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#1. Potato chips. Flavored? Regular, ridged or stacked?
My current favorites are ruffled Baked Lays. I like the crunch and pringle-ness of them. I am also a fan of Herr's, an east coast brand. We took the tour of the factory and it really does inspire loyalty to see how your snacks are made! And I do love Salt & Vinegar, but my tongue can't take the burn anymore, so I'm back to plain or sour cream & onion.
#2. Cheese doodles. Yellow or white? Puffed or crunchy?
Pirate's Booty or Trader Joe's baked for the kids. (And me snarfing off them.) My OB/GYN loves the little round ones by Planters, so I brought three cannisters each time I gave birth! Gotta keep the doctor happy and I am not above bribery. As for myself, though, nothing beats crunchy Cheetos. But I can't even remember the last time I had one.
#3. Pretzels? Your favorite shape? Favorite flavor?
Well, soft pretzels are the hands-down favorite in this house. But if we're having regular from-a-bag pretzels, Utz Extra Darks are the favorite, followed closely by the pretzel rods and Snyder's Sourdoughs.
#4. Share a recipe for salsa or dip.
Based on a Rachael Ray recipe, this is sort of a side dish, sort of a salsa/dip.
1 bag frozen corn, defrosted if it's winter, or not in summer
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1-3 tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch finely chopped cilantro
5 green onions, finely sliced, white and some green
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)
1 tsp OR Tbs minced garlic, depending on how you like it (hot or not)
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tsp cumin
1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced (optional but yummy!)
2 tablespoons olive oil, or to taste
Mix all together in bowl. Serve with something scoopable.