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…

Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Stir fry was one of the very first things I learned how to cook in my college apartment. I was hesitant to cook meat at first so I used pre-cooked chicken, making this a great gateway recipe for beginners! I’ve since upgraded my stir fry with homemade teriyaki sauce and crunchy sesame seeds. The Rose…

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…

Greek Orzo Salad

I hope y’all aren’t sick of reading about chilled pasta salads because I’m certainly not sick of eating them! They’re just so convenient for outdoor dining, which as you know is my favorite way to eat. I whipped this dish up to take on a lovely vineyard picnic with my friend Sarah when she was…

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…

Italian Pasta Salad

Why have I not been making pasta salad every week? This was so fast and easy. I already had plain cooked pasta in the fridge. It took me five minutes to toss this together for my picnic at San Martino Winery & Vineyards with my friend Jen, who is always up for a picnic. Located…

Grilled Shrimp and Veggie Orzo Salad

Do you ever crave something you’ve never eaten? I do all the time! I rarely experiment when I have guests coming over but I really wanted to try grilled bell peppers and asparagus in an orzo shrimp salad for The Rose Table en Blanc and it was hands-down one of the best dishes I’ve ever whipped up….

Heirloom Bolognese Sauce

Today is a very exciting day. The Rose Table is one year old! I can hardly believe that it’s been a whole year already, but I thought we should celebrate! I’ve decided to share an heirloom family recipe with you for bolognese sauce. My grandmother started making this spaghetti sauce in the 1940s. I never…

Italian for an Italian

One of my best friends from college was in town this weekend and I was so excited to cook for her. I spent many Sunday afternoons in her Italian family’s kitchen learning the tricks of authentic Italian cooking.(Shoutout to Mama Caruso for teaching me how to cook beet greens. I never waste the greens now!) Here…