Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

June 20, 2016

Cherry Chipotle BBQ Sauce by Coryanne Ettiene

Compensation for this post was provided by Cobblestone Bread Co.™ and Big Green Egg® via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Cobblestone Bread Co.™, Big Green Egg®, or AOL. When it comes to summer entertaining, causal over complicated is my approach to party planning, because when good food and good friends come together, the last thing I want is formality getting in the way of a good time; which is why when given the option, I’ll grill every time. Creating a BBQ menu is easy: . . .Read More

Muscovado Plum Granita

June 14, 2016

Nothing beats an ice cold Granita on a hot summer day. Just one taste, regardless of flavor, reminds me of those childhood slushy machines that I coveted when I was a little girl. Not so much because I loved the flavor of those oh too sweet sugary slushies, but because I adored the ice.  Ice. Cold glorious ice.  Fast forward 40 years and that little girl is in her kitchen blitzing fresh summer fruit, simmering syrups and making granita like she was born to do it. By far my favorite is a Muscovado Plum Granita, and add a splash of . . .Read More

You’re Invited to a #SimpleSummer Twitter Party

June 3, 2016

Coryanne Ettiene by Patrizia Montanari

I love this picture taken by my talented neighbor Patrizia.  It is everything that embodies the #SimpleSummer tag — in that moment, on a crazy blurry day, the world was good and simple and a house became a home.  What you don’t see is the pile of  boxes sounding us, and furniture scattered around like dominos, 5 children running in-between them… all hot from a day at school and excited about this tiny little space that offers a newness that somehow makes children giddy with energy. The soundtrack is loud, chaotic and then the bread is opened, the peanut butter . . .Read More

Grilled Corn and Tuna Southwest Salad

June 1, 2016

Corn and Southwest Tuna Salad by Coryanne Ettiene

Summer is back and so too are those amazingly sweet earns of corn that make us all want to fire up the grill and soak up the sun.  But if you’r weekend grilling adventures are anything like mine, there are always a few ears of corn left because we start with eyes bigger than our bellies.   Begging the question, what do you do with all that left over corn?  My recipe for Grilled Corn and Tuna Southwest Salad is the perfect solution to leftover corn. I’ve partnered with Genova Seafood to share this recipe with you, and host a prize . . .Read More

6 Small Kitchen Organization Tips

May 23, 2016

Small Kitchen Hack by Coryanne Ettiene

Exactly 28 days ago we moved from our 4K square foot home to our much longed for 1500 square foot cottage, and quickly dubbed our little house #EttieneCottage.  It’s not tiny by tiny house standards, but when you consider 5 people living in 500 square feet each we are living as small as we comfortably can.  In the last month, I’ve learned a great deal about small kitchen organization, mainly:  mainly what I really need and want in my kitchen, and how to get creative in keeping those big items that I simply can’t live without.  I’ve never been a . . .Read More

You are invited to a #GraniteGold Twitter Party

May 23, 2016

You’re invited to join me for an hour long #GraniteGold Twitter Party focused on summer entertaining on Wednesday.  We will be sharing tips and recipes for stylish summer parties and giving away. cash prizes sponsored by Granite Gold Inc.  No RSVP required to join the fun, simply join us on Twitter by following the tag #GraniteGold, and add the same tag to your tweets to join the conversation. #GRANITEGOLD TWITTER PARTY When:  Wednesday May 25th, 2016 Time:  8pm – 9pm EST Where:  Twitter on #GraniteGold Who:  Follow @CoryanneEttiene and @GraniteGold Prizes: 4 x $100 Visa Gift Cards RSVP:  No need to RSVP, everyone is welcome.     Rules . . .Read More

5 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Cherries

May 19, 2016

Roasted Cherries by Coryanne Ettiene

Life is better with a cherry on top. And if I do so say so myself, preferably a roasted cherry.  There is something quintessentially summer about a sweet, tangy, juicy cherry, and those red stained fingers to accompany an afternoon spent lingering on the front porch sipping smashed cherry lemonade or eating ice cold creamy roasted cherry and pistachio ice cream. Go on, you know you want to rush out and buy a bag of fresh cherries and eat them right out of the bag until you simply can’t eat another one….  but before you do, here are my favorite . . .Read More

5 Tips for Hosting a Dipping Party

May 16, 2016

#RanchEverything by Coryanne Ettiene

Some occasions are meant to be planned out in elaborate detail, others are casual gatherings where quick and simple are not just expressions but requirements. Inevitably both leave you asking the same question, “What shall I serve” and for me, regardless if it is a well planned event or a last minute hoo-rah, I’ll always lean towards the casual charm of a dipping party.  Perhaps it is my undying love of Tapas, or that procrastinating, frequently flying my the seat of my pants approach to entertaining that has me reigning as the queen of dipping parties in my neighbored.  After . . .Read More

You Are Invited to a #SaladMonth Pinning Party

April 29, 2016

#SaladMonth Pin Party

I love May, for many reasons… fresh peonies, markets filled with amazing edible goodies and treasured junk stalls, and because for the last few years I have worked with Dole to promote National Salad Month.  This year we are embracing all things fresh and fragrant, well beyond your simple tossed salad, a salad takes shape when you mix together your favorite ingredients and dress it with something all together fabulous. From pasta or potato salads, to fruit or grain salads, join us for a pin worthy recipe party featuring over a 100 salad recipe curated especially for you…and as always, win . . .Read More

Ettiene Market Opens in Downtown McKinney Texas

April 25, 2016

I’m sitting in a room with brown paneling, and beige carpet illuminated with florescent light, the air is stale with smells of cardboard and dust; and I am as happy as a bird with a french fry.  Gone are those stunning large windows and rays of light that bask my desk, and the sound of the chickens pecking happily just outside.  I must take the time to coordinate my outfit before I leave for work and I watch the clock while doing so, I’ve joined the masses that embrace the morning scramble and do so with a giant spring in my . . .Read More

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