Caprese Salad

I make so many dishes like this that I don’t even consider a recipe but it’s occurred to me lately that it’s shockingly difficult to find basics like this on the internet. The key here and with so many great dishes is the ingredients. I only make this when I can get great tomatoes, high…

Bacon Potato Salad

I’m half German, half Irish. There is no amount of potatoes that I can’t take down. I easily cook potatoes five days each week and yet I’ve hardly posted any potato recipes on The Rose Table! I plan on amending that this year. The recipe could hardly be easier! Once the potatoes have been boiled,…

Parmesan Kale Chips

Y’all should have seen the horrified look on my dad’s face when I told him I was serving kale at my Christmas party! Don’t be fooled: these may be on the healthy side of party appetizers, but they are addictive. There wasn’t a single kale chip left after A Mistletoe and Holly Affair! I don’t…

Simple Summer Veggie Salad

This is the kind of thing I eat all the time and think, “I can’t possibly publish this! It’s hardly a recipe!” But it’s a really good non-recipe to have in your back pocket, especially when zucchini is abundant and flavorful. This salad is as light and summery as it is creamy and satisfying thanks to the…

Goose Fat Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

I’m half German, half Irish. I have not found a limit to the amount of potatoes I can consume in one day. I like potatoes prepared all sorts of way but rosemary roasted is probably my favorite. Add some parmesan to the mix and I’m swooning! If you’re wondering how on earth to get goose fat,…

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon Sprinkles

Let’s be honest. Cauliflower isn’t a sexy vegetable. Few people crave it with any sort of regularity (or ever). The good news is, after tasting this simple recipe, you just might!  Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon Sprinkles 1 large head of cauliflower 1 small lemon 4 cloves garlic Olive Oil Salt Thyme 4 Tbsp parmesan…

Rustic Potato Carrot Soup

It’s been a freezing week in Dallas-Fort Worth and sometimes a girl’s just gotta warm up with some soup! I couldn’t find what I was looking for in any of the many cookbooks on my shelves so I decided to come up with my own. This soup is delightfully creamy without ANY cream or milk…

In the Garden: Flagstone Patio

I love to be outside. One of the most exciting perks of owning a house is the freedom to landscape and hard scape as you see fit. When I bought my house three years ago, the backyard consisted of a covered patio, grass, and a fence. Now my backyard is my private oasis, my daily…

Simple Summer Salads

I love salads. I often find myself defending salads. Why does salad have a reputation for being boring? Salad is anything but boring! Every bite is a different combination of ingredients. I eat salad several nights a week for dinner because it’s fast and easy. Here are some of my favorites to inspire your own…

First Zucchini Harvest, Served with Lemon-Garlic Panko Crusted Tilapia

My first home-grown zucchini went from garden to table in less than half an hour. You can’t beat that freshness! I’ve never had zucchini that was so creamy before. I adore the bright notes of sun-ripened, garden-fresh tomatoes, the perfect companion for Summer zucchini. If you’ve never had tilapia from Whole Foods, you’re missing out. Whole…