16 May 2011
Good morning! Today I am posting a recipe that you will love. Well, you will love it as long as you like hot stuff. I love hot stuff. And I love this recipe. If you don't love hot stuff your family or guests might. It is meant to be an appetizer, but heck, I have to confess that sometimes I make these little gems and eat them as dinner. Beats the not-so-occasional-bowl-of-popcorn-for-dinner, but is almost as easy to make. And a heck of a lot easier and less trouble than regular deep fried poppers. The recipe came from allrecipes.com . As will all the recipes posted here, it is quick, easy, and delicious.
JALAPENO POPPER CUPS
12 mini phyllo tart shells
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped (use gloves and wash your hands afterwards)*
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place phyllo cups onto a baking sheet.
Stir together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and hot sauce. Spoon mixture into phyllo cups and sprinkle with bacon bits.
Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.
ENJOY!! Oh these are SO good.
* Whatever you do, do not rub your eyes after chopping the peppers.
11 May 2011
Hey there ---- spring is in full swing after a brief (I hope) little tail-end-of-winter-I-don't-want-to-give-in storm over the weekend. Not sure what will happen today, but a return to nice weather would be fine by me. I worked last Fall to put in a rock walkway and I am happy I did it then and didn't wait until now. It was quite a project, but very satisfying. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, not liking the first part of the walk after putting in the majority of it and learning better ways of doing it in the process. But I think that is why it was so satisfying ---- learning from the mistakes and ending up with something worthy of the time and effort. And it took a lot of time and a lot of effort! WHEW!!! I intend on taking out the first one quarter of it and redoing it in larger rock, but if I don't get to it this season, it will be OK. I'll get to it eventually. It's in and the wet winter settled the ground nicely and I only have a few spots that will need to have some more soil added (you can that in the last picture). It hasn't taken but one season to make it look as if it has always been there. I love it! I leave you with a few pictures ...........