Kim's Kitchen

Make these delicious honey cupcakes

The great thing about growing up in my neighborhood in Liberty, NY, was that there were always other kids around—a lot of other kids. Let’s just say that we never had to worry about …
I’ve always loved birds. When I was a child, my grandmother on my mother’s side—Evelyn, a bird lover herself—taught me about them. I learned a lot from her about the different …
Summer means picnics to me, and not just any picnics. It means gigantic picnics hosted by the Volunteer Fire Department Ontario Hose Co. #3, out of Liberty, NY—my hometown.
My father absolutely loved this country. His name was Jack Simons. He was born in 1932 in Scranton, PA, but ended up graduating from Liberty High School in upstate New York—a village in the …
Make a double-stuffed farm animal cookie

Anyone who knows anything about me knows that I love animals. And I’m proud that the same love of animals has also manifested in my kids. My son Corey, for example, is a 6-foot-2-inch …

Make this sugar swan

I’ve been fascinated by birds since childhood. When I see a hawk in flight, I know I’m going to have a good day. I’m lucky that I live in the mountains of Wurtsboro, NY, because …

Make these delicious chocolate-covered strawberries

More snow is falling as I write this column. Schools are closed, and I’m scrambling to alert participants that my Sip N’ Paint class scheduled for tonight at El Sombrero in Rock Hill, NY, …

Make this Valentine candy lollipop

I was thinking the other day that holidays seemed like so much more fun when we were kids. It’s probably because—when we were kids—we weren’t in charge of making the holidays …

Make this chocolate bomb snowman

Maybe it was a coincidence that we experienced our first significant snowfall of the season as I began to write this column (January 7, to be exact—Russian Orthodox Christmas). And it’s …

Make these rowdy reindeer cookies

Thanks to my recent appearances on Food Network’s “Halloween Wars” and “The Big Bake,” I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the various TV competitions …