Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 12 slices bacon

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  2. Spread cream cheese to fill jalapeno halves. Wrap with bacon. Secure with a toothpick.
  3. Place on the grill, and cook until bacon is crispy.
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Chicken Caesar Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients

FOR CHICKEN
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 c. Caesar dressing, plus more for garnish
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • Juice of 1 lemon, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
FOR LETTUCE WRAPS
  • 9 leaves romaine or butterhead lettuce, for cups
  • 1/2 c. quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan, for garnish

Embellished Wreath Cookies

Ingredients

Sugar Cookies
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
Glaze
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted, plus more if needed
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Toppings
  • Candied ginger, finely chopped
  • Candied citrus, finely chopped
  • Pistachios (preferably Sicilian), finely chopped
  • Sugared edible flowers, such as rose petals and violets