Kim's Kitchen

Make a cookie out of your puppy

Yes, my four-and-a-half-pound Maltese dog is named after Ozzy Osbourne. I can’t help myself. I love both Ozzies. The story of my Ozzy is a bittersweet one. My friends Yvonne and Jim …
My friends Joyce Salimeno-Gitlin and her late husband Mel were buzzing down Lake Louise Marie Road in Rock Hill, NY one day in 2018 when they noticed activity at the site of the old Dodge Inn …
“Would you be interested in making a life-sized mounted deer cake for my hunting camp’s one-hundredth anniversary?” I’ve had many an offbeat conversation with my friend …
Rich Castagna knows beer. He ought to. He’s been brewing craft beers most of his life. And he and his family—wife Lisa, along with daughters Hailey, Sammy and Mia—have been …
Make this Pelkey’s Tavern Detroit-style pizza cake

“Hey! Would you consider doing a Sip and Paint class over at Pelkey’s Tavern?”  The question came from Shannon, a friend of mine who regularly attends my Sip and Paint …

Make these musical instrument cake toppers

I’m pretty sure that everyone in the world loves music in some way, shape or form. I know I do. Early on in my life, I wanted to play the drums. But my father, being of a certain age from …

Make this Burn Brae Mansion haunted candy apple eyeball

 I love Halloween. When people ask me which of my TV appearances is my favorite, I always say Food Network’s “Halloween Wars” in 2021. My team, Ghosts with the Most, were …

Make this sweet and savory meat treat

Paul Ciliberto was 15 years old when he decided exactly what he wanted to do with his life.  Standing on the street in Duryea, PA, he stared in wonder through the window of the local radio …

Make this Solaia bottle cookie

By the time you read this, we as a society will have recently celebrated two milestones of freedom:  Independence Day, which celebrates the birth of the United States on July 4, …

Make this gingerbread Tree of Life

Remember when we were kids and used to climb trees? This isn’t something you see often anymore. At least, I don’t. But back in the day around my neighborhood in Liberty, NY, …