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Friday, February 5, 2010

Loaded Baked Potato Skins

Things are beginning to get exciting around our house. Now that the manuscript is in, the design process has begun!  For the last two weeks Helen has been working night and day photographing over 60 recipes in my upcoming cookbook.  She's sent me a few out takes and every time I get one (keep in mind, I haven't even seen the "money" shots yet) I get all giddy and call to my husband to come take a look.  How she can make something so simple and make it look so gorgeous is beyond me.  Next week I fly out to South Carolina to stay with Helen for the last week of the shoot.  I am so excited to watch her work and see all of the beautiful photography she's taken.

A few weeks ago Pete, the kids, and I had a photo shoot for some of the interior pictures.  We had a ball making several batches of cookies together.  My husband, who has a wonderful sense of humor, was on a roll and had us almost in tears during most of the shoot. 

Afterwards we ate way more cookie dough than necessary.

This weekend is the Super Bowl and loaded baked potato skins are our favorite "game food".  It's not original, but so delicious - pockets of crispy-salty potato skins loaded with sour cream, bacon, and green onion.  This Sunday since I'll be gone I'm going to leave all the ingredients for Pete and the kids and let them have a shot at it.  The kids are thrilled to have a chance to make these "without Mom's help".

Loaded Baked Potato Skins
Serves 4-6

6 large russet potatoes, cleaned
2 tablespoons coconut oil (to read more about coconut oil click here)
1 tablespoon sea salt

4 slices bacon (organic, nitrate-free and pastured preferred), cooked and broken into bits
1 1/2 cups raw cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup green onions or chives, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Coat each potato with coconut oil (I use my hands) and sprinkle generously with salt.  Bake in oven for 1 hour or until a knife can be inserted without resistance.  Remove from oven and cool for about 10 minutes. 

Cut each potato in half length-wise and carefully scoop out the flesh (I usually keep this and use for mashed potatoes or potato cakes the next day).  Sprinkle each potato skin generously with sea salt.  Smear 1 tablespoon of sour cream into each potato skin and top with cheese and bacon.  Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly.  Before serving sprinkle with green onion.


Anonymous Ed Schenk said...

Great Photos.They really tell your story.

February 5, 2010 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Carli said...

Can't wait to see the cookbook. Truly exciting.

Look at those beautiful girls! Don't ya' just love seeing girls having fun with their daddy?!?! It's my favorite thing to watch in my house!

Congrats. Hope you have a safe trip!

February 5, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Unplanned Cooking said...

Congrats on the cookbook, also love all the cute pictures of your kids. I think that's what I enjoy most about blogging - just recording their growth :).

February 5, 2010 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

I kinda putted around the first week to get a groove and plan together. This week was nose down to the photo table, lol!
So exciting! We've been eating very well at the house - that's all I can say :)
See you Sunday night!

February 5, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger CreativeMish said...

Oh Yum! Its early morning and I suddenly want a loaded potato skin!

Hi from SITS

February 6, 2010 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Cooking and photography... two of my favorite things! Yes, potato skins are oldies BUT goodies. Yum.

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

February 6, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Chanda the Eco-Cheap Mom said...

Potatoes, cheese and bacon...the perfect food! Looks yummy and the photos are very nice. Congrats on the cookbook!

Stopped by from SITS.

February 7, 2010 at 5:50 AM  
Blogger Kat @ said...

Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

February 8, 2010 at 1:22 AM  
Anonymous nakedbeet said...

These look lovely! I'm always replacing with whole wheat and coconut oil, so nice to see a recipe that's ready made.

February 9, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Deliciously Organic said...

Kat: I'm not going to that camp. Sounds like fun!

February 13, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger Divina Pe said...

Simple and delicious recipe. The photos of your kids are adorable.

February 17, 2010 at 9:22 AM  

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