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.

Ultimate Spicy Cocktails

Drinks with spice bring a fun element to cocktails. The trick is to add enough heat to make the beverage exciting, but not too much that you can’t finish the glass. Grab your jalapeños, cayenne, chilies, and horseradish and prepare to get refreshed, with a zing.

Go-to House Wines for Fall

Looking for a versatile wine for chilis, stews, and braised meats? Try these bottles priced for a casual weeknight, but delicious enough for a dinner party.

Autumn Wines Perfect For a Picnic

Head outside to enjoy the vibrant colors on the trees and the last of the snow-less weather with a bottle of wine and good food.

Vegan Peanut Butter Tart

Made without dairy, this peanut butter tart with a delicious fig crust is deceptively cream and so easy to make.

Wine Tip: The Best Rosé Bang For Your Buck

We’ve jumped on the rosé bandwagon, and even if the current trend may one day fade, we will forever be on board with a glass of rosy wine. Here’s one of our favorite bottles for a great price.

Everyday Sparkling Wine

Just because you love sparkling wines, doesn’t mean you have to have something to celebrate in order to pop a bottle. As production of bubblies increase, the prices are falling. Here’s what you should drink.

Serious Sauvignon Blancs from California

These Sauvignon Blancs will delight and surprise you with their unique notes and bold flavors that will make you seriously reconsider the California white wine.

Perfect Wines for Father’s Day: Winemakers’ Tributes to Their Dads

Top winemakers in California and Italy tell how their dads have influenced their lives and even their work today. Plus, they each suggest a bottle to share with Dad this Father’s Day. Most are affordable and fall under $50, but there is one “splurge” bottle for those looking for an extra special gesture to thank their guy.

Wine Tip — 2012 Lake House White

While New Hampshire may not seem like wine country, Hermit Woods creates beautiful dry and sweet fruit or honey wines using local produce.

Generations of Wine in Napa Valley

Over the past decades, Napa Valley has become a holy land for families and aficionados with a love for wine. Not only are visitors flocking to the region for sips of impressive bottles, but to experience and taste the stories of the vineyards cared for by multiple generations.

The Beer for Breakfast Milkshake

A milkshake that is reminiscent of a beer float, but with maple and bacon flavors to make it appropriate for dessert or maybe even brunch on a warm day.

The Best of Baked Donuts

How could anything replace the deliciousness of a fried donut? While it make not be an exact replica, we have fallen in love with the ease of a sweet, baked ring. Here are our favorites!

Alain Ducasse’s Guide to Eating NYC

France’s acclaimed chef has fallen in love with the Big Apple. From a gourmet’s point of view, Alain Ducasse reveals his favorite bites for all budgets in his edible guidebook to New York City.