Mini Cheesecakes

This is the perfect summer dessert! Baked at just 275 degrees for 20 minutes, these mini cheesecakes won’t heat up the house. I love to make these topped with whipped cream and juicy summer berries. One easy thing about this recipe is that the crust is a Nilla Wafer. You heard me! What a life…

Blueberry Hand Pies

What screams summer more than mini blueberry hand pies?! These would be perfect for a picnic or to take out on a boat, but they’re also amazing warm from the oven served with vanilla ice cream. They’re also perfect for the 4th of July! I’m sure you guys were expecting some sort of epic blueberry…

Bacon Blue Cheese Sliders

Up your slider game with creamy blue cheese and crispy thick-cut bacon! Add tomato slices and you’ve got a “red white and blue cheese” slider! I’m a purist when it comes to burgers. I believe the best burger involves high quality meat, a bit of salt, and epic toppings. I used Ashcraft beef I picked…

Picking Blueberries at Blase Family Farm

I am officially in love with Blase Family Farm. I pick blueberries all the time out in east Texas (which of course was the inspiration for my Blueberry Hill Surprise!) but this was my first time at beautiful Blase Family Farm in Rockwall, TX about twenty minutes east of Dallas. Blase impresses from the minute…

Greek Chicken Alfredo

This recipe combines two of the best recipes on The Rose Table – my killer alfredo sauce (which takes about ten minutes to make) and my perfect grilled chicken – topped with feta cheese and fresh oregano. This is a perfect summer dish in my book; it’s quick to make and it doesn’t heat up…

Blueberry Hill Surprise

It’s finally here! This blueberry pie is. one of the best recipes I’ve ever created, which is why it’s on the cover of my cookbook. You don’t get better than this: loads of summer fresh blueberries with a pinch of cinnamon in the dreamiest crust you’ve ever had. It’s such a miraculous recipe, it’s just…

Grilled Asparagus Pasta Salad

This is such a delightful summer dish! I absolutely adore grilled asparagus and it’s so good in this lemony pasta salad. Pine nuts and feta cheese take this pasta salad over the top! I love penne for this since the shape complements asparagus spears but you can of course use whatever you want! You’ll want…

Chicken Pesto Pasta

This is the perfect pasta to make in the summer when you want a quick an easy dinner that won’t heat up the house. Here my amazing homemade pesto is tossed with warm pasta and topped with the best ever grilled chicken. It’s a hit every time! If you’ve never made my pesto before, I…

Strawberries and Cream

One of my favorite summertime desserts is Strawberries and Cream. It’s so simple and there’s NO baking, which makes it perfect for the hottest months of the year when strawberries are at their juiciest.  I am, of course, a whipped cream snob. (Side bar: I’ve never actually done a post about whipped cream but all…