Brad Hart, this is your fault! On the other hand, you’re also responsible for me finally fixing the dining room chandelier.

Brad, who lives in Amsterdam, made them and then posted a picture  on his Facebook wall. Victor and I saw them this morning and immediately wanted some. Alas, we had no jalapeños in the house. I figured that as long as I was going to leave the house on a Sunday morning, I’d stop next door to the store and get a new dimmer switch.

In a matter of minutes I had the new switch installed and our festively-decorated chandelier was aglow.

Time to hit the kitchen.

I preheated the oven to 475° and opened the windows for the inevitable smoke. Sadly, if our house ever catches fire, no neighbor will call 911. They’re so used to seeing billowing clouds of smoke from my cooking that they would just think I was in the kitchen.

But I digress…

Out came the cream cheese and the bacon. I sliced the jalapeños in half and scraped out the seeds. I then stuffed each half with plain cream cheese. A single slice of thick-sliced bacon was wrapped around each one and onto a rack over a sheet pan they went.

Into the hot oven they went for about 20 minutes.


I cannot even begin to describe these. They are just totally awesome. Chewy-crispy bacon with spicy-cheesy ooey-gooey wonderfulness. I’m sitting here wondering how I have never had them before and trying to figure out how I can have them every day.


I need to work on my wrapping technique a bit, which is good. It means I’m going to have to make more of them. Soon.

I can’t wait for more!