Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Simple, Spicy Hummus Recipe

This is a simple and spicy basic recipe for hummus.  I like mine spicy, but you can alter the amount of Hot Sauce or crushed peppers to take the spicy down a bit.

1 Can of Garbanzo or Chick Beans
2 tsp Frank's Hot Sauce or your brand (my favorite!)
1 TBS Lemon Juice
1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1/4 C Juice from Beans
1 TBS Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1 Cloves of Garlic


 Reserve the juice from your can of Garbanzo Beans.  Put the beans in the food processor.  Add Hot Sauce, Lemon Juice, Crushed Pepper, Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Garlic Cloves.


 Process these ingredients for about 30 seconds.  Add 1/4 Cup of the Juice reserved from the beans.  Process for about 1 - 2 minutes until smooth.  You can add additional juice if needed, but probably not.

Spread on Whole Wheat Pita Bread for a nice snack or use as a dip or spread.

You can usually store your hummus for about 3 days in the refrigerator or freeze for 1 month.  If freezing, you may want to add a little olive oil if the hummus is a bit dry after thawing.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Messy Paint Can Tip

 Does your paint can look like this when you open and close your paint can several times?  Mine used to and now I have a wonderful tip to help avoid this mess!
 Before you close the can after the first time painting, use a large nail and hammer holes around the top.  Put the nail in the groove where the can lid snaps in...

 Hammer holes about every 2" all the way around

The paint will drain back into the can and will not build up in the groove.  The next time you open the can, the lid will come off easily and continue to drain in the can each time!!

~ Darlene


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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lamp Makeover



I think it is about time to update the way outdated lamp...beads? Really?? When did this ever look good???



While shopping one night at Home Goods, yes, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Home Goods...I saw this lamp and saw a striking resemblance to my old dated lamp and I said......"I Can Make That!" 
I headed to the local Lowe's and bought a can of Black spray paint.  I used Painter's Touch since it is for different types of surfaces.  The lamp was some sort of ceramic material so I thought this would be good to use. 
                                                                                                                                                                    

After taping a plastic bag around the top to cover the lighting parts and around the cord, I sprayed the entire lamp base with black paint.  I did a few light coats so it didn't run and I got good coverage. 


Then I painted the final for the top the same way, a few light coats to prevent drips.


Traditional look for the Living Room....or....
 
or a little transitional??

I can't decide whether to use it in the living room or the bedroom...
Which one do you like?  

~ Darlene


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