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Red Chile Margaritas

Oh, lordy... this may be the best margarita recipe ever! John and I have tasted our fair share of New Mexico margaritas through the years....

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...

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...

New Orleans Muffalettas

If you've spent any time in New Orleans, you've probably enjoyed that olive spread, salami and melted cheese sandwich --the muffaletta. Central Grocery created...

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...

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...