Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 16, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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This week as we wind up our look at Strawberries in the month of May we are going to finish up with recipes, one of my favorite combos is strawberries and chocolate so a strawberry cookie recipe with chocolate chips was a natural yes for me. I found the recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction and it’s great!! The cookie recipe is a cake mix based recipe which automatically means it’s going to be moist, I whipped these up on a Sunday morning to see what we thought, they are moist, easy to make and very flavorful and I love the hit of chocolate from the chocolate chips. Here are some pics I took using my iPhone and recipe. Enjoy!!!

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Friday Design Roundup~4/15/16

April 15, 2016

By Tab Byrum

There’re lots going on in the world of design, so much that we couldn’t fit it all in regular posts this week, take a look at these stories on color, art, designer toys, Paris, and chicken. Enjoy!!!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve surfed the internet looking at websites for art galleries and artists and you stumble onto an original piece by an artist but I never feel confident enough to buy something, that’s one reason I really enjoyed this article in Elle Decor Magazine on How To Buy Art Like A Pro. Auction and downsizing expert Barry Gordon gives 4 great tips for purchasing art.


I definitely believe color affects they way we feel, you know how you just feel better and more comfortable wearing some colors than others and the same can be said for being in rooms painted certain colors. British designer Vanessa Arbuthnott recently put together a great chart on colors, their meanings, the emotions they bring out and what rooms you should and shouldn’t paint in these colors. It’s featured in this ED article, very interesting.


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We all grew up with Fisher Price toys, now the tot brand is going designer with word that Designer/Author Jonathan Adler has come on board as the Creative Director for Fisher Price. The first collection will debut this fall and include nursery decor, bedding, clothing, and toys. The deal between Adler and Mattel owned FP is for three years and will feature all the bright colors Adler is known for, here’s the announcement and story on the FP website.




Paris is redefining several of its major traffic intersections by having them redesigned to be more accommodating to pedestrians.  The move began in 2013 with the redesign of the Place de la République and has proved to be so popular that it’s being continued at seven sites, the redesigns will give pedestrians and cyclists at least 50% of the public spaces.




And finally today a few recipes to contemplate over the weekend from Food52.com. These all look amazing and I’m definitely going to try the recipe for chicken thighs with tomato, orzo, olives, and feta. Chicken never looked so good.  Have an awesome weekend.

Mellow Cranberry Salad

November 24, 2014

By Tab Byrum

Yesterday was “Eat A Cranberry Day” so I thought I would join in with a couple of Cranberry posts today, especially since it’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S.  We always had cranberry salad at Thanksgiving at my grandma’s house, there were many times I helped her make the salad.  Her recipe called for fresh whole cranberries that we ground up ourselves using a big metal grinder that hooked to the edge of the counter, yes this was way before food processors.



My mom still makes cranberry salad for holiday get togethers so I asked her for that recipe or one as close as possible and here it is, Mellow Cranberry Salad.  If you make it let me know how it turns out and what you think.  Enjoy!!!

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