Disney Dinners: Pirates of the Caribbean

A Caribbean menu served on a 1700s pirate ship Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is my favorite movie of all time. Pirates was already my family’s favorite Disneyland ride so when we heard they were making a movie starring none other than my mom’s and my favorite actor, we were ecstatic….

The Best Coconut Shrimp

I’m going to let you in on a secret. I never measure when I’m making coconut shrimp. It’s one of the many dishes I make that I’ve been hesitant to post on The Rose Table because I never measure but I’ve decided that well, that’s kind of my thing and you don’t need to measure…

Grilled Lobster Tails

This is hands down one of the best dishes I’ve ever made and it isn’t even difficult. I promise! I’m going to walk you through this. Don’t be scared. I know lobster sounds expensive but just like everything else, it’s much less expensive to prepare at home. For this you’ll want to buy lobster tails, which are…

Ginger Lime Beurre Blanc

Swoon, swoon, swoon. You’ll want to dive in head first to this ginger lime beurre blanc. It’s pure heaven. A beurre blanc sauce is basically white wine, cream, and butter so it’s hardly light but the French know what they’re doing with sauces. A little of this goes a long way and adds such a…

Simple Roasted Potatoes

I’m half Irish, half German. There is no amount of potatoes I cannot take down. I eat potatoes early four or five days a week so it’s startling that there are hardly any recipes for potatoes here on The Rose Table, probably because I don’t consider any of my potato cooking methods recipes! But I’m making an effort to bring…

Pumpkin Sauce

It never ceases to amaze me how many dishes are served with pumpkin sauce in the Caribbean. It really doesn’t even taste like pumpkin by American standards. It reads more carrot to me. Either way, it’s absolutely fantastic alongside any fried fish dish, such as my Coconut Shrimp. I made this for my Disney Dinners:…

Grilled Zucchini and Squash

How many times am I going to write “this is not a recipe” on The Rose Table today? At least once more, it seems. (That’s for all my die-hard Pirates of the Caribbean fans!) This is a method for grilling sliced zucchini. The Rose Table is in no way affiliated with The Walt Disney Company. Photography courtesy of My…

Captain Jack Sparrow Cupcakes

“I had no idea when you and your brother were small that I was raising pirates.” My mom said that to me just the other day. I’m not sure if she was referring to me and my brother’s affinity for the ocean, rum, swearing, or our general swashbuckling demeanor but either way, it made me laugh!…