Simple Snacking: 3 New Ways to Crush the Chip Game

Learn three new ways to transform everyday snack items into all-new munchies.
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A photo from the production of "The Kitchen" in Montclair, N.J., on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Photo: David M. Russell/BSTV,A photo from the production of "The Kitchen" in Montclair, N.J., on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Photo: David M. Russell/BSTV

Photo by: David M. Russell ©2015, Watershed Visual Media, LLC.

David M. Russell, 2015, Watershed Visual Media, LLC.

In the spirit of Father's Day this weekend, The Kitchen co-hosts shined a light on one of Dad's all-time favorite pastimes — snacking — on this morning's episode. While bags of cheese-flavored chips and salty pretzels are surely tried-and-true classics, you can easily dress up these go-to bites and turn them into all-new munchies.

You know Dad loves Buffalo chicken wings, so he'll surely be wowed by these Buffalo Potato Chips too. The secret ingredient? A mild hot sauce drizzle, which clings to ruffled potato chips. For an extra level of flavor, add blue cheese for a welcome bite.

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A photo from the production of "The Kitchen" in Montclair, N.J., on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Photo: David M. Russell/BSTV,A photo from the production of "The Kitchen" in Montclair, N.J., on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Photo: David M. Russell/BSTV

Photo by: David M. Russell ©2015, Watershed Visual Media, LLC.

David M. Russell, 2015, Watershed Visual Media, LLC.

All it takes is five ingredients to make Smoky Lime Tortilla Chips, ready to eat in just five quick minutes. Mix together a blend of smoked paprika, smoked salt and ground chipotle to toss with tortilla chips; the warm, bold flavors of the spices transform ordinary chips, while the refreshing tang of lime juice brightens up the taste.

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A photo from the production of "The Kitchen" in Montclair, N.J., on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Photo: David M. Russell/BSTV,A photo from the production of "The Kitchen" in Montclair, N.J., on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Photo: David M. Russell/BSTV

Photo by: David M. Russell ©2015, Watershed Visual Media, LLC.

David M. Russell, 2015, Watershed Visual Media, LLC.

Even if you start with salt-covered pretzels, what you'll have after making Cinnamon and Caramel Pretzel Chips is pure sweetness. After blanketing the pretzels with warm caramel sauce, sprinkle on a combo of cinnamon and sugar, so the fragrant topping adheres to the sticky sauce.

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