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'!

Main Dishes, Tips & Tutorials

Stir Fry Like a Pro

Stir fry is a fast and healthy cooking method that anyone can conquer. What are the REAL secrets? Use a good wok (or heavy-duty skillet), fresh, not frozen, veggies, and a super-hot heat source....

Feather-light, tender puff pastry stix dipped into butter and cinnamon sugar.  They melt in your mouth! 

Air Fryer, Recipes

Air Fryer Churro Stix

Feather-light, tender puff pastry stix dipped into butter, then rolled in cinnamon-sugar.  These little suckers melt in your mouth! #airfryer

This homemade raspberry sorbet  made with fresh raspberries and Kansas honey will have them licking the bowl!

Desserts, Kid-Friendly

Easy Homemade Raspberry Sorbet

Homemade Raspberry Sorbet hits the spot just in time for Spring! If someone in your family has food allergies, then you know the struggle of finding a safe and delicious dessert. Well, worry no...

Desserts, Kid-Friendly

No-Bake Easter Nest Treats

No-Bake Easter Nest Treats that are simple and easy to create.  Top each nest with whipped frosting, add the candy eggs and away you go….adorably festive and fun for celebrating Easter with your kiddos....

Are you a chicken wing lover?? If so, you definitely need an Instant Pot so you can create some juicy, tender chicken wings, smothered in a tangy bbq sauce. Talk about finger lickin' chicken! 

Appetizers, Conquer Your Instant Pot

Instant Pot Honey BBQ Wings

Are you a chicken wing lover?? If so, you definitely need an Instant Pot so you can create some juicy, tender chicken wings, smothered in a tangy bbq sauce. Talk about finger lickin’ chicken!...

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I am sharing classic Irish flavors with a modern twist: Reuben Egg Rolls! Filled with corned beef, saurkraut, and swiss cheese, these delightful little packets and their tasty dipping sauce will make you forget all about that elusive pot of gold....

Recipes, Sandwiches and Wraps

St. Patty’s Reuben Egg Rolls with Dipping Sauce

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I am sharing classic Irish flavors with a modern twist: Reuben Egg Rolls! Filled with corned beef, saurkraut, and swiss cheese, these delightful little packets and their tasty dipping...

Desserts, Recipes

Strawberry Lemon-Lava Angel Cakes

Calling all angel food cake lovers! Strawberry Lemon-Lava Angel Cakes make the perfect baby desserts for Spring and Summer gatherings when you just gotta have some sort of sweet treat to end the meal....

Instant Pot Basics: Awesome Applesauce is so easy in the Instant Pot. No peeling required!

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Miscellaneous

Electric Pressure Cooking Basics: Awesome Applesauce

If you’re new to Instant Pot/Electric Pressure Cooking, then Chef Alli’s Pressure Cooking Basics is a great place to start. In this recipe: Awesome Instant Pot Applesauce. Instant Pot applesauce is amazingly easy… you...

Our all-time favorite coffee cake. The boys prefer this Honey Bun Cake without the pecans, but I love the texture of the nuts as part of the filling.

Breakfast, Recipes

Honey Bun Cake

Our all-time favorite coffee cake. The boys prefer this Honey Bun Cake without the pecans, but I love the texture of the nuts as part of the filling. Either way, it’s a wonderful, moist...

Instant Pot Strawberry Refrigerator Jam is so simple to make, you'll never believe it! And you don't even need any pectin.

Miscellaneous

Instant Pot Strawberry Refrigerator Jam Recipe

Strawberry Instant Pot Refrigerator Jam is so simple to make, you’ll never believe it! And you don’t even need any pectin. This makes a big batch of yummy strawberry jam that’ll last for weeks in...