Monday, January 11, 2010

Stacy's Simply Naked Pita Chips

My favorite snack these days are Stacy's Pita Chips, flavor Simply Naked. I can't get enough of them. Dressed in nothing but sea salt, these all-natural chips are the ultimate basic, made brilliant. They are perfect with anything. Perfect without anything. I personally love them, by themselves but they are great with dips as well. In yummy flavors, like Parmesan Garlic & Herb, Naturally Cheddar, Tuscan Herb, Cinnamon Sugar and Multigrain; you are sure to find yourself hooked. A hot Spinach Dip, is so great with these delicious chips. A perfect appetizer for any get-together. Here is a recipe I recently tried, by Martha Stewart. This rich, creamy dip can be assembled through step two up to three days ahead, then covered and refrigerated; it can also be served as a side dish. Two 10-ounce packages of frozen spinach can be substituted for the fresh. Thaw according to box instructions, drain well, and chop. Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for baking dish
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds spinach, cleaned, trimmed, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat bar cream cheese
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dashes hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Baguette slices, breadsticks, or crackers, for serving

  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a Dutch oven or large pot, heat oil over medium. Add onion and garlic; cook until lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add spinach in two additions, letting the first batch wilt before adding the next; cook until completely wilted, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a colander; drain, pressing to release all excess liquid.
  • In the same pot, warm milk over high heat. Whisk in cream cheese until melted, about 3 minutes. Add spinach, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and 1/4 cup mozzarella; stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a lightly oiled 1 1/2-quart shallow baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella.
  • Bake until bubbly and golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot with accompaniments, as desired.