Recipes (sort of!) as requested ladies...
Hope ya'll are familiar with a 'pinch of this and a dab of that' style cooking. :-O
6-10 Jalapeno peppers (I usually buy a dozen, that way if I can always clean a couple of extra ones to use up the filling)
1 box Cream Cheese
Some grated cheese...I just use the pre-grated, yellow and white style, but you can use whatever flavor you wish if you want to experiment with flavor.
Tony's Seasoning (optional)
3-4 slices bacon-cooked and crumbled or chopped
Set the cream cheese out to soften a bit while you are cleaning the peppers and pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Half the jalapenos lengthwise and clean out seeds (a spoon works well). You can cut stems off if you want, but you don't have to. Place on cookie sheet.
Mix the cream cheese, a few dashes of Tony's Seasoning and a handful or so (about a 1/4 cup I'd guesstimate) of the grated cheese in a bowl with a fork.
Fill the halved jalapenos with the mixture, about level with the sides of the pepper. If you overstuff them, all you end up tasting is the cream cheese.
Top with bacon pieces.
Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes. 15 minutes if you like your peppers tender-crisp and 20 if you like them more well done.
1 lb. pork sausage
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs (regular bread crumbs works as well), finely ground
A little seasoning-I like a dash of sage and a couple of pinches of tarragon.
1 lg. pkg of white mushrooms, about 20 or so 'shrooms
Some onion if you like-chopped fine.
Brown sausage, crumbled and set aside.
Wash mushrooms well and pat dry. Pull the stems out of the mushrooms and chop fine. Saute the chopped mushroom stems and onion (if you desire) in the sausage grease. Drain and add to sausage.
Add the bread crumbs to the sausage and mushroom and mix up. Add seasonings to taste.
When you have the sausage mix tasting like you want it to, pour the beaten egg of it and mix well.
Spoon the sausage mix into the stem of the mushroom and place on a cookie sheet. I have found it is the easiest if you hold the mushroom and use the spoon to pack the sausage mix on top. Depending on the size of the mushroom, it takes about a tablespoon.
Place mushrooms on cookie sheet and bake in oven that has been pre-heated to 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Mushrooms will 'sweat' and turn brown.
If you desire you can top the mushrooms with a bit of grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese when they come out of the oven.
Saver's tip: If you don't want to make a whole bunch of mushrooms or end up with some left-over stuffing-you can freeze it for next time.
**See pics of the pre-baked results below. No post-baked results available...LOL...They are inhaled right out of the oven. ;-)