Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

A silky smooth gumbo that can be made days in advance! A traditional gumbo starts with a labor of love: a roux that’s the key to traditional New Orleans style gumbo. That’s the hardest part if this recipe. if the roux burns, you’ll have to start over but don’t let that deter you. It’s not…

Pork Tenderloin

Garlic, ginger, and rosemary make this easy pork tenderloin sing! I really ought to make pork tenderloin more often. It’s easy, inexpensive, requires little work, and feeds a crowd. What’s not to love? Whisk together this quick marinade, pour it over the pork, and let it hang out in the fridge for a couple of…

Garlic and Gruyere Smashed Potatoes

Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside In general, I don’t love potato recipes that start with boiling water and end with a second process. It just seems like a ton of work compared to rosemary roasted potatoes or grilled potatoes. One bite of these changed my mind. They’re out of this world. They’re…

Maple-Glazed Bacon

This is just the best bacon in the world. It’s also my favorite way to cook a large amount of bacon because the oven does all the work and you need not clean bacon splatters off of your stove later. You know how much I hate to clean! Many recipes online tell you to set the…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

You know those blogs where everything is perfectly staged and every day is a photoshoot but when you actually read the recipe, it’s just how to make store bought hot chocolate? This is not that kind of website. What I lack in photography skills, I make up for with awesome from scratch recipes. Like this…

Lamb Meatballs

My regular readers know that Greek food is my absolute favorite. I’ve been making these lamb meatballs since I was a teenager. I can’t believe I’ve never posted this recipe before! I serve lamb meatballs all sorts of ways: with tapas, in gyros, on pasta, and in salads. The key here is fresh mint, fresh…

Simple Squid Ink Pasta

My friends were so nervous to try squid ink pasta! It sounds terrifying but trust me, squid ink really just gives pasta a brilliant black hue. It does not taste fishy at all, I promise! I love making squid ink pasta because it’s so dramatic looking but it’s especially satisfying in October when you want…

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…