Photos by Kelsey ReinhartRecipe: Jalapeño Cheese Poppers Jim Hillibish June 30, 2014 July '14, About Food & Dining, Recipes 1407 Beat the heat with more heat. Ever wonder why the world’s spiciest foods come from the world’s hottest climates? It’s all about cool. Spicy food cranks up the body’s most efficient air conditioner, sweat. In torrid latitudes, this is a defense giving meaning to comfort food. So don’t hesitate to serve salsa, curry and spicy peppers on hot summer days.JALAPENO CHEESE POPPERS• RECIPE • 24 jalapeño peppers2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature12 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded1 cup milk1 cup flour1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper1/8 teaspoon paprika1/8 teaspoon chili powder1/8 teaspoon garlic powder1 cup seasoned breadcrumbsoil for frying Slice jalapenos in half and scoop out membrane and seeds. You might want to wear gloves for this. Blend cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Fill each pepper half with the cheese. Mix remaining ingredients except for the oil and breadcrumbs. Dip stuffed peppers into milk and dredge them in the flour. Place on a baking sheet with a rack. Let them set for about 10 minutes. Pour breadcrumbs into a separate bowl. Dip floured peppers into the milk again and then into the breadcrumbs. Place peppers back on the rack. Preheat oil to 350 degrees. Dip peppers into the milk a third time and coat with breadcrumbs. The coating needs about five minutes to set. Fry peppers one or two at a time until golden brown. This will take a minute or two. Remove from oil and drain on a baking rack. Dipping sauces include sour cream with chopped cilantro, salsa and bleu-cheese salad dressing.