Chocolate Eggnog Martini

You forget how amazing an eggnog martini can be! This easy-to-make martini is festive without being too heavy. This creamy drink uses eggnog, Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur, Disaronno amaretto, and vanilla vodka. So easy and so delicious! Chocolate Eggnog Martini 2 oz eggnog 1 oz Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur 1 oz Disaronno amaretto 1/2 oz…

Eggnog Muffins

Have a holly, jolly Christmas with these fluffy eggnog muffins. With a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg, these  super soft muffins are perfectly spiced for the holidays. I baked these this morning and they’re absolutely delicious. I popped some in the freezer to pull out Christmas Eve for brunch on Christmas Day. These take no…

Must-Bake Christmas Cookies

Looking for awesome recipes for your Christmas cookie plate? You’ve come to the right place! Here are twelve must-bake Christmas cookies. Christmasdoodles I’m obsessed with these cookies. They last a long time, they’re easy to make, they’re super soft, and they taste like holiday joy. Get the recipe here. Fiori di Sicilia Sugar Cookies The…

Chocolate Cinnamon Cake

This is one of those cakes that I’ve baked many times and have never published on The Rose Table. Why? I’m not sure! I baked these as cupcakes for my cookbook a couple of years ago and everyone raved about them and I thought, I need to blog this! Better late than never, right? This recipe…

Olive Wreath

Who says you have to know how to cook to serve a killer holiday appetizer? This festive appetizer is perfect for a holiday party and it only takes about five minutes to make! For this particular wreath, I used about 1 cup of mixed Greek olives, plus an additional 1/3 cup of Kalamata olives, 1/4…

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

This is without a doubt one of the best desserts I’ve ever made and y’all know I would never kid about such a thing. I’m a total dessert snob too so when I say this is amazing, I mean it’s amazing. It’s so thick and luscious and creamy, with a cool peppermint flavor that doesn’t…

Tortilla Roll Up Christmas Tree

Something cute and easy for Christmas! This is a great recipe for beginner cooks. I used green spinach tortilla roll ups arranged in a Christmas tree shape for a cheerful holiday appetizer. The filling is delicious! How can you go wrong with bacon and cream cheese? I used fresh herbs from my garden, Kalamata olives,…

Candy Cane Caprese

This is my an adorable holiday version of my favorite caprese salad, which is one of the recipes featured in my The Rose Table cookbook. This would be perfect for Christmas dinner, a holiday party, or even just a festive lunch. You want to tomatoes that are roughly the same width as the mozzarella you…

Christmas Dinner Party

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Once upon a time I hosted an annual Christmas party, but I haven’t done so in several years. This year I decided to throw a Christmas dinner party for a few of my best girlfriends. Here’s some inspiration for your own holiday parties, plus some delicious recipes!…