I followed the ingredients list but winged it on the amounts, just adding and stirring until it looked right to me. I used a dribble of buttermilk rather than the 1/2 cup milk, only because I had some to use. I sauteed the onions before I added them because they would only get heated for 15 minutes and I wanted them cooked. One jalapeno rather than two was friendlier to Hubs' sensitive innards. I used more butter and sour cream than called for and added some of the Cheddar and bacon (I used the real thing) to the potatoes rather than just sprinkling it over the top. The results were a real taste sensation, odd since there is no seasoning! The peppers and bacon not only make these potatoes colorful and festive, they add a zippiness of flavor. The recipe is very worthy of being repeated, but I will keep in mind that 2 c. of shredded cheese was way more than I needed, even after adding a good amount to the potato mixture.
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I followed the ingredients list but winged it on the amounts, just adding and stirring until...