Tortilla Roll Ups

My mom has been making tortilla roll ups as long as I can remember. I make them for most big parties I host because they’re so fast and easy to make and it’s a filling appetizer that requires no cooking. What’s not to love? These are bursting with flavors and color thanks to the green…

Marinated Shrimp

An impressive party appetizer My mom has been making this forever and I finally made my own version of it for my Cinderella Ball. It’s such a great party recipe because it ups the flavor profile of shrimp but it’s still as easy as whisking. If you can whisk, you can make this recipe! You…

Lemon Garlic Hummus

Homemade hummus bursting with bright lemon flavor If you’re looking for a healthy, easy, fast snack recipe, you’ve come to the right place! This is elegant enough to serve to company but healthy enough to nosh on by yourself. I love it with cucumber slices, tomatoes, and pita chips but you could also serve it…

Norwegian Gravlax (How to Cure Salmon)

I might never buy lox again. My world has been rocked by the simple act of curing my own salmon. I don’t know if I’ve ever been prouder of myself in the kitchen! Gravlax is a cured salmon dish that originated in Norway where they would bury fresh fish in the sand. The salt pulls…

Bacon Flight

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield. ‘Tis the season to be eat, drink, and be merry! I’ve partnered with Smithfield to share a fun and easy entertaining idea this holiday season: a bacon flight. What says party faster than bacon? I roasted slices of Smithfield Thick Cut Hickory Smoked…

Mezze Platter

A family style platter full of Greek goodies I really could eat a mezze platter every single night. Full of healthy Greek favorites, this platter is a crowd pleaser! I strongly recommend making your own tzatziki. It only takes a few minutes. Get my tzatziki recipe here. You find dolmades at many grocery stores in…

The Best Coconut Shrimp

I’m going to let you in on a secret. I never measure when I’m making coconut shrimp. It’s one of the many dishes I make that I’ve been hesitant to post on The Rose Table because I never measure but I’ve decided that well, that’s kind of my thing and you don’t need to measure…

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…

Antipasto Skewers

It’s hard for me to even call this a recipe because it’s so easy but here we go! You can easily make these the morning of a party. Loosely cover the serving platter with plastic wrap and set on the table when your guests arrive. You can make as few or as many as you…

A Mistletoe and Holly Affair 2016

I hosted my first Mistletoe and Holly Affair – named after one of my favorite Rat Pack Christmas songs – back in my college days, if you can believe it. Even then I asked my friends to dress up in cocktail attire! The table and food have both definitely improved since the early days but the spirit…

Game Night Recipes

I love board games. I come from a board game family, if you will. Last weekend I had a few of my girlfriends over for appetizers and game night. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as my friends did! From left to right: Katherine, yours truly, Nicole, Danielle, and Yas. How cute are…

Sun-dried Tomato and Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

I adore Mediterranean flavors year-round. I often joke that I studied abroad in Greece just for the feta. There’s just something so comforting about sun-dried tomato in the dead of winter. North Texas is under ice and I wanted something both comforting and sophisticated to enjoy during the Academy Awards last night. This is what…