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Orange Bizcochitos

    Whew! Our decorations are up...The house is in full holiday mode. Two trees, 5 stockings, all those wreaths. Suddenly it's Christmastime at the Kee home. Or maybe...

Extremely Ginger Muffins

  Every Christmas morning we serve Gram's ginger muffins. Not sure where she got the recipe...maybe from some long-forgotten newspaper article. Or maybe it's a...

Kitchen Pantry Kouign-Amann

    Lizzy -when she was working in Paris after college- kept telling us about this unbelievable sweet, soft yet crispy pastry with a caramelized  bottom. It originated outside Paris, in Brittany,...

New Orleans Chocolate Pecan Pie

Can you describe New Orleans in a word or two? It's impossible. The city has more identities, more nicknames than any other place....The Big...

Intensely Dense Ginger Cake

I wonder if the ginger gene is dominant? No, no, not the Prince Harry, Nicole Kidman, Ed Sheeran kind of ginger gene. The one...

“Buzzed Babbo” Cranberry Cocktail

We're officially obsessed with Domenica Marchetti's granita recipe. First we made it with honeydew melon. Then we tried it with watermelon. We liked that...

Honey Gingerbread and Kürtőskalács

The Budapest Christmas Fair may be small, but it packs a sensory-overload of sounds, smells and sights into a few city blocks. The two...

Dark Hot Chocolate and Christmas in Budapest

If you're lucky, like we were, you'll arrive in Budapest at night. And, after passing miles and miles of generic concrete highrises, you'll look...

Budapest Christmas Fair

Boldog Karácsonyt! We're in Budapest for the Christmas market which has hundreds of wooden stalls selling hearty holiday food and drink. Oh, and a few...

Italian Pistachio Cookies

Those naughty Sicilians! Leave it to Italy, the land that brought us Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, to have a sweet called "virgin's breast." Whether...