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Tears in Brooklyn – Challenge No 5

This challenge made me cry because I was not using my brain for a minute. I made these Jalapeno Poppers early in the morning before I had even put make up on. So once they were in the oven I figured I could use the baking time to get ready. So far pretty smart. For some reason I didn’t think of the jalapeno super spice residue that I still had on my fingers when I washed my face and specifically my eyes though. I started screaming and was sure I had just lost my vision permanently. Unable to open my eyes I somehow found my phone and made Siri call my husband who is currently in China. He googled all kinds of remedies that I tried all. I washed my eyes with cold water and milk and then put ice cubes on my face for a while and was therefor able to eventually open my eyes again. At that point I check the oven and the poppers were perfectly crispy brown. Liz‘ cooking experience was pretty uneventful this time. She was smart enough to put gloves on when she prepared the jalapenos. Also, she added the Chianti Salami from Viani.

Here is the recipe:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • 6 large jalapenos, halved and seeded
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and cheddar. Season with salt and pepper. With a small spoon, fill each jalapeno half with about 1 tablespoon cheese mixture. Place peppers on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until cheese is browned and bubbling, about 10 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through.


7 Kommentare

  1. I hope you are well, Jewels! The Jalapeño poppers look mouthwatering – I have never had such poppers. The salami must pair well with the poppers, I guess. Moreover both pictures are great.
    warmly, Sandy

  2. So sorry about the teary cooking experience; made for a funny read but I’m sure the experience wasn’t. Easy recipe and a quick fix; shall try today. Thinking of using egg plant instead of the jalapenos for my son.

    • Yeah eggplant sounds good! Or just peppers? After my experience I didn’t even want to eat them anymore because I was done with spices in my face. 🙂

  3. Oeps, after reading now about your experiences with the jalapeno super spice residue I think I really should be much more serious when cooking in future with pepper… But it is a good tipp what you wrote about milk and ice cubes. And your photos are again gourgeous. Is it a wallpaper you used as background? I just love it together with the way how the peppers are placed on it 🙂

  4. I can still remember how that feels. I distinctly remember cutting chili’s and then – after washing my hands – thinking it would be ok to remove my contact lenses… It hurts like hell!! Sounds like your experience was even worse, but I can symphatize! That dish does look delicious though!

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