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Perfect Chocolate Brownies

June, 2015 · By Coryanne Ettiene

Perfect Chocolate brownies by Coryanne Ettiene

When I say perfect, I mean decadent, easy, rich and soft crumbly kind of brownies that make you wonder why you don’t make them more kind of perfect chocolate brownies. I don’t understand why brownies are not a big deal like cupcakes are.  I mean, really….  they are so much easier to bake than cake.  The first time I made brownies I was in college, I rather thought I was a budding Julia Child when I took that first bite, but then I got distracted by boys and forgot the whole notion of cooking all together for the next decade. . . .Read More

How To Clean Baking Trays

June, 2015 · By Coryanne Ettiene

How to clean your baking trays by Coryanne Ettiene

Sticky, grimy, burnt on oven trays can really spoil the mood to baking something amazing.  But we have all have a few dirty baking trays lurking in our kitchen that we avoid at all cost because we can’t be bothered to scrub away all those “It’s clean enough” moments.  The truth is, a clean baking tray doesn’t have to mean hours of scrubbing, just a few clever shortcuts. If your kitchen is anything like mine, your oven trays do all the hard work, from simple sheet pan dinners, to scrumptious morning muffins, we use our baking trays more than anything else . . .Read More

Top 20 Summer Avocado Recipes

June, 2015 · By Coryanne Ettiene

Avocados From Peru by Coyranne Ettiene

For the last few months I have been working with the team at Avocados from Peru and Sam Henderson to put a festive spin on the start of summer and the Avocados From Peru season creating a digital magazine and a video that captures what I love most about summer.   I’ve had avocados on the brain for since March and to see the entire launch come to life is, well….. Monumental.  As I write this I’m looking at a map that hangs in my office, each country that I have visited in marked, and like a beacon, Peru is sitting . . .Read More

Easy Oven Dried Strawberries

June, 2015 · By Coryanne Ettiene

Simple Oven Dried Strawberries by Coryanne Ettiene

When you open our pantry door it is a beacon of dried fruit in jars. Somehow, and frankly I’m not too sure how, my children have decided that it is their snack of choice, especially (and with good cause) dried strawberries.  And with nine million snack times during summer vacation, you can bet your last dollar that I’m going the easy route when it comes to drying strawberries. As a child strawberries where a luxury saved for special occasions, they were like gold and rarely indulged upon like they are today.  I used to sneak them one at time right . . .Read More

#AvosFromPeru Twitter and Pinning Party

June, 2015 · By Coryanne Ettiene

#AvosFromPeru summer ebook

Can you taste it?  Summer is finally here!  What better way to kick off the official start to summer than a week packed with prizes, parties and recipes?  I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite lifestyle experts and Avocados From Peru for a summer launch party starting with a Pinning Party on June 15th and ending with a Twitter Party on June 17th.  With over $900 in cash prizes, countless recipe ideas and stylish summer inspiration, we are on a mission to give you a monumental summer.  All week long we will be sharing our favorite summer ideas across . . .Read More

Watermelon Lime Rum Cocktail

June, 2015 · By Coryanne Ettiene

Lime and Watermelon cooler by Coryanne Ettiene

The average American will consumer over 15lbs of watermelon this summer.  Just 15lbs?  Really?  We go through 15lbs a week in our house not just because on a hot day  a cold slice of melon is on everyone’s mind, but also because it is just so versatile.  How do we love thee?  Let me count the ways…..Watermelon sorbet, Watermelon Smoothies, Watermelon Salad, Watermelon Juice, Watermelon Ice Pops and Watermelon Cocktails to name just a few.  As the nights get longer so too does the hours we sit outside sharing a drink (or 3) with our friends on the front porch, and . . .Read More

8 Essentials For a Summer Picnic Basket

June, 2015 · By Coryanne Ettiene

What to pack for the perfect picnic by Coryanne Ettiene

Nothing says the lazy days of summer like a well packed picnic and an afternoon spent feasting in the sunshine with your favorite people. The best picnic I’ve ever had, I had nothing to do with.  It was a fabulous summer day in Italy and we stopped by a local deli to collect a ready made basket filled with booze and nibbles; the simplicity of that day was what Hollywood movies are made of full of romance, and the charm that only comes under the newlywed umbrella.  Far removed from that splendid day, the first time I packed a picnic . . .Read More

Tuna Fresca Recipe

May, 2015 · By Coryanne Ettiene

Tuna Fresca by Coryanne Ettiene

Food and real life moments should never be too complicated, life is too short for anything else.  When it comes to cooking, I’m a firm believer that the best food, is simple food; especially when it comes to snacking. Which is why when I need a quick dish without the fuss of cooking, I whip up a bowl of Tuna Fresca. It’s as simple as mixing up a fresh salsa with just the right balance of heat, herbs and citrus, and then mixing it up with the tuna. The trick with great tasting Tuna Fresca is in the tuna you choose.  Packing . . .Read More

DIY Denim Ombre Napkins

May, 2015 · By Coryanne Ettiene

Quick Weened DIY:  Denim Ombre Napkins by Coryanne Ettiene

I’ve got a drawer of vintage napkins that I picked up at a small sale in London years ago, as much as I love them, I rarely use them because their character building age spots make them look tired and worn.  I’ve known for years that I wanted to do something with them, but not sure what…until I was hit by the ombre bug.  On a rainy afternoon a few weeks ago, I turn my kitchen into a color factory, dipping everything that stood still into one color or another.  In the end, I fell madly in love with these denim . . .Read More

5 Tips to Make Family Breakfasts Your New Routine

May, 2015 · By Coryanne Ettiene

5 Tips for a family breakfasts by Coryanne Ettiene

New line of Cobblestone Bread Co. bagels and English muffins. Family meals are an easy way to create a lasting connection, and I’m always trying to find the right balance between a busy week day and family dinners. Try as I might, and as much as it pains me to admit, family dinners are elements of our week that don’t always come easy. They are planned for but never happen as much as I would like, so when the weekend rolls around, my biggest priority is a big family breakfast that allows us to linger around the table and reconnect. . . .Read More

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