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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken

The other day I was faced with the challenge of preparing another chicken dinner.  I looked at the boneless chicken breasts in the refrigerator and asked myself what in the world was I going to do with them.  Earlier, while doing some yard work I found a few jalapeno peppers still growing in my vegetable garden.  They were now sitting on my kitchen counter.  The wheels in my brain started turning and this Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken recipe is the result. A Tasty Baked Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Recipe A Bacon and Barbecue Sauce Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with a Jalapeno Cheese Mixture. Increase or decrease the heat index in these stuffed chickens by adjusting the amount of jalapeno in the cheese mixture.  You can leave the jalapeno peppers out of the recipe completely if you are making these for a dinner that will include children.  Just make two batches of the cheese mixture, one with jalapenos the other without. This recipe can be prepared in advance.  That

Coffee and Dessert-A Perfect Pairing

Coffee and dessert go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly, night and day, or Thelma and Louise. I've teamed up with three blogging friends who love coffee and dessert as much as I do to bring you three of their favorite fall desserts to pair with three specialty coffee drinks I've made in the Ninja Coffee Bar System. I was very excited to receive this Ninja Coffee Bar System (Model CF092) to review.  I am by no means a coffee snob but I do like a good cup of coffee.  I also like a coffee maker that is easy to use and can be depended on to produce a consistent cup of coffee day-in and day-out.  In the past few years, I have used a Keurig single serving system, a French press, and a Cuisinart drip coffee maker. The Keurig is sitting on a shelf in my basement, the French press is on a high shelf in the kitchen and the Cuisinart sits in my beverage center waiting for me to return to it while I take the Ninja Coffee Bar System for a test drive.   I have been using

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Seasonal Vegetables

During the fall and winter months, I find I use my slow cooker about once a week.  The slow cooker is a convenience kitchen appliance for me, not my preferred cooking tool.  There are those days when a "set it and forget it" approach to meal preparation works for busy families.  I plan my weekly meals so that on my busiest days the slow cooker gets drafted into action.  This recipe for slow cooker pork chops with seasonal vegetables is in my regular menu rotation for the busy days. A Slow Cooker Recipe for Busy Families Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Seasonal Vegetables A key to success with this recipe is selecting the right pork chops.  A bone-in pork chop works best. You'll find that bone-in pork chops have the best flavor and texture when cooked in a slow-cooker. This recipe truly is a one pot meal.  The pork chops and vegetables are all cooked together in the slow cooker.  I'm lucky to have a slow cooker that has a stovetop setting, allowing me to brown the