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For weeks I have been meaning to introduce y'all to a website that I know you will enjoy.  I think I ran across Frugal Feeding because he made a comment on a post here, I can't quite remember.  But I popped over to his site to check it out and soon thereafter read his post on Cardamom Cookies where he said, "...To be honest, cookies aren’t quite as popular here in Britain as they are in America. Let’s face it, they are rather vulgar, full of sugar and generally too large."

Well, I wasn't sure if he was referring to the cookies or Americans but at any rate, I found his writing hilarious and his recipes delicious.  He develops budget friends recipes that don't require a degree in science to decipher.  Even though the recipes are usually written in metric, I find them easy to adapt for my American kitchen.

Recently, he posted this little snack item called "Butterbean Hummus with Smoked Paprika Oil."  As I read the article I saw that with the substitution of butterbeans for chickpeas the mixture comes out smooth and creamy which is my #1 pet peeve about gritty hummus.  I like the flavors, don't like the texture.  So I'm excited to try this recipe!  Also, I find the idea of smoked paprika oil intriguing and exotic.  Especially since I don't have any in my pantry.  Which means I get to go shopping.

It sounds spicy, smoky, creamy and mmmmmmm! Can't wait to try this little snack with some pita chips or maybe even some sugar snap peas.  Give it a try!

Making plans to relax this weekend.  Hope yours is relaxing too!