Folktale Viognier at the Lake

I still think about the dreamy afternoon I spent at Folktale Winery on my trip to Carmel, California. I loved the wine so much that I shipped quite a lot back home. I opened a bottle of Le Mistral, Folktale’s 2017 Viognier, at the lake house the other day for an evening picnic. In my…

M&M Bar Cookies

What’s more comforting than warm, gooey chocolate chip bar cookies full of M&Ms? The last time my mom and I were at the lake, she said, “I think you’re going to bake us M&M bar cookies,” so I hopped right up and did just that. They were so good, I just had to share the…

LVE Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018

It was a golden afternoon at The Rose Table when I open John Legend’s rosé at the lake house one lazy Saturday. I was excited to try LVE’s Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018 after being impressed by LVE’s Cabernet Sauvignon a few months ago. The rosé did not disappoint. This gorgeously hued wine is the…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Jars

How fun are mason jar desserts? I can’t get enough of them! I make them frequently but this is only the second version to appear on The Rose Table. Maybe this summer I’ll remember to post more flavors for you! This one is particularly easy to make because you use leftover crumbled cookies for the…

LVE Cabernet Sauvignon

I had the pleasure of drinking LVE Cabernet Sauvignon on a wine picnic with my dog Henry this weekend and wow. This is a hell of a wine. With 85% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and 15% Petit Verdot, the LVE Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich wine that wows. Sexy and alluring, this would be the perfect night…

Birthday Picnic

This is a rare personal post on The Rose Table! I had the best birthday today with my friends and I wanted to share some photos with you guys.  I spent all afternoon enjoying some of my favorite things (champagne, cheese, and horses) with some of my favorite people. I didn’t want to cook on…

Fall Rosé Horse Picnic

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream. I had the Saturday of my dreams. I uncorked one of my finest bottles, my NV Folktale Rosé Brut from Folktale Winery, for happy hour with my beloved horse Prince and gorgeous friend Cathryn. You might remember me raving about this particular bottle during my…

Spinach Feta Pasta Salad

I wasn’t planning on photographing yesterday’s lunch but it was too delicious and I just had to share. I will be making this again and again and again. Full of veggies and crunchy almonds and tossed with a super light lemon zest dressing, this pasta salad won’t weigh you down! This takes minutes to prepare,…

Grilled Ratatouille Pasta Salad

An easy pasta salad inspired by one of my favorite French dishes! Ratatouille is one of my favorite French dishes. The simple stew has just a few ingredients: eggplant, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, parsley, and basil. I’ve taken some of those ingredients and turned them into a delicious pasta salad that can be made ahead for easy entertaining….

Carriage Picnic 2018

Last weekend I packed up a picnic and headed to Black Star Sport Horses with my friend Morgan for the annual Tejas Carriage Association two-day event, one of my favorite events of the whole year. Basically, you hang out on a beautiful fall day and watch a bunch of horse-drawn carriages compete in various events…

Chilled Butternut Squash Salad with Crispy Sage

Fall flavors that travel well for outdoor dining! It was 90 degrees when I hosted my Fall Dinner at the Farm and I was so, so glad that I chose a chilled menu to serve outside. Texans and Southerns alike know the struggle of wanting fall when it’s still blazing hot outside. This is a great…

Pumpkin Picnic

This week I baked one of my favorite fall treats, my pumpkin oreo pie with cinnamon whipped cream, and headed out to Black Star Sport Horses for a little pumpkin picnic with my horse, Wendy. I laid an earth tone colored quilt down in front of the pasture and decorated with a few medium sized…