4 large baking potatoes
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
4 tablespoons butter 
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon All For Potatoes
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
8 green onions or chives (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake potatoes for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
  • Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out potato flesh a bowl, leaving a little bit in the shell being careful not to tear the shell. Set shells aside.
  • Mix together the cheese, butter, sour cream, milk, All For Potatoes and salt. Mash with potato masher or hand blender until the consistency of mashed potatoes. Fill shells evenly with potato mixture. Place on baking sheet.
  • Bake 15 minutes longer.
  • Top with bacon and green onions or chives, and serve.


(The story: The Recipe)

When we visited Alex and Michelle's lovely home in outside of Atlanta, we were greeted with lots of hugs...and a delicious cheese ball! Michelle told us the recipe was super-easy, and delicious! She was right on both counts.
We hope she doesn't mind that we came home to Jacksonville and started experimenting! The basic recipe is the same, with some fun twists. Thank you, Michelle and Alex; we love you!

Basic Recipe
1 (8oz) block of cream cheese,

   room temperature 
1 (8oz) block of sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon All Spiced Up's blend of your    choice (All Things Potatoes, All Veggies Blend, Anglers' Reel Blend, Garlic Unleashed, etc.)


the fun part!....

Before adding the All Spiced Up blend of your choice, divide cream cheese mixture into 2, 3 or 4 equal parts and add different blends to each one. Once blended, shape into a ball and roll it to coat in the same blend, or in your favorite chopped nuts.

and the leftovers!.....
Use left over cream cheese mixture to make grilled cheese sandwiches. Add tomato slices, a slice of muenster cheese and...wowsers!...a grilled cheese like no other!