Maple Old Fashioned

I’m an old fashioned kind of gal. My love of bourbon knows no bounds. It’s a bonafide fact that I’m a nicer person after savoring a bourbon cocktail. One sip of this delightful bourbon cocktail with Canadian maple syrup, Amarena cherries, and fresh orange and suddenly your troubles melt away. No special tools are needed…

Classic Hot Chocolate

Looking for hot cocoa? (Yes, there’s a difference.) Click here. If you’re looking for classic hot chocolate made with actual chocolate, you’ve come to the right place! What’s more comforting than a warm cup of hot chocolate? This recipe takes minutes to whip together and if you’re a baker, you probably have everything in your…

Orange Hot Chocolate

Warm up with an energizing cup of orange hot chocolate The other day I was perusing the Mohonk Mountain House website, pouring over the Hudson Valley resort’s menus for a little armchair vacation and I have not stopped thinking about their orange hot chocolate. Dallas is having record-breaking winter weather this week so I decided…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’ll never understand why more people don’t love Brussels sprouts! They’re unbelievably good for you and when roasted, they take on this wonderful caramelized flavor. These take about thirty minutes start to plate and are a perfect, healthy side dish for winter! These are really simply to make. You’ll lose a couple of outer leaves…

Cold Weather Recipes

If it’s freezing outside and you want cozy food, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some of my favorite cold weather recipes. Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Nothing warms you up quite like a nice pot of gumbo. This makes easily 6-8 large bowls and a silky smooth texture with that fabulous cajun flavor….

Fall Salmon Salad

This is the kind of dish I eat for dinner most nights but never blog about because I never measure! To me it’s hardly even a recipe but I’m trying to get better about posting salad ideas for you since I eat so many every week. I love using old bread for quick homemade croutons…

The Rose Table’s Pumpkin Soup

I am incredibly proud of this pumpkin soup. It’s well-balanced in flavor, has the perfect creamy consistency that you want, and it’s just downright fun to make! It comes together in just about fifteen minutes aside from roasting a little pie pumpkin, which are readily available an easy to work with. To roast a pumpkin,…

Potato Leek Soup with Crispy Leeks

My love affair with potatoes knows no bounds. After all, I’m half German, half Irish. I really adore potatoes and one of my favorite comfort foods is potato leek soup. What is more comforting than a bowl of soup with freshly baked bread? This soup is incredibly creamy with a fantastic leek flavor that sings through every…

Beef Stew

I know I’ve said this a million times, but I really am just a simple Irish lass at heart. I could eat a hearty potato dish pretty much every night of the week. I got the most incredible beef from Organic 5-2 Farms and was inspired to make a traditional beef stew, with direction from…