Amaretto Whipped Cream

Disaronno is my favorite alcohol of all time, so it’s an absolute wonder why I never talk about it here on The Rose Table. Amaretto is almond-flavored, which is the perfect complement to so many desserts. This would be delicious with a brownie, a chocolate tart, or so many different ice creams. I made this…

Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge

Some sundaes are worth melting for! This deep, dark hot fudge sauce keeps for ages and heats up perfectly each and every time, making it a great make-ahead dessert when you’re serving ice cream sundaes. I served this with vanilla bean gelato, amaretto whipped cream, slivered almonds, Ice Queen sprinkles, and a white chocolate snowflake…

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway Hot Fudge Sundae

Some desserts are worth melting for! You forget how great a hot fudge sundae can be. This is anything but ordinary. When I saw Ice Queen sprinkles by Fancy Sprinkles, I knew I had to serve an ice cream sundae at my Frozen dinner party. I added slivered almonds and amaretto whipped cream as an…

Checkered Past Winery

Checkered Past Winery is an urban Dallas wine pub known for its impressive selection of Texas wines and a menu inspired by southern Italy. Located in the historic South Side building in Dallas, Texas, co-founder, owner, and winemaker Sandro DiSanto is a first generation American passionate about wine making. Wine is in his blood: both of his grandfathers made wine in Sicily….

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is one of the finest resorts in the California wine country. Known for its world class spa, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn is conveniently located just minutes from Sonoma Plaza and hundreds – that’s right, hundreds – of wineries. It’s also home to a Michelin-rated restaurant, complimentary fitness and wellness…

Benziger Family Winery Partners Tour

A step above organic, this Biodynamic vineyard is a sight for sore eyes Wine Spectator called Benziger’s tour “the most comprehensive vineyard tour offered by any winery in California.” Now I can’t speak to every single wine tour in California but I can confirm that Benziger’s Partners Tour is incredible. You take the trolley around…

Roasted Banana Popsicles

Get ready for The Year of the Pop. I got a Zoku popsicle mold as a birthday gift a couple of years ago and have made precious few pops but that’s about to change. I often crave things I’ve never had and this is one of them. Never in my life have I eaten a roasted…

My First Time at Medieval Times

I can’t believe I finally made it to Medieval Times after a fifteen year quest! The evening did not disappoint. Medieval Times is a themed dinner show during which six knights battle on horseback and on foot. The show gets the audience involved by having each section root for a different knight during the tournament. There…

Delicious, Easy Brunch

I had some friends over for brunch yesterday and couldn’t believe how easily this came together! I honestly think was my best brunch spread yet. I baked the coffeecake the day before and made the Belgian waffle batter (a double batch) the night before. The morning of the brunch, I made two pans of maple-glazed…

Giant Ham and Cheese Omelet

This was such a hit at brunch! This is my favorite method for serving eggs to a crowd because it turns out perfectly every time and the clean up could not be easier. I make this same method with all sorts of variations, often involving leftover grilled veggies (yum!), but this is hands down my…

Champagne Rose

Are you sick of me raving about Chambord? Because I am not sick of drinking it! This two-second champagne hack is sure to impress your friends and is better than any champagne cocktail I’ve ordered at a restaurant. I hope you love this rose-hued drink as much as I do! This may very well become my…

Maple-Glazed Bacon

This is just the best bacon in the world. It’s also my favorite way to cook a large amount of bacon because the oven does all the work and you need not clean bacon splatters off of your stove later. You know how much I hate to clean! Many recipes online tell you to set the…