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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,...

Agnes’s Pogacsa | Savory Hungarian Biscuits

We were stymied, trying to figure out where to go for dinner one night, when our friend suggested a restaurant on the Danube. It...

Banana Gingerbread

Just in time for the holidays and cold weather, this recipe makes a dense, moist and healthy loaf.  It's a great alternative to boring...

Almond Torte (Torta Rustica di Mandorle) and Breakfast in Sicily

  Breakfast may be our favorite meal in Sicily. A surprising statement about a place that created cannoli, cassata and Marsala. Breakfast in Ortygia, Agrigento and...

Baking Powder Biscuits

Sometimes you wake up early. You're all alone in the kitchen with nothing to do and no one to talk to.  Then you realize...