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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Beautiful medium-rare slabs of eye of round roast.

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Main Dishes

Instant Pot Beef Eye of Round Roast (Deli Style Roast Beef)

Here you go! Instant Pot Beef Eye of Round Roast (Deli Style Roast Beef) made in minutes. This recipe shares all the cooking secrets you need to make eye of round roast beef that’s...

Warm and creamy spinach artichoke dip in a white casserole dish.

Appetizers, Recipes

Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Here’s a real crowd-pleaser! Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip is super creamy, extra cheesy, and totally brimming with fresh spinach and tender artichokes. My fam loves this oven-baked version that comes out golden brown and...

Raspberry Cheesecake Bites on a white platter.

Desserts, Recipes

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bites

Ok! Here you have it! The best little lemon cheesecake desserts in the land, hands down. And once you pop one of these No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bites into your mouth, there’s no turning...

Appetizers, Kid-Friendly

Taco Meat Party Pinwheels

Mexican food recipes are always something I’m on the lookout for. Taco Meat Party Pinwheels are a yummy leftover taco meat recipe that my family flips for and they also make the perfect party...

Chunks of pork with vegetables in a sweet and sour sauce.

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Main Dishes

Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Pork Over Rice

So here’s a great recipe for using up that big pork loin roast you just purchased on sale at the grocer! Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Pork Over Rice is a fast and easy...

Slabs of roast beef on a bed of Caesar salad

Main Dishes, Recipes

Eye of Round Caesar Salad

Tender slivers of lean roast beef nestled into a bed of crispy romaine lettuce with Parmesan, croutons and a creamy homemade dressing…so divine! Eye of Round Caesar Salad makes a fast and healthy weeknight...

Who loves a good hair-of-the-dog Bloody Mary??? Talk about a delicious classic! This signature cocktail takes on a South of the Border twist by adding salsa to the mix.  Salsa Bloody Mary Cocktails are sure to be a hit at your next gathering. #bloodymary #cocktails #salsa #signaturecocktails #tomatojuice #vodka

Beverages and Cocktails, Recipes

Salsa Bloody Mary Cocktails

Who loves a good hair-of-the-dog Bloody Mary??? Talk about a delicious classic! This signature cocktail takes on a South of the Border twist by adding salsa to the mix.  Salsa Bloody Mary Cocktails are sure...

A white plate loaded with meatball sub sliders that are topped with melted mozzarella cheese.

Appetizers, Kid-Friendly

Meatball Sub Sliders

Meatball Sub Sliders to the rescue! Slider recipes made with hamburger (ground beef) are always a big hit with my family and at gatherings with friends. Slider sandwiches are quick and easy to make...

This!!  Instant Pot 5-Minute Pepperoni Pizza Pasta.  Such a speedy and flavorful one-pot meal, made in MERE MINUTES in your Instant Pot.  This pasta meal is hearty and filling and my guys go crazy for it.

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Main Dishes

Instant Pot 5-Minute Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

This!!  Instant Pot 5-Minute Pepperoni Pizza Pasta.  Such a speedy and flavorful one-pot meal, made in MERE MINUTES in your Instant Pot.  This pasta meal is hearty and filling, not to mention meaty, cheesy,...

German potato salad in a cast iron skillet.

Recipes, Salads

Grandma Lucille’s Warm German Potato Salad

Here it is, folks! The ultimate summer salad: Grandma Lucille’s Warm German Potato Salad.   I love how this potato salad comes together perfectly with just a few key ingredients – red potatoes, bacon, and...