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,…

Blue Bayou’s Lamb Dinner

Make your own Disney magic at home I can’t tell you how many times I’ve eaten dinner on the screened porch at my mom’s lake house and said, out loud, “This reminds me of Blue Bayou!” The famed Disneyland restaurant is practically an attraction in and of itself. It’s inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride…

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…

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…

Perfect Grilled Flank Steak

I can’t take any credit for this recipe. My mom taught me how to grill a perfect flank steak! It comes out perfect every time. Want a stellar appetizer? Make my Flank Steak and Gorgonzola Crostini! Grilled Flank Steak 1 pound flank steak (tenderized if available) 1/4 cup olive oil A Tbsp or two balsamic vinegar…

Strawberry Salmon Salad

I’ve been making this same salad since my college days! I absolutely love the combination of salmon and strawberries. If you’ve never tried it, please do! The two go perfectly together, especially with the crunch of toasted sliced almonds and the saltiness of Feta cheese. It’s a perfect summer salad that’s as delicious as it…

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,…