Saturday, May 21, 2016

Homemade Avocado Hummus

A while back, long while back, I shared some hummus recipes. Well, I wanted to revisit them as I have overhauled them to my family's liking. One of them is the avocado hummus. I love making hummus, because I can make so much for less.

Today I made a batch of avocado hummus. It turned out super yummy!


Here's the recipe. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS
1 can chickpeas (15 oz)
3 garlic cloves
1 jalapeno
1-2 medium avocados
4 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp Tahini
½ tsp salt
½ cup plain yougurt
½ package of Guacamole dip (optional)

DIRECTIONS
  1.   Cut avocados in half and remove pit. Spoon out of skin
  2.   Drain chickpeas and rinse.
  3.   Add all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Transfer to container, cover and chill and enjoy!





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Monday, May 2, 2016

Kid Art Canvas Display

I am really excited to be posting at The Pink Senorita today! My name is Helen and I recently met Danesa at a wedding for a mutual friend. We realized we have a lot in common and she invited me stop by periodically with some ideas and projects.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I live in Northern California, and if you're thinking San Fransisco think 5 hours north of that (if California was the world we'd be the North Pole).
I've been married for 13.5 years and I have five kids (2 girls and 3 boys). So you know that saying that goes, "not my monkey, not my circus"? Well usually it is my monkey and my circus and it keeps everyday of my life pretty interesting.

Part of the deal with having so many monkies running around is that they're always drawing pictures and I don't have enough refrigerators to display all their masterpieces.


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

10 Best DIY Party Favor Projects

If you’re always hosting parties, then coming up with fresh ideas for party favors can be challenging. This article will present unique favor ideas, some of which are for kids and others for adults only.

Superhero Banks
Since most kids have a favorite superhero or movie character, this is an easy party favor to make. Paint some mason jars with a character logo or face and cut a slit in the lid large enough to slide in some change. Put in a couple of quarters to start off each kid’s savings. An easier method is to glue an action figure onto the top of each jar, while still leaving room to cut a slit. You can modify these jars into animal banks by gluing each child’s favorite animal on top instead.

S’mores Kits

While many people try to limit sugar intake, especially after a party full of cake and candy, these kits are simply irresistible. Just fill a jar or cello bag with marshmallows, graham crackers, chocolate, and a stick and decorate with a bow or ribbon.

Hot Chocolate Mix

This one is fun for both kids and adults. Mix together sugar, cocoa powder, and salt for the base, then add any powdered flavors you like. You can make an adult version with a personalized coffee blend featuring cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla in freshly ground coffee beans.


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Monday, April 4, 2016

Gardening Ideas

It's Springtime!! I know some of you are laughing because of some of the snow storms that have happened in the last couple of days, buuttt for the rest of the country, we seems to be experiencing full blown out spring weather.

With that being said, it's garden planting season! I love to see a garden blooming as Spring progresses into Summer. We've had, and by we I mean my in-laws, a garden for a few years now. When we moved in with them I had suggested to my father-in-law that we should plant a garden so that we can have fresh veggies on hand and some in our food storage. He LOVED the idea! So each planting season we decide what we are going plant, but have come to find that we love having fresh beets, squash and tomatoes on hand.

Here are a few planting guides for veggies and flowers.

Veggie Garden Guide

Spring Flower Garden Guide


While searching around I found some fun garden ideas to help inspire you.

Fenced in garden with plots

Garden Wall

Potted Herb Garden

Lushes Flower Garden

Flower Wall

Raised Garden


Have fun with it with a style that will fit you and your time!






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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year

I can't believe that it's a new year?! 2015 went by really fast. I hope this year doesn't fly by as fast. This year instead of focusing on goals that may eventually fizz out, I wanted to focus on a word that would help me to accomplish the things I want to in this new year.

My word is DEDICATION.

More dedication to my family.
More dedication to my scripture study.
More dedication to my temple attendance.
More dedication to my Etsy shop.
More dedication to my essential oil business.

I think that by thinking of a word you are more inclined to tackle things, to accomplish more. I think a list can be daunting. We tend to add too many things on a list that we seem to lose track and interest.

So I challenge you, what is your word for the year?


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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Recipe: Cornbread

It's September and that means the weather is starting to cool down, well at least in most of the country, Arizona seems to have a delay until about mid-November. But with cooler weather that means yummy fall flavored soups that we can make. And you know what goes well with those yummy soups? CORNBREAD! mmm . . . I love a hot cornbread muffin straight out of the oven with melted butter and honey drizzled all over it!


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Friday, September 4, 2015

Recipe: Skillet Enchiladas

So the other night I wanted a quick and easy Mexican dish for dinner. Looking in my pantry and fridge I had all the ingredients to make Chilekiles, aka Skillet Enchiladas. So I will share with you this super easy dish. Seriously it takes like 15 mins!

First this is what you will need.

only 3 ingredients!


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