I love garlic. I used to relish eating it when I was younger because I thought it would keep the vampires away. Har har. Never mind that it stinks up your breath - it tastes delicious :)
You can imagine my excitement when Garlic Gold offered to send me some "samples" in the mail in exchange for reviewing and posting their products on my OpenSky site. Garlic Gold offers certified organic, handmade, sustainable products and everything is grown on their ranch in California. Hooray for responsible production! :)
Anywho, I certainly wasn't expecting this monster package in the mail. I even had to sign for it with the UPS guy - that's when you know there's goodies inside :)
Complete with a letter from the oh-so-nice Kathy at Garlic Gold (thanks Kathy for hooking me up!).
Yowsa! Check out all these nuggets!
Mmm, vinaigrette and olive oil.
Since I had a plethora of potatoes (and apparently adore alliteration in my blog posts) lying around, I looked up a recipe on Garlic Gold's website for inspiration. They have a great assortment of recipes using their products, and when I found this one I couldn't resist. Cheesy, gooey potatoes with loads of garlic flavor? Sign me up!
Here's what I used - my only substitution in the recipe was Greek yogurt for sour cream. It turned out a-ok :)
First up: rub-a-dub-dub Mr. Tater in an olive oil bath.
Poke your taters all over with a fork, then bake in the oven until they're nice and wrinkly.
Sauté your chopped onions...
And after the taters have cooled a bit, slice them open lengthwise.
Scoop out the insides.
Mash those innards up!
Add your toppings and mash mash mash!
Mash in the onions.
Don't forget the nuggets!
Fill your potato skins with the mixture and top with salt and pepper. Bake until the tops are nice and crispy.
Et voila! Gooey goodness.
Please refrain from licking your computer screen. These potatoes were the stuff dreams are made of: warm, gooey, cheesy, and just enough garlic flavor. I love how the potato skins and the top of the mixture got super crunchy too. Hubby loved 'em, too, so this is a winner-winner-yummy-dinner in my book :)
And now, the giveaway you've been waiting for!
I couldn't possibly use all those samples by myself, so one random lucky winner will receive a bottle of Garlic Gold Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette and a container of Garlic Gold Nuggets.
Here's how to enter. You have up to 4 chances:
1) Follow me on Twitter (I know it's not my blog title, but it's been my username forever so I'm sticking to it. K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple, Stupid! :) ). Leave a comment with your Tweet letting me know you did so.
2) Tweet this giveaway using the following post: "Enter Jammin' in the Kitchen's @GarlicGold Giveaway @goofyfrito http://tinyurl.com/2bd6mfq". Leave a comment saying you did so.
3) Subscribe to my blog via RSS (copy and paste the link into your RSS feeder). Leave a comment saying you did so.
4) Comment saying which Garlic Gold recipe you'd use with the products you receive.
The giveaway ends Wednesday, January 12th at midnight (PST) and is only open to U.S. residents. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I received these products free of charge from Garlic Gold and was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.