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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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...

Corn salad with vegetables in a blue bowl.

Recipes, Salads

Corn Salad

Corn Salad is a summer staple in our house and we adore this refreshing, crisp-and-creamy-all-at-the-same-time salad!  We try to keep a big bowl of this corn salad in the fridge at all times during...

Cream Cheese Chicken Bacon Pizza in slices.

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Cream Cheese Chicken Bacon Pizza 

Even if you’re a traditional pizza die-hard, you’re bound to love Cream Cheese Chicken Bacon Pizza. This is a simple and delicious recipe for pizza night that includes all your favorites cooked chicken, cream...

A square of Chocolate Chunk Snickers Bar Cookies on a white plate.

Desserts, Kid-Friendly

Chocolate Chunk Snickers Bar Cookies

I’m always on the outlook for bar cookies recipes that are baked in a 9×13 pan. Bar cookies are super easy and super fast – you can have some luscious homemade goodness in nothing...

Whether you're celebrating National Waffle Day or just need something fun and decadent for a special breakfast treat, these Cinnamon Roll Waffles are your ticket! And, you don't need a super fancy waffle iron, either - I think mine came from a garage sale and it's super basic, but it works great since I don't make waffles that often. I love how easy this recipe is to throw together! Simply pop open a can of refrigerated cinnamon rolls, cut into quarters and "smush" them a bit before cooking in your waffle maker.  Lastly, top them with all kinds of wonderful, and you have the makings of a national treasure.

Breakfast, Recipes

Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Crispy Bacon and Toffee

Whether you’re celebrating National Waffle Day or just need something fun and decadent for a special breakfast treat, these Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Crispy Bacon and Toffee are the ticket. You don’t need a...

These Chicken and Bacon Black Bean Enchiladas make a fun weeknight meal and I love to double this recipe to make TWO pans - one for dinner now and one for dinner later....then I pull that sucker right out of the freezer. And, this casserole makes a pretty neat gift when somebody's grieving a loss or celebrating a birth - who doesn't love a pan of enchiladas delivered to their door when in need??   #chicken #bacon #enchiladas #casserole

Main Dishes, Recipes

Chicken and Bacon Black Bean Enchiladas

These easy and delicious Chicken and Bacon Black Bean Enchiladas make a fun weeknight meal. I love to double this enchilada recipe and make TWO pans – one for dinner now and one for...

A white bowl loaded with frozen fruit sorbet.

Desserts, Kid-Friendly

Healthy Frozen Fruit Sorbet {Just One Ingredient}

Looking for a refreshing summer treat that can be made in two seconds flat?? You’ve arrived! Healthy Frozen Fruit Sorbet {Just One Ingredient} is your ticket to a delicious frozen fruit dessert that’s fast,...

A white bowl full of steel cut oats with sliced bananas.

Breakfast, Conquer Your Instant Pot

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

With just a few simple ingredients and about 25 minutes, you can have a big warm bowl of steel cut oatmeal that satisfies the soul.  As you get ready for your day, Instant Pot...