Annelise McAuliffe
Annelise McAuliffe

Mandatory family outings to the Detroit farmers' market and nightly home-cooked meals cultivated Annelise's respect and curiosity for food. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she spends her free time in New York City recipe testing, eating breakfast all day, and dreaming up international culinary adventures.

Three Wines for a Three-Day Weekend

We like to try new wines, but sometimes a wine guide that is a mile long can be overwhelming. So we’re sticking to three. Yep, just three wines fit for the coming Memorial Day weekend.

Postino: Wine and Snacks Hot Spot

We visited the Postino in Denver, Colorado for some boutique wines, great snack items and local beers. For an awesome happy hour or delicious ‘Snacky Things’ all day long, visit their other locations in Arizona and Texas too.

Celebrate PB+J Day with… Ice Cream

Peanut butter and jelly, a classic. A flavor combo that takes us back to childhood memories of sandwiches with friends in the school cafeteria. (Also, it’s something we still totally eat as adults.) April 2nd is National PB+J Day. To celebrate, we’re eating ice cream.

Trail Mix Bark

Spruce up your snacking with this easy trail mix bark. Simply melt dark chocolate and top with a Vanilla Glazed mix and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Tasting The California Coastline through Wine

What lies between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the California coast? Agriculture, a ton of history and of course, wine. Take a taste of the California coastline with Four Vines.

Favorite Dog-Friendly Hotels in the US

We love our dogs like they are our own kids. And while vacations are fun, we are always sad when we have to leave our four-legged friend behind. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite dog-friendly hotels in the US. While there are many more than those listed here, these are the ones we can vouch for and are really excited about.

Feast by Firelight: Tips to Eating Well While Camping

Camping season is here and rather than relying on canned biscuits and Oscar Meyers, we’ll be eating in style around the fire, but without the stress. This year, we’re packing Emma Frisch’s new book, Feast by Firelight. Check out a few tips from the book to make packing and cooking camp or cabin food a breeze.

Wine Tip: The Pinot Noir to Drink Into Spring

Here’s a Pinot Noir that is more food-friendly that anything you’ve tried before. Read on for how to enjoy it on the coldest nights of winter into the warmest spring afternoons.

Coffee Flour Brownies

Revamp your brownie recipe to be gluten free and include the flavorful, nutritional powerhouse of coffee flour.

A Complex Rosé You Can Drink this Winter

Does rosé make you think of sunny spring days and summer patio sessions? It’s time to change that! Check out this Italian wine that is complex enough for the cooler months and heavier dishes.

Flour Restaurant Brings Italian Philosophy to a Cleveland Kitchen

Situated just outside of Cleveland, Ohio, you will find Flour restaurant. A traditional Italian eatery opened by Chef Paul Minnillo and Matt Mytro, Flour is keeping things real while leaving the all too trendy term “rustic” in the past. The sleek dishes that emerge from their kitchen, run by Chef Matt Mytro, are memorable and truly unique. Believe me, their chorizo stuffed dates, cozily wrapped in pancetta will haunt your tastebuds long after you have left.

Gift Guide: Favorite Cookbooks of 2016

From the bookworm who loves to gaze at food and read about its history to the avid home cook, here are just a few of our favorite cookbooks of 2016 that are perfect for holiday gifts. This year saw a delicious trend, international cooking.

The Case for Quality Pinot Grigio

After enjoying two very different Pinto Grigios from the Friuli region, we wonder why this quality wine isn’t respected in more settings.

A Taste of Noble Vines

Great news! Sustainable wines can taste supple, unique, and be food friendly. Check out these wines from Noble Vines.

Perfecting Your Holiday Gingerbread

There’s nothing quite like the smell of warm, baking gingerbread cookies or the nostalgia most of us feel when looking at a decorative gingerbread house. Check out these tips to perfecting your holiday gingerbread.

Two Wines to Cheers to a Thanksgiving Feast

Planning a menu can be overwhelming, let alone pairing wines with the meal that your guests will love. Check out these solid wine recommendations perfect with a Thanksgiving feast.

The Goodness of Garlic

Discover the healing benefits of cooking with garlic from a garlic expert and try a flavorful halloumi lentil salad too.

A New Book for Bread Heads

Check out a new cookbook that is a bread-lover’s dream. Plus, try a recipe for sweet dough that is fried for heavenly donuts.

Pairing Wines with Holiday Flavors

The holidays will be upon us in no time at all! Check out these tips to pairing traditional spices and flavors with wines from France’s Languedoc region.

Favorite Red Wines for Fall

Cool days with warm sunshine and crisp leaves deserve to be paired with wines as versatile and variable as the season’s autumn weather. Check out these red wines that are light enough for a warm fall day, but have enough body to be served with heartier dishes.

Wines that Know How to Party

The holiday season is coming and we need fun, bubbly wines to bring out at parties that won’t take away from our gift fund. Try these affordable Proseccos.

Ten Things to Devour in Myrtle Beach

Once the land of over-done, cheesy seafood buffets that lined the streets one after another, Myrtle Beach is now the proud home of refined restaurants, historical cooking museums, and a thriving culinary school. Here are ten delicious bites everyone should devour in Myrtle Beach.