Posted January 29, 2010 by
Today's recipe comes to us courtesy of my friend Andrea Newberry who writes the excellent blog Forkable.
I thought it would be fun to partner with friends and fellow foodies now and then just to spice things up a bit. And man, does this recipe ever spice things up. Bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers that actually look relatively easy to accomplish.
Fire in the Hole! Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
I first met Andrea when I attended one of her fabulous Forkable dinner parties. Greg and I wrote about it here for She Wrote, He Wrote. In addition to throwing these underground dinner parties Andrea also writes the food blog Forkable which is always stocked with gorgeous recipes. Oh, and she's pregnant with her first baby — something I now find very exciting to hear about a person, but would have once made me yawn.
Sharing this post got her thinking about the credibility of food bloggers, something we all should think about as we troll hungrily through the Internet for tasty recipes. Andrea writes:
One particular post I wrote got me into a bit
of hot water with my sister. I was doing a post on a recipe she
and her husband came up with. They knew I was doing it and we took
pictures of the process but when I went to write it, I didn't give enough
background information on the recipe, instead I just sort of talked about what
it tasted like and posted the directions.
My sister was mad about it,
because I made it seem like it was my recipe. She wanted me to give
credit where credit was due. Which of course is what I should have
done in the first place. It was the mistake of a beginning
blogger. I went back and rewrote it, giving her and my brother-in-law
credit. I didn't do it intentionally, but my blog
was still very young at the time, and I remember being extremely
conscious of creating my credibility. I think I was hesitant in those
days to mention where I got recipes, as if it would make the blog
It was a very stupid mistake because the exact opposite is
true. We are all inspired and influenced by the people around us and
we need to give credit to the people who help us out.
So, here is that recipe for bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers.
It was this very recipe that first got Andrea in trouble, but it's since been amended and has now become one of the most popular recipes on her site. Enjoy, and definitely take some time to browse through the Forkable site — it's well worth it.
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