Kim's Kitchen

New Year’s resolution-breaker cookies

I’m often asked how I got into making cakes and competing on TV. The short answer is that, back in about 2010, I was watching a cake show and thought, “I can do that!” I abused …
My mother was born on Christmas Day, which is why her name is Carol. But to hear her tell it, that wasn’t necessarily a great thing—at least for her. She was the youngest of four in a …
I was driving through our local mountains a few days ago, during the peak of fall foliage. The way the sunlight flickered through the vibrantly colored leaves reminded me of just how much I love this …
 Devin Michael Housman loved Halloween.  As a child, Devin was diagnosed with autism. The Housman family—mother Yvonne, father Jim, and older sister Briana—faced many …
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 …

Make this sunflower brownie

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 …

Make these summer picnic treats from fondant

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.

Make these patriotic cake pops

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 …