A note to all KSWB readers:  I was monetarily compensated to try out this product.  The compensation went towards the purchase of product and decor for a gathering I hosted for others to test out this product.  This in NO WAY influenced my opinion on this new product.  In fact, if you could see my pantry, you’d see I have purchased extra’s to keep on hand because I love this product so much!  And my hope, is that you’ll love it as much as I do!

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When I mention the word hummus, what do you think of? More than likely you’re going to say the Mediterranean side dish made of Garbanzo beans.

Did you know there are actually other varieties you can make and try?  But making homemade hummus takes time and can be a nuisance to find the confusing ingredients.

What if I told you that you can now make HOMEMADE hummus in half the time and tastes just as fresh and delicious as any homemade hummus recipe out there? And the best part is… you can experiment with unique ingredients to make it even more flavorsome and nutritious!

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Recently, I checked out the new product by Bush Brothers’ called, Hummus Made Easy and I am SOLD on it!  I bought the Black Bean Hummus pouch and ‘oh em gee’, it’s amazing! After we devoured it with chips, we used it as a spread on some wraps.

It’s SO incredibly easy to make too!

Grab a can of Bush Brothers’ Black Beans and a pouch of the Hummus Made Easy Black Bean dip and mix the two together. That’s all!  Easy peasy yummus {black bean} hummus!

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If you’re looking for something different to serve as an appetizer during your next get together, check out the bean aisle in Wal-Mart and pick up a can of Bush Brothers’ beans and a pouch of their Hummus Made Easy.  I promise, you won’t be disappointed and neither will your guests!

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Disclosure:  I would never have heard about or even tried this new product if it weren’t for the following companies/brands:  @KendalKingGroup, #Soapboxinfluence, The Women Bloggers, Bush Brothers’ Beans, and #HummusMadeEasy.  So thank you to all I just mentioned.  I am SOLD on this product!

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If you’re itching to do something Irish in the coming week or on St. Patrick’s Day, here are a few events in Kansas to consider:

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Lawrence, Kansas

A tradition that began almost 28 years ago, the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Lawrence, KS is an event you don’t want to miss! And it’s all for a great cause as well! The St. Patrick’s Day committee in Lawrence has donated almost $850,000 to local children’s charities just by hosting various events centered around this ‘holiday’. Events like golf tournaments, the Shamrock Shuffle (fun run), auctions, bowling tournaments, and SO much more!

Check out their website for a list of event times and locations.

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Shawnee, Kansas

Start your morning off with a hearty breakfast and then shop ‘til you drop at the downtown merchants. Then head on over to catch a spot for the 34th annual Irish Trifecta parade. It’s a great place to shake off those winter blues. Want to know more? Click here.

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Topeka, Kansas

A Topeka tradition for the past 37 years – events like, the Great Topeka Bed Race and street fair followed by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at noon and additional festivities throughout the day in downtown Topeka. Don’t forget to enjoy the Irish flair at Celtic Fox and other downtown establishments. Find out more here.

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Wichita, Kansas

Join fellow KSWB bloggers, Natalie with Mermaid of the Plains (as she rides with her Coasters Bicycle Club) and Katie Schroeder-Campbell with Katie Loves Kansas (who is an ICT Roller Girl) at the 10th annual Wichita, KS St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the historic Delano District– as well as unique floats, and characters, etc. On either side of the parade you’ll be able to find food, drink and entertainment to take you from breakfast past dinner and into the evening. Shamrock Lounge will be serving up their version of a traditional Irish breakfast casserole served with Potatoes O’Brien and Shamrock Sausages for just $7.50 a plate. They open at 9 a.m. After the parade, they’ll be serving Beef and Guinness Stew over mashed potatoes – same price as the breakfast!

There will be other events going on in Delano on that Saturday too. To see them all and for more information about the parade, visit the Historic Delano website for more info!

OH! And don’t forget to wear your GREEN!

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Katie with Katie Loves Kansas and a couple of the other ICT Roller Girls. How awesome are they?!

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Did I miss one?  Make sure to let me know if your Kansas hometown hosts a special St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

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Wishing You an Abundance of Gratitude, Love, Family … and Turkey {Blogger of the Month}

November 25, 2015
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By Lara Ketter, Blogger of the Month for November I married into a large, fun and crazy family. Farmer Husband is the fourth of seven children — four boys and three girls — and all but one live in Kansas. This means our annual Thanksgiving gathering includes an abundance of people crammed into tight spaces, […]

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Meet Lara Ketter, Blogger of the Month

November 17, 2015
Lara Ketter

Hello! My name is Lara, which rhymes with Sarah, although I answer to anything that starts with the L-sound – a common occurrence in the world of hard-to-pronounce names. I’m not what you would call a “warm and fuzzy” writer. My writing is closer to “warped and funny” when it comes right down to it. […]

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Sunday Link-Up {Aug. 16, 2015}

August 16, 2015

Welcome to the Sunday Link-Up! This is the place for our members to post their best work of the week. Remember to visit & comment on your KSWB sisters’ blogs and leave a comment to let them know you found them on KSWB! To add your post, use the “Click here to enter” link below. […]

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Sunday Link-Up {Aug. 9, 2015}

August 9, 2015

Welcome to the Sunday Link-Up! This is the place for our members to post their best work of the week. Remember to visit & comment on your KSWB sisters’ blogs and leave a comment to let them know you found them on KSWB! To add your post, use the “Click here to enter” link below. […]

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Sunday Link-Up {Aug. 2, 2015}

August 2, 2015

Welcome to the Sunday Link-Up! This is the place for our members to post their best work of the week. Remember to visit & comment on your KSWB sisters’ blogs and leave a comment to let them know you found them on KSWB! To add your post, use the “Click here to enter” link below. […]

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#ShineICT: Love What’s Local {Blogger of the Month}

July 30, 2015
#ShineICT - Verita Coffee

By Natalie Olmsted, Blogger of the Month for July 2015 I’ve enjoyed the opportunity as Blogger of the Month for Kansas Women Bloggers. I close the month of July with my final post about my hometown, Wichita. As stated in my bio, I’m an advocate for this growing city and its people. The ICT (as […]

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Sunday Link-Up {July 26, 2015}

July 26, 2015

Welcome to the Sunday Link-Up! This is the place for our members to post their best work of the week. Remember to visit & comment on your KSWB sisters’ blogs and leave a comment to let them know you found them on KSWB! To add your post, use the “Click here to enter” link below. […]

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Raw Berry Crisp {Foodie Friday}

July 24, 2015
Raw Berry Crisp

By Amanda Topinka, Co-Editor, Kansas Women Bloggers / Whole Foods Ambassador The sweet summer sun makes for even sweeter summer recipes — and this one from Whole Foods is ohhh so berry sweet!  And best of all, it doesn’t require an oven!  I hope you enjoy it just as much as I did. Photo Credit: […]

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