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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Sizzle Steaks nestled in Mushroom Gravy in a skillet.

Main Dishes, Recipes

How to Make Skillet Sizzle Steaks with Mushroom Gravy

Sizzle steaks are such an easy way to get a delicious beef meal on the dinner table for a hungry family. How to Make Skillet Sizzle Steaks with Mushroom Gravy is a recipe for...

Desserts, Kid-Friendly

Salted Kettle Corn Crunch and Munch

Yep, this is it, folks….the salty, sweet and sticky snack above ALL snacks! Salted Kettle Corn Crunch and Munch is absolutely addictive, takes only 5 ingredients, and can be ready to rock in mere...

A big fat maple pecan scone on a cooling rack.

Breakfast, Recipes

How to Make Maple Pecan Scones

I love scones – crumbly, buttery, and tender, not cakey and soft like a muffin.  I love how the maple flavor shines through in this recipe for How to Make Maple Pecan Scones. Topped...

Main Dishes, Recipes

Rotisserie Chicken and Potato Casserole

Grab a rotisserie chicken and make this easy oven-baked casserole for your family. Rotisserie Chicken and Potato Casserole is a quick and tasty weeknight meal that is hearty and filling. This comfort food casserole...

Golden brown, crispy air fryer shrimp piled on a platter.

Air Fryer, Appetizers

Crispy-Crunchy Air Fryer Shrimp

Shrimp in the air fryer?? Heck yes and talk about easy! Crispy-Crunchy Air Fryer Shrimp are ready in just minutes and served with a cool and creamy dipping sauce. Use fresh or frozen shrimp...

Roast Beef Tri Tip sliced and ready on a cutting board.

Main Dishes, Recipes

How to Make Beef Tri Tip Roast With Crispy Potatoes

So here it is, my friends: How to Make Beef Tri Tip Roast with Crispy Potatoes. You are going to wonder where in the heck this cut of beef has been all your life,...

A shallow blue serving dish loaded with Nacho Dip.

Appetizers, Conquer Your Instant Pot

Instant Pot Ground Meat Nacho Dip

Does your family enjoy a good Mexican appetizer that’s filling and hearty? We sure do. Ready in just minutes, Instant Pot Ground Meat Nacho Dip is full of ground beef (use your favorite ground...

Cheese-stuffed slices of meatloaf on a blue plate.

Main Dishes, Recipes

Smoked Whiskey-Barbecue Meatloaf

Smoked Whiskey-Barbecue Meatloaf is a ground meat recipe that you’ll want to make all the time. Once you’ve had smoked meatloaf you’ll see how it adds a fantastic flavor profile that you can’t get...

Spinach salad with bacon and cheese in a yellow serving bowl.

Recipes, Salads

So-Good Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Get ready! So-Good Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is refreshing, filling and satisfying…perfect for a light meal when the weather is hot. Or, for an easy main dish salad, add some shredded rotisserie...

Medium rare butter garlic steaks on a platter.

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Two-Minute Garlic Butter Sizzle Steaks

And here’s a sizzle steak recipe you don’t want to miss out on! Two-Minute Garlic Butter Sizzle Steaks are tender and juicy, full of flavor, and on the table in mere minutes. If you’ve...