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'!
A mini pumpkin muffin bite with a bite removed.

Breads/Quick Breads, Breakfast

Mini Pumpkin Muffin Bites

Homemade muffins with lots of pumpkin flavor in bite-size form….just perfect for popping into your mouth, one after the other. Mini Pumpkin Muffin Bites take just 25 minutes to make and talk about moist!...

Main Dishes, Recipes

Instant Pot Chili-Dog-Chili Bowls

Here it is, folks! Your favorite new hot dog chili recipe. We absolutely cannot stop eating this chili! Instant Pot Chili-Dog-Chili Bowls are hearty and chock full of ground beef. You are gonna love...

A bowl of tex mex soup with a spoon.

Main Dishes, Recipes

Low-Carb Tex Mexican Soup

Oh. my. gosh. I could not stop eating this creamy and luscious Low Carb Tex Mexican Soup! Warm and comforting, it’s made with ground beef  for a quick and easy weeknight meal, made right...

Air Fryer Sugar Doughnuts served up on a plate.

Breakfast, Kid-Friendly

Air Fryer Sugar Doughnuts

So here you go! We all need a good Air Fryer Sugar Doughnuts recipe…especially one that’s just two ingredients. These doughnuts are fast and easy to make, whether you need a quick air fryer...

A creamy corn casserole topped with bacon and baked in a cast iron skillet or casserole dish.

Recipes, Side Dishes

Ricotta Creamed Corn with Bacon

Ricotta Creamed Corn with Bacon – talk about a fabulous side dish that’s a real crowd pleaser! Sweet tender corn in a velvety cream sauce, then topped with crispy bacon. Make this side dish...

A glazed pepper jelly pork loin nestled in a bed of red onions and sliced apples.

Main Dishes, Recipes

Pepper Jelly Glazed Pork Loin Roast

I’m always on the lookout for easy and economical pork loin recipes, aren’t you? Pork loin is such a great roast and it’s very economical – I love it for a hearty weeknight meal....

Quesadilla Wraps with salsa, sour cream, cheese and cilantro as garnish.

Main Dishes, Recipes

Crunchy Quesadilla Wraps

Quesadillas! Could there be anything quicker to make when you need an easy dinner recipe? This version, Crunchy Quesadilla Wraps, is a favorite beef quesadilla meal at our house. Don’t get me wrong, we...

Korean Pulled-Pork Tacos with Broccoli Slaw are an absolute fan-favorite around my house, especially since I've begun using my Instant Pot nearly every day for cooking lots of MEAT. These tacos are super easy to make and we love how flavorful they are - a delicious fusion of Asian flavors mingled with the pork, plus crunchy broccoli slaw and peanuts.... to die for, I tell you!  #pulledpork #Asian #instantpot

Main Dishes, Recipes

Korean Pulled-Pork Tacos with Broccoli Slaw

Korean Pulled Pork Tacos with Broccoli Slaw Korean Pulled-Pork Tacos with Broccoli Slaw are an absolute fan-favorite around my house. These tacos are super easy to make and we love how flavorful they are...

Here's a masterpiece for your next brunch: Ham and Bacon Pastry Ring.  I love this recipe because it looks fancy-schmancy when you serve it to your guests, but in reality it's pretty dang easy to whip up, and it's loaded with ham and  bacon....perfection! #ham #bacon #brunch #pastry #crescentrolls

Appetizers, Kid-Friendly

Ham and Bacon Pastry Ring

Ham and Bacon Pastry Ring Recipe  Here’s a masterpiece for your next brunch: Ham and Bacon Pastry Ring.  I love this recipe because it looks fancy-schmancy when you serve it to your guests, but...

A plate with a big serving of Santa Fe Chicken Bake.

Main Dishes, Recipes

Big Santa Fe Chicken Bake

Here’s an easy chicken recipe that’s super simple to make, baked in one pan, and prepped in just 10 minutes. Big Santa Fe Chicken Bake is the perfect easy dinner idea for any crazy...