Disney Dinners: Princess and the Frog

A New Orleans menu served in a swanky swamp We’re going down to the bayou for the second dinner party in my Disney Dinners series! When was the last time you watched Princess and the Frog? I watched it for the first time in years while researching for this dinner party and decided It’s an underrated…

Chargrilled Oysters

I have been making these for years and have somehow never written about it. Probably because I’ve never measured! These are my favorite oysters in the world. They’re perfectly good with just the cheese mixture but if you’re feeling chef-y, make the quick butter sauce and pour it a bit over on the grill. The…

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

A silky smooth gumbo that can be made days in advance! A traditional gumbo starts with a labor of love: a roux that’s the key to traditional New Orleans style gumbo. That’s the hardest part if this recipe. if the roux burns, you’ll have to start over but don’t let that deter you. It’s not…

French 75

One of the best champagne cocktails I’ve ever had was the French 75 at Arnaud’s in New Orleans. (Read about my trip here.) I have long since wanted to recreate Arnaud’s French 75 and I think I’ve finally done it. This, my friends, is one hell of a cocktail. Simple syrup is easy to make…

Disney Dinners: FROZEN

A Norwegian menu served amongst a winter wonderland, because the bold never bothered me anyway Welcome to my Disney Dinner Party series! I’m hosting a different Disney-themed dinner party every month of 2018 and am kicking things off with the 2013 phenomenon Frozen. It’s such an atmospheric film that I thought I could have some…

Pork Tenderloin

Garlic, ginger, and rosemary make this easy pork tenderloin sing! I really ought to make pork tenderloin more often. It’s easy, inexpensive, requires little work, and feeds a crowd. What’s not to love? Whisk together this quick marinade, pour it over the pork, and let it hang out in the fridge for a couple of…

Garlic and Gruyere Smashed Potatoes

Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside In general, I don’t love potato recipes that start with boiling water and end with a second process. It just seems like a ton of work compared to rosemary roasted potatoes or grilled potatoes. One bite of these changed my mind. They’re out of this world. They’re…

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…

Amaretto Whipped Cream

Disaronno is my favorite alcohol of all time, so it’s an absolute wonder why I never talk about it here on The Rose Table. Amaretto is almond-flavored, which is the perfect complement to so many desserts. This would be delicious with a brownie, a chocolate tart, or so many different ice creams. I made this…

Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge

Some sundaes are worth melting for! This deep, dark hot fudge sauce keeps for ages and heats up perfectly each and every time, making it a great make-ahead dessert when you’re serving ice cream sundaes. I served this with vanilla bean gelato, amaretto whipped cream, slivered almonds, Ice Queen sprinkles, and a white chocolate snowflake…

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway Hot Fudge Sundae

Some desserts are worth melting for! You forget how great a hot fudge sundae can be. This is anything but ordinary. When I saw Ice Queen sprinkles by Fancy Sprinkles, I knew I had to serve an ice cream sundae at my Frozen dinner party. I added slivered almonds and amaretto whipped cream as an…

Delicious, Easy Brunch

I had some friends over for brunch yesterday and couldn’t believe how easily this came together! I honestly think was my best brunch spread yet. I baked the coffeecake the day before and made the Belgian waffle batter (a double batch) the night before. The morning of the brunch, I made two pans of maple-glazed…