January 6, 2015


OK! Let me begin by telling you the darling does NOT like peppers!
 No matter what the color. green, red, yellow or orange....
a pepper is not going to pass his sexy lips!

BUT......after he took one bite of these stuffed peppers, he said, 
"I could eat these all day long!"

Success Baby!

I so prefer eating veggies most of the time.
I think it's much healthier for you, but hey....
who doesn't crave a good cheeseburger from time to time!

In my modest attempt to serve more vegetables to the love of my life, 
I have to invent good-tasting recipes to tempt the boy to eat healthier!

I adore stuffed peppers, as does my sweet baby o' mine, youngest, Robbie!
So I changed up the recipe a bit and you can too!

The original recipe called for ground beef. 
I changed this to ground turkey.
I knew he would not even try these if they had no meat at all.
And adding the cheese to rice....oh honey, that's his all time favorite.
That guy could eat rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner too!
Dessert? Give him a bowl of rice with sugar and milk!
What can I say?
He's a boy from the Delta y'all!

You're going to love these!
Note to self.......
I think the next time, I will try wild rice!


6 large bell peppers
1 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 cup zucchini, sliced and quartered
1 Tablespoon fresh basil
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 t. black pepper
1/2. garlic powder
1 cup cooked rice
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

Cut a slice and stem off the very top of each pepper.
Remove stem, seed and membrane.Wash under cold water and pat dry. Place peppers in stock pot of boiling salted water for 5 minutes and drain.
Set aside.

Brown ground turkey until light brown. Add mushrooms, zucchini, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil to the ground turkey. Cook until vegetables are tender, stirring often.
Remove from heat and cool slightly. Stir in rice and 1 1/2 cups of cheese.
Stuff the pepper halves with mixture. Place cut side up in a shallow baking dish.
Pour tomato sauce over the peppers.Cover and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.Add remaining cheese and bake another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

~ adapted recipe from the Attapulgus United Methodist Church Historical Cookbook

The darling and me
going to The Gaylord
...a few years back


  1. I am trying this...green peppers often leave me with a friendly reminder that they have passed my lips, but red and yellow are quite pleasing to my palette ...thanks for sharing.

    1. I so hope you love the recipe Beemie! You can add whatever you wish and use whatever color of pepper you prefer! I will say, the recipe as I created it is really, really delicious! Enjoy!!

  2. First off, you and THE DARLING with SEXY LIPS make a DARLING couple. :)
    Next, we love stuffed peppers to the moon and back...I surely will try yours but must state here and now that NO ground turkey will pass these "once upon a time sexy lips but now sagging like other body parts due to being 77 yrs old)...nope, will have to stay with lean ground beef.
    Your food photos are wonderful.

    1. HA...you are so sweet BJ! I know they are going to be just marvelous using beef instead of the turkey! Thank you so much for stopping by! I am so happy to know what a grand celebration your birthday was! Please enjoy the recipe!

  3. You are a gorgeous couple!

    And this dish looks pretty darn gorgeous too! We like stuffed peppers already. Have to show him (the Resident Chef :-) ) your recipe.

    Thank you!


  4. Oh and have I told you, how pretty your Header is?


    So I do it now!

    Sending hugs, from c-o-l-d and snowy Yankee Land,
    Miss Tessa~

    1. That's a fabulous idea....see what your husband decided to do with his recipe for stuffed peppers! Thank you for your sweet comments Miss Tessa! Y'all stay warm up there!!! Hugs!!!

  5. I would love these! Hubby doesn't care much for stuffed peppers, so I never fix them just for me. I will try this recipe and see if I can change his mind. Thanks for the recipe...your photos are beautiful!

    1. Hi Cheryl! Well, let me know if he decides to give this a try...perhaps....mine sure enjoyed them!! Thank you for visiting today and I wish you a very Happy New Year!

  6. My dh and I would like these peppers.

  7. Oh how wonderful Terra! I so hope you enjoy the recipe! Please let us know how they worked for y'all! Thank you for stopping by today!


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