Zucchini Boats

How have I never made zucchini boats until now?! They’re so delicious and quite fun to make. It’s also a great way to stretch a pound of ground beef – you get six servings with this recipe! I will definitely be making these all summer long when there’s an abundance of fresh zucchini. There are…

Simple Brussels Sprouts Salad

I ate this for lunch today and it was too tasty not to immediately post it here for you! This salad only has a few ingredients but the pop of lemon, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and salty parmesan have a certain wow factor when put together. Fresh lemon on Brussels sprouts is positively divine. You could…

Southern Style Green Beans

Words cannot even describe how good these beans are. I don’t even like green beans and I ate two HEAPING servings. This is the green bean recipe to end all green bean recipes. It’s especially perfect served with BBQ and deviled eggs! This recipe comes to me from my friend Valerie, who is a wonderful…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’ll never understand why more people don’t love Brussels sprouts! They’re unbelievably good for you and when roasted, they take on this wonderful caramelized flavor. These take about thirty minutes start to plate and are a perfect, healthy side dish for winter! These are really simply to make. You’ll lose a couple of outer leaves…

German Cucumber Salad

A tasty side dish that takes two minutes to make! I spent the summer of 2007 visiting my friend Rebecca in Germany. We had dinner with her grandparents in Bavaria one night and her grandmother served salmon, potatoes, and the tastiest cucumbers I’d ever had. I was startled because they looked normal. I believe I…

Provençal Ratatouille

Today for Travel Tuesday we’re heading to France. Disney made a particularly artsy version of ratatouille famous but the original dish is much more rustic. Ratatouille originated in Provence, specifically in Nice, and is much more like a stew than the famous dish Americans recognize. Ratatouille is very simple to make and could not be…

Potato Leek Soup with Crispy Leeks

My love affair with potatoes knows no bounds. After all, I’m half German, half Irish. I really adore potatoes and one of my favorite comfort foods is potato leek soup. What is more comforting than a bowl of soup with freshly baked bread? This soup is incredibly creamy with a fantastic leek flavor that sings through every…

Simple Summer Squash Pasta

There’s just something about summer squash! This is a quick, easy pasta recipe with a simple cream sauce, a bit of Pecorino, fresh basil, and beautiful summer squash. I’ve been growing squash in my raised bed garden this summer but even if you don’t grow your own, squash is so delicious (and cheap!) this time…

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

I have made these hundreds of times but they’ve never appeared on The Rose Table. I’m on a quest to add more basics to my website. If you’re looking for one of the best (and easiest) ways to cook potatoes, you’ve come to the right place. I adore roasted potatoes. They’re far and away my…