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…

Three Course Bacon Dinner

This meal marked the end of an era. My good friend Megan is moving away this weekend. I spent the better part of two years cooking dinner for her weekly, experimenting with all sorts of dishes. She is one of the most delightful people to cook for because she’s game to try anything. (Plus, she insists…

Easy Swiss Chard Pasta

I’m going to be honest with you. I’ve never cooked Swiss chard before making this pasta. And it turned out perfectly! That’s how simple this method is. I don’t even particularly LIKE Swiss chard but I decided to grow some after being inspired by The Beekman Boys last spring. It just looked so pretty in…

Grilled Swordfish Pasta

Today I visited Jimmy’s Food Store, a speciality Italian grocery in Dallas, for the first time. I got the most delightful Mafalde pasta imported from Italy and had to think up a dish worthy of such fine pasta. Enjoy this little taste of Italy! Grilled Swordfish Pasta Two swordfish steaks 1/2 package pasta (I used…

BST Gnocchi

You guys, this gnocchi dish is the best thing I ever made. Creamy, lemony, bacon-y AND its ready in twenty minutes. Get ready to have your gnocchi world rocked! Bacon Spinach Tomato (BST) Gnocchi in a Lemon-Ricotta Sauce 1 package Italian gnocchi 6 strips bacon 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 cup ricotta 1 lemon…

Lemon Creme Fraiche Pasta

You just got home from work. You’re starving. You’re on the phone with you mom and need to multitask dinner. This recipe is your answer! Lemon Creme Fraiche Pasta 1 cup or so of pasta (I used shells) 1/2 cup creme fraiche 1 lemon Pinch of salt (I used garlic sea salt) Handful of Kalamata…

Healthy Avocado Pasta

This is quite possibly the easiest, quickest homemade pasta sauce ever. And it’s healthy! What more could you ask for? Disclaimer: I like things really garlicky, which is fortunate since garlic is extremely nutritious and boosts the immune system. If you don’t like garlic as much as I do, simply use less. Like Claire Robinson…

Creamy Chicken Sausage Pasta

I had a dear friend in college who had a big Italian family close by. She’d invite me over on Sundays and we’d help her mom in the kitchen all day long, testing everything as we went. I always loved the idea of lazy Sundays in the kitchen. It’s a cold, icy afternoon in Texas…

Mushroom Pasta with Chicken

I don’t often go into the kitchen with a plan. The best dishes come together organically. This is one of those dishes: Mushroom Pasta with Chicken Four chicken breasts One box of whole wheat spaghetti (feel free to use regular, but whole wheat is delicious in this recipe) One box portobello mushrooms One cup diced…

Fish in a Flash

Tilapia isn’t boring. I repeat: Tilapia isn’t boring. Whoever started this rumor obviously never prepared tilapia well. Whole Foods has particularly meaty, delicious tilapia that comes in freezer packs, two fish for $3. I stock up every time I go to WF. I happen to prefer handling tilapia when it’s frozen, which means I can…