Fettuccine Alfredo

My alfredo sauce is simply the best. It’s beyond delicious and cheesy, with a little garlic, a lot of gruyere cheese (so melty! so nutty!), and a hint of freshly grated nutmeg. (Just trust me!) It’s divine.  I don’t actually often cook fettuccine but I was inspired by Kate Winslet’s line in The Holiday, “Shall…

Sausage Medallion Pasta

I have made this pasta a thousand times. Back when I was twenty and twenty-two, I didn’t have much of a budget for entertaining but still wanted to have my friends over for dinner so I almost always made pasta because it’s an inexpensive way to feed people. Nine out of ten times, I made…

Lemon Skillet Chicken

This is an exciting day on The Rose Table! I am finally publishing my Lemon Skillet Chicken recipe. My mom taught me how to make this when I was a teenager. It’s the first chicken dinner I ever learned how to cook in my college apartment! This was literally the main way I cooked chicken…

Backyard Taco Night

What an easy way to host people! I just love taco night. I couldn’t even count how many times I’ve hosted taco night for my friends. (I am Texan after all and queso is life.) I wasn’t planning on blogging about last night’s dinner with my friends Jessica (who, by the way, photographed most of…

Lakeside Lobster

Does dinner get more epic than this? Here’s what I love about food: I probably would not have remembered this Friday but now I always will because it’s the day my mom and I had lobster at the lake. What a special evening! My dad saw this fully cooked lobster on sale this summer and…

Royal Roast

This dish is Christmas dinner special! A classic beef tenderloin gets a bit of a French twist with crispy leeks and a decadent mustard sauce. I also served this with roasted fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus. This sounds complicated but it’s not. It’s really very simple! There may be a lot of components here but…

Beef Tenderloin

Beef tenderloin screams Christmas to me. Probably because my family often eats this for Christmas dinner! My mom is an excellent cook and shared her beef tenderloin recipe with me for Disney Dinners: Cinderella. I was very intimidated to cook beef tenderloin but it was actually super easy! It’s only a couple of steps and…

Tomato Basil Flank Steak

Looking for an easy recipe for the grill? You’ve come to the right place! Here I’ve topped a grilled flank steak with cherry tomatoes marinated with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and fresh basil. Serve over a bed of bulgur wheat, rice, or couscous and top with a bit of asiago or manchego cheese and you’ve…

Lakeside Cobb Salad

I honestly could eat this for dinner every night. I’m a big, big salad lover. I probably eat five salads a week but I rarely post “recipes” because I so often make them with whatever I have around the house! I’m trying to change that. This is a winning combination that I made for dinner…