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Homemade Hummus Recipe and the Novel High Cotton

Homemade hummus recipe is a delicious side dish or appetizer

Hummus and High Cotton

I am excited to share a homemade hummus recipe and the novel High Cotton, by Debby Mayne. She is one of my favorite authors and friends! Debby has written over 60 novels and novellas! She writes family, faith-based, and southern fiction (with a lot of food in the stories–wink, wink).

  • Southerners love to eat. A lot.
  • When someone dies, we take them food.
  • When someone has a baby, we cover them up with meals.
  • When we have a church potluck or family reunion, we’re whippin’ up meals so fast, all southern mamas would be proud.

One of my favorite southerners is Debby Mayne. We’ve been besties for years. We chat pretty much every day and spend a lot of time laughing.

She is a Mississippi girl and a southerner through and through. And, y’all are gonna love her newest book, High Cotton. 

There’s a lot of food and fun within the pages.

Scroll down just a little to read all about High Cotton’s Shay Henke and her upcoming Bucklin Family Reunion.

High Cotton is a great novel about family reunions and lots of fun and spunky southern folks.

From the Cover:

Some families are filled with so much love they can’t help but drive each other crazy.

Shay Henke has mixed feelings about going to her family’s next reunion. On the one hand, she’ll get to see everyone in her mama’s family–folks she loves unconditionally. On the other hand, she knows there’ll be more drama than you can shake a stick at.

The days leading up to the event bring one surprise after another. First Shay must deal with her sister-in-law’s deep, dark secret. Then she has to contend with the childish ways of her business-mogul twin cousins. And when her high school crush wants to be her date to the reunions . . . well, it may have been a dream come true for Shay’s teen self, but the woman she’s become doesn’t know what to make of this.

Shay’s contentment is challenged, and she’s determined to shake things up a bit. But will she find the excitement she’s looking for, or will Shay realize she prefers her quiet predictable life? One thing is certain: Life in the Bucklin family is never boring.

You can purchase a copy on Amazon at this link. 

(P.S. If you purchase the book, I do get a small commission from Amazon).

Let me tell you a little more about the author, Debby Mayne.

Along with a long list of great books, Debby is the Etiquette Expert at

Some of her articles include:

There’s always food at family reunions

One of the characters in High Cotton whips up some hummus to bring to the family reunion and I thought it would be fun to make some here at home and share with y’all. 

It’s easy and delicious. 

Recipe and printable instructions listed below.

Start by draining the juice off of a can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Set the juice to the side and add the chickpeas to your Cuisinart.

Hummus recipes are easy to make and are budget-friendly. Hummus is also a healthy snack.


Add the minced garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and extra virgin olive oil. 

If you're wondering how to make hummus, this is an easy recipe that includes garlic, cumin, paprika, and chickpeas.


Turn the Cuisinart on and blend it well. If it’s thick, add one teaspoon of the reserved chickpea juice. Add enough until the hummus is at the desired consistency. 

This is a great hummus recipe, with chickpeas, that takes less than five minutes to make.


Spoon it into a bowl and sprinkle a little bit of paprika on top. 

Hummus is a delicious and easy appetizer to make.

Looking for more snacks for your next family reunion?

Hummus recipes are easy to make, and are versatile. Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) make up most of the recipe and taste great with pita or tortilla chips.


Hummus recipes are easy to make, and are versatile. Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) make up most of the recipe.

Homemade Hummus Recipe and the Novel High Cotton

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Homemade hummus


  • 1 - 15 oz. can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. juice from garbanzo beans (more if needed)
  • Pinch of paprika for the top


  1. Add the chickpeas beans to the Cuisinart.
  2. Add the garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, and extra virgin olive oil and process.
  3. Add juice from beans if hummus is too thick.
  4. Spoon into a bowl and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

Nutrition is approximate.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest


Be sure to head on over and check out Debby’s book, High Cotton. Y’all are gonna love it! 


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Thursday 20th of May 2021

OMG I have got to get this book. I too am a Mississippi girl. Food is number 1 for me too. Love your blog and thanks for all of your hard work

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Thank you so much!

You will love it! Debby has a lot of fantastic books that you will love! She also blogs over at

Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

I love hummus but have never made it homemade! Pinning so I can make this later!!

Julie Pollitt

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

It was super easy and quick!

Mrs. U

Tuesday 27th of March 2018

What a fun book! Sound so like one I totally need to read! Thank you for sharing about it!

His Mrs. U

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 27th of March 2018

Hi Mrs. U!

You will love it! Thanks for stopping by to visit.

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