In just a few days, Donna and I will once again be heading for BlogHer Food! The last time we went, not only did we have an absolutely divine time, but the experience had a major impact on our blogging life.
So, I wanted to post a little something in honor of that – and what ingredient was a bigger star at that conference than BACON? Michael Ruhlman did a whole one man show about curing one’s own, I tasted my first bacon cocktail (really!), and the Pioneer Woman herself, Ree Drummond, featured her über-simple but utterly decadent Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies at the grand finale party.They were kind enough to give us the recipe:
I already created one edible Ode to BlogHer in the form of Bacon Brittle, but lately, my mind has drifted back to those jalapeno delights. Only one problem: I’ve recently started avoiding dairy as a general rule (there is always the occasional exception, as will likely be the case this coming weekend, in fact). Was there something that would work as a substitute for the cream cheese? Preferably something non-processed? I tried potatoes first, and they were okay, but nothing to write home/a post about. Then I recalled another bacon appetizer that’s always a hit: bacon-wrapped dates! Could I merge the two?
Yes, yes I could. And I’m so glad that I did. …