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Stuffed, Wrapped JalepeñO for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

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When I saw this post by Cathy of The Dutch Baker's Daughter, I was very inspired to get involved and show my support for Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, as well. I do not know anybody who has directly suffered from Ovarian Cancer, but I know that it can affect myself or someone I know and love in the blink of an eye. Knowledge is power.

A while back I saw these tempting Jalapeños cooked up by someone, somewhat popular. I know that you know that that was tongue-in-cheek. Everybody knows The Pioneer Woman.


Stuffed & Wrapped JalapeñO's
Jalapeño Peppers- halved lengthwise, remove seeds & ribs...leave a few for heat, if you wish
Cream Cheese- HOMEMADE or store bought
Bacon- cut into 3rds (2 pcs. for every 3 jalapeños)

Preheat your oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with foil and slide a rack on top.
Line up your ingredients and begin by packing some cream cheese into each jalapeño half. Next, wrap each stuffed half with a piece of the bacon. You can secure with a toothpick if you'd like.
Or simply place on prepared baking sheet.
Place in oven and bake 20-25 minutes...until the bacon is perfectly browned and melded to the outside of the chili. Eat 'em hot or at room temp....as a snack...or made as a component of a whole meal like this... A friend of ours made a huge batch of tamales. I adore tamales, especially when you heat them on a comal until the outsides are golden and crisp and the innards are all warm and toothsome!!Simply plate them up with some salsa and a dollop of crema, sour cream or even homemade cream cheese (like I did...to bring them together with the jalapeños...which I used as a sort of garnish) and add a few stuffed, wrapped jalapeños and you've got an amazing, soul warming, mouth watering meal!
Want a bite?

O Foods Contest for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and for the second year in a row, Sara of Ms Adventures in Italy and Michelle of Bleeding Espresso are hosting the O Foods Contest to raise awareness of this important health issue.
There are TWO WAYS to take part in the O Foods Contest:
ONE: Post a recipe to your blog using a food that starts or ends with the letter O (e.g., oatmeal, orange, okra, octopus, olive, onion, potato, tomato); include this entire text box in the post; and send your post url along with a photo (100 x 100) to ofoods[at]gmail[dot]com by 11:59 pm (Italy time) on Monday, September 28, 2009.
PRIZES for recipe posts:

◦1st: Signed copy of Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen by Gina DePalma, Executive Pastry Chef of Babbo Ristorante in NYC, who is currently battling ovarian cancer, inspired this event, and will be choosing her favorite recipe for this prize;
◦2nd: Signed copy of Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes to Cook at Home by Mario Batali (winner chosen by Sara);
◦3rd: Signed copy of Vino Italiano: The Regional Italian Wines of Italy by Joseph Bastianich (winner chosen by Michelle).
OR
TWO: If you’re not into the recipe thing, simply post this entire text box in a post on your blog to help spread the word and send your post url to ofoods[at]gmail[dot]com by 11:59 pm (Italy time) on Monday, September 28, 2009.
Awareness posts PRIZE:
◦One winner chosen at random will receive a Teal Toes tote bag filled with ovarian cancer awareness goodies that you can spread around amongst your friends and family.

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From the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund:

◦Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women; a woman’s lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is 1 in 67.
◦The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often vague and subtle, making it difficult to diagnose, but include bloating, pelvic and/or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly; and urinary symptoms (urgency or frequency).
◦There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer but there are tests which can detect ovarian cancer when patients are at high risk or have early symptoms.
◦In spite of this, patients are usually diagnosed in advanced stages and only 45% survive longer than five years. Only 19% of cases are caught before the cancer has spread beyond the ovary to the pelvic region.
◦When ovarian cancer is detected and treated early on, the five-year survival rate is greater than 92%.
Please help spread the word about ovarian cancer.
Together we can make enough noise to kill this silent killer.

50 comments

  1. I love bacon wrap, and I must try this cheesy wrap-up.
    Tamales...I am not sure that I have seen them before, but from what you have described, I am pretty sure I would definitely love them!

    Angie's Recipes

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  2. Wrapping food in bacon ...
    One of Us, One of Us

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  3. A good pic for a good cause. I'm saving this.

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  4. OK, those look just heavenly! What a great cause too.

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  5. yummm bacoonnnnn!! m in love!! gonna try this soon :)
    cheers!

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  6. Yum! Those peppers look AWESOME! What a tasty way to promote awareness. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. These stuffed jalapenos look amazing! The perfect amount of spicy and cheesy. And a bit of bacon never hurts :D.

    I wish I had heard about this contest sooner! I would have loved to participate. What a great cause.

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  8. I'm loving the idea of these stuffed jalapenos - so good wrapped in bacon, yum! Great cause!

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  9. Oh boy, I am totally making these bad boys! YUM.

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  10. I just found my Thanksgiving appetizer! YUMMY! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love jalapenos wrapped in bacon. I made Pw's recipe awhile back and it was a big hit. Congrats to you for making your very own cream cheese. I'm drooling over here :D

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  12. Yes, I want a bite. And yes, I want to participate. I unfortunately do know someone who died way too young from this silent disease. Thanks for the info.

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  13. "a bite" hell no! put about six of those on a plate for me!

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  14. These look delish and such a noble and close to the heart cause. I wish I would have known about the contest earlier. I would most definitely participated. I am a survivor of this diease.

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  15. what a great dish for a great cause! and i'm excited about your new blog!

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  16. I have to make some tamales again! Torture, pure un adulterated torture :)

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  17. I just love these little jalapeno bites - I am so glad you posted them.
    A great cause, what a delicious way to raise awareness.
    Now, can you come over and teach me how to make tamales? Please?

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  18. i had a dear friend pass away of ovarian cancer. she was a great person. it is wonderful you took part.

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  19. I really loved your recipe today. I also want to thank you for the heads-up regarding blog efforts for ovarian cancer week.

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  20. your stuffed jalapenos look incredible! and ya...tamales? LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! and here I sit with my pathetic pack of trail mix. LOL

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  21. Awesome. I've been wanting to try those jalapeno dealies for ages, I wish my girlfriend would eat them. I might just have to make a batch for myself...

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  22. OMg that was a cheesy announcement! You're too cute.

    As much as I love your jalapeno peppers, I have to say it's those tamales that are speaking to me.

    "I adore tamales, especially when you heat them on a comal until the outsides are golden and crisp and the innards are all warm and toothsome!!" That is my absolute favorite way to eat them. With a plate of runny eggs and beans and homemade tortillas. You're making me miss my grandma!

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  23. I was going to make a food for the contest bu that means it's due tonight! right?

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  24. Those bacon wrapped jalapenos look amazing! I'm so happy you are helping spread the word the about ovarian cancer. I hope that I can participate in the O Food Contest. Also congratulations on forging fromage....it's awesome! I can't wait to make some cheese:)

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  25. Bob...YOU MUST!! That's what's so great, you can make just a couple or a monster batch!!! Totally worth it. I could not stop poppin' in until they were absolutely gone!! Addicting.

    Monica...yes, 11:59 pm in Italy is 5:59 pm Eastern time here in the states. Hurry...you still have ~30 minutes!! :D

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  26. Oh I love these! I actually posted them on Monday Munchies a couple weeks ago too - you are killing me adding the tamales! Now I'm going to have to spend next weekend making a big batch of tamales! At least I'll have something good to post for Cultural Connections the next week. Thanks for linking up to Monday Munchies! :-)

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  27. These look delicous-I am always hungry when I visit you.

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  28. Great cause! Awareness is power. Thank you for taking the time to share with your foodie friends.

    I am still getting a few jalapenos from my garden each day-not as large as seen in the recipe but, I think I can do this with my small ones. Great recipe!

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  29. i just drooled all over my keyboard. that looks amazing!

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  30. I bet these were amazing with your home-made cream cheese!!

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  31. oh those look amazingly yummy and anything with bacon gets a nod of approval from me
    and way to go to acknowledge an help with ovarian cancer

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  32. oh wow but the most impressive thing is your homemade cheese you rock !

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  33. this is such a great way to support ovarian cancer awareness..let me see if i can also post something for this. Did i hear homemade cream cheese?? yummy yumms!

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  34. I would love to try some of those homemade tamales. And homemade cream cheese...over the top.

    Thanks so much for the info.

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  35. All I can say is, Girli, have mercy!

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  36. Awesome, mouth-watering, I LOVE THESE! Thank you!

    I have a question re: the luv cooking club site; just requested membership....for baking delights, I need to go to Nigella's recipes, correct? Yes/No? Sorry for being a confused little old lady! Love the whole idea! Bye for now, Roz (bella)

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  37. Um yes, I do want a bit, thanks for offering!

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  38. Oh my gosh, stuffed jalapeno's and tamales, MY WEAKNESS!!!! Love it!!

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  39. I love these...and I love that you made your own cheese. Awesome! And now, I want some tamales. Mmmm.

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  40. Amazing recipe. You always make me want to try my hand at your creations with those wonderful photos.

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  41. Great combo!!! Love bacon and cream cheese :)

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  42. This looks amazing. I love stuffed jalapenos!!!!!

    I actually made homemade tamales tonight. Beef and Chicken.

    I will be posting them tomorrow.

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  43. Thanks for that good post.

    Get more details on Ovary at Medical Conference on Ovary called:
    The Ovary Unraveled
    Conference date
    11th December 2009 to 13th December 2009

    http://ovary2009.org/default.asp

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  44. Anything cloaked in bacon is a good thing! These look absolutely delicious!

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  45. Spicy Cheesy Stuff wrapped in Bacon??!!!

    YUM!!

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  46. Oh my! You've outdone yourself...and you've got my number! I MUST MAKE THESE!

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  47. WOW...a great recipe to try with all those peppers from the garden, where's my gloves???

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  48. Spicy food boost your metabolism, I think you will need as much of that as possible with this delicious recipe.

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