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Quick Easy Jalepeño poppers

Ingredients

  • jalepeños
  • cream cheese
  • bacon
  • toothpicks
  • bread crumbs (optional)
  • cheddar cheese (optional)
  • chives (optional)

Directions

Wash jalepeños under cold water and cut them in half. I usually take all the seeds out when cutting out the insides of each half. If you want a little more heat, leave a few seeds. Take a spoon and scoop cream cheese into the pepper halves. Take a slice of bacon and wrap in all the way around the pepper until you have it covered and use a tooth pick to secure bacon in place. That’s it! So so easy and so so good. Have your husband put them on the grill until the bacon is cooked while you relax on the couch. You did your part.

I have also done this adding breadcrumbs, chives and or cheddar cheese to the cream cheese before scooping and putting in the peppers. Those taste amazing as well.

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I wanted to start adding in some recipes, exercises, and anything else I feel like talking about other than scoliosis in this section. Tonight I made my “special” tomato cream sauce with pasta that my kids absolutely love. Except Will, he opted for the Charlie Brown boxed Mac and Cheese. Insert eye roll emoji.

Most of the recipes I will add are super quick, easy and don’t take too many ingredients because, let’s face it, I don’t have time or energy to be a gourmet chef. Sorry, Neil.

Tomato Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large white onion diced
  • 10-12 oz mushrooms (optional)
  • bow tie farfalle pasta or rigatoni noodles
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • olive oil
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1  28 oz can whole peels tomatoes
  • 1  14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 6-8 oz cream cheese
  • goat cheese

Directions

In a large, preferably deep, sauce pan, pour in approximately 4 tbsp. of olive oil. Add in the 1/2 diced white onion, mushrooms, salt, pepper and minced garlic. Sauté them until they are soft. Next, add in the whole peel tomatoes. Make sure to drain all liquid before pouring in! Mash those suckers down and cut them up with your spatula(I used to leave them really chunky, until my 6 year old choked on a chunk. So small mashed chunks for us now). Add in the diced tomatoes, again drain before pour. Once that simmers and is mixed together for about 5 minutes, I start to add in gobs of cream cheese and slowly mix them in as they melt. While doing this keep the stove at low heat. That is it!!

I use bow tie pasta or rigatoni with this sauce. I don’t think I need to do a step by step of how to boil water and put in dried pasta. Right? I do start boiling the water at the same time that the onions are going.

I garnish with goat cheese because I don’t think you can ever have too much cheese. If you are worried about calories, you can replace the cream cheese with low fat cream cheese. Who really wants to do that though? There are also so many things you can add to this sauce like ground beef, other vegetables etc. One person actually told me this looked like barf at a dinner party. Needless to say, she wasn’t invited over ever again. I assure you in doesn’t taste like barf.

If any of you decide to make this, please let me know how you like it and take pictures!

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