Saturday, December 6, 2014

Girls Night! + My Favorite Jalapeno Recipes

Friday Fun

Last night I had the pleasure of going to my sister Amanda's house and hanging out with her and her 3 beautiful daughters. She had promised them they could have a hot chocolate party and when Mayleigh (8) called me and invited me over I just couldn't say no. 

When I got there Mayleigh and Braylin (6) already had their candy canes out and ready to go.

Braylin (left) Mayleigh (right)

Needless to say they were VERY excited :) Amanda told them they would have to wait a little bit so we chatted and caught up on our days. Next thing I know I go to the living room and someone got tired of waiting... literally.

She woke up just long enough to make me promise I would wake her up when the hot chocolate was ready. So Amanda and I got all the stuff around and made the hot chocolate, and as promised I woke Braylin up and she came out to the kitchen to sit with us.

She was out cold before she could even drink any hot chocolate, but I can speak for her when I say it was delicious!
Me and little Emree (1)

Mayleigh, me, and Amanda

I couldn't get over how adorable that mug was, Amanda got it at a garage sale! what a find.

Now as promised I will share my favorite jalapeno recipes. One of which just came out of the oven a few minutes ago ;)

Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Ball:

Saying this cheese ball was delicious would be an understatement. I made it for the first time this year for my families Thanksgiving celebration. I got the recipe from Brown Eyed Baker and LOVED it. It was nice because it was super easy, and didn't end up too spicy so it was a crowd pleaser. 

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos:

Okay so I guess the theme today is jalapenos and Bacon together, because lets admit everything is better wrapped in bacon. These little guys will be coming with me and Seth to his work Christmas party tonight. I got the basis for this recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction, but changed it just a little. Instead of using fresh Jalapenos (which I prefer) I opted for using canned whole Jalapenos. When I went to the store the fresh jalapenos in stock were very tiny and thin and I knew they wouldn't work well for this recipe. I also left out the paprika, mainly because I couldn't find it in my pantry! Over all these are quick and easy and the cream cheese and jalapenos compliment each other perfectly.

Well I'm off to get ready for the Christmas party tonight! Hope you all have a great weekend with lots of fun and relaxation.


  1. Aw so precious! I check your blog everyday now! Haha ;)

    1. Thanks Stass! I started following yours as well!