Cheese Sauce

This is the perfect cheese sauce for dipping pretzels, bread, or even drizzling over tortillas for nachos! My dear friend Candy sent me a box of fresh pretzels from the east coast – an Oktoberfest surprise, she said – and I just had to make a delicious cheese sauce to go with them. My mom…

The Rose Table’s Pumpkin Soup

I am incredibly proud of this pumpkin soup. It’s well-balanced in flavor, has the perfect creamy consistency that you want, and it’s just downright fun to make! It comes together in just about fifteen minutes aside from roasting a little pie pumpkin, which are readily available an easy to work with. To roast a pumpkin,…

The Best Meat Sauce for Pasta

There’s just something about homemade meat sauce that makes a house smell like a home. I love my classic bolognese sauce, but recently I’ve been making this saucier version with half the meat and a secret ingredient: parmesan in the sauce! I really could eat this every Sunday. This is much less thick than bolognese…

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…

French Baked Chicken

A highly aromatic one-pan dinner What’s better than a one pan dish that’s cheap enough to eat weekly but elegant enough to serve to guests? My French Baked Chicken is incredibly juicy with crispy skin, flavorful potatoes, and buttery shallots all beautifully seasoned. It’s great for entertaining because you can prep it before your guests…

Potato Leek Soup with Crispy Leeks

My love affair with potatoes knows no bounds. After all, I’m half German, half Irish. I really adore potatoes and one of my favorite comfort foods is potato leek soup. What is more comforting than a bowl of soup with freshly baked bread? This soup is incredibly creamy with a fantastic leek flavor that sings through every…

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…

Spanakopita

If there has ever been a most-requested recipe on The Rose Table, this is it. It was in the background of my Village Salad photos and I’ve been bombarded with messages ever since asking me to post “that Greek pie.” Spanakopita is a spinach and feta pie with layers and layers of crispy phyllo. You…

Squash Blossom Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is amazing. It has fresh summer tomatoes, creamy feta cheese, and loads of fresh basil. It’s lemony with a bit of crunch from pine nuts and fresh cucumber. It’s perfect with grilled chicken in the summertime! If you’re here for a pasta salad but don’t have squash blossoms, make it without! If you’re…