Two Sides of A Coin

My husband and I wanted a place to share our projects...I do crafting (e.g. cards, sewing, etc...), household projects, and parties for kids. My husband makes toy trucks, household projects (e.g. closet redesign), and helps with party decorations and games. While he's a professional contractor, we do this for fun. We both cook, but I am more likely to try new and different recipes. We'll be trying out Pinterest items and reporting back.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Amazing Stuffed Dates..Party Food (for One?)

I admit it - these are a total weakness for me. I don't know what it is, but wow! I love Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon.

So, what's it in?

Stuffed & Wrapped Dates


Bacon (sliced in 3rds)
Dates (Medjool)
Blue Cheese Crumbles


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Slice dates in half, and open them up. Take out the seed in the middle. Pinch off pieces of blue cheese, and place them into the center of the dates. Close the halves of the dates, and wrap a 1/3-slice of bacon around the outside. Secure each one with a toothpick. Arrange in a baking dish or on a baking sheet with sides to catch any grease.
  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bacon is crisp. Turn dates over after the first 20 minutes for even cooking
I cannot even explain how good these are. The cheese gets gooey, the dates soft, the bacon has nice crispness.

 And I will admit, it's supposed to be a party food.  But sometimes, I just make them for me. Pull out just about 1/2 dozen dates, and cut up enough bacon for it.  Voila -- all for me. I've also made it with goat cheese - also good. But blue cheese is the best.

I know I should be ashamed, but I LOVE IT!

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