Are You Ready For Some Football? Buffalo Wing Hummus

It’s that time of year again!  The football season has started and leaves us with many, many questions.  What shall I serve for my tailgating/football party?

I am originally from Upstate New York and so Buffalo Wings are in our DNA. There is only one proper way to serve them! Hot sauce, un-breaded and  dipped in blue cheese of course!

This hummus dish is a classic take on the original. I found the recipe online and of course began playing with it! I hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup water (or 2 tablespoons water + 2 tablespoons olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • (optional) 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 4-8 tablespoons hot sauce*, to taste  (I like Franks Hot sauce)
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice (fresh is best!)
  • 1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender.  Pulse until combined.  Taste, and add more hot sauce to taste, if desired.  This recipe tastes better if you let the flavors combine in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so. I like to drizzle a little chili oil or plain olive oil on top just before I serve it. Then add crumbled blue cheese or blue cheese dressing with crumbles in it!

Serve with your tortilla chips, crackers, pita bread, carrots and celery!

Photo and original recipe courtesy of Gimme Some Oven.

Shelly Farley Group: Let’s Talk Kitchen Remodels

I recently read that a kitchen remodel should take 6 to 9 months to plan. 6-9 MONTHS?!   Really?  Well, after reading a little further I now understand why.  Proper preparation not only takes time but it also reduces your stress long term. Homeowners like to change their mind!  You won’t be tempted to change your mind during construction and create change orders, which will inflate construction costs and hurt your return on investment.

1. Plan, Plan, Plan.  What is important in your kitchen? Space? Storage? Environmentally friendly materials?  Pick out your materials prior to starting the remodel process.  You will save time and money. Schedule the work to be done carefully!  If you want your project completed by the holidays, don’t start it on November 1st! It should begin no later than September 1st.

2. Be Quality Conscious.   Functionality and Durability are a priority in any kitchen. Don’t be tempted to buy a product just because it’s less expensive.  Sometimes it is on sale for a reason.

3. Appliances.  You may want that commercial range and oven but will you really use it? Look for appliances that are functional, durable and built by brands you trust.  Look at consumer reviews and don’t forget to check out Consumer Reports!

4. The importance of Lighting.  Lighting is the most overlooked item in any room and it is very important.  What are you trying to accomplish in your kitchen? Do you need to create ambiance? Is it a darker kitchen and you need to add light? Do you have any design flaws that would affect the lighting?

After all of the lighting, you have to navigate the bulbs! Yikes!

5. Don’t Be Afraid To Hire A Professional.  I know there are a lot of DIY shows on TV and they make it look easy.  It’s not.  There are always surprises to any remodel project.  Just acknowledge it will happen, breath deeply and smile.  It will look beautiful in the end.

 

The Community of Sun Groves in Chandler.

Sun Groves is a great community in Chandler, Arizona.  The subdivision of Sun Groves is over 600 acres and 93 of those acres are for parkland or common areas. It has bike paths, walking paths as well as a catch and release pond.

Navarrete Elementary School is located inside the community of Sun Lakes while Basha Accelerated Middle School and Basha High School are just outside the community and to the north.  Chandler Unified School District.

For those needing a little fun and adventure, look no further than Sun Groves.  Sun Groves is located at the base of the San Tan Mountains and the San Tan Mountain Usery Park.  Enjoy biking, hiking, trails and camping.  Bring your own horse and take off for a picnic!

Not enough water?  Head to Mesquite Groves Aquatic Park just to the north of Sun Groves.  Perfect for kids of all ages. It offers lap pools, diving pools, a lazy river, kids splash pad and so much more!

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4981 E Runaway Bay Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 12

  • $360,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 2,558
  • Lot size: 9,375
  • Year built: 2003
  • MLS #: 5913061
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4396 E La Costa Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 6 & 7

  • $325,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 2,309
  • Lot size: 8,530
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5894113
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4903 E Cherry Hills Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 9 & 10

  • $325,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 2,000
  • Lot size: 7,040
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5907656
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6940 S Pearl Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 13 Thru 16

  • $317,000
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 2,232
  • Lot size: 8,125
  • Year built: 2005
  • MLS #: 5872166
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6876 S Sapphire Way Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 19 20 And 22

  • $444,900
  • Bedrooms: 5, Baths: 4
  • Home size: 3,753
  • Lot size: 7,510
  • Year built: 2005
  • MLS #: 5911420
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4970 E Colonial Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 23

  • $389,900
  • Bedrooms: 5, Baths: 3
  • Home size: 2,851
  • Lot size: 7,475
  • Year built: 2004
  • MLS #: 5895148
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4671 E Torrey Pines Lane Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 9 & 10

  • $350,000
  • Bedrooms: 5, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 2,192
  • Lot size: 7,599
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5910698
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6933 S Ruby Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 19 20 And 22

  • $309,900
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,941
  • Lot size: 7,563
  • Year built: 2005
  • MLS #: 5894186
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4526 E La Costa Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 6 & 7 Mcr 055636

  • $389,900
  • Bedrooms: 5, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 2,958
  • Lot size: 8,104
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5872200
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4993 E Cherry Hills Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 9 & 10

  • $310,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 2,043
  • Lot size: 8,300
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5910834
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6915 S Sapphire Way Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 19 20 And 22

  • $332,500
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2.5
  • Home size: 2,463
  • Lot size: 7,500
  • Year built: 2005
  • MLS #: 5894240
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4246 E County Down Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 13 Thru 16

  • $335,000
  • Bedrooms: 4, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 2,376
  • Lot size: 8,050
  • Year built: 2004
  • MLS #: 5903057
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4082 E Palm Beach Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves

  • $399,000
  • Bedrooms: 5, Baths: 3
  • Home size: 3,803
  • Lot size: 8,125
  • Year built: 2005
  • MLS #: 5910281
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4240 E Runaway Bay Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 5

  • $380,000
  • Bedrooms: 5, Baths: 3
  • Home size: 2,649
  • Lot size: 9,375
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5909124
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4633 E Cherry Hills Drive Chandler 85249, Sun Groves Parcel 9 & 10

  • $284,900
  • Bedrooms: 3, Baths: 2
  • Home size: 1,667
  • Lot size: 7,238
  • Year built: 2002
  • MLS #: 5901881
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