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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hummus - smooth and wonderful!

I just found out today how to make smooth hummus. After you have drained and rinsed well the canned beans, put them in a towel. Cover and roll gently to remove the skins. I had to do a lot by hand since this didn't totally work. Let me tell you though, it made the smoothest hummus. This recipe is so far the best I've found online. Always make sure to use a good quality olive oil and don't skip the tahini when making this. Here's the recipe;)

15 oz can chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed well
1/4 cup tahini (which is sesame paste)
1/4 olive oil
1/4 cup water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 - 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice - to taste
1 pinch cumin

Blend all ingredients together in food processor or blender till smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste. Refrigerate for a couple hours and serve.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Grandma Good's Peach Cobbler

This is some yummy stuff! It's not too sweet. Some people love ice cream on this out of the oven. I personally love it by itself. Make sure to refrigerate any leftovers;) The recipe below is halved. If you double it, only use 2/3 or 3/4 cup melted butter.

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 large can peaches
1/2 stick butter, melted

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together well.

Put an egg in and mix it up with a fork like you're cutting butter into a flour mixture.

Pour peaches into the bottom of an 8x8 or 9x9 cake pan. Cut peaches into smaller pieces with a knife.

Pour flour mixture on the top and pour melted butter over top of this.

Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and pop in the oven anywhere from 1/2 hour to 45 minutes or till knife inserted in the top comes out clean.