Disney Dinners: Maleficent Mistress of Evil

A whimsical menu set in The Moors Maleficent is hands down one of the greatest classic Disney villains and I absolutely love that the live action films made her a hero. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was released on the sixty year anniversary of the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty. We get a proposal, Michelle Pfeiffer, and we…

Maleficent Horns

This just might be the most whimsical appetizer to ever appear on The Rose Table! For those who follow my Disney Dinner series, you might recognize this concept! I originally made bread cones for Disney Dinners: Cars. I’ve adapted that recipe here for my Maleficent Mistress of Evil party by tinting the dough black and making…

Mixed Berry Iced Tea

A refreshing, fruity drink One of the most popular recipes on The Rose Table is my Blueberry Mint Iced Tea. This is a new version of that fan-favorite: half raspberries, half blueberries, lemon, and a sprig of lavender for garnish. Totally thirst-quenching! This recipe starts with a homemade mixed berry simple syrup. You heat berries…

Baked Mushroom Pasta

A delicious baked pasta with caramelized mushrooms and onions I don’t have a ton of 9×13 recipes here on The Rose Table. Maybe this will be the year when I finally add some more to my repertoire! This vegetarian baked pasta is easy, flavorful, and a total crowd-pleaser. I came up with this recipe for…

Winged Creature Cheesecake

The perfect dessert for your Maleficent party The Rose Table Disney Dinners: Maleficent Mistress of Evil is sponsored by Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, out on DVD and blu-ray January 14, 2020. What a whimsical end to Disney Dinners: Maleficent Mistress of Evil! On our culinary journey, we start off with the classic horns, then experience the…

Disney Dinners: Haunted Mansion

An elegant, spooky Halloween party inspired by Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion ride It’s been six long months since I posted a Disney Dinner and I just couldn’t resist celebrating such a milestone anniversary. The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland in Anaheim, California opened 50 years ago this fall! To celebrate the 50th anniversary, I hosted a…

Foolish Mortal Cocktail

An easy three-ingredient cocktail with spooky smoke I am so proud of this cocktail. I wanted a bright green drink for Disney Dinners: Haunted Mansion  and was thrilled to discover how easy and delicious the simple combo of pineapple, Midori, and elderflower liquor is. I had St. Germain leftover from my Midsummer Night’s Dream party and…

Ghost Hand Pies

Delightful, frightful appetizers perfect for Halloween! Now here’s a classy Halloween appetizer for you! These would be adorable served at a Halloween cocktail party or luncheon, but I served them with a simple salad (spinach, plums, blackberries, pumpkin seeds, balsamic vinaigrette; recipe here) as the first course at Disney Dinners: Haunted  Mansion. The Rose Table…

Spinach and Blackberry Salad

I served this dish as the first course at Disney Dinners: Haunted Mansion topped with Ghost Hand Pies. If you’re not adding buttery, cheesy hand pies on top, feel free to throw in bread crumbs or a nice goat cheese. Spinach and Blackberry Salad 6 cups baby spinach 2 pints blackberries 2 plums, cut into eight…

Graveyard Pasta

The perfect Halloween dinner dish! Remember how I said that my alfredo sauce would be so fun at Halloween? I never say anything that I don’t mean. Here it is, all dressed up as a spooky dinner that takes ten minutes to make! I came up with this sinister pasta for Disney Dinners: Haunted Mansion…

Minnie Mouse Ear Cakes

If this doesn’t put a smile on your face, I just don’t know what will. I can’t even take credit for this brilliant idea. I couldn’t decide what dessert to serve at Disney Dinners: Haunted Mansion because I didn’t want something that was just spooky; I wanted a dessert that truly celebrated the ride. My friend Jason…

How to Safely Use Dry Ice in Drinks

Dry ice without a doubt causes the coolest cocktails. At negative 109 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s extreme cold temperatures can make it dangerous if you don’t know how to handle it. I was always terrified of using dry ice but I did a ton of research before my Haunted Mansion-themed Halloween party and now can confidently…