Lemon Garlic Hummus

Lemon Garlic Hummus recipe from Kikiverde Handmade

Today I’m sharing you with a recipe for a bright, creamy Lemon Garlic Hummus that is perfect for dipping. This Lemon Garlic Hummus is the perfect blend of flavors for your everyday snacking hummus and goes will with veggies for dipping as well as alongside Mediterranean dinners as a condiment. My recommendation if you’re going to make hummus at home (and you should, because it’s so easy!) is that you …

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Weekend Update: DC Cherry Blossoms

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It has been a rather busy couple of weeks over here. We celebrated Easter and the arrival of actual spring-like weather which means a lot of time spent outdoors. Yesterday, Michael and I woke up at 5 so that we could make the short drive down to Washington DC and view the cherry blossoms in peak bloom. The light at sunrise is just perfect for taking photos and the earlier …

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February & March Book Report

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Once upon a time way back in 2007, I had a page here on the blog called Voracious Reader which is a list of books I’ve read throughout the year. It’s still here, it’s just hidden because it’s a mess. I’ve missed updating the page with the books I’ve read, so I decided that this year I’m going to do something a bit different. I’m going to share a post …

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Ham Salad Spread

Classic Ham Salad Spread | Kikiverde Handmade Perfect for spreading on tea sandwiches or as an appetizer dip with crackers & fresh veggies. Great for using up leftover ham after Easter or Christmas!

I’m almost positive that I wrote up this recipe for Ham Salad Spread once before to share on the blog and then lost my nerve. I remember taking photos and worrying, they’re gonna hate this. It tastes delicious, but more importantly, it looks like cat food. Yet here I am, sharing the recipe. Why? Because it’s delicious and simple and not everything can look like it’s straight out of a …

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Weekend Update 3/29/2014

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After a gorgeous 70-degree day on Thursday, I thought that perhaps maybe the spring-like weather would decide to stick around. No such luck. Yesterday, as we stepped out of the house to go to the Annual Spring Garden Party at Community Forklift the thermometer read 30 degrees. Luckily, it had warmed up to 32 degrees by the time we arrived. Despite the cold weather, it was a lot of fun. …

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Clickbait. You know you can’t resist. This post may contain affiliate links that help support this blog, time-wasters, and actual helpful or interesting pieces of information. Like Buzzfeed, but 10% less obnoxious. Formerly known as Sunday Smorgasbord. So, what am I clicking on this week? Check it out: My daffodils are in full blossom and you what that means– the start of allergy season. I found this list of Yoga …

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How to Frame a Print

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Taking art to a professional framer can be expensive, unless you have a specialty piece (or money to spend) you don’t generally need the services of a custom framer. Luckily, framing your own art is something that you can easily learn to do on your own. When I was in design school, I did a lot of framing. Each art piece had to be mounted on presentation board, then matted …

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Easy DIY Easter Bunny Cake

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My mom made an Easter bunny cake for my brother and I just about every year that we weren’t traveling for Easter. I remember being so amazed at how fluffy the coconut was and how, to me, it looked just like bunny fur. They were works of art. Last year, when we were invited to an Easter celebration with friends I decided that I had to bring an Easter bunny …

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Free Printable: Spring Typography Art

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I created this free printable spring typography art to help brighten up my mantel, which, like this weather this week is still feeling quite wintry. There are a lot of quotes and poems about spring that I love, but for this free printable spring typography art I wanted something that would be short and sweet, so that I could see and enjoy it from across the room at an 8.5 …

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Weekend Update 3/22/2015

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What a long, strange week it has been. Friday marked the first day of Spring but the weather was anything but. We had a small snow storm pass through that luckily melted thanks to yesterdays shining sun. I feel completely out of sorts with the polarizing weather. One day warm and bright, the next dreary and cold. The pattern repeats. My body can’t shift that quickly. I feel as if …

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Clickbait. You know you can’t resist. This post may contain affiliate links that help support this blog, time-wasters, and actual helpful or interesting pieces of information. Like Buzzfeed, but 10% less obnoxious. Formerly known as Sunday Smorgasbord. So, what am I clicking on this week? Check it out: The fantasy of the idea person. Such a powerful read! Thank you Tassey for sharing on Facebook! Another fabulous read: Life gets …

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Weekend Update 3/12/2015

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What a difference a week (or two) makes! Two weeks ago we were covered in snow and ice with bitterly cold temperatures and this week the crocus are blooming, the daffodils are thinking about blooming, and the temperature rose above 60 for a few days. It was even warm enough to open the windows and air out the house. I feel as if even after two weeks there isn’t much …

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Clickbait. You know you can’t resist. This post may contain affiliate links that help support this blog, time-wasters, and actual helpful or interesting pieces of information. Like Buzzfeed, but 10% less obnoxious. Formerly known as Sunday Smorgasbord. So, what am I clicking on this week? Check it out: I saw this video and realized that I have been using a seam ripper incorrectly for my entire life. Are you also …

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