Hi There – I’m Chef Alli

Think of me as your next door neighbor, ready to share a good, home-cooked meal with you over a glass of wine. As a Mom and farm wife from NE Kansas, I know the importance of managing a career, a household, and a family….all while keeping them well-fed. I’m excited to help you conquer dinner time...

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Flour tortilla basket filled with beef and beans.

Main Dishes, Recipes

Crispy Burrito Baskets

Crispy Burrito Baskets Looking for a delicious spin on burritos? You’ve just arrived! These crispy bowls are easy to bake in the oven and you don’t even have to use a mold! Similar to...

3 layer chocolate brownies on a platter

Desserts, Recipes

Neapolitan Cheesecake Brownies

Neapolitan Cheesecake Brownies I’m always on the lookout for a rich and fudge-y chocolate brownie, and these Neapolitan Cheesecake Brownies are exactly that! Dark chocolate brownies (made from a box mix) are topped with...

sanchilada with enchilada sauce, cheese, and tortilla chips.

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Beef and Cheese Mexican Sanchiladas

Beef and Cheese Mexican Sanchiladas You may be asking “What in the heck is a sanchilada??” It’s a tasty Mexican favorite that’s a cross between a sancho and a beef enchilada smothered in enchilada...

white plate with two servings of baby back ribs with bbq sauce

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Main Dishes

How to Make Easy Instant Pot Baby-Back Ribs

Looking for a fast and simple way to make fallin’-off-the-bone ribs? Grab your Instant Pot to make some saucy, sticky, and tender ribs in just 25 minutes of cooking time. Please Note: We do...

walking taco pull apart bread on a plate

Appetizers, Recipes

Walking Taco Pull-Apart Bread

Walking Taco Pull-Apart Bread Get ready for a new appetizer that you simply won’t be able to stop eating. Walking Taco Pull-Apart Bread is THAT appetizer! Your family and friends will be obsessed with...

A close up shot of Tuscan Bean Soup in a bowl, topped with parmesan cheese and crostini.

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Recipes

Instant Pot Tuscan Bean Soup with Bacon

Instant Pot Tuscan Bean Soup with Bacon WOW. I love how easy it is to cook beans in my Instant Pot – no soaking of the beans is involved! As long as you use...

A helping of a low-carb sausage and cauliflower breakfast skillet with a fork on a white plate.

Breakfast, Recipes

Low-Carb Sausage and Cauliflower Breakfast Skillet

Low-Carb Sausage and Cauliflower Breakfast Skillet Looking for some cauliflower breakfast ideas? Here’s a yummy breakfast skillet that features cauliflower in place of potatoes, cooked with crumbled sausage, eggs, and vegetables. My family didn’t...

Three cheesecake-stuffed baked apples, drizzled with caramel sauce, sitting on a white plate.

Desserts, Recipes

Cheesecake-Stuffed Baked Apples

What could be better than baked apples that are overflowing with a creamy cheesecake filling? These Cheesecake-Stuffed Baked Apples will fill your entire home with a cozy, spicy aroma as the apples bake.

Up close shot of a sour cream cranberry bar on a white plate.

Desserts, Recipes

Sour Cream Cranberry Bars with Lemon Crunch

Sour Cream Cranberry Bars with Lemon Crunch – an easy dessert recipe for the holidays – yay! These dessert bars  sport a creamy cranberry filling with a crunchy lemon crumble over the top –...

Red bowl of kettle corn munch with chocolate cookies, dark chocolate drizzle and crushed peppermint. Candy canes are shown around bowl of munch.

Kid-Friendly, Recipes

Chocolate Crunch Peppermint Munch

Be warned: Chocolate Crunch Peppermint Munch is a totally addictive snack mix recipe.  It’s got that sweet/salty/crunchy thing going for it, not to mention two kinds of chocolate, crispy cookies, and a generous sprinkle...