Chips and dip go a long way at any party, but for a special event like homecoming, you'll want to serve something to remember. This hearty crowd-pleaser is perfectly paired with kettle-cooked potato chips, and is easy enough to make ahead of time. Just pop it in the oven when you're ready to eat.
8 slices bacon, chopped
1 cup (4-oz.) crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup cream
2 tablespoons minced green onions
1/4 cup toasted walnut pieces
Cook bacon in skillet until crisp, stirring often. Remove from skillet and drain. Add garlic to skillet and sauté over low heat for 1 minute. Combine cream cheese and cream in food processor bowl or mixer and blend until smooth. Stir in bacon, garlic, crumbled cheese and green onions. Portion dip in medium baking dish; bake in preheated 350°F oven for 20 minutes. Garnish with toasted walnuts. Serve warm dip with kettle cooked potato chips.