I’m finishing up my unofficial, undeclared week of delicious cream cheese dips with just one more cheesy wonder: Hot Shrimp Creamy Cheese Dip.
While I’ve been slathering my Smoked Salmon Spread on bagel crisps, and dipping chips into this Porter Caramelized Onion Dip (check out the cookbook giveaway that features it), I figured what better time than this very moment to break out a Hot Shrimp Creamy Cheese Dip.
Because I haven’t broken into the crackers yet!
Click here to get my Hot Shrimp Creamy Cheese Dip.
So speaking of potato chips, Kristen was talking about the new Lay’s Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips on Facebook and people were going nuts!
Then yesterday at Target, there was more dip drama, I mean besides the newsstands creeping out on Chloe taking back Lamar.
When I was at Target—at 9 a.m.—a woman approached a sales associate—at 9 a.m.—and demanded to know why she couldn’t find the new Chocolate Dipped Lays Potato Chips (take a look at this taste test, hmmmm.)
I mean, this woman was UNHAPPY—at 9 a.m.
Apparently she had big plans for the day that involved both salty and sweet and doing a lot of finger licking. She must have been a food blogger.
Food shoppers are funny animals. Which must make food bloggers hilarious, because we’re always at the grocery store.
Case in point. Some of us just can’t seem to be bothered with making a list to take to the store. Yep that’s me.
Who needs a list? Why not just wing it when I’m making 4 recipes in one day? I mean I’d done most of the shopping throughout the week, I just needed three things to finish things off. I may not be 20 anymore, but I can remember that, right?
don’t be a dork shopper like me, download a free version of the shopping list above
At 8:30 a.m., I was at Smith’s, my usual grocery store, cruising the aisles like a NASCAR driver in the hunt for the championship. At 9 a.m. I slid into Target’s parking for holiday prop shopping, then raced over to HomeGoods to look for what I couldn’t find at Target, and then circled the corner to World Market. I was making good time, striking off my mental list and it was only 10:30 a.m.
Then I remembered I was out of oregano so back to Target I went AGAIN. This time I left with yet another 3 bags (including the cutest desk calender, see my Friday Faves below) and a receipt for $43 because all I needed was OREGANO.
Then home. Where I realized I forgot peanuts. So a quick hustle to Dan’s Market, because it’s closer than Smith’s, but generally costs more coin. Then home AGAIN and the cooking commenced.
Halfway through recipe #2, I couldn’t find the can of Dulce de Leche I KNOW I had (this was not for the recipe with oregano or the peanuts, silly!) So back to Smith’s, because while Dan’s is closer, they only carry the Dulce de Leche at Smith’s. Which is what I discovered juuuuust before I trekked it to Smith’s.
Back home to finish the recipe before I have to pick up Smudge (2:45 p.m. by this time) and what was waiting for me in my pantry?
My can of Dulce de Leche. My head nearly exploded.
My lesson: Even when you go for just one thing, go ahead and make a list, and check it twice. And check the pantry twice, too. Better yet, have someone ELSE check the pantry.
But enough about my day, how is yours?
Here’s a few Friday Faves to get your weekend moving in the right direction while you eat your bag of Chocolate Dipped Lays Potato Chips.
1. My Smudge is obsessed with the original version of this song. My husband’s partial to the parody. I wonder why….?
2. Soon enough it will be tax time. Ugh. Here’s an app that will help keep track of all of those write-off receipts clogging up your wallet.
3. Oh man, I want my Thanksgiving table to look like this. Hell, I want it to look like this everyday.
4. I check out cookbooks from the library. This is my cookbook of the week I may need to buy. GORGEOUS photos!
5. This…I need –> The greatest secret to productivity that no one is talking about.
6. How to make recipe cards online for the design challenged. Neighbor holiday gift?
7. Celebrities and their stunt doubles. JLo, your double looks like one pretty hot dude.
8. Another new favorite lippy. I wore it around the store for 15 minutes before I’d buy it. It was still stickalicious.
9. Creamy yolks and wedge salads. Check! See what else is on the list of hottest food trends for 2014.
10. How to write by David Ogilvy. I need to listen to #3: “Use short words, short sentences and short paragraphs.” I should have heeded that advice in my droning story at the beginning of this post.
11. Since I’m a visual person and have a long to-do list, I really love this DIY wall of goals.
12. This light and airy home office is making me crave an office remodel, although I’d outfit it in gold and black with a yellow or FoodieCrush pink accent. DIY alert, how much do you love those monogrammed chairs!?!?!
13. Layers upon layers deep, this Holiday Cheat Sheet is stuffed with some pretty awesome ideas.
14. Donald Trump might soon be looking her up –> Why I bought an apartment to specifically rent out on Airbnb.
15. I enjoyed this read about the forethinking legend in the kitchen who left us this week. So he’s the reason we’re all eating quinoa!
16. Beer makes you smart. Here’s proof.
17. My favorite L.A. stationery store has designed a line of calendars for Target. I got the black bound with gold accents during my extra $43 shopping spree.
18. How do you make friends IRL when you don’t work in an office and are done hitting the books and bars? The comment section is where the great advice flows.
19. Totally crushing on these recipes that made their way to my screen. The theme? Just totally crave worthy. Please Pin these images if you’d like, but do so after clicking though to the original recipe.
Jen is totally convincing me I could make English Muffins at home. And lookie there, whole wheat to boot thanks to Savory Simple.
Brian is definitely classing it up by calling giving A Thought for Food‘s Pumpkin Potage with Toasted Farro an aristocratic air. I’m not that smart, mine would be ‘soup.’
Gerry took a tour of the Pacific Northwest and came home all tricked out on seafood and cheese in Foodness Gracious‘ Bacon Langostino Mac ‘n Cheese. I like the way you think Gerry—and you’ve been Pinned to my Mac ‘n Cheese board. Just like a food sensei voodoo doll.
Naomi may not be craving sweets with her bun in the oven, but that hasn’t stopped her from delivering drop me to my knees dessert inspiration like this Maple Pumpkin Brulee Cheesecake at Bakers Royale.
20. Most helpful Tweet of the Week (congrats Twitter on that IPO):
“Baking #pie? Choose a pie plate that is glass or aluminum with an dull finish. Shiny pans cause crusts to become soggy bc they reflect heat.” ~ @GoldMedalFlour
There is a reason why I bought a Mac, it was not to be one of the cool kids that wanted the best of the best. No it was because of the music production I do on it. Hours and hours sitting in front of my Mac copying, pasting, moving, deleting, hour after hour just beating on my Mac in a endless assault to get my work done. That is the key part, my work. I work from home, it is great, but even if it is from home it is still work and it still needs to get done. So my Mac, I have it because it is fast, gets the job done and comes back for more.
But what happens when it doesn’t want to do those things anymore?
I move around massive amounts of information and yes even on the almighty Mac this can cause a problem after a while. Things fragment, programs get corrupted issues come up. My light speed Mac slows down to a crawl and all of the sudden I simply can not get any work done. Because I work from home there is no IT guy to call and ask to come fix it. No instead I have to figure out what is wrong. I am lucky, I did, but not after trying everything under the sun first and wasting countless hours looking for one program that can do what I needed instead of ten programs. One program to lead them all….okay that was a lame Lord of the rings reference, but that program was/is Detox My Mac. A simple to use program that did not just fix my issues, it put my Mac on overdrive again. A few clicks and my Mac was clean and ready to rock and roll again.
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I cant wait to try this dip.This looks delicious.Thank you for giving info about this.
I make a rundown and it makes to the store in my pocket however then I don’t remove it from my pocket for some dam reason and after that I overlook something. That plunge of yours sounds beautiful darn delectable! Unquestionably going to give that a shot. That macintosh and cheddar likewise looks strange. http://www.proassignment.co.uk/
Cool blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog shine.
Please let me know where you got your theme. Kudos
Can’t wait to make the dip. Can you tell me where the swiss cheese crackers in the dip photo are from? Thanks.
So happy to find your blog! Thanks again for linking to our free shopping list printable. Muah!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
My kind of dip! Jason and I have been on a dip kick ever since football season started, although I don’t even watch the games. And the SNL skit – hilarious! I was dying when I was watching it – love Kerry Washington!
Can’t. Handle. This. Drooling over here.
I make a list and it makes to the store in my pocket….but then I don’t take it out of my pocket for some dam* reason…and then I forget something.
Molly (Yes to Yolks)
That dip of yours sounds pretty darn tasty! Definitely going to try that out. That mac and cheese also looks ridiculous. Pinning it! Thanks for sharing :)
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
Your grocery shopping experience sounds so much like mine. Except I always end up leaving something in the bottom of the cart. So having a list like that would be so helpful! And then, coming home to hot shrimp dip would be like a prize!
Wow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment but
after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
Anyway, just wanted to say wonderful blog!
Rachael (Fuji Mama)
Ok, see here’s the thing: I make lists, and I even usually remember to take them with me to the grocery store. But still end up going back three million times because somehow I forgot something on the list (even though I cross things out as I put them in my cart), or I get home and think of something that never made it on to the list, or… I’m a special kind of special, let me tell you.
Every time in tried to go to the shrimp dip recipe I linked to the smoked salmon dip recipe . I tried it on my iPhone and my MACBook ! Is there some way I could obtain this recipe ?
Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg
Yum! that dip looks delicious!
I want to eat that dip now. I don’t care if it’s breakfast time! It looks amazing! A must pin!
Jen @ Savory Simple
Thanks for sharing my english muffins, Heidi! You’re the best!
I completely feel you on the back and forth grocery store situation, I’m always “who needs a list?” and then like “Um yes I need a list”! Happy Friday!
Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste
This hot and creamy dip looks spectacular! So perfect for Football Sunday :)
Melanie @ Carmel Moments
That dip looks amazing. Perfect for the upcoming holiday table!
I know I will definitely be on the lookout for the chocolate covered chips, but I don’t think I will be getting mad if a store doesn’t have them. I have a local candy store that carries chocolate covered potato chips and they are dangerous.
As always, so many goodies in your Friday Faves, Heidi!
This dip looks fabulous! It’s going to happen soon!
I thought the SNL song was actually pretty funny (I am not usually impressed with their stuff).
Your shopping trip sounds familiar. Add three little kids and that’s why I am terrified of going shopping without a list these days. :)
chocolate and caramel chips??? what is the world coming to?
Anyway devilish links too, I am so in to that cheese cake
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious
Geez, you just described my grocery store life. It drives my wife up the wall who thinks I should just hit Costco for a month’s worth of groceries. No siree Bob I reply (politely) Thanks for the Mac feature!!
Bev @ Bev Cooks
Good. Heavens. I want that dip.
Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
So much good stuff! But especially a HOT shrimp dip and those potato chips, oh my. And I love that grocery list, very similar to one that I use, designed specially for my grocery store’s layout. I’m a dork like that. ;)
Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
Great list as always! Brian’s potage is AMAZING. Love it. So, so gorgeous. I could eat that along with a couple of homemade english muffins (and mac and cheese!) any day.
Too funny about the can of dulce de leche. Don’t even know how many times something similar has happened to me. Ugh, it’s the worst.