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Lavender Iced Tea

Who knew the Pacific Northwest had so much in common with southern France? By that I mean, only a few miles from glaciers, mountains...

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...

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...

Broccolini With Lemon Mustard Dressing

What makes broccolini so good? Must be because it's healthy, flavorful, not as tough as broccoli and, most importantly, absorbs the flavors of its accompanying sauce. Oh,...

Susan’s Laughing Juice | Spiced Pear Cocktail

  Last night seven of us, friends from grade school who don't see each other as often as we should, got together for dinner at...

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...

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...

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...