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…

Maulwurfkuchen

If you love chocolate cake, bananas, and whipped cream, keep reading! This is my favorite German cake, and that’s saying a lot because I really love Black Forest Cake. Maulwurfkuchen or “mole hill cake” just has so many of my favorite things: chocolate cake, whipped cream, bananas, chocolate sprinkles! It’s light and airy yet still decadent. And it’s…

Hungarian Chicken

This recipe is fantastic. Perfectly cooked chicken thighs are swimming in a crazy flavorful sauce that goes so well with homemade spätzle. My mom took one bite and said, “I could eat this as Christmas dinner.” Is there a higher compliment for food? You start by browning seasoning chicken thighs, then sautéing onions and garlic…

Cheese Sauce

This is the perfect cheese sauce for dipping pretzels, bread, or even drizzling over tortillas for nachos! My dear friend Candy sent me a box of fresh pretzels from the east coast – an Oktoberfest surprise, she said – and I just had to make a delicious cheese sauce to go with them. My mom…

French Baked Chicken

A highly aromatic one-pan dinner What’s better than a one pan dish that’s cheap enough to eat weekly but elegant enough to serve to guests? My French Baked Chicken is incredibly juicy with crispy skin, flavorful potatoes, and buttery shallots all beautifully seasoned. It’s great for entertaining because you can prep it before your guests…

Mint Simple Syrup

One of my all-time favorite ingredients! Homemade mint simple syrup is so easy to make! Just heat sugar, water, and mint leaves until the sugar dissolves, let it cool, then strain the mint leaves out. You’re left with a delicious simple syrup that’ll keep in a jar in the fridge for about a week. This…

Plantain Chips

Craving a culinary vacation? In twenty minutes you can be eating homemade plantain chips to transport your tastebuds to the Caribbean! I was feeling a little blue that my 2020 Caribbean trip was cancelled, so I decided to have a little vacation at home with plantain chips and guacamole by the pool, inspired by my…

Turkey Peach Panini

My mom and I are at the lake house and we had the best sandwiches for lunch! Her paninis are always legendary but when she asked if I wanted peach slices with my sandwich, I suggested putting some inside the sandwich and voila, the Turkey Peach Panini was born. This combination is out of this…

Spanakopita

If there has ever been a most-requested recipe on The Rose Table, this is it. It was in the background of my Village Salad photos and I’ve been bombarded with messages ever since asking me to post “that Greek pie.” Spanakopita is a spinach and feta pie with layers and layers of crispy phyllo. You…