Avocado Free Guacamole

Avocado Free Guacamole - For those of us that can't indulge in guacamole due to avocado allergies, this version will make you feel like you aren't missing a thing from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com

A huge thank you to Cascadian Farm Organics for sponsoring this post!

OK, now before you all come together with a resounding chorus of "Avocado Free Guacamole? What the heck", and think about revoking my foodie card, let me explain.

Why would I ever take one of the best dips of all time and switch it up?

Well, for those that don't know, a little over a year ago I developed an allergy to avocados. Like a, get my butt to the ER because I can’t breathe allergy!

I know, it is OK to shed a tear, I still quietly cry about it often. Although Kevin would consider it more whining than crying, I have been found hovering over my beloved avocados in the produce department, gently caressing them with visions of tacos, tostadas, and burritos dancing through my head.

Lunch with the Girls - A Quick and Easy Taco Bar

How to create a quick and easy taco bar for your next get together from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com
Diana from Eating Richly, Rose from Half Her Size, Dani from The Adventure Bite, and lil' ol' me.

Thank you to Old El Paso for sponsoring this post, and our blogger retreat  you rock !
Make sure to check out the video of our simple taco bar, and weekend happenings at the end of this post 

A couple of months Diana ago contacted a few of to talk about how we all needed a little blogger weekend away. 

My first thought? Thank the Lawwwwwd!!

When you do what we do, it gets so easy to stay cooped up, behind the screen, typing away. You tend to just get wrapped up with work, and forget there is a 3D world, and people, out there just waiting to be enjoyed. 

At least I know that is my MO. My kids come to visit me, I get to watch the G-baby every Friday, and Kevin usually does all of my shopping for me on his way home from work.

Ummm hermit, table for one?

Fully Loaded Crash Hot Potatoes

Potatoes, I love 'em!

Taters, spuds, whatever you call them, they make my tummy very very happy.

Possibly it is because I was raised by two mid-westerners.

My Dad was a true meat and potatoes kind of guy.

Don't give him foo-foo sides or fancy entrees. All he needed was a hunk of beef and a big fat potato (slathered in butter of course) and he was in his own food heaven. 

And I do not discriminate in my affection.

Give me Yukon, Idaho, red, sweet, or all at once.

Well maybe no all at once. 

That would be a bit much.

Just a bit.

But sometimes I run out of new ideas on how to prepare my starchy little beauties. 

This was one of those days.

I knew I wanted a potato, but fried, mashed, baked?....Nothing was screaming out at me.

So where did I go?

Well, Pintrest of course!!

There I came across a recipe from The Pioneer Woman for what she called Crash Hot Potatoes.

But I like my taters loaded up with everything but the kitchen sink. So I decided to take a good thing, and make it even better.

It was funny. If Kevin asked me once, he asked me 100 times.

"Now what kind of potatoes are you making?"

I guess Crash Hot Potatoes doesn't mean a thing if you have never had them right?

But after everything was said and done, and they came out of the oven, all he could do was drool. Words were not an option for him at that point.

He ate one right off the baking sheet before I could even get it to his plate!

Now he knows what Crash Hot Potatoes are.

Although now he just says, "When are you going to make those potato thingys again?"

It's OK, 

I know what he means.

Fully Loaded Crash Hot Potatoes

Bobbi Burleson
Fully Loaded Crash Hot Potatoes

Crispy little baked potatoes, smashed, and loaded with all of your favorite toppings.


  • 12 whole new potatoes or baby Yukon golds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives,chopped

Equipment Used


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook them until they are fork-tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile cook the bacon until crisp. Remove to a paper towel to drain and cool.
  4. On a baking sheet, drizzle the olive oil. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet leaving room between each potato.
  5. With a potato masher, gently press down each potato until it slightly mashes. Brush the tops of each crushed potato with more olive oil. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Sprinkle each potato with 2 tablespoons of the shredded cheese and return to the oven for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  8. Top with 1 tablespoon of the Greek yogurt, bacon pieces, and chives.
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 32 mins.
Total time: 37 mins.
Tags: potatoes, baked

Nutritional information via Calorie Count

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35 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

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I haven't been on the smoothie band wagon for very long. I tend to be a bit slow sometimes. Sometimes I think it is just me being determined not to go with the flow. 

Do you do that? Or is it just me?

My Mom always said that I marched to the beat of my own drummer.

Unfortunately that marching tends to bring me in at the back of the pack sometimes. OK, I am a little slow, but I get there......eventually.