Brad Calipari looking to transfer from Kentucky

The Brad Calipari era at Kentucky could be coming to an end, as the longtime Wildcats coach’s son appears to have taken the first step toward leaving the program. Matt Zenitz of reports that Calipari has entered the NCAA’s transfer portal. Calipari, the son of Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari, played two seasons — 2016-17 and 2017-18 — for the Wildcats. He decided to redshirt this past season, which leaves him with two seasons of eligibility remaining. His father John spoke about that back in March and talked about the possibility of Brad transferring to a different school where he can play more. Brad appeared in 27 games over his first two seasons, playing 73 minutes. He has scored 11 points in his career, mostly as a 3-point shooter.

Million Dollar Dip – Bacon Cheddar Ranch Crack Dip

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Bacon, cheddar, and ranch seasoning combine with sour cream in this addictively delicious Million Dollar Dip that is a hit wherever you serve it!

Million Dollar Dip in white bowl

Million Dollar Dip – Bacon Cheddar Ranch Crack Dip

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If there’s ever a recipe that needs to be in your recipe box, this one is it! It’s so popular with friends and family. And the best part? It takes 5 minutes to put together! We serve it throughout the year and it’s especially popular right now with the basketball play-offs! I’m sure we’ll be serving it a few more times while cheering on our favorite NC team! 😉

ingredients for Million Dollar Dip

As I mentioned, this dip is so popular, we’ll be serving it all summer long and well into the holiday season! I always have the ingredients on hand. I believe any good recipe starts with quality ingredients and for me, that means starting with Shamrock Farm Sour Cream. 

dip Ingredients in bowl

My family loves Shamrock Farms dairy products. We use their products daily whether it’s their milk, sour cream, cottage cheese, and other creams like heavy whipping cream of half & half. I love that they are a local family-owned dairy operation that has been in Arizona for 97 years! Every Shamrock Farms product begins milk that is pure, wholesome, and nutritious with no added growth hormones.

dip being mixed in bowl

The best sour cream starts with the best milk and with Shamrock Farms you can absolutely taste the pure, fresh difference. Whether you are using traditional or organic sour cream, you can feel confident that Shamrock Farms never has, and never will use growth hormones on its happy herd of cows! 🐄 The smooth and creamy texture of Shamrock Farms sour cream is perfect for topping your favorite recipes or for using as a high-quality recipe ingredient. 

Personally, I love using sour cream as the base for so many yummy dips! One of our favorites is this Million Dollar Dip – aka Bacon Cheddar Ranch Crack Dip. It’s perfect for mixing, dipping, and topping – making it a versatile ingredient to keep stocked in your fridge!

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Close-up Shamrock Farms Sour Cream

How do you make Million Dollar Dip? How do you make Bacon Cheddar Ranch Crack Dip?

There are probably a bazillions recipes and ways to make Million Dollar Dip. It goes by a few names too. Some people call it Bacon Cheddar Ranch Dip. It’s also known by some as Crack Dip. Whatever you call it, it’s all delicious! You’ll quickly realize why it’s such a popular dip!

For this recipe, I start with Shamrock Farm Sour Cream. A package of dry Ranch dressing, bacon pieces, and Cheddar cheese are added and thoroughly mixed. Finally, you’ll need a scooping vessel to shovel this awesome dip from bowl to mouth! Potato chip, assorted crackers, or even veggies are all great options!

dip with assorted chips and crackers

Can you freeze Million Dollar Dip?

I would not freeze it. You can make this ahead and refrigerate it!

Can I make Million Dollar Dip ahead?

One of the things I love about this recipe is that it’s so quick to mix together at the last minute. But sometimes, it’s even more convenient to mix it ahead. I get it. I’ve been there.

I’ve found that you can easily make this dip the day before serving without any problem. It’s best to use it up within 3-5 days after making it. 

Shamrock Farms Sour Cream

Is Million Dollar Dip – Bacon Cheddar Ranch Crack Dip keto?

I think this dip would be a great addition to a keto diet if it fits into your macros! Based on 1/4-cup serving, there are 85 calories 7 grams of total fat, 2g carbs, 1g sugar, and 3 g protein. Skip the chips or crackers and use pork rinds or celery sticks for serving! 

Potato chip being dipped into dip

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Potato chip in dip

Yield: 3 cups

Million Dollar Dip – Bacon Cheddar Ranch Crack Dip

Million Dollar Dip - Bacon Cheddar Ranch Crack Dip

Bacon, cheddar, and ranch seasoning combine with sour cream in this addictively delicious Million Dollar Dip that is a hit wherever you serve it!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 carton (16 oz.) Shamrock Farms sour cream
  • 1 packet (1 oz.) dry Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
  • 3 oz. bacon pieces (about 3-5 pieces – cooked and crumbled)
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Parsley for garnish, optional
  • Assorted chips, crackers, and/or veggies for serving


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, dry Ranch, bacon, and Cheddar cheese. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Before serving, garnish with parsley if desired.
  3. Serve with assorted chips, crackers, and/or veggies.
  4. Refrigerate any leftovers.


  • This dip may be made a day ahead. Keep covered in the refrigerator until serving.
  • Use within 3-5 days

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 127mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 3g

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Pecan Pie Brownies

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While going through my Google Reader, a recipe caught my eye. Pecan Pie Brownies? Yum, I love nuts and our Kentucky Derby Pie, which has similar ingredients, was awesome.

I did cheat and use a boxed brownie mix as the base, Ghiraradelli since they taste the most homemade in my opinion. These came together in a snap and I was enjoying a nice warm brownie in no time.

These were gooey and sweet but not as good as the pie. I may have had my hopes up a bit too high since we love the pecan and chocolate combo but I felt these could have been better. I may try again using a homemade brownie as the base but I don’t know if that will help, I just felt the topping needed a bit more flavor, salt? maybe bourbon, maple syrup? IDecember2912 006 am not sure. I will say that I ate half a pan in a day so these are by no means bad.

If you are looking for a yummy twist on a typical brownie than I would recommend these, if you however want pecan pie and chocolate, make this pie.

I rate this recipe a 7.5

Pecan Pie Brownies
from here

For the Brownie Layer (I cheated and used a box mix)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp espresso powder, optional
1/2 Tbsp vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips

For the Pecan Pie Layer
1/2 cup honey or corn syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp vanilla
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 cups chopped pecans
For the Brownie Layer
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 8″x8″ pan

In a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine.

Transfer the sugar mixture to a medium-sized mixing bowl, if you’ve heated it in a saucepan. Stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla.

Whisk in the eggs, stirring until smooth.

Add the flour and chips, again stirring until smooth.

Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 8″x8″ pan. Bake for 10 minutes while you prepare the pecan pie layer.

For the Pecan Pie Layer
While the brownies are in the oven, mix the pecan pie layer.

In a medium bowl, combine the corn syrup and sugar. Whisk until smooth.

Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Add the melted butter and stir until combined.

Stir in the pecans.

Final Assembly
After the brownies have baked for 10 minutes, remove from oven. Pour pecan pie layer over brownies and use a spatula to spread evenly to the edges of the pan.

Return to the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes until pecan pie topping is completely set.

Remove from oven and allow to cool, preferably overnight. Cut and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.