Category Archives: Apps

Start Cooking with the New House Made iOS App

Weidner Creative House Made App Horizontal

Gourmet made easy

Last Fall, Florida based chef Katie Mar­quiss called me up with an idea. What if we could take the secrets behind restaurant’s trendy “House Made” ingre­di­ents and deliver them to the home chef. Expe­ri­enced or not, Katie felt that these home chefs deserved the truth about these mys­ti­cal sauces, aio­lis, but­ters, dress­ings and more.

With the new House Made app, avail­able on the iOS App Store, you have access to recipes that are sure to delight your guests, your fam­ily, and espe­cially your­self. Each recipe is bro­ken in to sim­ple, easy to under­stand steps, and are sea­son­ally based for peak fla­vor and ingre­di­ent availability.

To pro­vide you with fresh new takes for each sea­son, House Made will receive sea­sonal recipe addi­tions. The app also fea­tures bacon mak­ing 101, easy to under­stand instruc­tions, beau­ti­ful pic­tures, and a user friendly design that changes based on how you hold your iPad.

It has been a plea­sure bring­ing Katie’s vision to life over the past 6 months. I’ve tried many of these recipes while the app was in devel­op­ment and I must say that they are sim­ple and deli­cious. Now that the weather is warm­ing up it’s time to start mak­ing some bacon!

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House Made can be down­loaded from the iOS App Store on your iPad.

Available on the App Store




Adobe Illustrator, the Early Years

adobe illustrator the early yearsWhether you are a designer or not, Adobe Illus­tra­tor has been a part of your life for the past 25 years. Adobe Illus­tra­tor is the graphic designer’s go to appli­ca­tion for cre­at­ing vec­tor art. I can­not really say how many times I have been asked by clients what vec­tor art is and why their ven­dors are ask­ing for it, but if I had a nickel…well you know.

Adobe sales engi­neer Ton Fred­eriks of Ams­ter­dam and his team cre­ated a won­der­ful appli­ca­tion that takes the reader through the his­tory of this amaz­ing pro­gram. The app includes inter­views with John Warnock and Luanne Sey­mour, and includes tons of his­toric mate­ri­als sure to enter­tain design­ers. This free appli­ca­tion is availalbe for your iPad here.