzanella for lunch but I was also craving grilled cheese and tomato soup. That’s when inspiration struck! Grilled Cheese Panzanella with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes Serves 1. Two…

Buzz’s Pot Roast

If you read my bio, you know my love of cooking started early when my mom would let me “help” her in the kitchen and explain what she was doing as she went. I couldn’t even begin to count how many afternoons I spent doing homework at the kitchen counter, watching her ponder whether to…