Because of my high expectations due to the high reviews, I was pretty disappointed with this recipe. I made a few last-minute, semi desperate changes, and it turned out to be the hit of the party. Two main changes: **NEEDS SOME CRUNCH! This is really like a Mayo-Bacon-Tomato dip (in that order), but adding some chopped up WATER CHESTNUTS gave it the crunch it needed without the lettuce, without having to deal with the lettuce getting nasty if it sits out for an hour or so at a get-together. **It needs a tad bit more flavor, but I think that adding more bacon would make it too salty. I added about 1/2 tbsp Hidden Valley Ranch Dill Dip Mix for this, and it gave it a little extra kick without being overpowering. Additional tips: I made the "Best Bread Machine" Bread recipe from allrecipes, and just ran the dough cycle. I then put the dough in an 8- or 9-inch round cake/pie pan, covered it with plastic wrap to let it rise a bit more while the oven preheated, and popped it in the oven. When it was done, I cut a hole big enough for my BLT dip bowl to fit in and stuck the bowl in it. The presentation was great that way! Next time, I may keep my water chestnuts addition, but make Rosemary bread or something instead of adding dill dip. Who knows--but, in sum, this recipe is good, but take note of the this and other reviews and additions before serving it up at a party.
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Because of my high expectations due to the high reviews, I was pretty disappointed with this...