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….

Marinated Shrimp

An impressive party appetizer My mom has been making this forever and I finally made my own version of it for my Cinderella Ball. It’s such a great party recipe because it ups the flavor profile of shrimp but it’s still as easy as whisking. If you can whisk, you can make this recipe! You…

Veggie Platter

Don’t knock a veggie platter even at the fanciest of gatherings. Why? So many party dishes are rich and cheesy that many guests welcome some raw veggies to lighten things up. Paired with doctored up hummus and ranch (my homemade tzatziki would be wonderful too!), this is an easy thing to put together. I served…

Cinderella Cake

I know you, I ate a slice once upon a dream I came up with this show-stopping cake for my Cinderella Ball. Three layers of dark chocolate cake are smothered with vanilla frosting tinted sky blue and topped with a glass slipper. It would of course be delicious at an occasion decorated differently! “This is…

Dream Come True Cupcakes

Dreamy almond cupcakes frosted like roses I don’t care what every chef on every cooking show says, I adore almond extract. These cupcakes taste like super moist wedding cake and who doesn’t want a great slice of wedding cake? I came up with these for my Cinderella Ball and decorated them with sky blue roses….

Glass Slipper Cookies

Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life I was working in my office one day when my doorbell rang: an unexpected package from Amazon. I ripped it open and laughed out loud. Inside was a glass slipper cookie cutter that I no collection of purchasing. That one-click purchasing option…

Cinderella Brownies

Gorgeous brownies that freeze well! Dreams do come true, people. This fudge-y brownie freezes amazingly well, making them perfect for a party! I baked up these beauties one week before my Cinderella Ball, sliced them into forty little squares and popped them in the freezer. The night before the party, I moved took them out…

Mini Lemon Blueberry Cheesecakes

A bright and vibrant miniature dessert! This is not a new recipe to me but it is a new recipe to The Rose Table. I’ve been making these mini cheesecakes for years topped with jam but I’ve updated it with my homemade blueberry sauce, which I just published last week. This is a great make-ahead…

Amaretto Fudge

This grown-up fudge takes five minutes! Amaretto is my favorite liqueur. Specifically Disaronno. I could write sonnets about Disaronno but I’ll spare you. Instead, make my easy amaretto fudge! Thank you to my grocery partner Tom Thumbfor supporting The Rose Table and this recipe! It’s partnerships like this that keep The Rose Table ad-free. The amaretto…

Cinderella Punch

Have you ever googled punch recipes? I was horrified to see how many punch recipes have a million ingredients that require loads of steps. My long-time readers know how lazy I am at heart and when I serve punch, it’s for a ton of people and I can’t be bothered to add an ounce of…

Fairy Godmother Punch

This punch was an absolute hit at my Cinderella Ball and it’s so easy. I spiked Hawaiian Punch, pineapple juice, and ginger ale with champagne and added a pineapple star ice ring for a whimsical touch. Guests came up to me all night raving about it! People overthink punch. In my opinion, a champagne punch…

Blueberry Lemon Sauce

I make this sauce all the time. It’s so versatile! I make it on the weekends to pour warm over pancakes and waffles, I let it cool to top mini cheesecakes, and I use in my picnic-friendly Cheesecake Jars. It takes five minutes and is particularly great with summer berries or making you feel like…