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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Up-close view of a bowl of chicken and dumplings with vegetables.

30-Minute Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings is a dish that’s almost too easy! The Instant Pot brings the flavors of slow-cooked homemade chicken and dumplings right to your table in the just minutes.  #comfortfood 

Three cheesecake-stuffed baked apples, drizzled with caramel sauce, sitting on a white plate.

Desserts, Recipes

Cheesecake-Stuffed Baked Apples

What could be better than baked apples that are overflowing with a creamy cheesecake filling? These Cheesecake-Stuffed Baked Apples will fill your entire home with a cozy, spicy aroma as the apples bake.

Up close shot of a sour cream cranberry bar on a white plate.

Desserts, Recipes

Sour Cream Cranberry Bars with Lemon Crunch

Sour Cream Cranberry Bars with Lemon Crunch – an easy dessert recipe for the holidays – yay! These dessert bars  sport a creamy cranberry filling with a crunchy lemon crumble over the top –...

Red bowl of kettle corn munch with chocolate cookies, dark chocolate drizzle and crushed peppermint. Candy canes are shown around bowl of munch.

Kid-Friendly, Recipes

Chocolate Crunch Peppermint Munch

Be warned: Chocolate Crunch Peppermint Munch is a totally addictive snack mix recipe.  It’s got that sweet/salty/crunchy thing going for it, not to mention two kinds of chocolate, crispy cookies, and a generous sprinkle...

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...

12 Kitchen Organization Tips that will Improve Your Life!

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Recipes

Why Is The Instant Pot the Best Small Appliance for Your Kitchen? It Saves Time!

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 kitchen counter? If you’re second-guessing that decision, you can stop...

A golden brown turkey breast that has been sliced on one side to reveal the internal part of the turkey breast.

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Main Dishes

How to Cook a Frozen Turkey Breast in an Instant Pot (In 5 Easy Steps!)

Are you looking for a way to streamline Thanksgiving dinner?? Here are the easy instructions for How to Cook a Frozen Turkey Breast in an Instant Pot.  You’re never going to believe how tender...

Two pork osso bucco piled on top of each other over a bed of warm parmesan polenta.

Main Dishes, Recipes

How to Make Pork Shank Osso Buco

Pork Shank Osso Buco. Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? In reality this rich and hearty pork dish (initially a veal dish) is a very down-to-earth one-pot meal that absolutely anyone can make. I prefer to...

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...