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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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...

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...

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...

Now's the perfect time to bake up a fresh batch of Cheddar and Green Chili Sausage Cornbread! How do I know? Because it's loaded with layers of moist, dense cornbread, melted cheddar, mild green chilies, and cooked crumbled sausage. Serve topped with sour cream and sliced scallions, this is the perfect side dish for most any soup or chowder. #cornbread #cheddar #greenchilies #sausage #sidedish #soup #chowder #loaded #moist

Recipes, Side Dishes

Cheddar and Green Chili Sausage Cornbread

Now’s the perfect time to bake up a fresh batch of Cheddar and Green Chili Sausage Cornbread! How do I know? Because it’s loaded with layers of moist, dense cornbread, melted cheddar, mild green...

Who loves baked pumpkin cake doughnuts that you can customize? I DO, that's who! My family goes ga-ga over these Baked Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze when I make them for breakfast or a lazy Sunday morning.  We actually eat these moist, plump, pumpkin treats year round, too! I like how easy it is to make half of them with a cinnamon-sugar topping and half with the cinnamon glaze - what a nice variety to serve up.  #donuts #PumpkinSpice #CinnamonGlaze #Cinnamon #Fall #Autumn #BakedDoughnuts #Breakfast #Cake Doughnuts #Brunch #Treats

Breakfast, Kid-Friendly

Baked Pumpkin-Spice Cake Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze

Who loves baked pumpkin cake doughnuts that you can customize? I DO, that’s who! My family goes ga-ga over these Baked Pumpkin-Spice Cake Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze when I make them for breakfast or...

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