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Homemade Jalapeño Poppers!

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It’s incredibly rare for me to find something easy to make that is a hit every time I make it. I’m always so self conscious about my mediocre cooking and my countless failed Pinterest attempts when it comes to parties, potlucks or dinner hosting. Friends, you’ve all experienced this first-hand, so you know what I mean. Heck, most of the time I have to Google how to boil and egg!!! (Okay I’m not really that bad….I just always forget the perfect timing). So when a friend of mine made me the most amazingly easy and delicious Jalapeño Poppers I knew it was something I could make and I WAS RIGHT!! They’re super easy and oh so delicious. And certainly a crowd pleaser at any event I’ve ever brought them to.

The original recipe comes from the blog Spend With Pennies, but my best friend Jessica put her own little twist on them which I think is even better; replace the ‘egg roll wrappers’ for ‘spring roll wrappers’. I think the texture is much better! You can also bake them rather than fry them for a bit of a healthier option. Spring roll wrappers are quite tricky to work with though, so you need to make sure you read all instructions and have everything prepared and on-hand before you open the package and start wrapping. Keep them moist with a wet paper towel on top and keep a small bowl of water on hand to keep your finger tips wet too. Then roll away!

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A few friends of mine think that the spice level is a bit too high, so you can adjust the amount of pickled Jalapeños accordingly. Yet either way they are a total hit with dinner party crowds! What are your favourite recipes?

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My Favourite Food Blogs

 

Cause when the February Blues get me down, I turn to comfort food. And where better to find new recipes and food porn than from the pages of fellow bloggers! Many bloggers take the time to blog about a few favourite recipes (which I’ve done a few times in the past), but I’ve saved a few blogs in my Bloglovin’ Feed that are food specific and that I can’t get enough of! These are my favourite food blogs:

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New Breakfast Love

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I’ve been trying my best to eat quite healthily lately, yet I’ve struggled for some good breakfast eats. I love oatmeal, but I’m always looking for new ways to  make it interesting. I recently discovered a pretty awesome recipe for some baked oatmeal, and I’ve changed it up a bit to make it my own. Lemme share it with you!! Hope you like it!

Blueberry Walnut Baked Oatmeal:

2 tbsp melted margarine

1/4 cup of honey

1 beaten egg

1 cup of large flake oats

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp cinnamon (I like a lot)

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cups vanilla almond milk (skim milk is okay too)

1/2 cup of frozen blueberries

1/4 cup of chopped walnuts

In an oven safe, non-stick bowl mix egg and honey. Add the melted butter little-by-little so that you don’t cook the egg. Add oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and vanilla almond milk. Stir until well combined. Add blueberries and walnuts. Bake oatmeal in the oven safe bowl for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees. Sprinkle the top with a little brown sugar or some extra honey when serving. My recipe is for either a double serving or just one big serving (which is more likely). AND IT’S DELICIOUS!!!

Hope you like it. Do you know any baked oatmeal recipes?