Oh yes I did! Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers are SOOOO yesterday. It’s all about the sausage stuffed jalapenos! Alright, I’m totally kidding because bacon is food from the Gods, like seriously. However, these sausage jalapenos are amazing and one of the joys of being a low carber! Sausage and 2 kinds of cheese AND you lose weight?! Sign me up for that. Oh wait, I’m already doing that crazy lifestyle. These are rated 5 stars on allrecipes.com and I have to agree. 5 stars all the way. Oh and WEAR GLOVES when working with jalapenos! I made that mistake once years ago and trust me, it is not a mistake you make twice. *INDUCTION FRIENDLY*
4 net carbs per serving
1 pound ground Italian sausage (or regular pork or whatever appeals to you)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (original recipe used parmesan)
1 pound jalapenos, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 green onion, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place sausage in a skillet over medium heat, and cook until evenly brown. Drain grease. In a bowl, mix the sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and green onion. Spoon about 1 tablespoon sausage mixture into each jalapeno half. Arrange stuffed halves in a baking dish. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.
***Tips on seeding the jalapenos. 1) Wear gloves throughout the entire process, then remove right after so you don’t transfer to sink faucet, cabinet handles, etc. 2) I love my little lemon zester tool for seeding but a small melon baller works great too. 3) As you half and seed the jalapenos, put into a bowl of continuous running water. This helps soften to bake better and removes some heat.***
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Jul 12, 2014, 7:16 AM ET
By NAJIB JOBAIN and ARON HELLER Associated Press
Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque and a center for the disabled where two women were killed Saturday, raising the Palestinian death toll from the offensive to more than 120, Palestinian officials said.
The Israeli military said the mosque concealed rockets like those used in the barrage of nearly 700 fired by Gaza militants at Israel over the five-day offensive, while saying it was investigating claims about the other sites hit. However, the strikes in the densely populated Gaza Strip show the challenge facing Israel as it considers a ground operation in the region and potential further dangers posed to civilians.
While there have been no fatalities in Israel from the continued rocket fire, Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra said overnight Israeli strikes raised the death toll there to over 120, with more than 920 wounded.
Hamas militants have been hit hard. Though the exact breakdown of casualties remains unclear, dozens of the dead also have been civilians.
The offensive showed no signs of slowing down Saturday as Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said his country should ready itself for several more days of fighting. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Jul 12, 2014, 6:33 AM ET
By KRISTEN de GROOT
Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.
Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that he died on Friday. Frey didn’t have additional details. Ramone was 65.
Tommy Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist Dee Dee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. All four band members had different last names, but took the common name Ramone. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
May 28, 2014 – Cromwell, CT – You know what is really neat, when you are waiting at a repair shop getting your car worked on and are bored out of your mind. You strike up a conversation with a lady that is also waiting and seems to be just as bored out of her mind as you are. Fortunately there is a McDonald’s next door so guess what, both of us head for the Mickey D’s.
Turns out the lady works in an upscale restaurant; so now we both have something in common. I love to cook, naturally I will show off a bit by showing her some of my favorite plates on Facebook and try to impress this nice lady with my culinary expertise.
Not gonna brag here but it certainly is a skill I have worked hard to develop.
We had a great chat about things period as the time slipped away then she was called up to pay the bill. I too was called a few minutes later but in looking back, I hope this gal sends me an email or calls. I gave her my card. I liked her.
Funny how neat it is that people gravitate towards each other because of a common interest.