Friday, June 25, 2010

This appetizer is a HIT!!

With the 4th of July just around the corner and many cookouts with friends in our future, I'm busy planning menus. 

I can't take credit for this recipe (as with most things I cook).  My mom makes this and I know she got this recipe from someone else. 

I was hesitant to try it because I'm not a big fan of jalapenos.....I really do try to avoid them at all costs.  But over this past Christmas when I was home visiting, my mom made them for a party.  They smelled wonderful so I thought, what the heck....I'll try them :)

Let me tell you, that for someone that was NOT a fan of jalapenos I couldn't get enough of them.  I ate 6!  Personally, I would recommend that you not eat that many at one time. 

Since then, I've made these for every party that we have had and literally within minutes they are gone! 

Here is the recipe:
Jalapeno appetizer (clever name, right?) 

Jalapenos - as many as you would like - depending on the size of the party depends on how many I get
Cream cheese
Little smokies (find these where the hotdogs and sausage is located in your grocery store)
some toothpicks

**I wear gloves when cutting and seeding the jalapenos and assembling everything***

- cut the jalepenos in half lengthwise and remove seeds and ribs
- spread cream cheese in each side of jalepeno
- place one little smokey on top of cream cheese
- wrap bacon slice (I usually cut in in half so it's not so long) around jalapeno and  secure with toothpick
- place them on a baking sheet
- bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.  I start out at 20 minutes and sometimes have to go longer....I just wait until the bacon is crispy. 

Take out and enjoy!!! 

I don't have pics of this so I hope my explanation is good enough.  I'm making these again for the 4th and I'll be sure to take some pictures. 


mle said...

this sounds like something hubby would like - I'll try this for the 4th too! thanks for the tip : )

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family of 4 on the move! said...

Yummm those sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Daphne said...

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you guys are able to make these and you and your friends and family enjoy them :)