Bacon Wrapped Thingies from Michelle:
Celebrity: Ree Drummond (the pioneer woman)
20 whole Fresh Jalapeños, 2-3 inches in size
2 cubes cream cheese, softened
1 bound thin (regular) bacon sliced into thirds
If you have them, slip on some latex gloves for the pepper prep. Cut jalapeños in half, length-wise. WIth a spoon, remove the seeds and white membrane (the source of the heat; leave a little if you like things HOT). Smear softened cream cheese into each jalapeño half. Wrap jalapeño with bacon pieces (1/3 slice). Secure by sticking toothpick through the middle.
Bake on a pan with a rack in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. If after 2o minutes the bacon doesn't look brown enough, just turn on the broiler for a couple minutes to finish it off. These are the best when the jalapeño still has a bit of bite to it.