You can celebrate Idaho Day everyday!

Last week, our state celebrated the first annual Idaho Day!  Since we love Idaho, we will be spotlighting Idaho staple crops in delicious recipes throughout the month of March. Stay tuned for potatoes (naturally), apples, and peas - these are not your mother's peas! We’ll start with potatoes, of course, and why not make them with a sprinkle of bacon?

Twice Baked Potatoes

4 large baking potatoes 8 slices bacon 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup milk 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided 8 green onions, sliced, divided

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 1 hour. 3. Meanwhile, place bacon in a large deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside. 4. When potatoes are done, allow them to cool for 10 minutes. Slice potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop the cooked potato into a large bowl; save skins. To the cooked potato, add sour cream, milk, butter, salt, pepper, 1/2 cup cheese, and half of the green onions. Mix with a hand mixer until well blended and creamy. Spoon the mixture into the potato skins. Top each with remaining cheese, green onions, and bacon. 5. Bake for another 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Make these Twice Baked Potatoes a summer staple with homegrown potatoes from the CCG Farm! There– that’s an Idaho meal. Or, at least pieces and parts of it. Pick and choose, cook, and tell us the results of your endeavors on Twitter (@cre8commongood) or on our Facebook. Happy belated Idaho Day!

Annie McLeod