Tag Archives: Sour Cream

Chili & Cheddar Loaded Baked Potatoes

Chili & Cheddar Loaded Baked Potatoes by Alison's AllspiceThese chili & cheddar loaded baked potatoes are a total comfort food classic for me.  When ever I make chili, I always make a huge batch so there are plenty of leftovers for other meals.  This is my favorite chili recipe, and the recipe I used for the photos.  I also love white chili, has anyone ever tried white chili over a potato?  I am crazy enough I might just have to try it, and report back! Continue reading

Southwest Twice Baked Potatoes

Southwest Twice Baked Potatoes by Alison's AllspiceWith fall in the air, I know the holidays are right around the corner.  I’m no where near ready yet, but fear not, there is still plenty of time.  When all the family gets around the dinner table, there are always multiple diets to plan for.  One easy thing to do is to have a wide variety of dishes available, and plan for leftovers.  When there are only a few people dinning, my go to meal is to stuff vegetables.  This is my favorite stuffed vegetable recipe, southwest twice baked potatoes. Continue reading

Cilantro Lime Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos

Cilantro Lime Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos by Alison's AllspiceThis fall has been unseasonably cool for us here in southern Illinois.  I have been enjoying the cool temps, and hoping for a long fall.  My slippers and sweatshirts have been dusted off and are getting some use, especially in the mornings.  The cats love to sit in the windows and have been enjoying this early fall as well.  I am usually one that takes a long time to get into the swing of fall, but I am already craving warm comfort foods.  These cilantro lime sweet potato black bean tacos are hearty and filling, while staying fresh and light! Continue reading

Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos with Lime Crema

Spicy Blackened Fish Tacos with Lime Crema by Alison's AllspiceWhen I was a kid, one of my parents favorite meals was blackened salmon.  I always remembered that meal because the first time we tried it as a family, we didn’t realize how spicy the seasoning was going to be!!  It was so flavorful, but I remember downing glasses of milk try to keep my mouth from catching fire.  In subsequent trials, my parents learned the right amount of seasonings to use, and used it sparingly for us kids.   Today blackening seasoning is still a favorite of mine, so I decided to try it in one of my favorite foods, fish tacos.  These spicy blackened fish tacos with lime crema were a hit at my house! 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

Tex-Mex Black Bean Tortilla Pie

Tex-Mex Black Bean Tortilla Pie by Alison's AllspiceHow many ways do you think we can use a tortilla to make a delivery system for Mexican flavors?  Sure, there are tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and even burritos.  How about tortilla pie?  This tex-mex black bean tortilla pie is layered with Mexican flavors in a simple format – stack it up and pile it on!  It is ready for all your favorite toppings and fillings. Continue reading

Black Bean Corn and Spinach Quesadillas

Black bean corn and spinach quesadillasI always tell my husband, any food that is a delivery service for cheese and salsa is my favorite food.  These black bean corn and spinach quesadillas are just that!  We cut ours into wedges for easy dipping into salsas and sour cream.  This is one indulgent meal that you can whip up in no time, and feel good about because it is loaded with veggies.  Check out my other favorite Tex-Mex style, cheese and salsa delivery systems below! Continue reading

Black Bean and Corn Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Boats

Black bean and corn enchilada spaghetti squash boatsLast summer one of the few vegetables I grew in my garden was spaghetti squash. Gardening is a pure delight for me, and the joys can last all season long with vegetables like spaghetti squash that will keep for months. I love how versatile spaghetti squash are for making all kinds of meals.  Spaghetti squash can go way beyond spaghetti and meatballs, like this black bean and corn enchilada spaghetti squash boats recipe. Continue reading

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad with Veggie Bacon

Blue Cheese Wedge Salad with Veggie Bacon

I love to eat salads at restaurants.  They are always so much more indulgent than the salads I tend to make at home.  After trying blue cheese wedge salad at many restaurants,  I couldn’t resist remaking the recipe at home.  This salad recipe is made with iceburg lettuce.  This is the only time I use iceburg in my kitchen.  Other lettuces don’t hold up to my standards for a wedge.  The crispness and texture are perfect, and I can indulge in my blue cheese obsession.  The only true down side to iceburg lettuce is that it is not nutritious like other leafy greens. Continue reading

Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

Some girls are over the moon chocolate fans.  Or they swoon over a slice of decadent cake, or a soft and chewy cookie.  I’m not that well acquainted with my sweet tooth.  It’s there, but when I crave something indulgent, it is usually savory.  This blue cheese dressing comes to the rescue for me.  Sharp, salty and creamy, and all the more, ready and waiting to dress a salad or dunk a veggie stick! Yum! Continue reading