Hello blog beauties!
Coming to you live from the snowy regions of New England. Yet again, Old Man Winter is walloping us. You would think living in Vermont for 4 years I would be used to this, but alas, I am not. It’s just not in my DNA to get accustomed to the cold. Ever. At least it’s pretty?
I’m still pretty stoked about the New England Patriot’s Superbowl XLIX Championship Win yesterday, along with the rest of New England residents. In keeping with the theme, I wanted to share with all of your the tasty treats I made for my Superbowl party last evening. They were a hit, so I figured it would be nice to pass on the yummm.
My posing wasn’t the best and my boyfriend wasn’t the most enthusiastic of photographers, so unfortunately this is a mediocre shot. However, the food is the star anyway, so here’s what I’m holding: bacon wrapped smokies and jalapeno pillow puffs. Care to know more?
Those little beauties are the bacon wrapped smokies. Honestly, they were the overall hit of the party (not to toot my own horn or anything…). People loved them and they were devoured pretty quickly. The best part? They’re so simple to make! I won’t lie, they’re a bit time consuming since you have to wrap each one with care (and love), but it’s 100% worth it and I will definitely be making these again. If you want the detailed recipe, let me know! In a nutshell, it’s a smokie, piece of pineapple and slice of jalapeno wrapped up in bacon, secured with a toothpick and sprinkled with brown sugar, then baked in an oven at 425 for 17-22 minutes. VOILA.
Next up are the Jalapeno Pillow Puffs. These were amazingly delicious and once again will be added to my recipe arsenal; it also happened to be my first time playing around with pastry puffs. I was a little nervous at first, and for good reason: pastry making is hard! You have to watch them like a hawk and even then, they are tricksters.
I made two separate batches, one much more successful than the other. During my first attempt, pretty much all but 1 exploded 😦 Thankfully those were made at home as a trial run, so I could shove the filling back in and they still tasted divine. My family wasn’t deterred on the less than stellar presentation. The second batch I baked at the party, and having learned my lesson, I watched them much more closely than the first – my efforts proved worth it. There was still one explosion, but it was minor and so I ate it. Like I said, they still tasted phenomenal! If you want the full recipe for these, let me know 😉
Until next times mes amis ❤