27 April 2016

#HummusMadeEasy ~a Gathering of Friends

This is a sponsored post, in otherwords, I was paid to promote this product.  All opinions are strickly my own.

We love to entertain.  We always have.  If you've read this blog long enough (we started at the end of 2005) you will know that to be true.  So when I had the opportunity to host a party with the Hummus Made Easy product, you can probably see us saying yes! very enthusiastically!

Bush Brother's has developed a new product that has really taken off.  It's called Hummus Made Easy and it is!  A can of beans and the pouch of product, blended together, and you're done!  There are three flavors:  classic, red pepper and southwestern.  All are delicious and the options for creativity are endless!  I found my product at my local Walmart store, near the canned beans.

Since we have moved to St. Charles, we haven't entertained like we used to in Jefferson City.  For one, we are still making friends (I think this time it has been easier for Bob than for me) and our house, while very open, is small.  We are figuring this out but it has taken us some time.  Having this sponsorship made us sit down and process the whole way of entertaining in our new home.

Since the product is so easy, we wanted to invite a group over and actually have them make the product, in different types of appliances.  For example, a blender, a food processor, an immersion blender and a manual food processor.  Then, we wanted to show the versatility of the product by creating some recipes using the homemade hummus.

Plus, we know our friends.  There must be wine and cocktails.  

I decided on five recipes to showcase the product:  Hummus Deviled Eggs,  Hummus Pizza Bites, Hummus Taco Dip, and for the what??? moment, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Hummus Dip.
Five cooking stations were set up with all the ingredients and tools needed for the work,  including the serving tray for the final product.  As our guests arrived, they helped themselves to drinks and chose the recipe they wanted to make.

As cooking got underway, the conversations centered around how easy it was to make the hummus! Everyone, no matter the appliance, had an easy time making the hummus!

We carried the food to the backyard and set up our table.  The weather was absolutely perfect. The food was completely amazing!  Considering we had reluctant cooks all the way to experienced cooks, each dish was remarkable and delicious.

I'll be posting the recipes from the event all through the month of May.  I wouldn't leave you without anything, though, so here's the first of the recipes:

Hummus Deviled Eggs

by Our Good Life
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Ingredients (24 halves)
  • 12 eggs, hardboiled
  • 1 pkg Hummus Made Easy
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 c sliced black olives
  • sriracha sauce
Make hummus according to package directions. Slice eggs lengthwise and remove yolks. Smash yolks with a fork and stir into hummus. Spoon hummus into egg white cups. Garnish with a slice of black olive and a couple of drops of sriracha.
For additional color, sprinkle with paprika.
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Don't forget: Each week I'll post the recipes for the other hummus recipes as follows:

May 5    Taco Hummus Dip

May 12  Hummus Pizza Bites

May 18  Buffalo Hummus Dip

May 25  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Hummus Spread


  1. Love all the uses for hummus and looks like a great time! Will have to incorporate some of these into my summer parties!

  2. My husband and I love to snack on hummus. We make it all the time around here :)

  3. It looks like great fun and the food was delicious! I've scheduled you for social media later today as well as Saturday morning - tagging your twitter acct. Kelli at Kelli's Kitchen!

  4. Wow, it really doesn't get simpler than Hummus Made Easy!I would love to entertain but never have the time.

  5. Now I've never tried Hummus Made Easy but I would love to give it a try and even make your hummus deviled eggs. Never tried those deviled eggs before and they look great!

  6. We love hummus around here. We have tried to make it from scratch a few times but havent quite mastered it yet. It's either too thick or too wet. Yuck.

  7. What a great idea to get all your guests involved with making food. I bet it was a great party with wonderful hummus.

  8. I really love hummus but I have never made it before! I am going to have to try this out soon!

  9. Who knew there were so many fabulous ways to incorporate hummus into a party. I love the Hummus Deviled Eggs idea, and can't wait to try it out.

  10. what a fun party! Did everyone like all the canapes? I'm not sure about peanut butter and hummus??

  11. I think hummus is one of the best foods ever. I love to try different ingredients in my basic hummus recipe.

  12. Oh hummus. I love hummus so much. It's supposed to be healthy but not when I get it. I have so self conrol and will eat all of it in a day. LOL!

  13. Wow that's so amazing that you made so many dishes with hummus. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  14. Wow! I never would think of all these different hummus ideas! Looks like a lot of fun!

  15. My daughter introduced me to hummus a few years ago. I didn't expect to like it, but totally did. I hadn't ever considered making it myself. We're having friends over to dinner next week so I might give it a try.

  16. Peanut butter and chocolate hummus sounds a little different. But a good different, like possibly the best hummus ever.

  17. I love the idea of hummus deviled eggs.... Can wait to try this out! Pinned!

  18. wow I have never seen so much hummus in one place before! My mom & daughter would be in heaven! lol

  19. I love hummus. Love it! Looks like you have a lovely party!

  20. Oh wow -you have done created some amazing recipes from hummus and I love hummus! Looks like a wonderful gathering!

  21. This is quite an attractive spread. I love all the color and beautiful arrangements

  22. I never thought of using hummus in so many recipes! Thanks for sharing! It all looks so amazing!

  23. I had never heard of Hummus Made Easy before! Your creations look so tasty!

  24. What a fun spring gathering! And hummus deviled eggs? Swoon. Those look delish!


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