Tag Archives: Cheese

Quick Veggie Pizza Omelet (for Breakfast or Dinner!)

Quick Veggie Pizza Omelet by Alison's AllspiceThis month the recipe redux challenged us to make dinner-inspired dishes for breakfast!  My favorite savory breakfasts always include eggs, like this sweet potato mushroom hash!  I knew I wanted to use eggs in my recipe, but eggs are so versatile!  The recipe ideas were endless! Therefore, I put on my thinking cap and turned to my favorite dinner ideas.  Pizza is always a favorite, and I developed it into a fast protein packed breakfast.  Try my quick veggie pizza omelet for breakfast or for dinner! Continue reading

Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno Tomato Pizza

Spicy Cilantro Jalapeno Tomato Pizza by Alison's AllspiceHave you ever tried a tomato basil pizza?  Tomato goes so well with herbs, and basil is such a commonly used herb for pizza.  Cilantro, however, is not that common for a pizza topping, but it is one of my favorite herbs. When my garden started producing loads of tasty heirloom tomatoes this summer,  I decided to give cilantro a try on pizza!  This spicy cilantro jalapeno tomato pizza is out of this world! Continue reading

Lemony Zucchini Arugula Pesto

Lemony Zucchini Arugula Pesto by Alison's AllspiceEvery morning I eat my breakfast cereal over a cooking magazine.  My husband thinks I’m crazy to eat food and read about it at the same time, but it works for me.  Heck, maybe I am crazy, only time will tell!  I recently came across the idea to make zucchini into a pesto.  I turned from the table, looked at my pile of garden zucchini on the counter, and immediately marked the page for later!  My lemony zucchini arugula pesto is great as a dip or a spread! Continue reading

Spicy Hummus and Veggie Stuffed Peppers

Spicy Hummus and Veggie Stuffed Peppers by Alison's AllspiceI am always so tempted by all the produce at the farmers market during the summer.  I want to take it all home, but I couldn’t possibly eat it all!  At least I get to go back every weekend to reload for the coming week.  Last week I bought a big box of red bell peppers and I really didn’t need them all.  To use the the pepper I made spicy hummus and veggie stuffed peppers! Continue reading

Five Spice Shrimp Tacos with Rhubarb Ginger Sauce

Five Spice Shrimp Tacos with Rhubarb Ginger Sauce by Alison's AllspiceHave you guys tried chinese 5-spice powder yet?  It’s been a popular up-and-coming spice for a while now, and I’m just now getting on board.  Chinese five-spice is a blend of Szechwan pepper, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, and fennel.  It has a wonderfully warming characteristic that pairs perfectly with other Asian flavors, such as ginger, and is not spicy.  My five spice shrimp tacos with rhubarb ginger sauce are an amazing twist between Asian and Mexican cuisines! Continue reading

Slow Cooker Italian Lentil Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Slow Cooker Italian Lentil Stuffed Zucchini Boats by Alison's AllspiceThis month’s theme for the recipe redux was to avoid heating up the kitchen by using a cool cooking appliance (ie not the oven).  I love my big slow cooker for soups, but I don’t eat many soups during summer.  The zucchini in my garden have been plentiful for a few weeks now, at one point I had a pile of 14 on my kitchen counter!  Therefore, zucchini boats were in order.  To fit in with the redux theme, I made slow cooker Italian lentil stuffed zucchini boats! Continue reading

Gouda Grilled Cheese with Apricot Ginger Spread

Gouda Grilled Cheese with Apricot Ginger Spread by Alison's AllspiceDisclaimer:  “I received free samples of Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”

My parents taught me how to make a grilled cheese sandwich at a very young age.  They encouraged me to cook as a kid, and maybe that’s why I enjoy it so much today – it takes me back to my youth.  Back then, my grilled cheese sandwiches were simply made with cheddar, but this Gouda grilled cheese with apricot ginger spread is a delicious adult take on the simple and convenient grilled cheese sandwich. Continue reading

Total Solar Eclipse Tostadas and a Giveaway

Total Solar Eclipse Tostadas by Alison's AllspiceHave you started making plans for the total solar eclipse yet?  I am lucky enough to live in southern Illinois, the only place in the world to experience totality (the greatest duration)!  It is so exciting to watch the hustle and bustle of town preparing for 50,000 (+) tourists interested in seeing this spectacular event on August 21st.  I decided to bring the eclipse to my blog by making eclipse themed food, and finding a local giveaway for my readers! My total solar eclipse tostadas recipe has a dark moon (refried black beans) over the sun (tomato and corn salsa).   For the giveaway, you have the chance to win a southern Illinois total solar eclipse t-shirt and eclipse viewing glasses (See photos and contest entry below)! Continue reading

Grilled Clam Stuffed Mushrooms with Tomato Relish

Grilled Clam Stuffed Mushrooms with Tomato Relish by Alison's AllspiceI have a gigantic collection of cooking magazines that I have collected over the years.  I’m pretty serious about my collection as well.  My magazines are filed away according to the month published.  When ever I need some recipe inspiration, or want to do some light reading I go find this months file.  I tab all my favorite ideas so they are easy to find, but sometimes I will reread the magazine and see how my tastes have changed since I first tabbed it.  Recently I did this and came across a stuffed mushroom recipe with a red pepper relish.  I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t tabbed that recipe! I instantly wrote up my own variation and dubbed it worthy of a grill out night.  And thus, grilled clam stuffed mushrooms with tomato relish was born.  Continue reading

Vegetarian Swiss Enchiladas Verdes

Vegetarian Swiss Enchiladas Verdes by Alison's AllspiceHere in the blogging world, we have been focusing on creating recipes for Memorial Day Weekend in the past few weeks.  It’s finally here (!), and I hope you all have some wonderful recipes collected to make while you celebrate and remember America’s fallen with friends and family.  In case you haven’t found your recipes yet, here were my creations: Summer Garden Potato Salad, Grilled Carrot Dogs, and Rhubarb Lime Sparkling Cocktails.  Today, I am happily taking a momentary hiatus from memorial day, bringing you a simple recipe that is a favorite of mine, Vegetarian Swiss Enchiladas Verdes. Continue reading