Strawberry Fields Crostini

Toasted baguette topped with creamy mascarpone, fresh strawberries, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction Looking for the perfect garden party appetizer? You’ve found it! This is basically my dream summer snack. It’s a little sweet, a little savory, and packs a whole lot of flavor into an adorable package. It comes together very quickly…

Grilled Clams

How fun is grilling shellfish?! This is like the lazy man’s answer to my Chargilled Oysters. Buttery shallots, garlic, and parsley elevate this dish to a whole new level. This is especially fun if you’re grilling your whole dinner. On this particular evening, I served sausage, grilled corn, and grilled bread with the clams to…

Strawberry Cupcakes

I just adore strawberry cupcakes. They’re so moist and summery! Make these when you can get great, juicy strawberries. It will really make a difference! Can I let you in on a secret? I’m a huge frosting snob and I really dislike buttercream frosting. It’s often too heavy and too sweet for me but this…

Charcuterie and Albariño at San Martiño

Oh, what a night! I had the loveliest time at San Martiño Winery & Vineyards with my friend Jessica this evening. This hidden gem is in my darling lakeside town of Rockwall, Texas about thirty minutes east of Dallas. It’s a small, family-owned vineyard with exception wine. The family has been making wine in northern…

Golden Celebration Rose

This brings me so much joy. It looks like sunshine in the garden! This David Austin rose is one of the largest-blooming English roses. The blooms are enormous. I planted mine outside of my office window and delight in seeing the sunny roses even on the stormiest day. Of all of my roses, this rose…

My Favorite Breakfast Tacos

This is my go-to breakfast when I have leftover tortillas! I have a bunch of variations of this that I like to make but this is the one I make the most often: cheesy, creamy scrambled eggs with bacon, tomato, and cilantro. Yum! I’ve written this up for one but it is very easy to…

Spa Garden Party

I don’t talk about this often here on The Rose Table, but I am a huge at-home spa person. I do a manicure and facial every week, a pedicure and foot soak/scrub every other week, and I love to have girlfriends over for spa parties. Normally I set everything up inside but the garden is…

Bacon Artichoke Pinwheels

With crispy bacon, fresh herbs, and the Mediterranean flavors of artichoke hearts and Kalamata olives, these delightful little cream cheese pinwheels are a crowd pleaser. I first made these delicious tortilla roll-ups for happy hour at the lake with my mom. I loved them so much and wanted to blog them but I didn’t measure…

Cucumber Mango Salmon Salad

Don’t you love dishes that are as good for you as they are tasty? I always have frozen salmon in my freezer and since it thaws so quickly, I eat salmon salads a couple times each week for lunch but this combo is elegant enough to serve to company. This is really very fast and…