Once again thanks for all the comments left. I think I can safely say that you, my dear readers, love chips as much as I DO. :)
I used Random.org and the winner was:
#25 – Amber Richards
Congratulations Amber, I’ll be contacting you shortly :)
Ahhhhh summer time.
The aroma of burgers and hotdogs on the grill.
Sprinklers running, kids laughing, jugs of iced tea on the patio. We LOVE summer because it’s not only a time to let loose and relax, but it’s also the time for entertaining.
And that is where Executive Chef Stephen Kalil (the man responsible for all the yummy flavors of Frito Lay) comes in…..giving us some great Summer Entertaining ideas and Tips on everything from cooking, grilling, stress-free party preparation, and recipes.
I was sent a box of Lay’s chips to try out. We are huge chip lovers here in my house, anything from Ruffles, to Sun Chips and Tostitos. YUM!
About Chef Kalil:
Stephen Kalil is the Executive Research Chef at Frito-Lay’s Culinary Innovation Center. Stephen oversees a team of chefs and food scientists who apply culinary arts, science and technology together in a discipline known as “culinology” to translate hot trends in food into snacks and approaches them as a culinary experience. Chef Stephen is both a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) with the American Culinary Federation and a Certified Research Chef (CRC) with the Research Chefs Association, where he currently serves as president of the association.
He has been featured on the Food Network’s Unwrapped, is regularly featured in industry publications such as Culinology, Flavor and the Menu andPrepared Foods magazines. Although he ultimately found his creative outlet in the kitchen, Stephen also earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and continues to play the piano and compose music at home, in Dallas, Texas.
I sent in some questions to Chef Kalil and he answered them in a video. Here’s the questions I asked:
What is his comfort meal?
How does he come up with the different flavors, does it just come to him or does he get inspiration from anywhere?
Has he ever come up with a flavor that he didn’t like and would never try again?
What does he consider to be his best creations?
What kind of seasonings does he use?
Best advice for someone who feels intimidated in the kitchen?
and here is Chef Kalil with Tara Anderson answering the questions. How neat is that huh?
Now even though Memorial Day is over, summer season is not, and if you’re planning on throwing a barbecue this weekend, you could surely use some of these great tips.
Or how about trying one of the recipes that the Chefs shared in the video:
So how would one of you like to win some chips????
All you have to do is leave me a comment, make sure to include your email address and also let me know which are your favorite Lay’s chips and flavor.
Open to US residents only.
I’ll draw a winner on Friday, 1st of June 2012. Good Luck!
I was sent a box of Frito Lay products in order to write this review. All opinions are my own.
Please go on over to the old blog and read all about it……the fact that I’m sending you over to the old blog is a big *hint hint* :)
You could throw bacon on anything for me and I would be thrilled. Well maybe except dessert, I’m sorry but I’ve seen some dessert recipes out there wrapped in bacon and I just can’t bring myself to try.
It’s not my thing. LOL
Anyone, aside from bacon, I’m a huge potato fan, and I love cheese and cream and ooooohhhhhhh *drool*
When I saw this recipe over at Get Off Your Butt and Bake, I KNEW that I had to make it. No if’s, ands or buts about it.
And I’m glad I did, cause YUM!
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and place bacon in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and brown. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate and pat away any remaining grease. Set bacon aside for later.
Spray the underside of the foil with pam or pan release, and cover the chicken and potatoes. Poke a fork through the top of the foil, 2 or 3 times to allow a little steam to escape. This way, your cream doesn’t boil over into your oven!
Place your oven rack in the middle of the oven to begin with.
On this day:
Thank you all for participating. Wish I could each of you a copy of the cookbook :)
I used Random.org and the winning number was:
#12 – Christina Duffney
Congratulations Christina, I will be contacting you shortly.