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…

Pickled Onions

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I do not have a great affinity for purple onions. A little goes a long way with me. I’ve always wanted to try pickled onions to take the sharpness out of an otherwise pungent raw onion. I loved them even more than I thought I…

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

 Something magical happens to prosciutto in the oven. It gets even fancier. I cut each prosciutto slice in half lengthwise, wrap two asparagus spears into snug little packages, drizzle with olive oil, grind a little black pepper on top, and toss them in the oven for 10-15 minutes until they’re done to my liking. They’re so…

Artichoke Heart of Stone Tartlets

A fancy appetizer that’s easier than it looks Looking for appetizer inspiration? Here crispy mini tart shells are filled with creamy ricotta cheese, a bit of lemon, artichoke hearts, and chives. So easy and SO good! I came up with this recipe for my SIX the Musical party as a play on words of Jane…