Mele Kalikimaka

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on this bright Hawaiian Christmas Day I have a special place in my heart for Hawaii. My family went on vacation to Maui when I was ten and I was forever changed by the food and culture. I went from a fairly picky eater to a girl ordering…

Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)

With just four ingredients, you can have a taste of Hawaii! Aloha, Rosies! This is such a fun recipe; it’s fun to make and fun to eat. Hell, it’s even fun to say! Haupia (pronounced how-pee-ah) is a traditional Hawaiian dessert that’s served at luaus, Christmas dinner, and many other occasions. It’s a delicious coconut…

Black Forest Pretzel Board

Need an Oktoberfest dessert or a gorgeous holiday board? You’ve come to the right place! Black Forest Cake is one of my favorite German treats. I’ve translated that delightful chocolate-cherry-whipped cream combination to a board paired with another popular German treat: pretzels! Now you could make your own pretzels if you have more patience than me…

Cranberry Baked Brie

Looking for a fast holiday appetizer? You’ve come to the right place! This is the perfect use for leftover cranberry sauce. This tasty starter is just THREE ingredients and is sure to impress. This recipe is similar to my Cranberry Brie Bites but instead of individual appetizers, this is one large wheel of brie baked…

Orange Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is one of those cookies you bite into and say, “Oh wow!” They look like chocolate chip cookies but they taste much fancier. With chewy, tart dried cherries and brightness from orange zest, this is one fancy chocolate chip cookie. These don’t quite look done when you pull them out of the oven. You’re…

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

I’m delighted to report that Mama Rose Table has perfected her pecan pie cheesecake just in time to share it with you all for Thanksgiving! This recipe is truly the best of both worlds. It’s more delicious than any pecan pie I’ve ever had. The cheesecake actually lightens it up AND it’s quite a bite…

Fairytale Pumpkin Layer Cake

A pumpkin layer cake with chocolate ganache and a cream cheese filling Pumpkin lover, rejoice. This one’s for you. This cake tastes super pumpkin-y. Why? It’s made with my homemade fairytale pumpkin purée! Lest you think the name is just cutesy, let me clarify: I made this cake using the gorgeous fairytale pumpkin that decorated my home…

Thanksgiving Table Inspo

I’ve never hosted Thanksgiving but last year, my mom put me in charge of the table and it was so pretty, I thought I’d share it with you today to serve as inspiration for your own holiday table. We serve all of the food on the dining room sideboard – not on the table –…

Butternut Squash Feta Salad

I make butternut squash salad quite a lot in the fall but this was my first time trying it with Feta and pecans and I loved it! The cold, salty Feta pairs wonderfully with warm, sweet butternut squash. Yum! I absolutely adore this salad with maple vinaigrette, which has a little bit of heat from…