Frito Lay Party Pack Giveaway – NOW CLOSED

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Congrats to the winner, whistlersmother10@

While I try to give my kids a balanced diet of fresh produce, lean meats, and whole grains, I will confess that we like chips and snacks with the best of them. Especially on game days. In fact, I recently developed my own version of French Onion Dip — from scratch! No little packets of soup mix. FishPapa was shocked and amazed. It’s his favorite dip besides salsa.

{It’s always fun to impress my husband.}

Chips and dips don’t have to be “junk food.” This past fall my readers came up with some great “Better For You” Tailgate Recipes that would be great to resurrect this winter. And while, yes, sometimes, they are “junk food” after all, chips and dips are definitely part of our party food lineup. The next few weeks are time for great celebration: The Incarnation, family get togethers, football games, and reunions with old friends, just to name a few.

Frito-Lay would like to help you prepare for your next holiday party by offering a gift basket assortment of Frito-Lay products, a decorative serving bowl and a guide to entertaining guests during the holidays.

One winner will be selected at random on Sunday night at 8:01 pm PST. Want a chance to win?

Simply leave a comment telling us your favorite party dish. Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you via email. I’ll need your address first thing Monday morning.

I hope you win!

Disclosure: The FishFam received the party pack pictured, complements of Frito-Lay.
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  1. I'm a sucker for guacamole with tortilla chips. I can't get enough of it.

  2. I found a wonderful recipe this summer for spinach/salsa/Monterey Jack/cream cheese dip. My husband and extended family went NUTS over the stuff, and if I make a bowl, it's gone in no time – and even my picky eater nephews love it! πŸ™‚

  3. My sister makes a chicken cheese ball that is divine. If she shows up without it, she has to go back and make some. (Not really, but we really love it.) πŸ™‚

    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

  4. I love the whole salsa/velveeta mix with tortilla chips.

    centimental_one (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. Guacamole & tortilla chips. Nothing better. YUM!

    ark2800 at hotmail dot com

  6. Love stuffed mushrooms.

  7. I love 7 layer dip or good ole Guacamole!
    Another favorite is Veggie Pizza (you can also change this up a bit by substituting ranch seasoning for the dill)

  8. It's a tie between Lil' Smokies in BBQ sauce and Spinach & Artichoke Dip with tortilla chips. Mmmm…now I'm hungry.

  9. I love layered nacho dips with chips for parties. Yum!

  10. Oh dear, I suppose I should have left my email address earlier with my spinach dip comment (second comment)…here it is:


  11. definitely the thing I bring most is dessert of some sort….I love baking and it's rare that I bring the same thing. But I've realized recently that when I need to feed a crowd dessert, I often turn to pie. πŸ™‚

  12. The Bertone's says:

    We like to make a taco dip and we love brownies!

  13. Lately I'm a HUGE fan of salsa and tortillas. Yummy!

  14. Spinach dip. Yum!

  15. My favorite recipe is called crab dip, but I make it without the crab and it tastes just fine.

    It has cream cheese, shredded cheese, wo sauce and onions.

    Easy and fairly inexpensive!

    Last time I made it I didn't have crackers so I made challah bread for it and everyone LOVED it!

    jaebroeder @ yahoo dot com

  16. I love layered taco dip with tortilla chips. Yum! My mouth is watering already!

  17. Mine would have to be a 7-layer taco dip with Doritoes. Yummy!

    suzannelane75 at

  18. buffalo chicken dip! yum!

    amanda @

  19. I'm Just a Girl says:

    I LOVE salsa con queso dips…the hotter the better!


  20. I love homemade salsa and chips!

  21. Christian Frugal Mama says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love to make pumpkin pie bars around this time of year!

  22. Guacamole! I'd eat it every day if I could. πŸ™‚

  23. John & Christy Duncan says:

    One dish? There are about 100 hundred party dishes I like but I love, love, love anything with chips and dips. Spinach dip, guacamole dip, cheese dip, etc. If I can use a chip to dip it, I will eat it!

  24. waldenbunch says:

    I make a dried beef cheese ball that I love, especially at Christmas.

  25. My favorite snack to share is hormel chili and velvetta cheese heated up and served with chips.


  26. I'm starting to like 7 Layer Dip, though I've never made it.

  27. I love nacho chips with a dip recipe I got from my cousin… cream cheese and sour cream mixed together with a little taco seasoning, layered with some salsa, topped with cheddar, and warmed in the oven. Delicious!

    By the way, hubby was looking over my shoulder at your post, and he thinks it's a huge tease that you mentionned your french onion dip recipe without actually posting it!

  28. UnfinishedMom says:

    My favorite party dish is Crab Dip. I'm from Maryland, so it's kind of a must-do thing. But, on a frugal budget – it doesn't happen but about once/year!

  29. there are soo many. layered mexican dip, spinach dip, chili dip… i could go on and on =)

  30. We love bacon rolls…crescent rolls spread with a cream cheese/sour cream mix, sprinkled with bacon bits, then rolled up, cut into 1/4" slices and baked. Perfect finger food. I'd love to win the Frito Lay package!

    Joan at

  31. I love a vegetable pizza! Yum!

  32. Amy @ Finer Things says:

    7 layer taco dip is yummy!

  33. I love love love nachos and cheese or taco dip with fritos!

  34. I love warm spinach artichoke dip with chips! YUM! YUM! Thanks for this fun giveaway!

  35. Spinach/artichoke dip. Yumyumyum.

  36. Chips and salsa have to be my all time favorite!

  37. Jessica @ This Blessed Life says:

    Well, I could eat veggies and dip til the cows come home, but my favorite party dish is buffalo chicken wing dip. Chicken, ranch dressing, cream cheese, hot sauce, and cheddar cheese – cooked and then baked. It is so good. And obviously, low-fat. πŸ™‚

  38. It would have to be queso with taco meat and chips. Yum!

  39. One of our favotites is meatballs in the crockpot. I made this last night for a homeschool party and the sauce I used was cranberry sauce which I melted in the microwave and layered with the meatballs. It turned really good and was a sweeter sauce.

  40. My crowd loves hot cheese-chili-salsa dips and spinach artichoke dip. You know, full of calories!

  41. My favorite party dish is cut up vegetables with ranch dressing. Why is that vegetables at parties always taste so darn yummy but veggies at home never do?

  42. I'm a chip and dip kind of gal! I especially like this "garden dip" mix that I purchased in Lancaster, PA Amish country!


  43. Velveeta/Rotel cheese dip, and Scoops, makes the best snack ever (although I NEVER turn down a vegetable platter)

  44. stuffed mushrooms! no one else in my house will eat them!

  45. 7 layer dip-every time my i ask my husband what to make for a party or a munchie it's the first thing he says.

  46. We LOVE old good ol' relish tray. Black olives, Green olives, Cheese, Salami, Crackers, etc. We always put on a bunch of different cheeses to snack on, including bleu and others!

  47. we l
    ove hot spinach artichoke dip and chips. Yummy!!

  48. Buffalo chicken dip!

    cookingluck 29 @ yahoo . com

  49. I like making a platter with different cheeses, meats, and crackers. Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Once upon a time ... says:

    I love taco dip! Yummmm!

  51. It's pretty simple here – plain potato chips with french onion dip!!

  52. My favorite is chips & salsa! I love it so much I've come up with a recipe for spicy salsa with habeneros and fresh cilantro so I can have it when ever I want!


  53. My favorite is chips & salsa! I love it so much I've come up with a recipe for spicy salsa with habeneros and fresh cilantro so I can have it when ever I want!


  54. Saving Our Way says:

    My favorite party dish is this chilli dip with tostitos! You take a can of chilli and mix it with a package of cream cheese in a small crockpot or on the stove. Once its all melted & blended together you enjoy it with tostitos! It never lasts long & I always eat way more than I should!

    Great giveaway!

  55. Salsa and Chips–easy peasy and everyone in our house likes it.

    deborah150 at hotmail dot com

  56. Freedom from debt says:

    I love to make "spicy taco dip," which is a layer of cream cheese, topped with a spicy ground beef mixture, topped with shredded cheese and baked in the oven. We serve with scoop-type chips. Mmm.

  57. You can't go wrong with a basic bean dip and tortilla chips. I like to lay out a tray or tortilla chips, cold bean dip ( refried beans, sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese topped with chopped olives) salsa and guacamole.

  58. I make a yummy smoked salmon dip. I think this has inspired me to make it this week! Thanks for the giveaway.


  59. Anything with cream cheese or mayo like artichoke dip!

  60. I love hot dogs wrapped in bacon and rolled in brown sugar then baked until the sugar glazes…they sound disgusting but are absolutely delicious! πŸ™‚

  61. I love spinach bread bowls. Yummy!

  62. chasingblue says:

    I love BLT dip. It's so good! And eventually you get sick of it and move on to a healthier party snack!

  63. Any chip and dip is fine by me! My favorite would probably be the cheese dip and salsa mixed together

  64. I love BREAD DIP! So yummy!

  65. I love velveeta cooked up with some rotel and sausage and served with tortilla chips!

  66. I love Mexican Spinach Dip. It is the ONLY way I will eat spinach. Does that make it good for me???

  67. I like chips and rotel cheese dip cooked with sausage.

  68. Dates wrapped in bacon, broiled until crispy, then dipped in a creamy garlicky red pepper sauce.

  69. My favorite game day food is spinach dip!! My second favorite would be this buffalo chicken dip. It is so good – It has shredded chicken, buffalo hot sauce cream cheese, and a few other things. Oh it is so delicious!

  70. Undeserving says:

    I'm definitely a big fan of Mexican 7-layer Dip or Buffalo Wing Dip made in the crockpot. πŸ™‚

  71. One of my favorites is mexican dip…it has salsa, cheese, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and things like olives etc… if you want to add them in. Yum! We always have it at showers and parties in our family. Of course we also always have macaroni salad, deviled eggs, and fruit. I like all party foods. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the chance to win.

  72. Buffalo chicken dip. YUM!!!

    sallycoupons@yahoo dot com

  73. irishdancer says:

    Anything combo of veggie/dip or chip/dip. I LOVE dips!

  74. I love freash salsa and tortilla chips and also the layered Mexican dips. Would love to win this!

  75. Chips and salsa and/or queso con carne! Mmmmmmmmmm.

  76. Shooting Stars Mag says:

    I love chips and my family loves to dip that in a cheese dip, but I'll just take the crackers/chips alone.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  77. inkelywinkely says:

    Is this even open still? LOL

    We love spinach artichoke dip or pizza.

  78. Tortilla pinwheels!

  79. I have a buffulo chicken dip recipe that goes over pretty well. Guac and chips though is my ol' standby if I don't have time.

  80. My husband's favorite is Velveeta with burger and salsa for dipping chips, but my daughter and I love guacamole and chips. πŸ™‚

    sarahsmommy30 at hotmail dot com

  81. Pitcher Family says:

    I love me some yummy superbeef nachos!

  82. Little smokies in BBQ sauce. So healthy! πŸ™‚

  83. I'd have to say, Salsa con-Queso. Not healthy, but so yummy. πŸ™‚


  84. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres says:

    I love every single piece of the Christmas candy I eat. mmmmmmmm

  85. Really, my favorite party dish is anything I don't have to make!!

    But if I'm making it, I love homemade salsa and tortilla chips, especially Lay's Natural blue corn chips! (This post is making my mouth water.)

  86. Really, my favorite party dish is anything I don't have to make!!

    But if I'm making it, I love homemade salsa and tortilla chips, especially Lay's Natural blue corn chips! (This post is making my mouth water.)

  87. i love to take a bag of tostitos and a seven layer taco chip dip.

    it's a recipe of my mothers and there's never any left over at the end of the night!

  88. Innocent Observer says:

    I LOVE Frito-Lay…I hope I win!

    My favorite party dish is…uhm…they are all my favorite. I adore appetizers. Crab dip, clam dip, Texas trash, stuffed mushrooms, crackers and cheese, bean dip, shrimp cocktail…it's my favorite category. To be fair, I'll pick egg rolls. Before I knew the "secret" recipe my neighbor would make them for me as a treat, and she would make them much better than I can!

  89. My favorite party food is those yummy little meatballs in the tangy sauce. I don't know what they are called. Thanks!

    sphinxcw at aol dot com

  90. With tortilla chips we like a dip made with salsa and velveeta cheese–easy to do by melting in microwave.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  91. Brown Thumb Mama says:

    We like to eat healthy too, but those chips sure look good!

    I'm a big fan of cheesy artichoke dip with pita chips. Yum!

  92. Parm, spinach artichoke dip! We love it! Thanks!

  93. GeorgiaGal_920 says:

    Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Dip w. carrots and bread chunks!

  94. Christy, the Notable Blogger says:

    I really love my grandmother's taco dip, which we make for every occasion, since my grandmother is 2000 miles away. We also like the bacon cheddar cheese ball we make, as well as…well, too many things!

  95. I just made spinach artichoke dip that was really good and now my new favorite

  96. My mom makes a great cheese ball that goes good with crackers. I make a great spinach dip. My brother makes a queso dip with Velveeta and sausage that I love and I like chips and dip. I like snacks, lol.

  97. That would be a great gift to receive in time for our New Year's Eve family game showdown! Our fave dip is homemade guacamole, but a close second is this layered dip:

    thefiveharts at yahoo dot com

  98. Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} says:

    My favorite party dish is Bruschetta and Prosciutto πŸ™‚ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  99. Kim and Ken Carlile says:

    I really love BBQ meatballs! Yum.
    Kim Carlile
    kimisslim at hotmail dot com

  100. The Tidwells says:

    I love making and devouring Mexican 7-layer dip. It is so easy and always a hit!


  101. my favorite is spinach and artichoke dip

    lkrooswyk at gmail dot com

  102. Bourbon sausages!!!

  103. Bowl of Cherries says:

    Chips and almost any kind of dip but black bean and corn salsa is a favorite in our house.

  104. The Reeves Family says:

    Pigs in a blanket!

  105. Chips and Salsa…or cheese dip…or guacamole-I love tortilla chips!!!

  106. Money Saving Maine-iac says:

    Artichoke dip with (a spoon!) specialty crackers.

    dlhewson at tidewater dot net

  107. Either cheese balls or veggie squares!

  108. My favorite party dish to make is homemade guacamole. I love it and my guests always gobble it up!
    dawn hild

  109. SavannahsSmiles says:

    I love veggies and dip! Yummy!

  110. Spinach dip and beer bread – Yummy!

  111. I like any type of dip – chips n dip/salsa, veggies n dip, spinach artichoke dip, etc.

  112. I still like velveeta and ro-tel dip, and of course whatever chips I can find to go with it!

  113. I love to use a brick of cream cheese and simply spoon some hot pepper jelly over the top and serve with crackers. Yummy. And the red or green jelly colors look so festive for the holidays! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!


  114. You will have to share your french onion dip recipe!

    Two things come to mind. Artichoke-spinach dip, and a cream cheese "brickle" dip. It's great with apples, and is super simple, with just cream cheese, skor bits, some brown sugar, and maybe 1 or 1 other ingredients. Yummy!

  115. We love 7-Layer Dip with chips or just plain old chips and salsa.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  116. I love those BBQ meatballs. YUM! Thanks for the chance to win.

  117. one of our favorites is a Hawaiian loaf with the center cut out and filled with dill dip! Yum!

  118. Lisa @ Simply Things Family says:

    Buffalo Chicken Wing dip!!!

  119. My husband loved chips and onion dip. I often joked that he would leave me for a bag of chips. lol, and he would have too, if I didn't allow him to eat them. I wish he was still here so I could try your onion dip idea.

    While I was not and am not a fan of onion dip, I do like other kinds of dip, and even more than that I like to dip my nacho chips in spinach and artichoke dip, cheese balls, taco dip, etc. and, of course, salsa !

  120. Salsa mixed with sour cream – yum!

  121. Not that I need it this time of year but I will take it if I win πŸ™‚

  122. Buffalo Chicken Dip & Chips,
    Oh Yeah!!
    Heather A.

  123. I love the crowd pleasing 7 layer dip with chips!!

  124. I love pigs in a blanket, made with the lil smokies

  125. I lovvvve 7 layer taco dip!! Also I love fruit salad!

  126. I adore any dip with salsa and cheese!

  127. Dolphin Girl says:

    I love mini quiche! So super yummy.

  128. I love tortilla chips or Fritos with velveta dip: melt the cheese with a can of rotel tomatoes. So good!

  129. I like little weiners in BBQ sauce.

  130. says:

    Mine would be some good chunky salsa dip with Tostitos. Always a favorite for me!

    kira (dot) nicole (at) usfamily (dot) net

  131. Our new favorite is asparagus wrapped with prosuitto and crescent rolls. Super easy and tasty.

  132. Vanessa Washburn says:

    my friend Rebecca just taught me about a delicious new dip.
    Layers of beanless chili mix, cream cheese and shredded cheddar on top. Bake untill the cheese melts, dip with fritos, and enjoy!

  133. I make a dip called TNT dip…from a crockpot cookbook. It's ALWAYS a hit!

  134. My Fav party item is simple but my fav! Sour cream and french onion soup mix dip and potato chips I love it! My kids love Tositos scoops and velvetta cheese that is melted they ask for that everyday as a snack πŸ™‚

  135. Southern Gal says:

    I love dips. Specifically hot dips like cheese or spinach and artichoke. Yum.

  136. momof2girls says:

    Spinach and artichoke dip with fresh bread for dipping. Yummy.

  137. CountryMama@The Cozy Country Home says:

    I've been making Frito pie (minus the beans) into an appetizer dish recently, and everybody loves it. Yummm!!!

  138. i like to make a cream cheese, sour cream & taco seasoning base dip and top with salsa, shredded lettuce & cheese…goes so well with chips!
    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

  139. I enjoy nachos with lots of cheese!

  140. Thrifty Florida Mama says:

    I love ro-tel and velvetta dip with Corn chips scoops. Stick it in a smallish crockpot and its good all night long!


  141. I like rotel dip with hamburger meat! Yum!! And Frito Lay Scoops!

  142. Hot Wings!

    andreaschwen @ yahoo dot com

  143. Nachos for me!

  144. Cocoa Lover says:

    I really love spinach dip in a bread bowl. I also enjoy the mini meatballs!

  145. Definitely guac and a black bean/corn/salsa/cilantro/lime juice dip.mmm

  146. The Rev's Wife says:

    We love sausage balls in our home!

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