Lemon Lox

Don’t know how to cook but want to be be a superb hostess (or guest)? This is a no-cook recipe, making it perfect for summer entertaining and beginner cooks! All you have to do is assemble it and voila: elegant, easy entertaining. There are few things I love as much as salmon. I could quite…

Smoked Salmon Dip

This is one of my OG recipes. If you came to one of my college parties, chances are you had this dip. It’s only four ingredients, takes mere minutes to make, and is always a hit. It’s an especially nice appetizer in the summer because it’s best served chilled, making it a refreshing snack! This…

Strawberry Fields Crostini

Toasted baguette topped with creamy mascarpone, fresh strawberries, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction Looking for the perfect garden party appetizer? You’ve found it! This is basically my dream summer snack. It’s a little sweet, a little savory, and packs a whole lot of flavor into an adorable package. It comes together very quickly…

Spanish Queen Crostini

An appetizer fit for a queen! Need a quick an easy appetizer that is sure to impress? My Spanish Queen Crostini looks and tastes super fancy but is as simple as slicing bread. Here toasted baguette is topped with fig jam, chorizo, manchego cheese, and edible gold flakes for a show-stopping appetizer. The sweetness from…

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

 Something magical happens to prosciutto in the oven. It gets even fancier. I cut each prosciutto slice in half lengthwise, wrap two asparagus spears into snug little packages, drizzle with olive oil, grind a little black pepper on top, and toss them in the oven for 10-15 minutes until they’re done to my liking. They’re so…

Artichoke Heart of Stone Tartlets

A fancy appetizer that’s easier than it looks Looking for appetizer inspiration? Here crispy mini tart shells are filled with creamy ricotta cheese, a bit of lemon, artichoke hearts, and chives. So easy and SO good! I came up with this recipe for my SIX the Musical party as a play on words of Jane…

A Sexy Little Tart

Gruyere, bacon, and caramelized onions. Does it get sexier than that? This is the tart for people who think they can’t make tarts. That’s right, it’s a total cheat. It uses a sheet of puff pastry for easy entertaining. Simply top with caramelized onions and gruyere cheese, pop in the oven until the cheesy is…

Midsummer Cheese Board

Peaches and pink blueberries and honeycomb, oh my! There’s just something about a cheeseboard that’s so inviting. I came up with this one for my Midsummer Night’s Dream dinner party. I wanted all earthy, sweet things because, well, fairies love sweet things and dinner was imagined to be in a forest. The earthiness came from the…

Loaded Greek Hummus

Feta cheese hummus loaded with Greek classics Homemade hummus is so nice to have on hand. It’s a healthy treat that’s so fun to customize. Avid readers of The Rose Table know how obsessed I am with Greek food. I combined two favorites and came up with loaded Greek hummus! These are truly some of…