Margarita Grilled Cheese Sandwich for a taste of #Grownupsandwiches

March 7, 2017

I’ve partnered with Cobblestone Bread Co. to create this post. Enjoy! For me, a grilled cheese is a love letter dished up on 2 perfectly sized slices of bread. Not enough butter, too high of heat, wrong proportion of cheese, or even the slightest distraction can end up with a sandwich that lacks passion, and equally important, taste. A grilled cheese should be savored, not rushed. It should be patiently prepared with intent and purpose to swoon your taste buds and offer delight in simple indulgences. As the weather warms and my desire for tomato bisque fades, my grilled cheese . . .Read More

Mulled Wine Poached Pears

December 9, 2016

poached mulled wine pears by Coryanne Ettiene

Why poach pears in wine if you can poach pears in mulled wine?  One of my favorite lazy puddings to make this time of year is Mulled Wine Poached Pears because I always have a pot of mulled wine simmering for that moment when you just need a little sip of holiday cheer. The idea behind poaching pears is to infuse delight, the stunning gem tones that come from mulled wine poached pears is nothing short of brilliant, especially when you pair them with a vintage platter; or right off your cooling tray with a fork in one hand and . . .Read More

Mocha Custard Cappuccino Float

November 30, 2016

#CappTheNight with Coryanne Ettiene

Disclaimer: This recipe post for Mocha Custard Cappuccino Float is a sponsored post for the Hills Bros. Cappuccino #CappTheNight campaign.   Although I have been compensated, all opinions and recipes are my own.   The beauty with award season is that it comes with a wide enough buffer after the holidays and after a few weeks of refusing to eat anything with sugar that when it arrives, we are all ready for a little indulgence. And this Mocha Custard Cappuccino Float is exactly that, an indulgence of my favorite things: fresh whipped cream, frozen mocha custard and delicious coffee. Even if your . . .Read More

Christmas Pudding

October 17, 2016

Christmas Pudding by Coryanne Ettiene

If there is one smell that captures the heart of Christmas, it is the smell of  freshly steamed Christmas Pudding.  It lingers in the house for days, wafting around corners and becoming all the more pronounced with each slice offered.  To make a Christmas Pudding is to capture the season in one bowl of cheer. This is the dish of memories.  For many of us, our grandmother made it every year, for others it is the dense package offered from a neighbor purchased from the grocery store and offered on Christmas Eve as a holiday tiding.  It is an acquired . . .Read More

Pumpkin Spice Pear Crumble

October 13, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Pear Crumble by Coryanne Ettiene

When the craving hits for Pumpkin Spice, I skip the flavored latte and bake a Pumpkin Spice Pear Crumble.  While the autumn pie is the queen of Fall baking, the crumble is humble and understated, offering a blanket of warmth on a cold day without all the selfless dedication that a pie demands.  It is peasant like in its offering, but soothing in an aromatic way that allows you to simultaneously empty your fridge of over ripe fruit, and cook a mid week meal  with little effort.  In our kitchen, the crumble reigns supreme not just because of its simplicity, . . .Read More

Idaho Potato Harvest

October 9, 2016

I’ve been an adopted Idahoan for a few years now, but this autumn I made it official when I traveled to Idaho to participate in the 2016 Idaho Potato Harvest.  Over the last 4 years I have worked with the IPC creating recipes, video content and building communities online; every collaboration has been better than the next, and this harvest is a testament to that. I grew up in the ag world, surrounded by 4H and FFA friends who rode tractors on the weekends,  while I cycled to school on the very fields they tended.  Farming was never in my . . .Read More

Apple Pie Cookies

October 7, 2016

Apple Pie Cookies by Coryanne Ettiene

There are somethings in life that are worth stopping time for, like apple pie cookies.  But in truth when I say stop time, I really mean, a nano second because these are as close as you will get to eating a slice of apple pie without all the hard work of baking a pie from scratch. So easy in fact that you can sip your afternoon tea while the little ones in your kitchen set about to mastering this recipe for Apple Pie Cookies. What I adore about these cookies is what great gifts they make.  Wrap them in parchment, . . .Read More

Pressure Cooker Stout Braised Short Ribs

October 5, 2016


I never thought I would be offering you a recipe for  Pressure Cooker Stout Braised Short Ribs, even a month ago I was too timid to try a pressure cooker, hearing my mother rumbling in my head about the dangers of pressure cooking…  but here I am, with new skills and a new recipe.   You can’t live in Texas and not know how to cook short ribs, it is like living in Maine and not knowing how to cook Lobster.  Everywhere you go short ribs find their home on a menu, from asian inspired to good old fashioned BBQ, . . .Read More

Pulled Pork Tacos

October 2, 2016

Pulled Pork Tacos by Coryanne Ettiene

  We’ve all been there: no desire to to cook but longing for a good meal that everyone at the table will enjoy.  And if the children can help you pull it together: all the merrier for it.  Pasta was last night, and maybe even the night before that too, so what’s for dinner tonight?  Why not pulled pork tacos with a twist: skip the smoker, don’t plug in the slow cooker, no need for the grill, these pulled pork tacos are can be on the table in under 15 minutes thanks to Tony Roma’s easy and everyday dinner solution. . . .Read More

#BerriesForPresident Twitter Party

September 23, 2016

You’re invited to a prize packed #BerriesForPresident Twitter Party hosted by California Giant Berries! Consider it your pre-debate party that you won’t want to miss.  Come ready to share your favorite berry recipes and pick up a few berry tips that keep you inspired well into the holidays, plus join us for a chance to win one of the cash prizes being given away by California Giant Berries.   When: Monday, September 26, 2016 Time: 8pm – 9pm EDT Where: Twitter tag #BerriesForPresident Follow: @CalGiantBerries and @CoryanneEttiene Prizes: 4  Visa Gift Card prizes totaling $250,  all courtesy of California Giant Berries. Rules & Regulations: Prizes are open to . . .Read More

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