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Smoked Jalapeño Poppers with Smoked Bacon

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Smoked Jalapeño Poppers with Smoked Bacon

An easy game day appetizer or for any occasion made with crispy smoked bacon, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese filling. We add crispy bacon to our jalapeño poppers filing versus wrapping. Jalapeño Poppers are a classic. But our take on the classic popper is to deconstruct the way most people make them. Because when you make smoked jalapeño poppers it’s tough to get the bacon crispy. Many smoked jalapeño popper recipes are wrapped in bacon. These can be good and result in crispy bacon when cooking on high heat (grilling) or in a hot oven. But if you plan to...

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A simple vegan carrot cake with orange and cardamon and a maple sweetened coconut icing

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A simple vegan carrot cake with orange and cardamon and a maple sweetened coconut icing

Just the thing for afternoon coffee or a relaxed birthday party. This post was originally shared in September 2018. It has been updated as of April 2020 with improvements to the text and recipes, and a video has been added. Vegan Carrot Cake Traditional carrot cake recipes rely on a lot of sugar and a ton of oil, but this version is much lighter. We’ve cut some of the oil, using apple sauce to moisten, and maple syrup adds sweetness along with coconut sugar. The addition of a good dose of cardamom and a hit of orange zest makes this...

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