Homemade Jalapeno Poppers

Start off by taking some peppers

about 6 large or 10 medium

REAL jalapenos

cut them in half the long way

remove the seeds (leave a few if you want to live dangerously!)

{now is the time NOT to touch your eyes, etc.) as it will

HURT...Bad!!!
(just sayin’)

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‘pop’ (hardy har har) these in the oven cut side down at 400 degrees for a couple minutes to soften and start browning them (watch em to so they don’t burn but til they get toasted enough to your liking)

I like em a little bit black and charred myself

Now mix the

FILLING

1 package cream cheese

3 cups shredded colby jack cheese

a dash of hot sauce (if ya like!)

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Stuff the filling inside the browned peppers

see I used a baby spoon to get the good stuff
in all the little spaces!

{I knew I kept that baby spoon for a reasonable reason!}

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Back in the oven they go for another couple minutes until the cheese melts and they are warmed through

{you MIGHT just HAVE to test it to make sure they’re done)

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oh yeah – look at these babies

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All the ooey gooey goodness!

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Another recipe inspired by pinterest here

and the original recipe here

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Savoring…

 

This time of year I always find myself

turning inward

maybe due to the weather

or nesting for the approaching winter

maybe it’s due to the anniversary of the loss of loved ones

whatever the reason…

You may have noticed that I’ve been absent here on the blog
more lately

I’ve been less about blogging

and

more about doing

more about living

in the moment

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Breathing in the crisp autumn air:

getting the house in order:

source

getting the yard & gardens cleaned up:

source

welcoming my kiddos home from school with a smile, hug & a treat:

 

source

and

snuggling up reading (with my kiddos or on my own after they’re tucked in) at the end of the day:

 

source

All of these things combine to make me

quite

CONTENT

 

Remember to savor the moments

because the moments are what matter!

moments

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Pumpkin Bread with Nutella

 

Mmmm…

made some of these this afternoon.

So delicious.

So worth making!

Get the recipe here.

Serious YUM!

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Fall Fest SALE

 

Had a wonderful recent sale

in conjunction with our local

 

Fall Fest

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It was a HOT beautiful day

and I got to spend it with my bestest girlfriend!

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we redid a lot of cottage-y furniture which all sold quickly

yay!!

and we had stuff for the kiddos as well

here’s an example

autumn snack mix bags to grab & go

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wrapped up to look like a little pumpkin

{with brown twisted stems from pipe cleaners}

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Success!

Sold lots and made room for our car to park in the garage!

{Hubby is happy about that as winter is quickly approaching up here in the northwoods!}

Anyone able to relate to that??

 

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Some Painting Going On!

It’s been busy here at the cottage lately -

A pretty scalloped stool

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oh little beadboard shelf – how I love you now!

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some pretty legs sanded down & just waiting…

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to go with this redone table top:

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this post was made possible by several cans of nearly empty paint that got used up!  Thank you old paint!

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three boys