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'!

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Tips & Tutorials

How To Make Your Instant Pot Pressurize Faster!

Are you wondering if you’ve made a mistake in purchasing that Instant Pot that’s taking up a prime spot of real estate on your counter? If you’re second-guessing that decision read on to learn...

Two pork osso bucco piled on top of each other over a bed of warm parmesan polenta.

Main Dishes, Recipes

How to Make Pork Shank Osso Buco

Pork Shank Osso Buco. Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? In reality this rich and hearty pork dish (initially a veal dish) is a very down-to-earth one-pot meal that absolutely anyone can make. I prefer to...

Side view of Chocolate Crumb Butterfinger Pie where slice has been removed.

Desserts, Kid-Friendly

No-Bake Chocolate Butterfinger Pie

Here’s your new crowd-pleaser. We are crazy for this No-Bake Chocolate Butterfinger Pie…and, oh boy, is that a mouthful! When you set this dessert before your family or guests, expect it to vanish within...

Baked crescent roll dough pastries filled with dried cranberries and toasted walnuts, topped with a powdered sugar glaze.

Breakfast, Recipes

Glazed Crescents with Cranberries and Walnuts

Pop open that tube of crescent roll dough you’ve got tucked away in fridge! You are just moments away from golden brown pillows of flaky rolls, filled with sugared cranberries and toasted walnuts, then...

Carnivores Unite! If you're looking for THE BEST Country-Fried Steak Fingers with Cream Gravy, you've arrived! This easy recipe incorporates a reverse-cook method that transforms chewy beef minute-steaks into steak fingers that melt in your mouth.  Perfect tender beef on the inside with a crispy-crunchy coating on the outside. (And extra heavenly when slathered with cream gravy! ) #Beef #MinuteSteaks #ChickenFried #SteakFingers #Crispy #OvenBaked #TenderSteak #CountryGravy  #Easy #Seasoning #Recipe #Mouthwatering #Best #Southern

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Country-Fried Steak Fingers with Cream Gravy

Carnivores Unite! If you’re looking for THE BEST Country-Fried Steak Fingers with Cream Gravy, you’ve arrived! This easy recipe incorporates a reverse-cook method that transforms chewy beef minute-steaks into steak fingers that melt in...

Looking for an easy baked appetizer for your next gathering? Your friends and family will flip over this Hot and Creamy Pizza Dip that's made with cream cheese, pepperoni, and sausage and ready in a flash.  Serve with toasted baguette slices or your favorite pita chips and crackers. #pizza #dip #easy #baked #appetizer #cheesy #FootballFriday #watchparty #SuperBowl

Appetizers, Recipes

Hot and Creamy Pizza Dip

Looking for an easy baked appetizer for your next gathering? Your friends and family will flip over this Hot and Creamy Pizza Dip that’s made with cream cheese, pepperoni, and sausage and ready in...

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

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...

Calling all s'mores lovers!! These thick and yummy cookie bars are loaded with graham cracker flavor and oozing with warm chocolate and gooey marshmallows. We can never get enough of these Golden S'mores Cookie Bars and they are incredibly easy to make in your favorite 9 x 13 baking dish.  No campfire required. :) #grahamcrackers #marshmallows #chocolate #campfire #cookies

Desserts, Kid-Friendly

Golden S’mores Cookie Bars

Calling all s’mores lovers!! These thick and yummy cookie bars are loaded with graham cracker flavor and oozing with warm chocolate and gooey marshmallows. We can never get enough of these Golden S’mores Cookie...

Zesty Shrimp Salsa.  Grab a bowl and your favorite tortilla chips! This salsa is super addictive and sports a secret ingredient that you don't often find in most salsa recipes....and it's not the shrimp that I'm referring to, either! #shrimp #freshsalsa #zesty #flavorful #tomatoes

Appetizers, Recipes

Zesty Shrimp Salsa

Zesty Shrimp Salsa.  Grab a bowl and your favorite tortilla chips! This salsa is super addictive and sports a secret ingredient that you don’t often find in most salsa recipes….and it’s not the shrimp...

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Cheesy Hash Brown Meatloaf Pie

Cheesy hash browns piled high in a yummy meatloaf crust? Yes, please!! This one-pan meatloaf casserole is wildly popular at our house and my family never seems to tire of it. Made from basic...