When it’s hot here in Alaska, HAHHAHA laugh it up I know but we’re up here without air conditioning, the people who live here and  love the cold weather get and a little miserable. My solution to the ‘heat’ is to cook everything outdoors whenever I can. I need sides and appetizers that either cook on the grill too or are made in advance. These make ahead, grill when you’re ready, Grilled Jalapeño Poppers are a wonderful addition to any meal you’re preparing this summer. Plus they’re perfect for diabetics and anyone else watching their carb intake.grilled jalapeno poppers

It’s Cookout Week 2017!

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Get those grills fired up… because it’s #CookoutWeek 2017! This week, I’m joining forces with over 40 food blogger friends to bring you delicious recipes perfect for every backyard BBQ, picnic, summer party, or cookout.

We also have a fabulous giveaway featuring products from the brands who have made #CookoutWeek possible! You can enter below to win:

  • From blog host The PinterTest Kitchen: $100 Amazon gift card, to use to buy all the supplies you need for your next cookout
  • From our sponsor The French Farm: A gift pack of gourmet products hand-crafted by small businesses and using only the finest ingredients – La Favorita Genovese Pesto, Caprichos del Guadalquivir Cadenera Orange Marmalade, and L’Abeille Occitane Lavender Honey
  • From our sponsor Smokin’-Os: A sampler pack of their “smokin’-os” wood rings, to help you add wood-fired, smokey taste to your grilled foods, even if you don’t own a smoker
  • From our sponsor Primal Kitchen: $200 of Primal Kitchen goodies, including condiments made with avocado oil and bars and shakes with grass-fed collagen
  • From our sponsor Langers Juice Company: Your choice of 10 bottles of Langers Juice, with flavors including traditional Apple and Grape, as well as interesting mixes such as Pineapple Orange Coconut, Cranberry Blood Orange, and Mango Peach
  • From our sponsor True Made Foods: A 3-bottle sampler pack of sauces with real flavors made from real vegetables and less sugar – Ketchup, BBQ, and Veracha

This prize pack has an ARV of over $400! You have until July 1 at 11:59 PM to enter by following our sponsors and bloggers on social media:

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Stay tuned… remember, throughout the week, all of the participating bloggers will be posting delicious cookout recipes. Here are all the bloggers who are part of #CookoutWeek 2017:

The PinterTest Kitchen2 Cookin MamasA Day in the Life on the FarmA Kitchen Hoor’s AdventuresAmy’s Cooking AdventuresAshees CookbookBaking SenseBody RebootedBottom Left of the MittenChef Sarah ElizabethCook’s HideoutCookaholic WifeCooking with SapanaEat, Drink, Be Healthy!FairyburgerFaith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered AccompliceFamily Around the TableFix Me a Little LunchFor the Love of FoodFull Belly SistersHezzi-D’s Books and CooksHome Sweet HomesteadJoin Us, Pull up a ChairKate’s Recipe BoxKelly Lynn’s Sweets and TreatsLittle House Big AlaskaMy Southern Sweet ToothOur Good LifeOven Tales By SyamaPalatable PastimeRants From My Crazy KitchenSavory MomentsSeduction in the KitchenSidewalk ShoesThat RecipeThe Freshman CookThe Mad Scientists KitchenThe Pajama ChefThe Redhead BakerThe Saucy SouthernerThe Spiffy CookieThe Weekday GourmetTramplingroseTurnips 2 TangerinesUncle Jerry’s Kitchen

As one of the bonus entries in the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post… what is your favorite dish to eat at a cookout?

 

My first recipe for Cookout week is for Grilled Jalapeño Poppers. One of the best things about this little recipe is that you can make them ahead, pop them in the fridge and grill them when you’re ready, they’ll wait for you! The second is that I cut out the deep fat frying and just top them with parmesan cheese for a simple crust. Can’t go wrong with Grilled Jalapeño Poppers!

As and added bonus they’re low carb!

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Grilled Jalapeño Poppers
These make ahead, grill when you're ready, Grilled Jalapeño Poppers are a wonderful addition to any meal you're preparing outside. As an added bonus they're low carb.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
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Instructions
  1. split the jalapeños and scrape out the seeds and pith and lay them out on a baking sheet
  2. mix the cream cheese, milk and sriracha (if using) in a mixing bowl
  3. add the shredded sharp cheddar cheese and stir until combined
  4. fill the pepper halves with the cream cheese mixture
  5. pour the parmesan on a saucer, press each pepper, cream cheese side down, in the parmesan cheese
  6. cover the peppers and refrigerate until ready to grill
  7. to grill: heat your grill to medium heat (you can keep your hand 3 inches over the grill for 5 seconds)
  8. place the peppers on the grill, touching sides will help them stay upright and grill for 15 minutes
  9. remove from the grill when they're done, the peppers will be cooked (but not limp, don't over cook them!) and the cheese is melted
  10. cool five minutes before serving
Recipe Notes
  • use rubber gloves if raw jalapeños bother your hands
  • if you don't like a LOT of spice leave out the sriracha and add more milk if your mixture is too dry

Grilled Jalapeno Poppers

 

Check out ALL the other Cookout Week recipes for Monday!