Coconut Vanilla Cake, “The Good Cake”

Years ago my brother dubbed this “The Good Cake.” I was nervous when he first tried it because he was so quiet. He took a bite. Then another. And another. I was nervous. I asked what he thought. He said, “I think this is the best cake I’ve ever had.” This cake tastes like a…

Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)

With just four ingredients, you can have a taste of Hawaii! Aloha, Rosies! This is such a fun recipe; it’s fun to make and fun to eat. Hell, it’s even fun to say! Haupia (pronounced how-pee-ah) is a traditional Hawaiian dessert that’s served at luaus, Christmas dinner, and many other occasions. It’s a delicious coconut…

Pineapple Yogurt Bowl

Go on a backyard vacation with my easy pineapple yogurt bowls! I am missing my beloved Caribbean terribly today and was inspired to take a little vacation in my own backyard with a tropical breakfast: pineapple yogurt bowls. My dog Gabby was into it. My longtime readers know that I adore pineapple. It’s one of my…

Coconut Muffins

I don’t want to be hyperbolic here, but this is the best muffin recipe on planet earth. I first ate this perfect morsel of coconut goodness at beautiful Montpelier Plantation and Beach on the Caribbean island of Nevis. I loved them so much that I begged my friends at Montpelier to give me the recipe,…

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…

Pumpkin Sauce

It never ceases to amaze me how many dishes are served with pumpkin sauce in the Caribbean. It really doesn’t even taste like pumpkin by American standards. It reads more carrot to me. Either way, it’s absolutely fantastic alongside any fried fish dish, such as my Coconut Shrimp. I made this for my Disney Dinners:…

Tropical Pineapple Sundae

Anyone else feel like taking a tropical vacation without paying for an expensive plane ticket? Me too! I’ve found the most gorgeous pineapple at my store the last few weeks and decided to turn one into a fun sundae. The pineapple topping is only FOUR ingredients and would be equally delicious over a waffle. Can…

Coconut Pistachio Haystacks

Three ingredients is all it takes for a delicious chocolatey treat! This recipe is easily doubled, tripled, quadrupled…you get the idea. Coconut Pistachio Haystacks (Makes 15 no-bake cookies) 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup roasted, salted pistachios 1 cup flaked coconut Either on the stove or in the microwave, slowly melt chocolate chips so…

Frozen Piña Colada

What more does a gal need on a Thursday night than a homemade frozen piña colada in a pool? My thought process while drinking this: How fabulous is this?! Why don’t I make these all the time? Gosh, you can hardly even taste the alcohol. Could be dangerous! Could this go down any smoother? I may…