A few weeks ago, after I published my recipe for 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies, I received a note from my cousin Julie Metzger Blackman. "Kevin," she wrote, "You should ask your Uncle Paul about peanut butter cookies." And so I did. Read more »
Happy October, everyone! This month, I'm planting bulbs, baking cinnamon rolls (yum!), and designing window gardens. Wanna watch me work? Check out this month's list of House and Garden Chores. Read more »
Pâte brisée is the only crust I trust for pies, tarts, and galettes. It's tender, flaky, and meltingly-delicious. It's easy to roll out, too. And talk about fast -- with the help of a food processor, this bit of ecstasy can be yours in just 30 seconds. Read more »
Ever wondered about the difference between baking soda and baking powder? I certainly have. I've also wondered why some recipes request just one of these ingredients, while others require both. And now, thanks to the experts at Google University, I finally have some answers. Read more »
Yes, I know it’s only September. But I’m thinking ahead towards spring! For color and perfume in April and May, I recently ordered some gorgeous tulips and daffodils. Here’s a look at these autumn-planted beauties, along with a couple of bulb buying-and-planting tips: Read more »
Kevin is an award-winning food, garden and lifestyle guru who lives in New York's Hudson Valley. His recipes have appeared in dozens of newspapers. He has contributed countless gardening articles to African Violet Magazine, Berkshire Home Style Magazine, and Garden Design Magazine.