What’s Shakin Bacon…..

I am not going to start this post with a promise of not going on another “break” because chances are, I will be disappearing into the abyss of the shoe world, BUT I will do my best to at least post once a month.

I can’t believe it’s 2015, 2014 was a good year in some ways, and in others it was a real mother f*cker (sorry Judy).  I am not sad to close the book on it, but I do wish time would slow down just a little.  I remember being a kid and I couldn’t wait to be a “grown up”, now that I am grown up, I wonder what the rush was……and why I didn’t take more naps!

As the holiday’s were approaching, I was invited to a friends for both Christmas eve, and Christmas day, so I had the opportunity to make 2 dips.  I am only going to post one here, as the other was an update to the first dip I ever did on here, and I will share the “secret” on that post from 2013.  Without further ado here we go, PS this was so good I have made it two times in one week!


6 slices of bacon ( I used a whole pack..ooops)

8 oz softened cream cheese

1/2 cup sour cream

5 oz wilted spinach ( I wilted in the bacon grease)

2.5 oz grated parmesan cheese

1 1/2 tbsp parsley ( I used dried)

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp roasted garlic ( link below)


salt & pepper to taste


I roasted the garlic before I started to put the rest of the ingredients together, and my whole kitchen smelled AMAZING…..

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The remaining garlic cloves I had, were spread on crackers, this is a crowd pleaser on its own!

The most important part of this dip is obviously the bacon, it needs to be very crispy, don’t be afraid to use more than 6 slices!

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Once the bacon is to your liking…..take out put to the side on a plate. KEEP THE GREASE! At this point you should pre-heat your oven to 350′

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For the most part spinach is our healthy friend, it’s there to make us feel like we are eating well, and getting Iron, but its opposite day, and today it’s getting wilted in BACON grease…..you know this way is better 🙂  Set pan aside.

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In a large bowl mix together: cream cheese, sour cream, parsley, and our new best friend roasted garlic.  I used a hand blender to mix it all and it came out very creamy, which is what you want.

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Use your mini chop to make the bacon into pieces that you can’t just shovel into your mouth, you want this evenly distributed throughout your dip!!

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Now add the chopped bacon, wilted spinach, any left over bacon grease, parmesan cheese,  and lemon juice, and mix again.

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I had a small casserole dish and dumped it all in there, and it fit perfectly!

Bake for 25-30 minutes, it should be bubbling like a glass of good champagne, and broil for 4 additional minutes.


I actually took a video when it came out of the oven, it was bubbling like crazy, sounded like it was going to taste amazing 🙂


Wavy lays, Cucumber, endive (pronounced ENDEEEV, see below)


Rosemary crackers (Trader Joes)




A lesson I learned yesterday when making this weeks dip….5 bottles of champagne could make dirt taste good, but trust me, even with 4 bottles less than we had, this dip would have been a masterpiece.  I love bacon, with breakfast, on burgers, on pizza, and on cupcakes, bacon is a perfect addition to anything!  Now, for my vegetarian friends, please note, this may not be as good with a meat substitute, so probably best for you to sit this one out.

I wake up early, actually I don’t sleep, many of you know this, so I have a friend who lives down the street, who DOES sleep, but wakes up rather early.  This is good for me, because sometimes he wants to go to breakfast at 8 am on Sunday mornings ( I know what’s wrong with us).  That is exactly how my Sunday started yesterday, and it was a day filled, with bubbles, online shopping, gossiping, and of course….BACON.

I have been playing on Pinterest every night before I go to bed, and I saw this dip, and had to try it….I can’t wait to experiment more with this dip, as I feel like adding chorizo, sriracha chicken, prosciutto, would light up most of your lives…let’s get to it.


1 cup caramelized onions (we will have a lesson on this later) I used 3 large white onion

4-6 strips of bacon ( what dreams are made of) cooked to a crisp


3 whole scallions ( I used a lot more) you will need both the green & white parts

1 tsp cider vinegar ( I used apple cider)

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper ( I suggest adding a little more for a kick)

1 3/4 cup sour cream ( I used 2 cups)

Sea salt & coarse black pepper for tasting


I really wanted this dip to be on the more chunky side, so I used my mini chop and just hit it a few times.

Again, I mention the bubbly, ( we did add a 3rd person, so don’t think 2 people drank 5 bottles, not that it hasn’t been done) so an ingredient picture didn’t make it for this week. Ingredients are pretty self explanatory.


Like last weeks dip, this can all be put together in one easy, monkey can do it, step….BUT if you don’t know how to caramelize onions, perhaps a lesson is needed (don’t worry I needed one too) http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_caramelize_onions/


Please use the butter, it says optional, but it should be mandatory!  After you turn these onions from boo to whoo hoo, it’s time to throw it ALL in a bowl, add the salt and pepper to taste and put in the refrigerator.  Wait 5 minutes until the devil on your shoulder pushes you to the fridge to take a bite of this happiness…..put it back in, and then take it right back out, b/c you can’t just have a bite!


Everything is better with RRRRRidges….so of course ruffles take center stage.  Also, Celery, jicama, carrots, cucumber, anything crunchy that doesn’t have an over powering taste because you are going to 100% want to enjoy every bit of bacon….