Mama Rose Table’s Lasagna

The best lasagna recipe ever You know how most of my recipes are super simple and dirty as few of dishes as possible? This is not one of those recipes. In fact, I take absolutely zero credit for this recipe. My mom, who is a wonderful cook, makes the best lasagna in the world. Seriously. It’s so…

Chicken Noodle Soup

There’s something so comforting about chicken noodle soup. It’s a classic for a reason. This is a bowl o’ health: celery, carrots, onion, garlic, herbs, and chicken, oh my! It’s a huge pet peeve of mine when chicken noodle soup has too few of noodles. You can see my recipe does not have such a…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

What’s more cozy than muffins rising in the oven? I’m a bit of a muffin snob and damn, these are good muffins. They’re moist, they’re peppered with mini chocolate chips, and they’re so, so soft. I also think they’re the perfect size! Monster, bakery-style muffins are quite in fashion right now but I much prefer…

Provençal Ratatouille

Today for Travel Tuesday we’re heading to France. Disney made a particularly artsy version of ratatouille famous but the original dish is much more rustic. Ratatouille originated in Provence, specifically in Nice, and is much more like a stew than the famous dish Americans recognize. Ratatouille is very simple to make and could not be…

Hungarian Chicken

This recipe is fantastic. Perfectly cooked chicken thighs are swimming in a crazy flavorful sauce that goes so well with homemade spätzle. My mom took one bite and said, “I could eat this as Christmas dinner.” Is there a higher compliment for food? You start by browning seasoning chicken thighs, then sautéing onions and garlic…

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…