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Fiesta Corn

1 review

Corn with tomatoes and jalapenos is one of the first dishes I cooked for my husband. Don’t like heat? Use green bell peppers instead of jalapenos. —Cassandra Ramirez, Bardstown, Kentucky

Jalapeno Green Beans

This simple green bean dish gets a bit of a kick from jalapeno pepper. If you don't like things too...


Edamame Hummus

2 reviews

We love hummus at our house. This recipe is a scrumptious and refreshing twist on an old favorite, and it's...


Jalapeno Cheese Dip

Here's a great dip that cooks in the microwave in a matter of minutes. It's perfect to serve to unexpected...


Jalapeno Appetizer Pancakes

1 review

Jalapeno peppers and mozzarella cheese give a tasty twist to these bite-size pancakes made from a mix. "My grandchildren love...

Fiesta Dip

7 reviews

Rhonda Cowden from Quincy, Illinois sprinkles a warm creamy bean mixture with colorful toppings to create an effortless appetizer. "This...


Grilled Guacamole

If you’re a guacamole lover, try this fun grilled version that has a smoky flavor. The veggies tend to darken...

Calico Pepper Frittata

3 reviews

For a dish that fits any meal, you can’t beat the frittata. We add red and green peppers and use...


Roasted Peppers on Goat Cheese

I love all of these flavors and all of my friends do too! I serve this at any party, barbecue...


Chili-Cheese Egg Rolls

4 reviews

More than an inventive way to use leftover or store-bought chili, this is the No. 1 request in the Bender...


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Jalapeno Popper Spread

101 reviews

I've been told by fellow party-goers that this recipe tastes exactly like a jalapeno popper. I like that it can...

Jalapeno Buttermilk Cornbread

5 reviews

If you’re from the South, you have to have a good cornbread recipe. Here’s a lightened-up version of my mom’s...


Confetti Cornbread

3 reviews

My grandmother Virginia always served Southwest cornbread. To honor her, I created a recipe that cuts down on the chopping...


Jalapeno Spinach Dip

10 reviews

Everyone loves spinach dip, and this version is as easy as it is delicious. Just mix the ingredients together in...


Potato ‘n’ Roasted Pepper Quesadillas

2 reviews

“This is a nice change of pace from other meatless meals,” suggests Jill Heatwole of Pittsville, Maryland. “Using reduced-fat cheese...


Jalapeno Bread

2 reviews

"Grilled cheese sandwiches are especially good made with moist slices from this pretty corn-flecked loaf," promises Lola Gangwer of Burgoon,...

Jalapeno Hush Puppies

2 reviews

Whenever we have a neighborhood fish fry, these hush puppies are part of the menu. They're crisp and golden with...


Zippy Corn Chowder

6 reviews

"This thick colorful chowder was so well received the first time I made it that some of us had to...


Three-Pepper Corn Pudding

A trio of peppers livens up this comforting side dish. "I've had this recipe for many years," says Virginia Anthony,...


Spicy Three-Bean Chili

4 reviews

“Even my meat-loving family devours this hearty meatless chili," says Melissa Mendez of Gilbert, Minnesota. "Since it's more fun to...


Grilled Cheese & Pepper Sandwiches

3 reviews

This is a tasty and wholesome sandwich to make for one or two. It’s a nice twist on a grilled...


Melon with Serrano-Mint Syrup

This is just one of the recipes I developed to take advantage of the fresh mint I grow nearly year-round....


Grilled Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Salad

10 reviews

This recipe combines vibrant colors and tastes to create an unusual salad. It's an exciting accompaniment to any entree sizzling...


Baja Bean Salad

My mayo-free Baja Bean Salad uses bright, fresh flavors of lime, jalapeño and cilantro that really bring this colorful bean-medley...

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Fiesta Red Potatoes

“My son-in-law, who is very creative, came up with these potatoes,” says Pat Pennell of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. Use...


Mexican Homemade Salsa

12 reviews

In the summertime, I love to make this easy, zippy homemade salsa recipe with fresh tomatoes from my garden. I...


Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos

11 reviews

These cheese-stuffed jalapenos are always popular when my husband and I host a tapas (appetizers) party. There’s a flavor explosion...


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Jalapeno Popper Mexican Street Corn

7 reviews

One of the best things about summer is fresh sweet corn, and this recipe is a definite standout. We love...


Favorite Jalapeno Corn Muffins

3 reviews

Honey butter tastes so yummy spread over these hot and snappy muffins. They're delicious with soups, stews and chili. —Mary...


Grilled Chiles Rellenos

3 reviews

Here's a healthy version of one of my favorite Mexican dishes. The grilled peppers go great with Spanish rice, gazpacho...