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…

Simple Roasted Potatoes

I’m half Irish, half German. There is no amount of potatoes I cannot take down. I eat potatoes early four or five days a week so it’s startling that there are hardly any recipes for potatoes here on The Rose Table, probably because I don’t consider any of my potato cooking methods recipes! But I’m making an effort to bring…

Grilled Zucchini and Squash

How many times am I going to write “this is not a recipe” on The Rose Table today? At least once more, it seems. (That’s for all my die-hard Pirates of the Caribbean fans!) This is a method for grilling sliced zucchini. The Rose Table is in no way affiliated with The Walt Disney Company. Photography courtesy of My…

Asian Cucumber Salad

I am obsessed with easy salad! It’s so delicious and simple. I served this at Disney Dinners: Mulan and several guests commented that they don’t even like cucumbers and loved this salad. Not a single slice was left on anyone’s plate! You could certainly use a mandolin for quick, thin slices but I don’t own a…

Rainbow Roasted Carrots

I knew I wanted to serve carrots at my Frozen dinner party early on as an homage to both Olaf, the snowman with a carrot nose, and Sven, the carrot-loving reindeer. If there’s one great entertaining tip I learned from watching Barefoot Contessa all these years, it’s that not every dish at a dinner party…

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,…