Steak Quesadillas

I make quesadillas every single lunch and yet no recipes appear on The Rose Table. The reason? I never measure! But in an effort to bring you more of my everyday foods, I’m writing this up sans measurements. I especially love making quesadillas for lunch when I have a little leftover chicken or steak. On…

Greek Tabbouleh Salad

Words cannot even describe how much I love this recipe. Let’s put it this way: for about eight years, I ate this for lunch most weeks. I’ve fallen out of the habit in recent years but in a quest to bring you some of my all-time favorite recipes, I’ve finally written up my recipe for…

Loaded Guacamole

I made this on a Saturday night and said to my dog, “This is the best guacamole I’ve ever had!” The next night my mom came over and ate leftovers and said, “This is the best guacamole I’ve ever had!” So there you have it. Keep reading if you want to make the best guacamole…

Mint Julep Cake Roll

Is there a lovelier cake to serve on Derby Day? This Mint Julep Cake Roll has mint simple syrup brushed on a sponge cake – the same homemade syrup used in my Mint Julep Recipe – and bourbon whipped cream. As far as sponge cakes go, this is a very easy recipe – no separating…

Sun-dried Tomato Chicken and Bacon Pasta

I’ve made so many versions of this over the years but this is the best. It’s creamy, with a bright flavor from the fresh herbs and sun-dried tomatoes, and the chicken is so tender. Throw in some bacon and it’s over-the-top delicious. I’ve also added spinach to this in the pasta, which is also delicious!…

Beef Kofta

This is hands-down one of my favorite ways to eat ground beef. I make kofta WAY more often than I make burgers. I’ve never posted a recipe before because, truth be told, I do whatever combo of spices and herbs I feel like that night BUT this is my go-to combination. One of the reasons…

Fettuccine with Mussels and Bacon

We’re taking a trip to Italy today on The Rose Table with a pasta dish inspired by my favorite chef, The Tuscan Gun. This is a very quick recipe. I’ve made this many times for dinner. It takes about twenty minutes. I start with the bacon, set a pot of salted water to boil, then…

Coconut Vanilla Cake, “The Good Cake”

Years ago my brother dubbed this “The Good Cake.” I was nervous when he first tried it because he was so quiet. He took a bite. Then another. And another. I was nervous. I asked what he thought. He said, “I think this is the best cake I’ve ever had.” This cake tastes like a…

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…