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 shallow blue serving dish loaded with Nacho Dip.

Appetizers, Conquer Your Instant Pot

Instant 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...

Medium-rare slices of rib eye steak on a bed of mashed avocados.

Appetizers, Breakfast

Easy Grilled Steak Avocado Toast

On the lookout for an easy steak dinner idea? Well, here you have it, my friend! Easy Grilled Steak Avocado Toast is a quick meal that can be served any time of day. Savory...

Air Fryer, Appetizers

Air Fryer Cheesy Bacon Poppers

We are in love with our air fryer oven! And here’s an easy weekend (week night?) appetizer. Air Fryer Cheesy Bacon Poppers are a cinch to cook up for the fam and you can...

A large bowl of corn salad garnished with basil sprigs.

Recipes, Salads

Marinated Corn Salad with Fresh Basil

Here’s the perfect salad for summer, using all your favorite vegetables and a flavorful homemade vinaigrette dressing that’s light and refreshing. Marinated Corn Salad with Fresh Basil is a very flexible recipe that you...

Turkey tea finger sandwiches on a wooden cutting board.

Appetizers, Breads/Quick Breads

Smoked Turkey Tea Sandwiches

If you’re in charge of hosting the next luncheon or a fun afternoon tea party, this is a recipe you need in your repertoire! Smoked Turkey Tea Sandwiches are made from a recipe that...

Bacon-wrapped sausage shots with cream cheese and honey.

Appetizers, Recipes

Smoked Sausage Bacon Shots

Here it is, folks – some shot-size cups of pork perfection for ya. This is the ultimate tail gating snack! Crispy bacon wrapped around fat chunks of kielbasa topped with hot and smoky cream...

Honey butter spread spread over sliced bread.

Breads/Quick Breads, Miscellaneous

Ambrosia Honey Butter Spread

A luscious mixture of honey, cream, and butter with a touch of vanilla and sea salt…such a sweet and creamy topping for rolls, sliced bread, biscuits, pancakes and more. You can whip up a...