Bloody Vampire Bite Cupcakes

I absolutely adore vampire cupcakes for Halloween! Aren’t they cute? I mean…spooky? This is a different version of my Vampire Bite Cupcakes. That version has *regular* vanilla frosting whereas these have cream cheese frosting and a delightful whipped cream cheese “blood” filling. This might seem like a lot of steps but it’s all very easy!…

Blood Bags for Vampire Parties

Thinking about using blood bags for your vampire party? You’ve come to the right place! I bought these food-grade blood bags on Amazon last winter for a vampire-themed dinner with my friend Irene and featured them again this Halloween in my Vampire Dinner episode of The Rose Table. Blood bags add such a fun party…

Pumpkin Picnic

For the second event in my Quarantine Halloween series, I invited my friend Emily over for a socially distanced pumpkin picnic in my backyard. I set up two blankets in a corner of my yard by my raised bed garden with my pumpkin vines in between us. I made a lovely fall soup & salad…

Butternut Squash Feta Salad

I make butternut squash salad quite a lot in the fall but this was my first time trying it with Feta and pecans and I loved it! The cold, salty Feta pairs wonderfully with warm, sweet butternut squash. Yum! I absolutely adore this salad with maple vinaigrette, which has a little bit of heat from…

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,…

Pookies, aka Pumpkin Cookies

The perfect pumpkin cookie One bite of this perfect fall cookie and no matter where you are, no matter what the weather, you’ll feel like there’s a nip in the air, leaves falling around you, and apple cider in your mug. It’s instantly fall when I bake these perfect pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! It’s almost…

Fall Fairytale Picnic

Life is but a dream I had the loveliest evening last weekend with my friend Lucy! We went to Prayer Lavender Garden in Rockwall, TX for a socially distanced picnic in 76 degree weather. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky! Prayer Lavender Garden is revamping their lavender fields this fall but the property is…

Blue Bayou’s Lamb Dinner

Make your own Disney magic at home I can’t tell you how many times I’ve eaten dinner on the screened porch at my mom’s lake house and said, out loud, “This reminds me of Blue Bayou!” The famed Disneyland restaurant is practically an attraction in and of itself. It’s inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride…

Fairytale Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Pumpkin cheesecake brownies fit for a princess WOW. Can I just say WOW? These brownies are unbelievably good. A luscious pumpkin cheesecake layer is the sweet surprise inside these fudge-y brownies. I used a Ghirardelli brownie mix but you could of course make brownies from scratch. I used my homemade fairytale pumpkin puree for these brownies. Fairytale…