Sticky Toffee Pudding

toffee STICKY-TOFFEE PUDDING Servings Serves 12 Ingredients Pudding: 1 cup dates 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda 5 tablespoons softened butter, plus additional for molds 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 egg, beaten Toffee Sauce:  7 tablespoons unsalted butter 3/4 cup cream 11/3 cups dark-brown sugar 2 tablespoons Myers’s rum, or to taste Cooking Instructions Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the dates, and boil for 5 minutes. Strain, and place the dates in a bowl of cold water. Working in the water, remove the skins and pits from the dates. Place the dates in a medium saucepan with 1 cup water, vanilla extract, and baking soda. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 2 minutes (watch carefully, as it will foam). Set aside to cool. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8-by-12-inch baking dish or 12 6-ounce ramekins very well. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, ginger and sugar in a bowl. Cream the butter briefly in a mixing bowl. Add the date mixture, dry ingredients, and egg, and stir gently to combine. (Do not over-mix.) Spoon the mixture into the molds or baking dish until they are a bit less than half full. Set on a cookie sheet, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Toffee Sauce: While the pudding bakes, combine the butter, cream, and brown sugar with 3 tablespoons water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes, add rum, and set aside, keeping the sauce warm. Remove the pudding from the oven when a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. If using a large baking dish, cut the pudding into 12 squares. Pour the sauce over the pudding, allowing it to seep down around the sides and cover the top. (Use a fork to pull the pudding away from the pan, to get the sauce down the sides.) Bake for 2 to 3 more minutes. Remove and cool to room temperature. Serve with Rum Raisin ice cream, if desired.

Texas Monthly Gulf Coast Show Home at Cinnamon Shore Features Bertazzoni and U-Line



Room by room, every selection made for this beachy haven at Cinnamon Shore, including refrigeration by U-Line and Bertazzoni, and a cooktop and range by Bertazzoni, contributes to the spectacular result: a comfortable, contemporary, brand-new home that stands the test of time.

Nostalgia for the coast meets 21st-century style inside the Texas Monthly Gulf Coast Show Home at Cinnamon Shore. At this New Urban community in Port Aransas, vacationers experience the best of small-town life.

Cinnamon Shore is walkable, with plenty of green spaces for mingling, and though exteriors have a cohesive charm, homeowners can customize their homes’ interiors for livable luxury that suits their tastes. “Cinnamon Shore invites residents to create dream homes by the Gulf, places where they’ll bring their children and grandchildren one day,” says Jeff Lamkin, developer of the community.

The magazine’s Show Home blends classic beach house charm with a contemporary vibe. “Our family loves time at the beach, especially at Cinnamon Shore,” says designer Carrie Brewer of Brewer Design Solutions.

Describing her inspiration for Show Home interiors, she says, “We knew from the beginning we wanted a unique look and feel that would harken back to 19th-century beach cottages with an interior that veiled a modern, high-tech home of durable interior products. Each design was selected to create a life of ease, with modern family lifestyle and functionality in mind.”


Based in Austin and Port Aransas, Brewer knows the latest design trends of the area and how to infuse them with the charm of a classic beach cottage. “It’s a contrast throughout the whole house,” she says, pointing to a natural limestone display contrasted by glossy paint finishes. “The gourmet kitchen echoes this look with vibrant finishes on the Italian Bertazzoni kitchen appliances countered by driftwood-washed rafters and beams.” U-Line undercounter refrigeration was chosen, including a 24 inch Beverage Center and Wine Captain.


From day one, Brewer worked with the Davies Collaborative architects and her visionary husband, builder Cass Brewer of Legacy DCS, to create a space so memorable and functional that time away at the coast would be a true retreat. “We made sure everything we put in the home would wear well to last generation to generation,” Brewer says.


A view of the kitchen featuring Bertazzoni range and hood


Here is a description of the appliances by U-Line and Bertazzoni that were used in the home:

Texas Monthly Home at Cinnamon Shore


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Milestone Distributors Announces Expansion of Coyote Outdoor Living into 7 Southern & Midwestern States

Dallas, Texas – May 10, 2017 – Milestone Distributors (Milestone) is pleased to announce that it is expanding its existing distribution partnership with Coyote Outdoor Living (Coyote) into 7 southern and midwestern states. Already partnered in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah, Milestone will now represent Coyote’s premier cooking, storage, and refrigeration products in a total of 15 states across America’s heartland.

Effective May 15, Milestone will extend its sales, marketing, and distribution expertise into Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, North and South Dakota.

Ramsay Woodall, President of Milestone Distributors, elaborated on the expansion: “Coyote Outdoor Living’s passion for design, value and the outdoor lifestyle is demonstrated in its outdoor culinary and entertainment products. Coyote believes outdoor living enriches the lives of customers, and it is Coyote’s passion to make this happen for more families and more individuals, in more homes than ever. Whatever outdoor living means to you, Coyote designs and builds products to complement your outdoor lifestyle.”

As a family-owned and operated business with corporate offices in Dallas, Texas, Milestone Distributors began its mission in 1974 under the leadership of Kirk Woodall. Milestone Distributors’ mission is to be the premier sales, marketing, service and distribution solution to premium and luxury product vendors in the kitchen and bath industries. Milestone is committed to achieving this by developing regional and strategic sales channels based on excellent service, strong profitable relationships, and a product and service offering that allows for significant market share within their customer base.

Founded in Dallas, TX, Coyote Outdoor Living is an innovative company that specializes in the design, development and production of high-quality, all-stainless steel grills and accessories, providing people with the tools to build the outdoor kitchen of their dreams. Coyote’s advanced suite of products offer an affordable luxury culinary experience for those who are passionate about cooking outside. Coyote manufactures a broad range of grills, storage solutions, secondary cooking options, refrigeration, and more. Their products can be purchased throughout North and South America and the Caribbean and are available through a large network of distributors. Coyote Outdoor Living was conceived to bring to market a suite of products that allow consumers to create the outdoor kitchen of their dreams. For more information on Coyote, visit or view their social channels at and

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Pizzas on the Deck: Coyote Electric Grill Test Drive in Park City, Utah

In Februrary, Coyote Outdoor Living launched a new indoor and outdoor table top Electric Grill.

The Coyote Electric Grill ($799 MSRP) turns any outdoor space, large or small into a true outdoor living environment. It has a sleek, attractive silhouette and can be placed on a table, pedestal stand or built into an island or cabinet.

Coyote Outdoor Living Electric Grill

“Design and value are at the heart of Coyote Outdoor Living, our passion is to elevate the outdoor living experience with a selection of products that marry power and durability with style,” says Jim Ginocchi, President, Coyote Outdoor Living. “The introduction of the new Electric Grill expands the category to allow urban apartment dwellers and those who have downsized with limited outdoor space to recreate the nostalgic enjoyment of backyard barbeques with family and friends.”

With the Electric Grill, the enjoyment of grilling continues year round because the Electric Grill allows you to grill in the heart of winter. For Coyote, outdoor living is a way of life that is about being freed from the limits of space or season. Because it is not rolled out in June and packed away in November, Coyote becomes an integral part of your daily life through the joy of entertaining outdoors.

The Electric Grill comes with an exciting feature that doesn’t require your immediate attention; a timer that shuts off automatically and doesn’t overcook your food. Some other features include:

  • One SKU for portable, built-in or pedestal version
  • Temperature range of 175 – 550 degree Fahrenheit
  • Warming rack
  • Spatula, tongs and cover included
  • Weighted bottom in pedestal stand
  • Hinged side shelves on pedestal stand

Park City, Utah resident Melissa Labelle recently took the Coyote Electric Grill on a test drive for family pizza night on her deck with a view:

I received my Coyote electric grill on Friday and we put it to the test that evening.
We did family pizza night, and to say I was amazed at the results is an understatement!

The grill got to 500 degrees in less than 10 minutes.

Our pizzas were delicious! Crispy on the bottom and melted cheese on the top. Incredible grilled flavor.

Clean up was so simple. Nothing stuck to the teflon, so it just needed a quick wipe-down.







Photo credits: Sean Faulkner

Milestone Distributors Announces Expansion Of U-Line Into 13 Midwestern States



Milestone Distributors is pleased to announce that it is expanding its existing distribution partnership with U-Line into 13 Midwestern states. Already partnered in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada, Western Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, Milestone will now represent U-Line’s premier undercounter refrigeration products in a total of 20 states across America’s heartland.

Effective April 1, 2017, Milestone will extend its sales, marketing, and distribution expertise into North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, southern Ohio, and Kentucky.

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