Pumpkin Picnic

For the second event in my Quarantine Halloween series, I invited my friend Emily over for a socially distanced pumpkin picnic in my backyard. I set up two blankets in a corner of my yard by my raised bed garden with my pumpkin vines in between us. I made a lovely fall soup & salad…

The Rose Table’s Pumpkin Soup

I am incredibly proud of this pumpkin soup. It’s well-balanced in flavor, has the perfect creamy consistency that you want, and it’s just downright fun to make! It comes together in just about fifteen minutes aside from roasting a little pie pumpkin, which are readily available an easy to work with. To roast a pumpkin,…

Fall Fairytale Picnic

Life is but a dream I had the loveliest evening last weekend with my friend Lucy! We went to Prayer Lavender Garden in Rockwall, TX for a socially distanced picnic in 76 degree weather. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky! Prayer Lavender Garden is revamping their lavender fields this fall but the property is…

Fairytale Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Pumpkin cheesecake brownies fit for a princess WOW. Can I just say WOW? These brownies are unbelievably good. A luscious pumpkin cheesecake layer is the sweet surprise inside these fudge-y brownies. I used a Ghirardelli brownie mix but you could of course make brownies from scratch. I used my homemade fairytale pumpkin puree for these brownies. Fairytale…

Harvest Festival

Halloween may look a little bit different this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t all have fun at home! I had my quarantine crew, my parents, over for a backyard harvest festival-themed lunch. Here’s how I did it, recipes and all! The Food I wanted a super causal menu that would be easy to…

Homemade Apple Cider

What says fall more than a warm glass of homemade apple cider? This drink makes your house smell amazing. My mom said, “Realtors should really use this recipe when they want to sell a house. It smells so cozy!” You do need a couple of hours to make homemade cider but it’s mostly all inactive…

Autumn at the Arboretum 2020

It’s the fifteenth year of Dallas Arboretum’s beloved Autumn at the Arboretum festival, which has been named one of the best fall festivals in the country by several national publications. My avid readers know that I look forward to Autumn at the Arboretum all year and never miss it, but this year is particularly special…

Autumn Dinner in the Garden

Who says autumn colors have to be red and orange? I had my friend Irene over for a socially distanced dinner in the garden on Friday and set a nontraditional fall table that I’m in love with! I used my mint green tablecloth (which you might recognize from my Princess and the Frog party or my…

Maple Bar Cookies

Maple lovers, rejoice! This cookie is for you. These maple bar cookies have melty chocolate chips, toasted pecans, and a fantastic maple glaze, and it’s a one-bowl recipe baked in a 9×13 pan! Gotta love that. I adapted this recipe from my M&M Bar Cookie Recipe. I love the simplicity of bar cookies. One pan,…