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strawberry lime red onion cilantro and jalapeno salsa

Strawberry Salsa

strawberry lime red onion cilantro and jalapeno salsa

Put a little zest in your step with this delicious and flavorful strawberry salsa. A sweet and spicy recipe that really packs a punch!

Ingredients:

Strawberries

Lime

Red onion

Jalapeno

Cilantro

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Slice and hull strawberries to desired size. Slice remaining ingredients to help release flavor.

Add all sliced ingredients into a mixing bowl and gently stir together. Top with fresh squeezed lime. Salt and pepper to taste.

Keep refrigerated covered for up to 2 days.

Enjoy!

Deep fried jalapeno poppers

Jalapeno Poppers

Deep fried jalapeno poppers

No big game watching party is complete without the iconic jalapeno popper! Create these bite-sized snacks with a punch in a pinch with this easy recipe.

Ingredients:

15-20 jalapenos, de-seeded

8 oz. cream cheese

1 cup milk

1 cup flour

1 cup bread crumbs

 

Instructions:

Heat oil in a large crock or deep-fryer to 375 degrees.

Take each jalapeno and fill with cream cheese. Once all are filled, put milk, flour, and bread crumbs in individual bowls. One at a time, dip a stuffed jalapeno in the milk, flour, milk and bread crumbs and place in hot oil for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.

Serve with ranch or an aioli of your choice and enjoy!

Macaroni and Cheese with jalapenos and bacon

Jalapeno and Bacon Loaded Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese with jalapenos and bacon

Not to be too cheesey but… anything is pastable with this Mac n’ Cheese recipe. Jalapenos, bacon and cheddar galore!

Ingredients:

½ lb. dried elbow pasta

Jalapenos (chopped)

Precooked bacon bits

¼ cup unsalted butter

¼ cup all-purpose flour

¾ cup whole milk

1 ¼ cups half and half

4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

¼ tbsp salt

¼ tbsp black pepper

Dash of paprika

Chives for garnishing

Instructions:

Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish (or your choice of an oven safe dish) and set aside.

Heat a large pot of salted water until you reach a boil. Once boiling, add pasta. Cook 1-2 minutes less than the package directs to keep it al dente. Once cooked, drain and drizzle with oil to prevent noodles from sticking together.

While your pasta is cooking, start your cheese sauce mixture. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add flour and whisk until combined. Cook for about 1 minute, continually whisking.

Slowly add in about half of your milk and heavy cream mixture. Continue to whisk until smooth. Add the remainder of milk and half and half, whisking until smooth.

Continue cooking over medium heat. Keep whisking frequently and watch as mixture begins to thicken. Once it has reached a very thick consistency, it’s ready for the cheese.

Add in salt, pepper, and paprika with about 1 ½ cups your grated cheese. Stir until combined, then add in another 1 ½ cups of cheese. Stir until completely melted and smooth.

Take your mixture and cooked pasta noodles and combine in a large mixing bowl. Add in your chopped jalapenos and bacon bits (as much as you would like). Mix together.

Add half of your pasta mixture into your prepared oven dish and layer with more grated cheese. Pour over the rest of your pasta mixture, and finish it off with the remainder of your grated cheese.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and starts to turn a light golden brown.

Carefully remove once cooked and set aside. Add chopped up chives or fresh parsley and enjoy your fresh baked homemade loaded Mac n’ Cheese delight.