The Best Homemade Cranberry Sauce

You need this recipe, trust me. Cranberry sauce is really satisfying to make. You start with a bag of whole berries and in just a few minutes, it’s an elegant sauce. It looks like magic as the ruby jewels burst open one by one. This is the ultimate cranberry sauce recipe, combining freshly squeezed orange…

Panir Salad

A delicious yet simple herbed tomato and feta salad I dare say, I might like this dish better than a village (Greek) salad. Shocking, I know. This is inspired by the Panir Salad at Nora Dallas on Greenville Avenue, where I did Persian food research before Disney Dinners: Aladdin. I have no idea how they make…

Jeweled Jasmine Rice

A beautiful rice dish with pomegranate arils, cranberries, and pistachios  This dish smells like pure heaven when it’s cooking. Oh my word. I’m still thinking about it. It’s easy to make and great for entertaining, because you can cook the rice (I used Jasmine Minute Rice) an hour before the party and let it hang out. Then…

Persian Chicken

Spiced chicken glazed with honey If you’re looking for an easy chicken recipe that tastes fancy, you’ve come to the right place. My Persian Chicken is spiced with tumeric, paprika, garlic powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg and drizzled with local honey for the last few minutes of cooking. It tastes so elegant but is easy enough…

Cauldron Queso

I realized in horror last week that I have basically no Halloween content here on The Rose Table, which all of my friends would find positively shocking. I adore Halloween so I wanted to rectify the lack of Halloween recipes by adding a few of my favorites. I’m delighted to present you with a total…

Homemade Guacamole

It’s the simple things in life you treasure. That’s one of my favorite quotes from the Tim Allen gem Galaxy Quest and so applicable in the kitchen. There are so many ways you could customize this guacamole recipe, but I love to let the flavors shine through. Photography by Darling Photography  You can use a pastry…

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Are you ever stumped on what to serve with Mexican food? I take no credit for this. This is my mom’s recipe, a dish she’s honed over years and years of serving Tex-Mex and Mexican food. (She is not Texan but she adapted quickly.) It’s the perfect complement to an array of Mexican dishes and…

Pumpkin Hummus

I am so proud of this recipe! It’s pretty rare that I publish a recipe the same day that I eat it but what can I say? I was just too excited for you guys to try this fantastic savory pumpkin appetizer. Hummus is a pretty easy dish. If you have tahini (sesame paste) in…

Fall Dinner at the Farm

A make-ahead fall menu served next to my horses Happily ever after starts now. It has long been my dream to host dinner parties with my horses and my Friesian mare Wendy was 110% into it. Her cute little head was peering out of her window almost the entire evening! It was so fun for…

The Best Spinach Salad

Bacon and dates and pumpkin seeds, oh my! This is one of the best salads I’ve ever made. Spinach, sweet dates, crispy bacon, pumpkin seeds, and mushrooms, and gruyere are tossed with a homemade red wine vinaigrette for a beautiful combination. I was so pleased that I honestly could have had a slightly larger size with…

Chilled Butternut Squash Salad with Crispy Sage

Fall flavors that travel well for outdoor dining! It was 90 degrees when I hosted my Fall Dinner at the Farm and I was so, so glad that I chose a chilled menu to serve outside. Texans and Southerns alike know the struggle of wanting fall when it’s still blazing hot outside. This is a great…

Crockpot Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Creamy mac ‘n’ cheese with just five minutes of prep! If you’re looking for a super simple, hands-off mac ‘n’ cheese recipe, this is it. It’s quite possibly the creamiest mac ‘n’ cheese you’ll ever have. In Texas, you most often see baked mac ‘n’ cheese with a crunchy bread crumb topping. Since I was…