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Sep 16 2014 | 4:58 pm - Nothing signals fall’s impending arrival more than apple tress loaded with ripe fruit. Apple pies, caramel apples, apple cider and her mom’s Red Hot Cinnamon Apple Sauce are seasonal favorites at Penny Kazmier's house.Today she shares...
Aug 19 2014 | 3:43 pm - Penny Kazmier's desire to consume and preserve her precious summer produce has driven her to pickle cucumbers, jalapenos and even green tomatoes. Cucumber, tomato and onion salad has been on her dinner table almost every night; and she has zucchini...
Jul 22 2014 | 6:05 am - Faced with no oven or stove during a remodeling project, Penny Kazmier found herself turning to an electric skillet, hotpot and microwave to get dinner on the table. When she got he craving for comfort food, she broke out her slow cooker and crafted...
Jun 18 2014 | 5:50 am - Summer means salads for Penny Kazmier. And this summer she's crazy about Stetson Chopped Salad, a salad that got its start in Arizona and features a surprising ingredient: freeze-dried corn.
May 20 2014 | 5:41 am - For Penny Kazmier, nothing signals the approach of summer more than the smell of barbecue wafting through the backyard. Her family’s hands-down favorite barbecue treat is ribs, but not just any ribs. Her ribs require multiple steps including a...
Apr 24 2014 | 7:21 am - Eataly, an Italian food paradise, lies just a short train ride away in downtown Chicago. In case you need inspiration, you can take a class at La Scoula, Eataly's cooking school taught by its chefs and other experts. Penny Kazmier was lucky enough...
Mar 27 2014 | 7:42 am - Penny Kazmier was asked to bring dessert to a Mexican-themed dinner. With childhood memories of Mexican hot chocolate fresh in her mind she set out to recapture that taste memory and update it with a chile pop. The result: Cinnamon Chile Brownies.
Feb 18 2014 | 10:52 am - Just outside Austin, Texas, in the town of Marble Falls, sits the famous Blue Bonnet Café. With its homestyle menu and delicious pies, this 80-plus-year-old eatery made Penny Kazmier feel like she was visiting grandma’s house, where the food...
Jan 22 2014 | 8:48 am - I am hooked on cooking classes and take a one whenever the opportunity presents itself. Like when I learned Stonewall Kitchen, the creator of those delicious gourmet jams, sauces and salsas, operates a cooking school in York, Maine, I knew a visit...
Dec 17 2013 | 1:45 pm - When I was featured as Cook of the Week I shared that one of my family’s favorite things to do is to have “snacks” or appetizers for dinner instead of traditional meat-potato-vegetables on the plate. More than 10 years later that...