national potato chip day & clam dip (giveaway)

It’s National Potato Chip Day! Potato chips always get a really bad rap. And I just don’t always agree with it. I mean, most of the ingredient lists are really simple, containing very few, real ingredients. Yes, there is oil. But I’m really not scared of oil and a little fat. Especially if it is something really satisfying. :)

So today I want to share a recipe with you that is a family classic. It’s something we have EVERY Christmas (it really wouldn’t be Christmas without it) and always makes me think of my Grandma.  This is her recipe, passed down to me through my Mom and Aunt and now I’m here to share it with you.

Clam Dip

  • 2 – 8 oz packages reduced-fat cream cheese
  • juice from one lemon
  • 12 oz minced clams, reserve liquid
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • potato chips

Whip cream cheese with a fork until smooth and fluffy. *This is a very important step!

Add lemon juice and whip again until smooth.

Add minced clams, Worcestershire sauce and mix, adding reserved clam juice to taste.

Refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour and serve with potato chips.



Don’t be scared. As bizarre as it sounds, I promise it’s tasty. Just don’t blame me when moderation goes out the window. It really is hard to stop. ;)

TERRA Chips would also like to send you some of their Blues Potato chips! (The clam dip is completely optional ;) ) TERRA Blues are grown at the La Joie Growers and have recently partnered with jetBlue – TERRA Blues will be served on every jetBlue flight! I like them because they are thick, crunchy and beautiful!  You can also enter to win a vacation to Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa here.

To win the chips – leave a comment below telling me your favorite kind of chips! (If you like me on FB, follow me on twitter or subscribe to my blog you can have additional entries, just let me know.)

I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday!

Disclosure: Terra Chips sent me product to review. Opinions are my own.


Edited to Add: Congrats to #8 – Janetha of Meals & Moves! Please send me your mailing address:



  1. says

    CLAM DIPPPPP!! The best! An entertaining staple for me too!

    Favorite chips are definitely jalapeno kettle chips. I would eat them if i could!!

  2. says

    Favorite chip . . . that IS a hard one! I think mine would be a three-way tie between Kettle salt and vinegar chips, (um, or Spicy Thai — those are awesome, too!), Whole Grain Milling Co. tortilla chips, and the mixed veggie chips from Terra.

    OK. I think I have to walk to Mississippi Market during my break! (Drat you, chips calling my name from four blocks away!)

  3. Tori says

    Sweet potato chips and just loved today’s blog with clam dip and a picture of my parents! Just great, Emily!!

  4. Mkat says

    I love Cape Cod potato chips. Original. So good.

    I love the picture of your grandparents, my Aunt and Uncle. RIP. They sure could put on a good Thanksgiving….best childhood memories!

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