Caramel Apple Cake

An easy apple cake with caramel icing I don’t make a lot of sheet cakes because I love the drama of a tiered cake but for this I make an exception. I bake this cake every fall and start looking forward to it on Independence Day! If you’ve never made an apple cake before, you’re…

The Dallas Opera First Sight 2018

This was my first time attending The Dallas Opera‘s First Sight event, an annual luncheon and fashion show the day before opening night. This year’s event featured CH Carolina Herrera and catering by Wolfgang Puck. My friend Wendy Darling and I were greeted with champagne brandy cocktails with blood orange slices. A string quartet played…

Adventures in Neverland at Dallas Arboretum

The other day I had the pleasure of exploring the Dallas Arboretum’s annual pumpkin village with my dear friend (and avid Rose Table reader!) Kat. There are a lot of fantastic events in Dallas in the fall but this is one of my favorites! Autumn at the Arboretum boasts 4,500 Chrysanthemums, 150,000 fall blooming plants,…

Pumpkin Picnic

This week I baked one of my favorite fall treats, my pumpkin oreo pie with cinnamon whipped cream, and headed out to Black Star Sport Horses for a little pumpkin picnic with my horse, Wendy. I laid an earth tone colored quilt down in front of the pasture and decorated with a few medium sized…

The Dallas Opera Patron Party

I felt like the luckiest girl in Dallas last night frolicking in the epic gardens of Roxanne and Gene Phillips, who opened up their stunning home for The Dallas Opera Patron Party featuring Bulgari. The soirée is hosted as a thank you to donors prior to The Dallas Opera‘s First Sight / First Night (presented…

Disney Dinners: Cars

All American fare served in a Route 66 diner with a magical twist after dark I cannot watch the movie Cars without tearing up. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend watching it with a box of tissues nearby. A race car ends up in a forgotten Route 66 town and learns that speed and…

How to Make Bread Cones

These handheld treats as fun to make as they are to eat! This is for all my Disneyland fans out there. I was determined to serve bread cones stuffed with mac ‘n’ cheese at Disney Dinners: Cars because the Cozy Cone Motel serves up bread cones at the park. These are so fun to make…

Crockpot Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Creamy mac ‘n’ cheese with just five minutes of prep! If you’re looking for a super simple, hands-off mac ‘n’ cheese recipe, this is it. It’s quite possibly the creamiest mac ‘n’ cheese you’ll ever have. In Texas, you most often see baked mac ‘n’ cheese with a crunchy bread crumb topping. Since I was…

Sliders

Sweet Hawaiian rolls are the perfect complement to a juicy slider I don’t know why on earth everyone these days makes meatloaf when they’re trying to make burgers. Please help me spread the word: you do not need eggs and bread crumbs in burgers. That is just a burger-shaped meatloaf. All you need for a great burger…

Amaretto Milkshakes

Disaronno goes down so smooth in a vanilla milkshake!  Why don’t I make milkshakes more often? This really hit the spot! None of my guests believed me that there was alcohol in this milkshake. Each milkshake has a shot of amaretto in an otherwise vanilla milkshake. Amaretto is an almond liquor that goes down so nice, it’s…