Fun and Easy S’Mores Bar

I always keep certain things in my house so if someone drops by unexpectedly, I can pull together dessert at the drop of a hat. I can always make homemade ice cream or at least whip some cream to serve with fruit. Now that I have a fire pit (more on that later), I keep…

Wendy Turns Ten!

I can’t believe my horse is ten years old today. She was just a yearling when I bought her. Wendy is really so much more than a horse to me. She’s my first life dream to ever come true and a living, breathing reminder of everything I’m working towards. In some ways she was the…

Seafood Chowder with Mussels

The only thing better than a Sunday is a rainy Sunday. Those close to me know to drop by my house when it’s raining. I get into so much trouble in my kitchen on rainy days! This weekend I had a craving for seafood chowder. Here’s what I came up with. This is not a…

Learning How to Shuck Oysters at Rapscallion

Today my friend Colleen (pictured above) and I learned how to properly shuck oysters at Rapscallion, a Dallas restaurant in the Lowest Greenville neighborhood. I buy raw oysters all the time but I never learned the art of shucking an oyster. Instead I throw raw oysters on the grill for a minute until they yawn…

Experience Lowest Greenville

A little birdie told me about an event happening next week and I just had to share the details with you! Experience Lowest Greenville starts at 9 am on April 1st and goes until 2 am. There are all sorts of fun foodie events – some free, some ticketed – happening in the area. A…

Best Ever Banana Bread

I bake this banana bread almost every week. It’s that easy and that delicious. Plus I buy bananas every time I go to the store and, because I live by pirate rules (waste not!), I refuse to throw brown bananas in the trash. Thus weekly banana bread has become a bit of a habit. This quick bread…

Dallas Arboretum Food and Wine Festival 2017

“Oh what a night!” The Dallas Arboretum was in fine form last night at its inaugural food and wine festival. The temperature was practically perfect for the sold-out affair and the garden couldn’t have looked better. Thousands of tulips and cherry trees were in bloom, subtly perfuming the evening air. I took my food friend Kat with me and…

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…