Bell Pepper Tilapia with Basmati Rice

This is a happy, easy weeknight dish. I say happy because it’s bright, colorful, full of nutrients and bell peppers always taste like sunshine to me. This is the kind of dish I like to cook during the week when it’s just me because it’s healthy and easy. (Contrary to popular belief, I don’t cook…

Dallas Blooms 2017

The Dallas Arboretum has a lot going on. There’s the first ever Food and Wine Festival next week, the spring concert series, and Dallas Blooms, the Arboretum’s 34th annual floral festival. Dallas Arboretum has planted 6,500,000 million bulbs over the past thirty-four years, offering the most tulips on display of any public garden west of Holland. Pretty…

Spring Travel Ideas

Raise your hand if you’ve got travel on the brain! It’s not just me? Popular this spring is Cuba since airlines celebrated the travel ban lift with incredible roundtrip deals. Flights to Europe are also unusually low. We’re talking $400-$500 for London, Frankfurt, Milan, and Paris. The trick, I’m reading, is to fly back seven days…

Bacon Potato Salad

I’m half German, half Irish. There is no amount of potatoes that I can’t take down. I easily cook potatoes five days each week and yet I’ve hardly posted any potato recipes on The Rose Table! I plan on amending that this year. The recipe could hardly be easier! Once the potatoes have been boiled,…

Dallas Arboretum to Host Its First Food and Wine Festival

Exciting news! Dallas Arboretum is hosting its first ever Food and Wine Festival on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Imagine noshing on everything from Mediterranean cuisine to Pan Asian bites to desserts from around the world surrounded by 500,000 blooms. Three words: sign me up! The premier event will feature savory tastings from some of the best…

Girl’s Trip to Disneyland

“It’s a great day when you wake up at Disneyland.” Last summer I told myself, Katie Rose, you can’t possibly go to Disneyland twice in a twelve-month period. Then I thought, what is the point of working fourteen hour days if I can’t bounce around the happiest place on earth with my girlfriends on my birthday? So I…

Tropical Pineapple Sundae

Anyone else feel like taking a tropical vacation without paying for an expensive plane ticket? Me too! I’ve found the most gorgeous pineapple at my store the last few weeks and decided to turn one into a fun sundae. The pineapple topping is only FOUR ingredients and would be equally delicious over a waffle. Can…

2016 Wrap Up

2016 was a big year! I traveled to Disneyland, New Orleans, Glen Rose, and Turks and Caicos, I hosted three major parties (The Rose Table en Blanc, a Masquerade Party, and a Mistletoe and Holly Affair), and I sold my home in my beloved Fort Worth and moved to a small lake town just outside…

Boozy Eggnog

To say this is boozy eggnog is really a gross understatement. If you want it less boozy, add about two cups more eggnog for a less in-your-face recipe. Otherwise stir is up and watch the party get started! Boozy Eggnog 1 quart chilled eggnog 5 oz brandy 4 oz dark rum 3 oz dark creme de cacao Cinnamon, nutmeg Whisk…

Parmesan Kale Chips

Y’all should have seen the horrified look on my dad’s face when I told him I was serving kale at my Christmas party! Don’t be fooled: these may be on the healthy side of party appetizers, but they are addictive. There wasn’t a single kale chip left after A Mistletoe and Holly Affair! I don’t…

Mistletoe Punch

I’m calling this Mistletoe Punch because you can’t really taste the alcohol even though there’s plenty of it. It really sneaks up on you, just like mistletoe! Mistletoe Punch 64 oz cherry juice 1 bottle whipped cream vodka 1 bottle champagne Stir together all three ingredients. Keep chilled with a festive ice ring! Serving suggestion:…

Pine Cone Cheese Ball

If this isn’t the cutest little cheese ball I ever saw, I just don’t know what is. The toasted almonds add a nicely, earthy flavor to the rich cream cheese. Pine Cone Cheese Ball 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened ½ cup Greek yogurt (I use Greek Gods) 5 strips of bacon, cooked crisp…