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super sexy jalapenos with cilantro sauce

stuffed jalapenos cilantro sauce

Warning: it’s Monday morning and I’m about to rant. And here you thought you came here just to see something sexy and spicy ;-)

A tip-off from a reader led me to a site that had “borrowed” a few of my photos and recipes (and “forgot” to ask permission). The offender refused to take them down and essentially told me to go pound sand. Which led me on a quest to see where else my little creations might be appearing without my consent…and I found a lot of it. Everywhere!! Because I don’t have anything else to do other than track down these jerks.

I would imagine that it’s not easy for a non-blogger to understand just how violating it is when this happens. In my case, the most egregious* thefts have been on my Lemon Tiramisu and Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Jalapeno Poppers. Both have been blatantly lifted repeatedly and republished with the blog owner posting the recipes and photos as if they were their own. It’s as if I’d walked into my own house and caught the thief standing at my refrigerator door, spoon in hand, eating my tiramisu while wearing my underwear.

I mention this because I spent a good portion of yesterday tracking down the evil culprits, leaving firm comments demands, making phone calls and reporting every last one of them to Google. It’s an exhausting process and I very much resent having to take time away from family to do it. But do it I will, if only to do my part in the fight against these lazy thugs!

*Side note: who knew how to spell “egregious” before seeing it here? I had to look it up after spell check screamed at me that “aggregious” is very much not correct. If you already knew this, go buy yourself something special today, like a new hat or a car or something. You’re smart, good looking and gosh darnit, I really like you!

All right now, don’t let your head get too big, you’re still not as sexy as these jalapenos. Don’t be sad, I’m not either. And the good news is that you’re going to make these and they’re so tasty that you’re going to forget all about not being sexy enough because you’ll eat them and you’ll win. Well, except that you’ll gain a few pounds because you won’t share them and people will be mad at you. But really, who cares when you’ve got these jalapenos in your belly?

Is today’s post as all over the map as my head feels today? Is the world spinning out of control or is that just my medication finally working?

I blame those lying, thieving, content scraping thugs. Everything is their fault, everything. World peace? We would totally have it if they would stop all this stealing and go live together in some commune where they could all wear the same shoes and drink some red kool-aid together.

Enjoy these jalapenos and have a good day, y’all :-)


super sexy jalapenos with cilantro sauce

super sexy jalapenos with cilantro sauce

Yield: 0

The jalapenos can be stuffed and the sauce made up to a day before.


  • 20 jalapenos, cut in half with seeds and membranes removed {amount may vary according to size of peppers}
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup mexican blend cheese, finely shredded
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 bunch cilantro, stems removed (about 2 cups)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 t ground chipotle pepper, optional
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Mix together cheeses and bacon. Fill peppers with mixture and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until just starting to brown on top.
  3. Meanwhile, put garlic and cilantro into food processor and pulse to finely chop. Add lime juice and olive oil (and ground chipotle pepper, if using) and process until a sauce forms. Add more oil if necessary until you reach desired consistency (sauce should have some body to it). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Place jalapenos on serving platter and top with approximately 1 teaspoon sauce on each pepper.
  5. Serve and enjoy!


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Friday 7th of February 2014

[…] many different versions of the stuffed jalapeno: Stuffed Jalapeno Shrimp Poppers with Mango Sauce, Stuffed Jalapenos with Cilantro Sauce – even Bacon-Wrapped Lime-Chipotle Chicken Stuffed with Stuffed Jalapenos! But these – […]

Tammy L.

Tuesday 24th of June 2014

So where is the recipe? There is a box but only numbers a letters and no recipe. would love to see it. You have some wonderful recipes here. TY for sharing

Sarah | Shine Food

Tuesday 5th of February 2013

Ugh, there's nothing worse than scrapers, and I'm so sorry for all the trouble you've had. So frustrating!

But I do have to say these jalapenos look sexy indeed! We're rounding up "sexy dishes" in this month's Shine Supper Club and they would make a lovely contribution. I hope you'll join us!


Saturday 29th of September 2012

Hi Kristy, sorry to hear about the content theft. I did learn something about how to detect it and deal with it in this comment thread, though, and probably others did, too, so that's something positive that's coming from it.

the wicked noodle

Sunday 30th of September 2012

That's a great way to look at it, Mary!


Wednesday 26th of September 2012

Love you. #$*& thieves. (And over-eager patronizing spell checks.)

the wicked noodle

Thursday 27th of September 2012 always put a smile on my face. Love you, too.


Monday 24th of September 2012

Unless you are taking your own food pictures you have no idea how much work and effort it takes! It is frustrating when someone does not respect that. Sorry it is happening to you. On a more positive note, you jalapeƱos look fantastic, I must make them for my father when he comes to visit. he loves JalapeƱos and cilantro. Thank you for sharing

the wicked noodle

Wednesday 26th of September 2012

It's so true, Vicky! So glad you like the peppers, too!