Bailey’s Fudge

This is the best fudge I’ve ever had. It’s creamy, it’s chocolatey, and it has the perfect Irish Cream flavor. Plus it takes five minutes to make! One of the best things about this fudge is its shelf life. It easily keeps for two or three weeks. I make fudge every year for Christmas because…

Maple Gingerbread Men Cookies

For people who don’t like gingerbread  I’ve always wanted to decorate gingerbread men but there’s one problem: I don’t really care for gingerbread. I think it’s the cloves. Or the molasses. Or the powdered ginger (which tastes nothing like delicious real ginger). This year I baked gingerbread men using maple syrup instead of molasses with a…

Andes Creme de Menthe Cookies

Super soft chocolate cookies with Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips These chocolate pillows of mint heaven are easy to bake and so delicious! They’re quite minty even though the only mint in them is the Andes baking chips. I saw a bag on the shelf months ago and grabbed it to play with on…

Chocolate Cinnamon Cake Roll

I love making cake rolls. They’re so fun! This is a great cake recipe to have on half during the holidays. The cinnamon isn’t overpowering but gives it a lovely fall, fireside feeling. Cake rolls are not as hard as you might think. You just bake a sponge cake in a jelly roll pan, flip it…

White Chocolate Lemon Bars

My readers know that I’m a chocolate lover but man do I love these lemon bars! I’ve been making these since I was in high school for every party under the sun. They’re quick and easy and always a welcome sight at game night. My secret ingredient is lemon zest in the crust. It’s just…

Vampire Bite Cupcakes

I’ve been baking these fun vampire bite cupcakes for a decade and they’re finally on The Rose Table! I usually make these for Halloween but last night I baked them for a special occasion: a vampire watch party with my friend Irene. The Vampire Diaries is my favorite show of all time (you don’t even want…

Cheddar Potato Leek Soup

I was not planning on writing about potato soup this week. I made dinner on a cold night, ate a spoonful, and marched straight back into the kitchen to snap photos because this was too fantastic not to post on The Rose Table! I adore potato leek soup. This is the creamy cheddar potato leek soup…

Disney’s Frozen 2

I was honored to attend Disney’s Frozen 2 premiere in Dallas on Tuesday night. I had such a wonderful time at the premiere with my friend Meggie! I wanted to tell you about it ASAP but as many of you know my week was derailed. Frozen 2 is officially out in theaters and I want…

Autumn Burrata Salad

Looking for the perfect fall salad? This is it! With butternut squash, pomegranate arils, and pumpkin seeds, this salad is as healthy as it is delicious. The maple vinaigrette just takes a minute to whisk together (or throw all of the ingredients in a jar and shake it) and makes a huge difference. The heat…

4.0 Cellars

Ten years ago, three Texas winemakers from around the state decided to open a winery in the heart of the Texas wine country, Fredericksburg. Brennan Vineyards, Lost Oak Winery, and McPherson Cellars came together to open 4.0 Cellars, which is known for its wine and cheese and wine and chocolate pairings. I recently had the…

My First Trip to Dollywood

In October I visited Dollywood for the first time with my friend Irene. The Tennessee theme park has been on my list for a while now, as it often wins Golden Ticket awards for its food and hospitality. Fall was such a fun first time to visit! The park has impressive pumpkin displays all over…

Fall Rosé Horse Picnic

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream. I had the Saturday of my dreams. I uncorked one of my finest bottles, my NV Folktale Rosé Brut from Folktale Winery, for happy hour with my beloved horse Prince and gorgeous friend Cathryn. You might remember me raving about this particular bottle during my…