Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Recipes I Promised

I promised a couple recipes from my last post. So here ya go, two easy-peasy recipes for you to try out. 
 I almost always end up doing an appetizer theme for small get togethers - they are fun, easy to whip up, and pretty to arrange on various platters and serving-ware. 

1. Jalapeno Poppers

I think my husband loves these more than he loves me. 
And he's only tried the reduced fat, 'healthier' version! Ha. Ha. Wait...am I insulting myself?

What you need...
Fresh Jalapenos
Reduced Fat Cream Cheese
Turkey or Vegetarian Bacon

1. Cut jalapenos lengthwise and seed
2. Stuff desired amount of cream cheese in each half
3. Wrap with bacon or just place a small slice on top
4. Bake at 375 degrees for around 25 minutes


Caramel-filled Cupcakes 

This is the story about how this (unhealthy) 'recipe' was born...
A few weeks ago I was making cupcakes for a BBQ and I didn't bake them long enough. When I went to frost them (after the oven was completely cool and people were going to arrive in 15 minutes), the middles were not baked at all- pure batter. How did I not notice this when taking them out of the oven?! In a panic mode, I spooned out the middles... and sat staring at the stupid cupcakes.  I rummaged through the fridge, grabbed caramel sauce, and just dumped it in the empty middles.
Long story short, everyone was enjoyed these cupcakes...like...A LOT! A friend that was  at the BBQ even asked me to make them again for her party. I'd say it's a pretty good mistake!

What you need:
Cupcake mix or recipe (I admit it, I used a box mix!)
Caramel Sauce
Frosting

1. Bake Cupcakes according to directions
2. Spoon out a teeny tiny bit of the middle
3. Poor in caramel sauce
4. Frost


 Really? Did I just write a recipe for that?

Well there you are...two of the easiest recipes that you didn't need recipes for because you  probably could have figured out on your own. 
 After you make them, let me know how they turn out!


19 comments:

Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it! said... Best Blogger Tips

Ok, this stuff is making me hungry! I'll be trying the jalapeno poppers soon.
I'm glad you stopped by my blog and commented. It led me to your blog. I'm not too much of a cook but these things are on my soon to try list.

I'm now a follower:)

Dana from Our Life's Legacy said... Best Blogger Tips

Coley, thanks for visiting me at Our Life's Legacy and for leaving such a sweet comment :)

My mom makes the "unhealthy" version of the jalapeno poppers and they are DELISH!

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said... Best Blogger Tips

Don't you love mistakes like that? Way to improvise!!

Becca
http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

Christina said... Best Blogger Tips

OH my husband will be so happy about the jalapeno peppers! Yum!

Lisa - A Room with A View said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my, I love jalapeno poppers and need an appetizer for a party this weekend so I think I might try these - thx so much. And thank you for visiting my blog!

Lisa - A Room with A View said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my, I love jalapeno poppers and need an appetizer for a party this weekend so I think I might try these - thx so much. And thank you for visiting my blog!

Faith said... Best Blogger Tips

that looks sooo good!! i want to make the jalapeno poppers! and that caramel cupcakes looks scrumptious!

Cami said... Best Blogger Tips

Caramel cupcakes? Oh my GOODNESS!

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life Life

Drew {Coral Cafe} said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great way to come up with a new cupcake recipe!! ;) You are quite clever for thinking to scoop the uncooked cupcake out and replace it with caramel. I probably would've just told them to eat it! ( i like to eat the "unhealthy" batter so naturally I would think they do too!)

P.s. Your new blog header looks so great!!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said... Best Blogger Tips

Colie! We make a very similar low fat version (without the topping) but enjoy them a lot! SO much healthier than the usual suspects!

Shanan, The Book Addict said... Best Blogger Tips

I have made those jalapeno poppers for parties--they are always a hit.

I have also used flavored cream cheese or mixed with shredded cheese as the filling too. They have all been loved.

The turkey bacon would be new for me--I definitely want to try that!

Shanan
http://yogi-mommy.blogspot.com/

Angie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Coley!

Thanks for stopping by my Little Blog ! :)

I confess too: I use cake mix too but I like to add a twist to it.. So it's not just a plain cake mix recipe! ;)

Thanks,
Angie

Des said... Best Blogger Tips
This comment has been removed by the author.
Des said... Best Blogger Tips

@Des
Hi! So appetizing, I want! :) Thanks for visiting my site. :)

Ocean Dreams said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum all of these recipes look so good - I seriously need to learn how to cook! :)

jillconyers said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi from a new follower. Visiting from a blog hop.

Tasty recipes. I really like the mini salad presentation from the previous post. A cool idea to remember.

Life…as I see it [Fitness, Health and Happiness]

elliemonster2012 said... Best Blogger Tips

Those sound *so* good! THANKS!

darla said... Best Blogger Tips

you are so clever, scraping out the insides of the cupcakes. Cake mix in Egypt is like 5 dollars for a box, so I always make my own from scratch. Cupcakes are very popular.

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG carmel filled cupcakes, YUM! I love Jalapeno poppers! great recipes!