Node for communicating with Stellar Blockchain

I am new to node red and trying to use it to communicate with the Stellar Blockchain. Stellar already has an existing JS SDK

So I am wondering what the best way to go about this is?

I have tried following tutorials without much luck. I have been able to communicate with Horizon and generate a new keypair but anything beyond that has proven challenging.

Can the node generator be used?

Can I follow existing js tutorials and link node red to that somehow?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.