Captain Marvel Dinner Party

A delightful movie menu  WARNING: This article contains movie spoilers! Welcome to The Rose Table: Captain Marvel! In the 2019 film, Captain Marvel slowly remembers who she is and where she came from when she crash lands on earth and ends up on an adventure with one of the best MCU characters, Nick Fury. During…

Flerken Salad

Sautéed octopus on a bed of lemony greens Octopus is not difficult to cook. Don’t be afraid. It may be uncommon in American households but my avid readers know how much I adore Greek food and it’s a common dish in Mediterranean cuisine. This salad takes five minutes and could not look more impressive. Octopus either…

The Mar-Vell

A delicious cranberry cocktail I can’t take any credit for the name. My sister-in-law Heather named this cocktail and it’s spot on! In the comic books, Mar-Vell is the original Captain Marvel. In the new MCU film Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell is Captain Marvel’s mentor. I came up with this dangerously delicious cocktail for my Captain Marvel dinner…

Kree Blood Pasta

The greatest alfredo sauce in the history of pasta This is one of the most whimsical dishes I’ve come up with to date. When Marvel Studios approached me about a Captain Marvel dinner party, I wondered how on earth I could come up with dishes that make sense. I immediately thought of alfredo sauce when I…

Captain Marvel Sundae

Strawberry and caramel is an underrated dessert combo. I wanted an all-American dessert for my Captain Marvel dinner party and what’s more American than an ice cream sundae? I chose a blondie as my base, since Carol is a badass blonde superhero. I topped that with strawberry ice cream, caramel sauce, sliced strawberry, and Captain…

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo celebration in the garden I swore to my friends I wasn’t going to blog about this. “But what do we wear?” they kept asking. “Oh, anything really. It’s super casual,” I said. “But will you blog about this?” they asked. “No, no, this is just for fun! This isn’t going on the…

Mexican Zucchini

The perfect summer side dish! I love recipes that don’t require any measuring. That’s my favorite way to cook! This dish is crunchy, flavorful, and refreshing on a warm day. It also looks damn fun! Zucchini is peeled into ribbons and tossed with freshly squeezed lime juice, chili powder, salt, and pepper. That’s it! Raw…

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad

A delightful summer salad full of grilled veggies You might have noticed by now that I love to grill. This salad is a mix of grilled corn, grilled zucchini, and grilled bell peppers tossed with tomatoes, diced red onion, and cilantro with a light cumin lime dressing. It would also be fantastic with avocado and cotija…

Mango Margaritas

This drink is dangerous. You can hardly tell there’s alcohol in it! You guys know how little patience I have for measuring out individual cocktails for a crowd so this is a fabulous punch that feeds a crowd. I served this at my Cinco de Mayo party and the cocktails were an absolute hit! *Technically*…

Kentucky Derby Party

I’ve always had a love for big hats, bourbon, and horses so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I love watching the Kentucky Derby. It’s the one day a year when the rest of the nation loves horses as much as I do! It’s a celebration of the south and gentile glamour. Here’s how…

Mint Julep

A southern classic perfect for Derby Day What is more quintessentially southern than a mint julep? I am a bourbon lover through and through and just adore a refreshing mint julep on a warm day. I make mine with a mint simple syrup. Don’t balk if you’ve never made simple syrup before. It can be…

Bacon and Chive Deviled Eggs

Crispy bacon, creamy deviled eggs   Looking for a southern picnic treat? You’ve come to the right place! There’s something about a deviled egg that just says party to me. I top mine with crispy thick-cut bacon and chives from the garden.     Pro tip: buy eggs a week before you want to make deviled…