Boozy Eggnog

To say this is boozy eggnog is really a gross understatement. If you want it less boozy, add about two cups more eggnog for a less in-your-face recipe. Otherwise stir is up and watch the party get started! Boozy Eggnog 1 quart chilled eggnog 5 oz brandy 4 oz dark rum 3 oz dark creme de cacao Cinnamon, nutmeg Whisk…

Candy Cane Brownies

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This is the Christmas brownie for you. Rich and dense and full of candy cane goodness, Santa will love seeing my Candy Cane Brownies by the tree! Edit: Watch me make my Candy Cane Brownies! Candy Cane Brownies 3/4 cup butter, melted 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup dark cocoa powder…

The Rose Table’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” I absolutely love the thrill of finding the perfect gift for my friends and family. I was so busy gift hunting that my gift guide is tragically later than I would have liked. Better late than never, right? Here are a few new gift ideas in no…

Cranberry Belgian Waffles

These waffles really scream holiday special to me, especially if topped with Fiori di Sicilia (orange-vanilla) whipped cream and sugared cranberries, which could not be easier to make. You can learn how here. You basically make a simple syrup, toss with the cranberries, and forget about them overnight. The next day, just drain and roll…

Bananas Foster Layer Cake

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Bananas foster is my favorite non-chocolate dessert. I can’t get enough! I often make traditional bananas foster sauce at home to serve over vanilla ice cream. You can absolutely save this recipe for that OR you can take the sauce and turn it into a frosting like…

Cranberry Brie Bites with Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This post was updated on 11/21/18 with better photography In need of a Christmas appetizer that takes a mere five minutes of prep? Make the homemade cranberry sauce up to a week before you want to make these little packets of Christmas cheer. Then all you have to do is plop some with a cube of Brie…

Festive Fiori di Sicilia Cranberry Cake

If there is a cake that screams Christmas louder than this one, I would love to taste it. You can practically hear it merrily caroling from its antique cake stand! The cranberries are snowy and festive and incredibly easy to make. (Though you do need to make them the night before so plan ahead.) The sugar…

A Mistletoe And Holly Affair 2015

Oh by gosh, by golly, it’s time for mistletoe and holly!” Last night I hosted my annual Christmas cocktail party, which started at 5 pm and ended up going until 1 am. I suppose that’s the sign of a successful cocktail party! Last year I wanted everything to look snowy and shimmery. This year I…

Easy Maple Walnut Nut

    I want to take a moment to say thank you to my wonderful readers who have absolutely made my Christmas Eve by sending me photos of the goodies they baked using recipes from The Rose Table. I am thrilled and honored to be part of your Christmas festivities. Seeing your posts has really been…

Easy German Chocolate Fudge

German chocolate is my mom’s favorite kind of cake so I was determined to turn it into fudge! Originally I was going to top milk chocolate fudge with homemade German chocolate frosting but I’m packaging the fudge up as a takeaway gift for my guests and I worried that the frosting would get squished in the…

Easy Peppermint Fudge

Are you ready for three days of fudge? I’m hosting my annual Christmas soirée, A Mistletoe & Holly Affair, on Saturday and this year I’ve decided to wrap up homemade fudge for guests to take home when they leave. We’ll kick off three days of fudge recipes with my personal favorite, dark chocolate peppermint. Fudge…

Peppermint Fudge Cookies

I adore peppermint, especially peppermint and chocolate. I’m having a hard time coming up with my Christmas party dessert menu because I want chocolate peppermint cheesecake, chocolate peppermint mousse, chocolate peppermint cupcakes, and these perfect peppermint fudge cookies. This recipe turns out perfectly every time. It should be noted that I have a convection oven…