There are no cut and dry rules for creating your own color boards, just be creative and go with what feels right.

DIY Paint Chip Wall Art

I’ve been thinking a lot about color lately.  This time of year here on the east coast as the brightly colored fall leaves disappear, we’re left with gray.  Gray skies, gray geese flying overhead heading somewhere warmer, car covered in gray muck, gray, gray, gray.  You get the picture and it’s not in living color.  It’s gray.  Like an old black and white movie or the first part of “The Wizard of … [Read More...]

The Ultimate Food Fight: World Food Championship in Las Vegas!

The Ultimate Food Fight: World Food Championship in Las Vegas!

I’ve been knee deep in preparations for the World Food Championships that will be held in Las Vegas this week.  Actually, the contest takes over Downtown Las Vegas for a week of exciting competition. Competitive cooks from around the country, … [Read More...]

Peppered Bacon Linguine with Mascarpone, Poached Egg, and Buttery Crumb Topping | Brett Youmans

Peppered Bacon Linguine with Mascarpone, Poached Egg, and Buttery Crumb Topping | San Giorgio Pasta Cook-Off

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of competing in the San Giorgio Pasta Contest in Philadelphia.  San Giorgio Pasta is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the company by hosting a series of events to commemorate its longevity. From the … [Read More...]

Kraemer House Garden | Apples on the Tree | October, 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow? | October, 2014

The garden is slowly creeping towards its winter slumber.  While I love every single moment I get to to spend here, spring and fall are my favorite seasons.  I love the frenetic energy that happens in the garden early in the year and the more relaxed … [Read More...]

Front porch renovation at Kraemer House. This Old House magazine, October, 2014.

Kraemer House is in October, 2014 “This Old House” Magazine!

It's not everyday that you get to see your home in a magazine and this month, the third floor bathroom is featured in This Old House!  It's only fitting that our final renovation project here at Kraemer House is in this particular magazine.  {This … [Read More...]

Pasta all Norma: Recipe with ricota salata and Marsala

A Taste of Sicily: Pasta Alla Norma

Eggplants are to Sicily what potatoes are to Ireland.  Eggplants, or aubergines, are used in numerous dishes on the island.  Whether fried, sautéed, baked, or grilled — each cooking method brings out a different quality in the fruit which, as a … [Read More...]

Gelato and Brioche | GreenThumbWhiteApron.com

Exploring Sicily: The Trip of a Lifetime!

I knew I was going to love this place.  What's not to love about a place where it’s totally acceptable to eat ice cream for breakfast?  Better yet, ice cream stuffed into a tender brioche bun.  Could I have arrived in heaven? I recently had an … [Read More...]