“Skinny” Dipping

Okay put that first thought you had on hold, this post is about food.. come’ on people! Of course if Johnny Depp had returned my calls about MANuary we could have gone in a whole new direction with this one. Alas, it was not to be. So we will rebound with SNACKS! And because we have ALL stuck with our resolutions this year we’ll make those snacks a bit more “skinny” with the help of Frito-Lay and my mad kitchen ninja skills. Thus the “Skinny” Dipping (punny aren’t I?)

Oh and yeah since I have this thing about “sharing” the nice folks of Frito-Lay have indulged me with a giveaway FOR YOU!

(stay tuned to the end of the post for details)

First we’ll head south of the border for my childhood comfort food with a twist.

Tasty Tamale Dip

1 8oz package low-fat cream cheese (room temp)

1 cup low-fat Mexican cheese blend (shredded) -reserve 1/4 cup for topping

1 can diced green chilies

2 tablespoons reduced sodium taco seasoning

1/2 cup green olives (sliced)

Hot sauce to taste (after all some like it hot)

Low fat sour cream and shredded lettuce for garnish (optional)

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor or medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients (accept reserved 1/4 cup of cheese) until well mixed. Place in a baking dish (I used a fun Mexican pottery dish). Top with reserved cheese and bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish as desired

Now here is the MOST IMPORTANT part. A tamale is a wonderful stuffed corn meal concoction that warms your belly and takes you to Mexico.. so you must have corn! How do we do that? By dipping Fritos Scoops into the warm cheesy goodness. Trust me it’s really good and a heck of a lot less work than an actual tamale!

Next we take a trip to Italy.. alright maybe it’s just a new take on an old dip but doesn’t a trip to Italy sound great?

Mexico meet Italy in this tasty dip!

Sicilian Salsa

2-3 Roma tomatoes (diced)

1-2 gloves of garlic (minced) the amount of garlic increases the “heat”

6-8 leaves basil (FRESH, chopped)

1/2 cup onion (chopped)

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 cup olives (chopped) I use Greek but you can choose your favorite

1/4 cup Pine Nuts (toasted)

1/4 teaspoon Anchovy paste (optional)

cracked black pepper and sea salt to taste

EASY PEASY PREP! Combine all ingredients accept oil, lemon zest and anchovy paste (if using) in a medium sized bowl. Add lemon and paste to the oil and stir until combined, pour over salsa mix and combine. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes prior to serving. We noshed on these with Tostitos Scoops.. it was like an Italian taco salad!

THE GIVEAWAY

Now that you’re all hungry and stuff how about we set you up with some Frito-Lay snacks and say $100 DOLLARS (in the form of an Amex gift card) to host a killer Super Bowl party or an out of this world snack fest? One lucky Nuggetier (aka reader) will win this fabu prize! And how you say? I’ll tell ya.

Required for entry:

Visit the Snack Chat blog (which is a treat in itself). Follow Frito-Lay on Twitter (@FritoLay) and come join me as a Frito-Lay fan on Facebook…it’s fun, trust me!  Come back here and leave me a comment telling me you did this and what your all time FAVORITE game day snack is (If you don’t dig football, don’t tell me. I’d have to not like you and neither of us want that, ha ha).

Want ONE more entry? Follow me on Twitter and tweet this:

“I’m going “skinny” dipping w/@DipaolaMomma to #win $100 & snacks from @FritoLay http://bit.ly/e1veIW

MAX of two entries per person. Contest ends January 31, 2011 at 10 pm (est). Winner will be chosen by random number generation and notified via email on or about  February 2, 2011

This is post was not sponsored by Frito-Lay however I was provided with monetary compensation in exchange for creating the ORIGINAL recipes featured in this piece. Prizes are being provided by a third party.

182 thoughts on ““Skinny” Dipping”

  1. My favorite game day snack are mini corn dogs! Bagel bites are good too. I’m a Facebook fan of Frito-Lay (my FB name is Amanda Moore) I’m a Twitter follower (@AmberGoo) and I checked out the cool blog too!

  2. I visited Snack Chat, I am a fan of fritos on fb & following on twitter ktk502. My fave game day snack are pizza rolls.

  3. Did all of those
    FB
    Kathy Persons
    Twitter @mkjmc
    I have to say I like Tostitos and Sun CHips and don’t tell a whole bag of M&M’s

  4. I obviously don’t follow directions well. Didn’t realize it should all go in one comment until I re read. So went to chat, following on twitter and FB. You can delete my other comments. Also love the recipe!

  5. Visited the Snack Chat blog. Follow Frito-Lay on Twitter (peg42) and come became a a Frito-Lay fan on Facebook (Margaret E.Smith)
    My all time favorite snack is taco dip (made with cream cheese, refried beans, salsa and cheddar cheese) and tortilla chips.
    Thanks so much.

  6. Rachel Ewing on FB…following Frito-Lay on twitter…
    I like the regular Lays Potato Chips for many years now…
    thanks!!!

  7. I visited the Snack Chat blog, already following Frito-Lay on Twitter (lissal) and LIKE Frito-Lay on Fb (LeapnlissaL) My fave game day snacks (I can’t choose just 1) are: spinach dip, artichoke dip & buffalo chicken dip. All go perfectly well with frito lay chips. Woot!
    LissaL´s last blog post ..Wishcasting Wednesday Jan 5- 2011

  8. I love tamale dip!! I visited the snack blog, followed on twitter (msvoodoochild), and liked on facebook (Inga Thomas) Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. I visited the Snack Chat blog, follow Frito Lay on Twitter (my ID is rhoneygee), follow Frito Lay on Facebook (My faceboook name is Rebecca Honey Graham).

  10. Visited the Snack Chat blog , Follow Frito-Lay on Twitter (@FritoLay) and come join me as a Frito-Lay fan on Facebook

    I love Corn Chips for game day snack.

  11. I visited the Snack Chat blog, followed Frito-Lay on Twitter (@cstironkat) and joined Frito-Lay as fan on Facebook (Kelly Thuet). My favorite game day snack is my mini rye bread pizzas.

  12. I visited the Snack Chat Blog, follow Frito Lay on Twitter @mgoss123, and I’m a Facebook Fan of Frito Lay. My favorite snack is tortilla chips with cheese dip.

  13. checked out the snack chat site and i’m following frito lay on facebook and twitter (i’m @stigay)
    my favorite snack during football games is pizza, I guess that is more a meal than a snack but it just goes perfectly with football in my opinion.

  14. I visited the Snack Chat blog, following Frito-Lay on Twitter @flychild7 and LIKEing Frito-Lay on Facebook c.sarkauskas

    flychild7(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. I visited the Snack Chat blog, I’m now following Frito-Lay on Twitter (@donnashenk) and I Like Frito-Lay on Facebook! (donna S)

    We love fritos in our taco soup! yummo!

  16. Visited Snack Chat blog, following Frito-Lay on twitter (clc408) and fb (Cynthia Conley)
    My favorite game day snack is Doritos and chili.

  17. I follow Frito Lay on Twitter (@aeris321) and FB (Kristen H). My favorite game snack has got to be chips and salsa. Also, pizza is one of my faves!

    aeris321 at gmail dot com

  18. I visited the Snack blog, follow Frito Lay on Twitter. @Dove056 and liked them on Facebook.
    My favorite game day snack is pretzels.
    Dove056 at aol dot com

  19. follow frito lay on twitter @buzz8 on facebook Heather S fav snack is nachos
    Love college football…go GA Tech Yellow Jackets!!

  20. I visited the Snack Chat blog, the Braised Pot Roast Fritos Pie sounds good! I follow Frito-Lay on twitter (Tina12312) and I like Frito-Lay on facebook (ChristineFidance). My favorite game day snack is nachos!

    Thank you!

  21. My favorite game day snack has got to be: salsa and/or guacamole with chips! Or heck, any dip for that matter! Not too sure I’ve tried one that I didn’t like! Thanks so much for the chance! 🙂 I follow Frito-Lay on twitter (@whitechocolatec) and like them on FB: (username: Les Cerises). I also visited the Snack Chat blog.

  22. Following @Fritolay via Twitter. (@erinxduh)
    LIKE Frito-Lay on Facebook (Erin Mize)
    I always find myself craving spinach dip and get all crazy using the dip on pizza, buffalo wings, veggie burgers…basically whatever we decide to chow down on that year!!

  23. Fav game day treat? Always chips and some exotic type dip. I can’t stop eating it!!! (Which is a problem. Hello? Diet?) I completed all three tasks BTW. 🙂 Thanks for the cool giveaway opportunity.

  24. We love Corn Dip with Frito Scoops.
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

    I was already following them on Twitter and also was a Facebook Fan. I did visit the Blog for the first time – I’ve got it bookmarked now for future visits!!

  25. I visited the Snack Chat blog, follow Frito-Lay on Twitter (@eswright18), and like Frito-Lay on Facebook (Ellie Wright)
    My favorite game day snack is barbecue sausages.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  26. Visited the Snack Chat Blog. Twitter Follower of Frito-Lay @Xizelle, and Facebook Fan of Frito-Lay @Alisha Lesage

    bakergurl02 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  27. following on twitter @usmgirl, following on FB as Kim H.
    i visisted the site and i must admit the Ruffles Loaded Chili & Cheese look delicious
    my fave snack is a good rotel dip

  28. Following @Fritolay via Twitter @s8r8l33
    LIKE Frito-Lay on Facebook @Saralee
    My favorite game day snack is barbecue sausages & salsa/guacamole with chips

  29. I visited Snack Chat (now I’m craving Girl Scout Cookies!) Liked Frito-Lay on Facebook (Amanda Davis) and I’m following them on twitter (@amandapersists)

    Favorite game day snack? Pita chips and spinach artichoke dip. Oh man. So good.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. I visited the snack chat blog, follow frito-lay on twitter @Katier6678, and like frito-lay on facebook as Katie Roch. My favorite game day snack is nachos and cheese.

  31. I visited the Snack Chat blog, follow Frito-Lay on Twitter (@deb55106), and like Frito-Lay on Facebook (Deb K.) My all time favorite game day snack is Nachos with all the fixins!!

    Thanks!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

  32. I visited the Snack Chat Blog – (the Loaded Chili cheese Ruffles are something that I am definitely going to have to try)
    I am following Frito Lay via Twitter as jlsc123
    I am a fan of Frito Lay via Facebook as Jill Myrick

    My favorite game day snack is a dip that I make from
    1-8oz. pkg Cream Cheese (softened)
    1 med. jar salsa
    2 cups shredded fiesta cheese
    Blend cream cheese til smooth, alternate adding salsa and shredded cheese and continue to blend with hand mixer till well blended.
    Chill for two hours and serve with Tostitos chips. Delicious !

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

  33. I visited the Snack Chat, followed Frito-Lay on Twitter (as @one_of_three), and liked Frito-Lay on Facebook (as Erin A-L.; I will provide my full name for verification if necessary).

    My favorite game day snack is buffalo chicken wings!

    glycine.max at gmail dot com
    Erin´s last blog post ..Tossed salads and scrambled eggs

  34. LIKED and Shared on Facebook. FOLLOWING on Twitter and Tweeted. Checked out the snackblog. Fave snack? Fritos with chili and cheese!

  35. I follow @FritoLay on Twitter @vlbsweeps
    I liked Frito-Lay on Facebook Vickie Bartlett
    I visited the Snack shack and the Ruffles Molten Hot Wings Ruffles sound interesting
    My favorite would be a seven layer dip and chips
    vlbsweeps at gmail dot com

  36. I visited the Snack Chat blog, am following Frito-Lay on Twitter liked Frito-Lay on facebook. Can’t wait to try the Pizza Supreme Doritos.

    My favorite game day snack is guacamole and chips to dip.

  37. I visited the Snack Chat blog, follow Frito-Lay on Twitter (@FritoLay) I’m a Frito-Lay fan on Facebook. My fav is probably chicken wings.

  38. I love Lays Potato Chips- the original flavor. I checked out the blog )i also joined their fan club a while ago). I follow them on twitter as @rsmc1 and like them on fb as ria clarke. On game day give me some buffalo wings with extra hot sauce!

  39. I visited the snack blog & have to say that I love the way they supports their fans!! I am a FB fan of FritoLay(Chris shari Alligood) & Follow them on Twitter (@ShariAlligood)

    My favorite all time football snack is a Frito chili Pie Bur I <3 using Cream Cheese & Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Velveeta to top my Chili…Mmmm…Now I really want one..~Shari

  40. I visited the Snack Shack, I follow FritoLay on Twitter@phyllis2win, I liked Frito-Lay on Facebook P.j. Shirley and sugared jalapenos over cream cheese with tortilla chips would be my favorite snack
    phyllis2win(at)gmail(dot)com

  41. I visited the snack blog, am a frito fan on fb (julie hawkins) and on twitter (honeypie411). My favorite football snack food is 7 layer dip and chips!

  42. I visited the Chat Snack blog and found that there are now Ruffles Loaded Chili & Cheese chips. Yum! I’m following Frito Lay on Twitter @lisalmg and on Facebook as Lisa Garner.
    My favorite game day snack is the classic loaded nachos with tons of cheese, olives and sour cream!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  43. following on twitter /latishajean
    following on FB /latisha D
    I visisted the site too and I love meatballs in cockpot in BBQ sauce!
    Great giveaway thank you so much!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  44. I visited the Snack Chat blog and saw that there are now Ruffles Molten Hot Wings!
    I follow Frito-Lay on Twitter @JalapenoMama & like Frito-Lays on Facebook. (Barbara Montag)
    Favorite game day snack – Hot buffalo wings dipped in Bleu Cheese dressing!
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  45. I did all three of the required actions for the mandatory entry – I visited the Snack Chat blog, like Frito Lay on Facebook and follow Frito Lay on Twitter. My favorite game day snack? Chips and salsa, of course!

  46. I visited Frito-Lay’s blog, follow on twitter (pauline15) and became a facebook fan (paulinemendes). Just a quick note to say that I loved the Girl Scout article (I have a daughter who loves participating with her troop, especially during cookie sales!) and my favorite snack is my mini hot dog – pigs in a blanket smothered with honey mustard. Gives me a stomach ache because I eat too many of them, but it’s great just the same!

  47. Visited the site, loved it. Like them on facebook and follow on twitter, harvester5905.
    I love buffalo wings with ranch dressing and you have to have pizza. Thanks.

  48. visited the snack chat blog.
    Follow fritolay on twitter from @mistysunrise
    like frito lay on facebook from Misty Sunrise

    My favorite game day food is nachos with lots of cheese.

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

  49. I visited the Snack Chat blog and I follow Frito-Lay on Twitter as shawnmh
    like Frito-Lays on Facebook (shawn harrington )
    Favorite game day snack – Chicken Wing dip w/ Tostitos
    Thank you.

  50. Visited the Snack Chat blog, follow Frito-Lay on Twitter, and Like Frito-Lay on Facebook. One of my favorite football snacks is chips and french onion dip.

  51. I follow Frito Lay on Twitter, “like” them on FB and I visited the blog! There are some great ideas.,. but my favorite “Game Day” snack is buffalo dip!
    Ellesjunkmmail at gmail dot com

  52. visited Snack Chat Blog
    following Frito Lay on twitter under amied027 and facebook under a rene denning
    my fave game day snack is good ole chips and velvetta cheese dip made with sausage, thanks!

  53. Visited – Following on Twitter (@Hotsnotty2) and liked on FB (AngelaWinesbug) My favorite game day snack is chips and dip, thanks for the chance!

  54. Visited the Snack Chat blog.
    Following Frito-Lay on Twitter (willitara)
    Facebook fan of Frito-Lay.
    My favorite game day snack is Fritos with bean dip.

  55. I visited the Snack Chat blog (very excited to learn about the new Hot Wings Ruffles!), I’m following Frito-Lay on Twitter (@guettel78), and I am a fan of Frito-Lay on facebook (Geoff K). My favorite game-day snack would have to be either spiced nuts or jalapeno poppers. Thanks!

    gkaufmanss(at)yahoo(dot)com

  56. visited snack chat blog
    follow frito-lay on twitter-traymona
    like Frito-Lay on FB-tracey byram.
    My favorite game day snack is jalapeno poppers and hot wings.

  57. following fritolay on fb(tina wofford page) and twitter(@trixie420247)….I think guacamole and chips is my favorite gameday snack!
    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

  58. i love to snack on chips and salsa on game day. i make my own salsa, it’s so easy, i get a can of rotel, a small onion and some whole peeled tomatoes. i put them in the blender with salt and pepper and pulse a few times. i also add a jalapeno or two if i want it to be hot.
    @fdp4life on twitter
    tony l smoaks on facebook

  59. Favorite Game Day Snack is a chili cheese dip (cream cheese smashed into bottom of 8×8 glass pan, cover with chili – we use no beans for a reason – lol, and then top with tex mex cheese) – Of Course, you use the Frito Scoops to eat this! LOL
    Twitter – @janicecrespo
    Facebook – Janice Crespo (janicecrespo1)
    janicecrespo AT gmail dot com

  60. I follow on twitter! @Gigglingkids
    I like on Facebook! Heather Stamper
    I checked out the blog and I love Wings for game day!

  61. I visited the Snack Chat blog and I love the Buffalo Chicken Fritos Pie recipe! I also follow Frito Lay on Twitter (mail4rosey) and on FB (Sarah Smile).

  62. I did all your requirements. My fb name is Lyndsey Rullman. My Twitter ID is lyndsey1stunna. My favorite football snack is the 7 layer taco dip I make every year!

    Lyndsey.Rullman at hotmail dot com

  63. I follow Frito Lay on twitter @pittsy82, I “LIKE” Frito Lay on Fb (Nicole Pitts) and my favorite game day snack is definitely spinach dip and RUFFLES!!! yum!

  64. I visited the snack chat blog, like on Facebook and follow on Twitter (redjen76). My favorite game day snack is chips and spinach artichoke dip.

  65. Visited the Snack Chat blog, Following Frito-Lay on Twitter (@rogsdock), Fan of Frito-Lay on facebook (facebook.com/rogsdock) and my favorite game day snack is Tostitos Jalapeno Flavored Scoops served with cheesy bean dip.

    dogsrock[at]insightbb[dot]com

  66. My favorite Game Day snack is our famous lemon pepper grilled chicken wings!

    I Follow Frito-Lay on Twitter- @mrssquigg
    I’m a Frito-Lay fan on Facebook – Brandy B

  67. Both those recipes sound great! I visited the snackblog, FB liked Frito-Lay: Slehan and twitter followed: slehan.
    Thanks for the contest.

  68. I did the requirements following on FB (Jessica K) and twitter as Macmomof3 & visited blog.
    My favorite game day snack is Tortilla Chips and Salsa and also Chicken wings.

  69. Thanks for the giveaway…
    Follow Frito-Lay on Twitter: @brianpiero
    “Like” Frito-Lay on Facebook: bryan eason

    …favorite game day snack: Tostitos & hot salsa !!!

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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