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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Here it is, my friends - the ultimate skillet meal for those crisp, cool days of Fall when you're craving something colorful, savory, and hearty: Roast Pork Tenderloin with Bacon Cran-Apple Sauerkraut. Your family will love this easy one-skillet meal almost as much as you love the quick clean-up following dinner! #Pork #PorkTenderloin #SkilletMeal #SpeedyMeal #OnePanMeal #Fall #Sauerkraut #Bacon

Main Dishes, Recipes

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Bacon Cran-Apple Sauerkraut

Here it is, my friends – the ultimate skillet meal for those crisp, cool days of Fall when you’re craving something colorful, savory, and hearty: Roast Pork Tenderloin with Bacon Cran-Apple Sauerkraut. Your family...

Here's a fat-free salad that's crunchy, fresh, and chock-full of vegetables. I also love how colorful this Sweet Corn and Baby Pea Salad with Jicama is. And talk about delicious on a hot summer day! #summer #salad #fresh #vegetables #crunchy #jicama #sweetcorn #babypeas

Low Carb, Recipes

Sweet Corn and Baby Pea Salad with Jicama

Here’s a fat-free salad that’s crunchy, fresh, and chock-full of vegetables. I also love how colorful this Sweet Corn and Baby Pea Salad with Jicama is. And talk about delicious on a hot summer...

Cajun Sweet Corn Medley (aka Maque Choux in the deep South) is a traditional summer side dish that combines sweet corn and vegetables with BACON to make a tasty and colorful addition to any meal.

Recipes, Side Dishes

Cajun Sweet Corn Medley

Cajun Sweet Corn Medley (aka succotash in the deep South) is a traditional summer side dish that combines sweet corn and vegetables with BACON to make a tasty and colorful addition to any meal....

Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs.....now that sounds like some kick-butt-delicious deviled eggs, with a side of spicy! These deviled eggs will be the hit of your next summer gathering.

Appetizers, Recipes

Nice and Spicy Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs

Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs…..now that sounds like some kick-butt-delicious deviled eggs, with a side of spicy! These deviled eggs will be the hit of your next summer gathering.  #impresstheneighbors #deviledeggs #sidedish #spicy #jalapeno #bacon

Classic Macaroni Salad - an old-fashioned family favorite that's made with your choice of pasta, lot of fresh vegetables, and a traditional mayonnaise-based dressing.  You'll enjoy this creamy macaroni salad recipe all summer long, especially once you discover how quick and easy it is to make - no more trips to the deli!

Recipes, Salads

Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad – an old-fashioned family favorite that’s made with your choice of pasta, lot of fresh vegetables, and a traditional mayonnaise-based dressing.  You’ll enjoy this creamy macaroni salad recipe all summer long,...

Who loves a good hair-of-the-dog Bloody Mary??? Talk about a delicious classic! This signature cocktail takes on a South of the Border twist by adding salsa to the mix.  Salsa Bloody Mary Cocktails are sure to be a hit at your next gathering. #bloodymary #cocktails #salsa #signaturecocktails #tomatojuice #vodka

Beverages and Cocktails, Recipes

Salsa Bloody Mary Cocktails

Who loves a good hair-of-the-dog Bloody Mary??? Talk about a delicious classic! This signature cocktail takes on a South of the Border twist by adding salsa to the mix.  Salsa Bloody Mary Cocktails are sure to...

Main Dishes, Recipes

Mexican Panzanella with Steak and Shrimp

Mexican Panzanella Salad with Steak and Shrimp: This classic Italian bread and tomato salad  goes South of the Border.  Fresh and full of summer, this main-dish salad is a great way to use up...

What could make a belly more happy than a big warm serving of cheesy, creamy, mac and cheese?? This Instant Pot Little Smokie Mac and Cheese thrills my family to no end and I'm a happy camper because it only takes 5 minutes to cook in my electric pressure cooker!

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Kid-Friendly

5-Minute Instant Pot Little Smokie Mac and Cheese

What could make a belly more happy than a big warm serving of cheesy, creamy, mac and cheese?? This Instant Pot Little Smokie Mac and Cheese thrills my family to no end and I’m...

Grab your Instant Pot and get your day started off right with these Cheesy-Bacon Egg Bites. I love egg bites for a few good reasons - they're a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack, they're low carb, AND you can make them in mere MINUTES in your trusty Instant Pot.

Breakfast, Conquer Your Instant Pot

Instant Pot Cheesy-Bacon Egg Bites

Grab your Instant Pot and get your day started off right with these Cheesy-Bacon Egg Bites. I love egg bites for a few good reasons – they’re a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack, they’re...

Want to take a quick trip back to your childhood? We grew up eating this Crumbled Butter Brickle Ice Cream Dessert at Grandma's house. A crunchy crumble topping, butterscotch, and vanilla ice cream come together to create a wonderful summer time treat.

Desserts, Recipes

Crumbled Butter Brickle Ice Cream Dessert

Want to take a quick trip back to your childhood? We grew up eating this Crumbled Butter Brickle Ice Cream Dessert at Grandma’s house. A crunchy crumble topping, butterscotch, and vanilla ice cream come...