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Read My Interview From
The Daily Gazette
from November 9th, 2022.

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Read My November From
518 Profiles Magazine


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My latest Article in 518 Profiles Magazine: Elana Mark: The Ins and Outs of a Landscape Artist
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I received an email from Ron Schrotenboer (an external tax lawyer advisor who I previously worked with at GE) telling me that he saw me the other evening on an episode of the History Channel's The Food That Built America entitled "Peanut Butter Battle." Lo and behold I watched it on the History Channel on Demand and there I am. I had no idea. What's more, as far back as I can remember, I have been severely allergic to peanut butter, so it was even more of a surprise.

So in addition to multiple episodes about potato chips, I have now also appeared on episodes about both burgers and peanut butter.


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The Saratoga County History Center

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Saratoga County man
considered top
potato chip historian
Mark Mulholland WNYT
Updated: August 1, 2022 - 6:40 PM
Published: July 29, 2022 - 4:44 PM

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I have recently been featured in two
Times Union Articles
Please read them by clicking the links below!

Article 1 - Vanderbilt helped invent the chip in Saratoga?
Likely a salty myth


Article 2 - Toga Chip Guy makes a second showing on History Channel


Article from Saratoga Today
Featuring, your's truly, The Toga Chip Guy!

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Watch The History Channel's
The Food That Built America,
"When The Chips Are Down",
season 2, episode 3,
where I am prominently featured.

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Read my feature article in
"Shorelines"
The Saratoga Lake Association News Letter.

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History Channel Podcast

After appearing in several episodes of
The History Channel's Series
"The Food That Built America",
I have now been prominently featured
in an associated podcast.

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My recent interview with Julia Dunn on CBS 6.

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Article About Me In Saratoga Today Entitled
"Who: Alan Richer, The Toga Chip Guy"


April 2nd, It starts on Page 3.

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The History Channel's
"The FoodThat Built America"
that aired on
National Potato Chip Day, March 14.
Featuring the history of Herman Lay
and then rival Fritos!

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Your Air Fryer Is The Solution To Those Forgotten Canned Potatoes


Far from being just a device for cooking frozen dinners, air fryers can deliciously crisp up canned veggies. Take canned potatoes, for instance.

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Game Day Dip

Score big with this Game Day Dip! 😋

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21 Potato Chip Dip Recipes That'll Please a Crowd

There's nothing sadder than a naked potato chip, so dress up your favorite snack with one of our most irresistible sauces and dips for chips.

28Reg%29&utm_term=K%20Daily%20-%2090%20days%20engaged%20NEW" target="_blank">French Onion Dip

Make this iconic dip with jammy, slow-caramelized onions, tangy sour cream, and a few umami-boosting pantry ingredients.

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Recipe: Tampa Po' boy with Home Fried Potato Chips

We're making a sandwich hearty enough for dinner - a 'Tampa Po' boy' with fried Red Snapper, home-made potato chips and a 'bold' slaw to make it a real meal.

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Fritos Corn Salad
This easy Fritos corn salad is the perfect dip for your next gathering.

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Air Fryer Crispy Pickle Chips with Creole Dipping Sauce

Crispy pickle chips easily cooked in the air fryer. Serve with homemade Creole dipping sauce for a tasty snack.

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Spooky Season Charcuterie

Popchips on deck for the best charcuterie board.

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Loaded Potato Chip Dip

This loaded potato chip dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer! The crispy chips and creamy dip make for an irresistible combination.

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Spaghetti-O Pie Has Horrified the Internet — So I Made A Tastier Version

If you haven’t seen this insanity, you need to.

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Hot Corn Dip

This decadent dip is creamy and cheesy—and likely to disappear quickly at your party.

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50 Festive 4th of July Appetizers And Snacks For A Flavorful, No-Fuss Party

The Fourth of July is a day for friends, family, fireworks, and of course, food. Whether you're serving burgers, hot dogs, barbecue, or creating a new holiday tradition with something completely different, these Fourth of July appetizers will work with whatever is on your menu.

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Sun-dried Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Create the tastiest Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Tostitos® own Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with step-by-step instructions. Make the best Roasted Red Pepper Sauce for any occasion.

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You Must Make a Chip 'n' Dip Omelette

It's a Spanish tortilla, but with onion dip and lots of potato chips.

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Air-Fried Carrot Chips

Who says you can't add a bit of spice to carrots and then take them to a crispy texture with an air fryer? Feel free to experiment with seasonings. Eat as a snack or top a salad with these crispy chips.

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Creamy Layered Pea Dip

Seven-layer dip has nothing on this creamy, cheesy pea dip.

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Mac and CHEETOS®

Cheesy dishes are our favorite! Prepare and share Mac and Cheetos® with your family.

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Cauldron of Skeletreats

Gooey, delicious skeletons treats that are scary good.

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Spicy Doritos® Nacho Cheese Crescent Dogs

With a crunchy Doritos® crust, these crescent dough–wrapped spicy sausage rolls make a tasty snack that’s perfect for serving during the big game.

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Air Fryer Pasta Chips

These pasta chips are crunchy, salty, and delicious. I like them plain but feel free to serve them with a marinara dipping sauce if desired. Store in an airtight container.

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RUFFLES® Baked Potato Dip

With bacon, cheese and sour cream, this loaded baked potato dip with crumbled RUFFLES® is a tasty combination that results in a whole lot of yummy flavor.

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21 Potato Chip Dip Recipes That'll Please a Crowd

There's nothing sadder than a naked potato chip, so dress up your favorite snack with one of our most irresistible sauces and dips for chips.

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Kickoff Dip

The perfect dip for your football watch party. 

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Heidi Swanson’s DIY Onion Dip Mix Goes Places Lipton Could Never

Got a full stock of dried alliums? Good. Then there’s no reason to run to the store the next time a dip craving hits.



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Indian Chaat-Inspired Potato Chip Salad

We're making chip chaat! This Indian street food often features crispy fried things topped with all kinds of amazing garnishes. It's by far one of the most delicious foods in the world. So, I decided to try that same approach with potato chips, and I love how this came out.




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Mutabbal Anything: How to Turn Any Vegetable Into a Creamy, Garlicky Dip

There’s a not-insignificant chance you’ve dragged a pita chip or carrot stick through mutabbal.




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A Bag Of Potato Chips Is All You Need To Add A Crunch To Fried Rice

If you've ever found yourself eating fried rice and wishing the dish had just a little bit more crunch to make the texture more dynamic, then we have the perfect recipe for you.

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Creamy Bacon Cheese Dip

Score a touchdown at your Super Bowl party with our Creamy Bacon Cheese Dip. Endzone dance is entirely optional (but always encouraged) 💃

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Microwave Potato Chips

You don't need a deep fryer to make crispy potato chips. We toss thinly sliced potatoes with just a touch of olive oil, pop them in the microwave and voilà! Crispy, crunchy homemade potato chips with 8 grams less fat per serving than regular chips.

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Lemon-Caper Potato Chips

These tart, tangy chips will be your new favorite cocktail snack.

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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

Use your air fryer to make these yummy sweet potato chips. After much experimenting I found that the best chips came from a mandoline that was set just a hair thicker than 1/16 inch (about 3/32 inch thick).

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Pickle Dip Is the Holy Trifecta of Briny, Crunchy, and Creamy

For potato chips, cucumber wheels, radish hunks, seedy crackers, you name it.

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7-Layer Franken-Dip

Happy Halloween! 7-Layer Franken-dip, anyone?

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How To Make 2-Ingredient Gut-Friendly Potato Chips in the Microwave

aiiiiit a minute. As someone who spent the entirety of her childhood trading the apple slices her mom packed in her lunchbox for a classmate’s Cape Cod potato chips, learning how to make a bowl of potato chips from scratch in the microwave (!)

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Add Chips For Better Flavor And Crunchy Texture In Potato Salad

If you love that sensation of licking your fingers at the bottom of a bag of chips, you're going to appreciate the result when you add them to your favorite potato salad recipe.

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Southwest Black-Eyed Pea Dip Recipe

We loaded the traditional black-eyed pea dip with cream cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. This southwest dip is perfect tailgate and Super Bowl parties.

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Deviled Crab Dip

Bet you can't eat just one bite of this spiced-up, ultra creamy party dip.

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Let’s Cook: Of Dips and Dishes

This week as I stepped out of my vehicle, it felt like a midsummer’s night breeze — warm and inviting. In an instant, my thoughts turned to spring and the wonderful parties that come with this season.

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Super Bowl pulled pork potato chip nachos: Try the recipe

Super Bowl recipe: These pulled pork potato chip nachos can be on your table in as little as 15 minutes

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How to Make Kale Chips Like It’s 2014

If a friend were to text me asking “How do I make kale chips?”—and, to be clear, I know exactly which friend this would be—I would say: “tear kale, toss with olive oil and salt, bake at 350 until crispy, 12–18 mins.

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Frito Pie

Crunchy corn chips loaded with chili and your favorite fixin's are ideal for game day. Top with colorful pickled onions, jalapeños, cilantro, and salty cotija cheese to add brightness.

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CHEETOS® FLAMIN’ HOT® Fried Shrimp

These spicy shrimp can be served as is with sauce for dipping but you can also serve them in burritos or tacos, or on a bed of rice.

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LAY’S® Potato Chip Magic Bars

This classic sweet-and-sticky cookie bar becomes even more magical with the addition of LAY’S® CLASSIC Potato Chips.

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TOSTITOS® Festive Spinach Dip Chip Cups

These bite sized spinach dip and cheese filled Scoops, made with fresh ingredients and TOSTITOS® Creamy Spinach Dip
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, will delight as they can be served in a wreath, tree, or star shape to serve up a holiday feel. Also, salsa is great as an accompanying dip for a festive and delicious red and green theme!

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Apple Chips

These apple chips with cinnamon will disappear almost as quickly as you make them! They're perfect as a healthy snack and easy to take on the road. The secret is to bake them at a very low temperature for a long time, dehydrating the apples.

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Become a seasoned snacker with homemade spiced sweet potato chips

There are glorious days when the urge to experiment and expand your horizons overtakes the lack of time we all seem to have. Days when you decide to let your to-do list sit idle a little longer so you can enjoy some low-key kitchen fun. Days when you just want to try something special and new. Enter homemade potato chips.

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4 Unique Chips and Dips From Around the World

Chips and dip are staples of any gathering or sporting event. Some decide to keep it simple by popping open a jar of chunky salsa.

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Green Chili Queso Dip Recipe

The fruitiness and slight heat of roasted poblanos shine against a smooth cheesy base for one crave-worthy dip.

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Skip The Graham Crackers And Make S'mores On Potato Chips For A Salty Complement

For those moments you're sitting around the campfire and disappointingly realize the box of graham crackers is still in the cupboards of your kitchen pantry, you have options.

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MAKE LUNCH FUN AGAIN: Roast Beef Potato Chip Sandwich


Take a break from your usual lunch and pack a tasty Roast Beef Potato Chip Sandwich. Featuring roast beef, arugula, red onion, spicy mayo and potato chips layered between toasted sandwich bread. A Roast Beef Potato Chip Sandwich is perfect when you want a quick and easy lunch that feels like a treat. Watch the sandwhich video here.

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This Potato Chip Salad Is Taking Over New York City—Here’s How to Recreate It at Home

When you dine in or order delivery from a pizza parlor, you’re likely doing so for the pies. Whether it'sDetroit-style, grandma, deep-dish, New York-style, Neapolitan, or pan, chances are that the pizzas themselves are luring you in.

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Air Fryer Pasta Chips

These pasta chips are crunchy, salty, and delicious. I like them plain but feel free to serve them with a marinara dipping sauce if desired. Store in an airtight container.



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Microwave Potato Chips

You don't need a deep fryer to make crispy potato chips. We toss thinly sliced potatoes with just a touch of olive oil, pop them in the microwave and voilà! Crispy, crunchy homemade potato chips with 8 grams less fat per serving than regular chips.




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Weathering With You-Inspired Potato Chip Beef Fried Rice Recipe

Potato chips may seem like an unusual add-in for a fried rice recipe, but as the title indicates, this is something that developer Rika Hoffman spotted in the anime "Weathering With You."


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How to Make Homemade Doritos Seasoning

If your favorite part of a bag of Doritos is the powdery stuff at the bottom of the bag, this homemade Doritos seasoning recipe is for you.



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Creamy Avocado Dip

Guacamole may be the MVD ("Most Valuable Dip") at any party or get-together, but it's not the only avocado dip in town.


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Roasted Shallot Dip

Caramelized sweet shallots and silky mascarpone cheese add new-school touches to onion-soup dip. No need to waste time peeling all the shallots; after roasting, the papery skins easily slip away.


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Baked Zucchini Chips

These zucchini chips are made with thin slices of zucchini coated with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese, then baked for a healthier alternative to fries or chips. Very yummy!



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Celebrate National Potato Chip Day with These Mouthwatering DIY Potato Chips

Salt and Pepper Air Fryer Chips in Celebration of National Potato Chip Day



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Lipton Onion Soup Mix Deserves to Make a Comeback

An appreciation for my pantry’s most versatile, decidedly old-school ingredient



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Warm Pimiento Cheese Dip

When Thanksgiving guests begin to arrive, put out this warm and gooey pimiento cheese dip to tide them over until dinner is ready.



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CHEETOS® Sweet 'N' Spicy Chili Meatballs

Great (meat)balls of fire! You need these CHEETOS® Crunchy XXTRA FLAMIN' HOT®, beef and pork meatballs served in a sweet and spicy chili sauce in your life. And on your plate. And, well, you get it.




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CHEETOS® FLAMIN' HOT® Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

Loaded with Cheddar and Pepper Jack cheese, this bacon-ranch cheese ball gets a CHEETOS® FLAMIN' HOT® crust for an extra-spicy explosion of flavor.




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CHEETOS® FLAMIN' HOT® Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

Jazzed up with chocolate, these holiday gingerbread cookies are sweet, spicy and FLAMIN' HOT®!



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Gluten-Free Broccoli and Tofu Crispy Stir-Fry

Gluten-free cooking can present a challenge, but not with this easy broccoli and tofu crispy stir-fry recipe. The addition of LAY’S® Lightly Salted Potato Chips provides the crunch you're looking for with less sodium.



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Doritos Casserole

Our Doritos Casserole takes the familiar base of cooked onion, garlic, and ground beef and seasons it with a packet of taco seasoning. We mix in a can of diced fire-roasted tomatoes for both acidity and smokiness. A can of chopped green chiles adds some flavor and heat, and a can of cream of chicken soup dissolves into the remaining ingredients to give a rich and savory quality to the mixture.



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Cheesy Kale Chips

An addictive alternative made with nutritional yeast. Who would have thought that leafy green chips loaded with nutrients could be so addictive? Nutritional yeast is deactivated yeast; it's not alive and has a slightly cheesy flavor which many vegans like to use as a cheese substitute. It can be found at most health food stores and some big-chain grocery stores.



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Classic Guacamole Recipe

Properly handling the avocados and flavorings yields the most flavorful guacamole with the best texture.


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Spiced-Up Potato Chips

Elevate a bag of potato chips with this easy recipe.


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Matt James Makes Mashed Potatoes With Lay's Potato Chips

Matt James Swears By THIS Viral Friendsgiving Recipe That Uses Potato Chips!


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Dorito Casserole

This dorito casserole is slightly reminiscent of chilaquiles and perfect for a weeknight dinner. Have fun customizing the taste by selecting a different dorito flavor.


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How to make easiest ever beetroot and sweet potato crisps - 'guilt-free and totally tasty'

Beetroot and sweet potato are part of the root vegetable family. They are super versatile veggies but taste rather delicious baked into crisps.

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4 Unique Chips and Dips From Around the World

Chips and dip are staples of any gathering or sporting event. Some decide to keep it simple by popping open a jar of chunky salsa. Others choose to go all-in with a seven-layer masterpiece. Either way, people all over the world enjoy dunking crispy treats.

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Frito Pie

Frito pie is a standby appetizer that is perfect for football season, and can be customized by swapping ingredients.

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Get the Party Started With This Bacon-Packed Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe

Dips are the way to get a party started, and this caramelized onion dip will be the first one to disappear.

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Spinach-and-Vidalia Dip

Sweet Vidalia onions add an unexpected twist to the creamy, crowd-pleasing spinach dip appetizer.

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Dill Pickle Dip

This delicious dill pickle dip is always devoured. Serve with chips or crackers.

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Baked Kale Chips

These crispy oven-baked kale chips are a great homemade snack. You cannot stop at just eating one, just like potato chips. Great for parties, too.

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Hot Double-Onion Cheese Dip

This savory dip will be the first thing devoured in your appetizer spread.

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FLAMIN’ HOT® Gold

Do you like your hot with a side of hot? Then this recipe is for you.

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CHEETOS® FLAMIN' HOT® Elotes

Channel your inner Flamin’ Hot fandom with these Flamin’ Hot elotes. Classic street corn buttered and covered from ear to ear in CHEETOS® Simply Puffs White Cheddar and CHEETOS® Puffs FLAMIN' HOT® AND then topped with even more CHEETOS®. Can we get a what-what?!

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Doritos® Flamin’ Hot Chicken Quesadillas

Simple and satisfying, these zesty quesadillas are grilled — but you can also pan-toast them over medium heat or cook them in a panini press.

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One-Hour Texas Chili Is the Key to This Crispy, Beefy Frito Pie Recipe

Heavy on the peppers and light on prep time, this version of the Texas football icon scores a touchdown for (almost) instant gratification

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LAY’S® Potato Chip Crusted Holiday Brownies

Sweet, salty and fudgy, these individual brownies dipped in chocolate are the perfect holiday confection.

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Try Utz Kettle Classics Crispy Bacon Jalapeño Poppers recipe!

Utz Kettle Classics Crispy Bacon Jalapeño Poppers are a homemade version of everyone's favorite party snack. And what's not to love? The flavor, the crunch, the heat, the amazing colors... This recipe comes from our own Lindsey Kress with one of the best jalapeño popper recipes we've ever tried. The crunch factor is a game changer, and the combination of salty, spicy and smoky is like nothing you've experienced before.


They're so easy to make, they'll soon become a favorite appetizer on your party menu. They're bursting with crispy bacon flavor with melted cheese and a spicy jalapeño finish. This recipe is super easy to make and only has 7 ingredients. Plus, unlike the jalapeño poppers you might get at the store, these are easy and quick since they're baked in the oven instead of deep frying them.

Utz Kettle Classics Crispy Bacon Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients

10-12 medium jalapeño peppers
3 cloves of garlic, minced
8 oz Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
8 oz cream cheese, softened
½ small yellow onion, minced
3 tbsp cilantro, plus more for garnish
½ bag of Utz Kettle Classics Chips, crushed


Instructions

Preheat oven to 375˚F.
Arrange bacon on rimmed baking sheet in single layer and bake for about 35 minutes or until bacon has reached desired crispness. Once cooked, remove and allow to cool slightly.
While bacon is in oven, prepare peppers. Half peppers and remove seeds. Place on a baking sheet with cut side up and set aside.
Once bacon has cooled enough to handle, crumble or chop into small pieces.
In a bowl, mix garlic, Monterey Jack cheese, cream cheese, onion, cilantro and bacon until combined.

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Cacio e Pepe Chips

Cacio e pepe works on so many things, this potato chip recipe is just our latest obsession with using the whole flavor combination.

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Dill Pickle Dip

This delicious dill pickle dip is always devoured. Serve with chips or crackers.