It is a love/hate relationship with me….they are so hot….but they are so good….ok, I’ll have one more…yes, my mouth is burning…BUT I DON’T CARE!! These stuffed poppers are a real crowd pleaser….plus, they are good even when they cool off a bit—so you can serve them up and not worry about them! Perfect for a Memorial Day picnic with friends:) I hope you look like as big of an idiot as I do when I eat them;)
Feel free to make them ahead:) Just cover them with a damp paper towel so that the pastry doesn’t dry out too much.
What’s more patriotic then a popper? Nothing I tell you….nothing:) #grabmybeer
Stuffed Jalapeño Popper Recipe
Author: Tracie at CleverlyInspired
- 1 clove of garlic roasted
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbed
- 1 c shredded cheddar
- 15 jalapenos sliced down the center and seeded
- 2 sheets puff pastry
- Roast garlic (cut off top of garlic bulb, place on foil, drizzle with olive oil, wrap foil around and bake for 45 min. at 425)
- Combine garlic pulp, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon crumbs.
- Scoop 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture into pepper.
- Cut thawed puff pastry sheets into 12 squares.
- Wrap peppers with puff pastry piece. You can brush with egg wash if you want:)
- Bake 400 for about 15-20 min. until browned. Using parchment on the baking sheet will help peppers keep from sticking.
I know right. It is really really good too. I believe these are best enjoyed warm…so prior to eating, zap in the microwave for about 13 seconds…just like they are right out of the oven. Amen. Good gravy these are good….You get the milk….hurry please….
You will never miss what is missing. Promise. I made a batch and ended up freezing a bag. They froze great and thawed perfect. Warming prior to eating isn’t necessary…but I totally recommend.
88 Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Author: Tracie at CleverlyInspired
Recipe type: Dessert
- 2¼ C flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 C brown sugar
- ¾ C sugar
- ½ C butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 T milk
- ¾ C semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven 350.
- Measure and combine flour, baking soda, salt. Set aside.
- Beat sugars and butter. Add in egg whites and vanilla, milk.
- Add in flour mixture and combine. Toss in chocolate chips.
- Bake 350 for 10 minutes.
- After cooled, these may be frozen.
Sharing at HOH
BOO! Halloween post are popping up all over the web…so I thought I would share this one with you. I was excited to participate over at eighteen25’s Spectacular September this year. I shared this spider web platter. In case you missed it…I have the directions below on how to create your own spider web platter. What could be cuter on a web platter then a cheesy spider?? I know….rolling cheese into the shape of a spider is ALWAYS fun ;) A simple and fun way to get spooky this October…..
I find that you have to be super gently when you clean this platter….if you want to have something a bit more durable…I would use a black ceramic paint. Just fyi…..or if you would rather just use it once and dry it off…that is cool too. The sharpie I have since found will wear off….even if you bake it.
In a bowl, combine 8oz cream cheese, 2 T onion soup mix, 1/2 C shredded Monterey jack, 1 t horseradish, 3 chopped green onions. Mix well. Reserve a spoon full of cheese mixture. On wax paper, form mixture into one large ball and one small ball. Cover with poppy seeds and place on platter (head and body). Split pretzel sticks in half, use the cheese to act as the “joints” for the spider legs. Olive cut in half for the eyes.
Here are the directions for the platter:
If you have been on pinterest for the past year or so…you have seen similar projects people are creating with sharpie markers. (just fyi this isn’t permanent….it has washed off….but it is still cute:) I was inspired to try this technique out for myself. How fun to make a plain white platter into a spider web for Halloween!! This is so easy. All you need is a black sharpie marker, a white platter, and an oven. I printed an image of a spider web (off the web…he he he) to follow and use as my guide.
I wanted mine to be “offset” of center….so I started by adding a small dot on the side of my platter. From there I drew lines going out from that dot (just as many as looks right to you…no wrong way to make a spider web….just have fun with it!) After I had the lines drawn….I started from the center and drew slightly curved lines to connect the web together…until my web looked complete. Let dry and go over the design again with the marker. Bake in a 350 oven for 30 minutes. Hand wash is best (very gently wash) ;)
Did I scare ya?? He he he :) Happy weekend friends! If you are enjoying my post I would love for you to share with friends on your favorite social media. The more the merrier!