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What are some recipes that call for jalape��o peppers?

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Recipes with jalape��os include Ree Drummond���s jalape��o poppers and Ina Garten���s jalape��o cheddar cornbread. To make the jalape��o poppers, preheat the oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Clean and cut 20 fresh 2- to 3-inch jalape��os in half down the length of the pepper. Deseed the pepper halves. Remove the white membrane if you prefer milder poppers.

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Fill the pepper halves with 2 8-ounce packages of softened cream cheese. Cut 1 pound of thin bacon slices in half, and wrap each piece around an jalape��o. Use a toothpick to keep the bacon in place. Arrange the poppers on a wire rack in the oven, and place a baking sheet below it to catch the bacon drippings. Bake the poppers for 75 minutes or until crispy.

To make jalape��o cheddar cornbread, add 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 cup of yellow cornmeal, 1/4 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of baking powder and 2 teaspoons of kosher salt to a mixing bowl, and combine them. Stir in 2 cups of milk, 3 extra-large lightly beaten eggs and 2 sticks of melted unsalted butter just until the lumps dissolve.

Add 8 ounces of grated extra-sharp cheddar, 1/3 cup of chopped whole scallions and 2 tablespoons of minced and seeded jalape��o peppers. In a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven, bake the dough in a greased 9-by-13-by-2-inch pan for 30 to 35 minutes. If no dough clings to an inserted toothpick, then the bread is done.

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