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...

Let's Get You Cookin'!
Dip your chips into a helping of Smoky Cheese Queso.

Appetizers, Kid-Friendly

Easy Smoked Queso Dip

Easy Smoked Queso Dip with Crunchy-Sweet Pickled Jalapenos Recipe Are you seeking an easy pumped-up version of your favorite cheese dip? Here it is! This smoky queso dip is loaded with flavor…..whether made on...

Here you go, folks - a super easy, super creamy, uber-tasty potato soup that can be made in one pot! Grab your Instant Pot and whip up this Sausage, Bacon and Potato Soup for the fam - it's pure comfort food at it's finest. #potatosoup #bacon #sausage #comfortfood #familyfavorite #family #Instant Pot

Recipes, Soups/Stews/Chowders

Instant Pot Sausage, Bacon and Potato Soup

Instant Pot Sausage, Bacon and Potato Soup Recipe  Here you go, folks – a super easy, super creamy, uber-tasty potato soup that can be made in one pot! Grab your Instant Pot and whip...

Here's a rock-solid ground beef recipe for your clan! My guys love this Cheeseburger-Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells casserole and I serve it up year round for them.  All the ingredients are likely already on hand in your pantry and you can throw this ground beef dish together in nothing flat. I love to make this recipe in my favorite cast iron skillet.  #speedymeal #groundbeef #casserole #skilletmeal

Main Dishes, Recipes

Cheeseburger-Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells

Here’s a rock-solid ground beef recipe for your clan! My guys love this Cheeseburger-Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells casserole and I serve it up year round for them.  All the ingredients are likely already on...

Orzo pasta with veggies, topped with medium rare slices of steak - perfectly delicious!

Main Dishes, Recipes

Orzo Pasta Salad with Grilled Steak

Orzo Pasta Salad with Grilled Steak Orzo pasta.  At first glance, you may think it’s rice, but orzo isn’t a grain – it’s a quick-cooking pasta that makes a very yummy summer salad.  This...

Open-face Asian Meatball Subs are the perfect summer meal.

Recipes, Sandwiches and Wraps

Asian Meatball Sub Sandwiches

Asian Meatball Sub Sandwiches Recipe My all-time favorite sub sandwich:  Asian Meat Ball Subs. Talk about tons of flavor – the Asian ingredients are out of this world. I like how the Sweet Chili...

A bowl full of delicious color - Crispy Bacon and Sweet Potato Hash.

Main Dishes, Recipes

Crispy Bacon and Sweet Potato Hash

Crispy Bacon and Sweet Potato Hash  Crispy Bacon and Sweet Potato Hash….a sauteed vegetable medley with crispy, browned bacon pieces that’s both beautiful and delish.  Bacon hash is easy to make and comes together...

Tender pulled pork shreds so easily.

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Kid-Friendly

4 Easy Ways to Make Delicious Pulled Pork

4 Easy Ways to Make Delicious Pulled Pork  Tender Pulled Pork – you can make it in the slow cooker, the oven, your Instant Pot, or even on the stove top! However you choose...

Ladel up a big bowl of Chicken and Black Bean Fideo Soup.

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Kid-Friendly

Instant Pot Chicken and Black Bean Fideo Soup

Instant Pot Chicken and Black Bean Fideo Soup Recipe Mexican-inspired and healthy, Instant Chicken and Black Bean Fideo Soup cooks up very easily and quickly….just perfect for the speedy meals we need at dinner...

A spin on regular tacos - Fry Bread Tacos!

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

How to Make Indian Fry Bread Tacos

Indian Fry Bread Recipe Often called Navajo Fry Bread Tacos, Indian Tacos are a delectable hand-held Native American food that is very popular at county and state fairs. Also known as Navajo Fry Bread...

Top your bowl of Zucchini Oatmeal Crunch with lots of whipped topping!

Desserts, Featured

Zucchini Oatmeal Crunch

Zucchini Oatmeal Crunch Recipe Believe it or not, Zucchini Oatmeal Crunch tastes just like Apple Crisp. You may not realize it, but zucchini is one of those sneaky vegetables that’s kind of a switch-hitter;...