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Month: July 2017

Make Your Own Happy Birthday Garland

I enjoy making party and birthday decorations by hand. I usually end up saving them to reuse. They do take some time to make, but I always end up loving them and utilizing them more if they are made by hand. This year for my daughter’s 2nd Birthday Party I made her a Happy Birthday Garland with 12 x 12″ multiple colorful print card stock papers I purchased from a local craft store that were on sale. So my upfront cost was very minimum. I was very happy with the results and plan to use the Happy Birthday Garland...

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Spicy Edamame Cilantro Hummus

Print Spicy Edamame Cilantro Hummus Prep Time: 7 minutes Category: appetizer, dip Yield: 1 ½ cups Ingredients 1 ½ cup edamame (shelled and thawed) ¾ cup cilantro (packed leaves and stems) ¼ cup olive oil 3 teaspoons tahini paste 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 3 Tbsp water 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp cumin ½ jalapeno (seeded unless you want it extra spicy) ¼ tsp black pepper pinch of salt Optional: Extra Cilantro for Garnish Instructions Add the edamame, cilantro, jalapeno, olive oil, tahini paste and lemon juice to your food processor fitted with a blade attachment. Blend until...

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Print Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Prep Time: 9 minutes Category: appetizer, dip Yield: 1 1/2 cups This makes for a nice blend of a spicy and slightly sweeter hummus with such a pretty color. This hummus is an excellent dip for vegetables, crackers and chips. It is very good on sandwiches and wraps and can even be served warm with toast. You could even garnish it with a sprinkle of paprika. We like to reserve all the liquid in the red pepper and make this dip smoother, as it will thicken up a bit in the refrigerator. Ingredients 1...

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Super Creamy Hummus

Print Super Creamy Hummus Prep Time: 5 minutes Category: Hummus Yield: 1 1/2 cups The combination of the chick peas and cannellini beans makes for an incredibly creamy and light colored hummus. This dip is incredibly versatile, great with tortilla chips, crackers and vegetables. I spread it on sandwiches, bagels and wraps. Ingredients 1 15.5 oz. can of chick peas (rinsed and drained) ½ cup white cannellini beans (rinsed and drained) ¼ cup olive oil 2 teaspoons tahini paste 2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp water pinch of salt Optional Garnish: sprinkle of pine...

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Owl Themed Birthday Party

I can hardly believe as I sit down to write this post, that my little girl is already two years old. Any parent who ever tells you to enjoy every moment because it passes quickly is telling you the truth. It’s happening before my very eyes and I have had the pleasure of spending every single day with her. I had to build up both mentally and physically to prepare for my daughter turning two. Between potty training and working part time, I decided to have some fun…I mean we really need to celebrate her turning two! She loves...

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