In the Kitchen

Homemade ricotta cheese

Homemade ricotta is easier than you might think. I collect cookbooks and during  a random trip to Marshall’s I found the Gourmet cookbook.  It’s a compilation of their recipes that appeared in the magazine, it’s all inclusive and has incredible recipes.  As I was flipping through it I found a recipe for  homemade ricotta.  I… Read More Homemade ricotta cheese


It’s Not Your Grandma’s Wallpaper

Wallpaper has been revisited lately and it’s not you grandma’s wallpaper.  Of course there is the standard, Waverly print that is reminiscent of  your aunt Jayne’s living room with its bright floral patterns or its boring tone on tone swirly lines.  Today, technology and creativity have really offered up a variety of new ideas and designs. Payton… Read More It’s Not Your Grandma’s Wallpaper


The 411 on Full Spectrum Paint

I left San Francisco armed with my marching orders -pick paint colors.  Thankfully I know my aunt’s color pallet well.  It’s true what they say about people’s homes being decorated in the same colors they tend to wear. She posed an interesting question and asked me about full spectrum paint, of which, I’ll admit, is… Read More The 411 on Full Spectrum Paint