Halloween Mummy Jalapeno Poppers

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Cute foods are the best foods, right?! I think so, especially when it comes to appetizers. I mean if something is already supposed to be small then can’t it be cute right along with small. The holidays are the perfect time for cute appetizers, and I take full advantage of this glorious time of year. I get plenty of eye rolls from my husband. He just wants to eat, ya know. So this year I made something cute out of a food he likes – Halloween Jalapeno Poppers. I still got the eye rolls, but he ate all of them so I win.

As usual, there’s always a way to make these your own. I just can’t make a recipe that can’t be changed up to others personal preferences. I’m sure it’s because I’m could be what’s called a picky eater. I like options. With the Halloween Jalapeno Poppers it’s super easy to change up the eyes to any flavor you’d like. Siracha, ketchup, chocolate chips, candy eyes, olives, more peppers. Whatever you’d like! Whatever your guests like! Make some with each so you have options! Options are wonderful.


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Blueberry Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips

Blueberry Salsa with Homemade Tortilla Chips - flavorful blueberry-studded salsa, scooped up with freshly fried tortilla chips | Get the recipe on MyCookingSpot.com!

I so missed the boat with this recipe.

Yesterday was National Tortilla Chips Day, but being out of state on vacation the last 7 days threw off my editorial calendar…so I’m a bit late with the corn chip confetti.


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Avocado Watermelon & Tomatillo Skewers with Jalepeno Honey Lime Vinaigrette

This fruit skewer is juicy, tart, creamy, and spicy all in one bite. They disappeared first at the party!

Hi there! Stephanie here. This is my first contribution to My Cooking Spot, and I really hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. If you follow my blog, you’ll know that I grew up in Texas and really, really love Mexican food. I grew up cooking with my friends’ abuelitas, and really can’t get enough of the nuanced style of Mexican and Tex-Mex cooking.

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Honey Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins

Honey Jalape–o Cornbread // Erin Skinner from The Speckled Palate for My Cooking Spot

As someone who was born and raised in the South, I know cornbread is a big deal.

However, until a year ago, I always made cornbread from a pre-made mix because I didn’t want to mess it up. But one fateful day, we were hosting friends and family for our traditional New Year’s Day gumbo celebration… and I forgot to grab a few boxes of the mix from the store.


I scrambled, scouring my cookbooks an hour before the party, and decided upon a random cornbread recipe. And it was pretty darn good!

So I’ve been experimenting with cornbread ever since, and these gorgeous Honey Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins are one of my favorite tries to-date! The honey and jalapeño balance one another out so well, adding a little sweetness and a little spice to the muffins.

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