14 Reasons to Give In to Color

_62C3035It’s no surprise that BlueStar® loves color – we offer 750+ colors & finishes for customers to choose from.  Now, colorful kitchen appliances are becoming more popular and consumers are beginning to shy away from stainless.  Houzz Contributor Becky Harris gives us 14 Reasons to Give In to Color.

The 1970s trends of avocado-green and harvest-gold are long gone, in the 1990s stainless steel took over as the must-have finish for appliances.  Most recently, people have been camouflaging refrigerators and dishwashers with panel fronts that matched the cabinetry.  Finally color is back!  “Home cooks are proud of their appliances and want to make them stand out,” says Harris.  Not only are home cooks incorporating color but kitchen designers are striving to make a range a focal point.  “I try and use a colorful range wherever possible,” says interior designer Alison Kandler. “I think the range is the ‘fireplace’ of any kitchen and should be a focal point.”  To see more reasons to Give in To Color click here.

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at BlueStar!

rscott_momThis Mother’s Day we would like to share one of our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes from All Star Chef Ryan Scott and his mom.  ”Whether it’s at home or in front of a live audience, my mom is still my favorite cooking partner.  I make the recipes that she taught me as a kid growing up.  This chocolate chip cookie recipe is one of the best I have come across, plus it always brings back great memories of summer days and swimming with my family,” says Scott.

Chef Scott is the creator and owner of San Francisco’s popular “Market & Rye,” as well as a catering company called Ryan Scott2Go.  Best known as a charismatic contestant on season four of “Top Chef” and he is now the host of his own San Francisco-based television show, “Food Rush“.

“My mother taught me that food brings together family and friends,” says Scott.  What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than baking up a batch of delicious cookies.  Chef Scott adds, “Enjoy!  And if you want to switch it up, add butterscotch chips or crushed hazelnuts.”  Click here to watch Ryan and his mom make these cookies live.

Mom’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

“Servings: 30      Difficulty: Easy      Time: 30 minutes     Provided by: Ryan’s Mom

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 cup room temperature Butter
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Chips

Directions

  • Blend sugars, butter, vanilla and egg until smooth.
  • Add baking soda, salt, flour and blend.  Add chocolate chips and blend.
  • Scoop cookies and bake at 350° for 8 – 10 minutes or until golden.