Man, oh man—I’m ready for some football!
And pizza….and hoagies…and dip…and nachos…and wings…and cocktails…and……..
Yea…I’m ready for a lot of goodness!!!
If you’re looking for some ehr-my-gawd deliciousness to whip up for Game Day, you’re going to LOVE this Ultimate Baked Potato Dip.
This crowd pleaser is jammed pack with your classic baked potato toppings and is just begging for a crunchy ‘tater chip to scoop it all up. And once your peeps take a bite, they will be so overcome by your awesomeness that they’ll be wearing jerseys with your name on it and cheering you on for days. True Story.
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The Ultimate Baked Potato Dip
24 ounces sour cream
1 packet ranch dressing mix
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
1-2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 heaping cup chopped scallions
1½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1½ heaping cups chopped crispy bacon
In a large bowl, stir together the sour cream, ranch dressing mix, pepper, paprika, cayenne and hot sauce until combined. Fold in the scallions, cheeses, and bacon. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours.
15 minutes before serving, remove from the refrigerator and stir to take off some of the chill. Garnish with additional cheese, scallions and serve with your choice of chips. Enjoy!
Who would have ever thought that this Dorito-lovin’, Chips-feening gal would turn to Kale Chips?! Nope, not me!
Well….that was until I stepped into my friend J’s kitchen a few years ago and my whole world was flipped upside down. While we were sipping on one of her new cocktail creations, J pulled out a freshly baked tray of chips……oh yes, Kale Chips. Whaaa????? And before judgey-wudgey could set in, I grabbed a crispy leaf and took a bite.
Holy Cow! It was wonderful!!!
Crispy, light and full of salty goodness. And since then, I’ve been a Kale Chips believer!!! The recipe below is more of an introduction to a method versus exact measurements as you can add and omit as you see fit. I, myself, like a really kicked up version and throw in several pinches of cayenne and chili flakes. But if you prefer a milder approach, just add a pinch or so.
These are particularly delish on game days when you can wash it down with a nice icy cold beer or alongside a great sammy. Either way, these Kale Chips are wonderfully delish! And the perk? You can feel good about eating a big ol’ bowl of these.
And with that Friends, HAPPY ALOHA FRIDAY!
Baked Spicy Kale Chips
1 Large Bunch of Kale, washed and dried
Red Chili Flakes
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Preheat oven 275 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Tear the kale leaves into pieces and place in a large bowl. Toss the kale with olive oil and sprinkle the spices over the leaves, coating evenly. Arrange the kale in a single, even layer on the baking sheet. Bake the kale for 20-25 minutes until crispy, flipping the leaves halfway. Enjoy immediately.