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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Now's the perfect time to bake up a fresh batch of Cheddar and Green Chili Sausage Cornbread! How do I know? Because it's loaded with layers of moist, dense cornbread, melted cheddar, mild green chilies, and cooked crumbled sausage. Serve topped with sour cream and sliced scallions, this is the perfect side dish for most any soup or chowder. #cornbread #cheddar #greenchilies #sausage #sidedish #soup #chowder #loaded #moist

Recipes, Side Dishes

Cheddar and Green Chili Sausage Cornbread

Now’s the perfect time to bake up a fresh batch of Cheddar and Green Chili Sausage Cornbread! How do I know? Because it’s loaded with layers of moist, dense cornbread, melted cheddar, mild green...

Who knows how many times we've made this easy appetizer when there's tons of homegrown tomatoes coming in from the garden! These Tomato Crostini combine the crispy/chewy texture of the bread with the creamy feta spread and the luscious vine-ripened tomatoes with fresh basil.  #HomegrownTomatoes #Tomatoes #Basil #Appetizer #Feta

Appetizers, Recipes

Tomato Crostini

Who knows how many times we’ve made this easy appetizer when there’s tons of homegrown tomatoes coming in from the garden! These Tomato Crostini combine the crispy/chewy texture of the bread with the creamy...

Picadillo Over Rice is a traditional Cuban dish made with ground beef that's typically eaten over white rice. A Latin comfort-food, this home-style skillet meal is simple and quick to make, with some referring to it as "hash". I personally refer to it as CRACK....I cannot stop eating it, and I can't wait for you to try it.  #Picadillo #Cuban #FamilyStyle #SkilletMeal #GroundBeef #Hash #LatinFood

Favorites, Main Dishes

Classic Cuban-Style Picadillo Over Rice

Picadillo Over Rice is a traditional Cuban dish made with ground beef that’s typically eaten over white rice. A Latin comfort-food, this home-style skillet meal is simple and quick to make, with some referring...

Looking for a home-style meal that's hearty and filling? Grandma's Kielbasa Pot with Potatoes and Green Beans is just the ticket! This easy one-pot dinner is only four basic ingredients so it's very economical, comes together quickly, and cooks in just minutes. #OnePotMeal #Kielbasa #HomeStyle #Hearty #SpeedyMeal

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Grandma’s Kielbasa Pot with Potatoes and Green Beans

Looking for a home-style meal that’s hearty and filling? Grandma’s Kielbasa Pot with Potatoes and Green Beans is just the ticket! This easy one-pot dinner is only four basic ingredients so it’s very economical,...

Do you have a special weekend brunch coming up? Here's what you need at the top of the menu: Very Berry French Toast Bake. Just assemble this breakfast casserole the night prior, and when morning arrives, you can bake up the most delicious pan of French Toast Bake you've ever put in your mouth! Piled high with loads of fresh berries and drizzled with warm maple syrup, your guests will delight in this pan of goodness. #FrenchToast #BreakfastCasserole #Berries

Breakfast, Recipes

Very Berry French Toast Bake

Do you have a special weekend brunch coming up? Here’s what you need at the top of the menu: Very Berry French Toast Bake. Just assemble this breakfast casserole the night prior, and when...

Are you a chocolate lover? Then you need to know about these Ridiculous Chocolate Brownies? Dark, rich, and luscious....these brownies should be considered one of the seven wonders of the world! This recipe makes a giant pan of brownies and get ready for a serious sugar rush - these are just delicious! #brownies #chocolate #darkchocolate

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Ridiculous Chocolate Brownies with Miss Sue’s Creamy Chocolate Frosting

Are you a chocolate lover? Then you need to know about these Ridiculous Chocolate Brownies? Dark, rich, and dense…these brownies should be considered one of the seven wonders of the world! This recipe makes...

Yay! Here's another easy weeknight dinner your family will go crazy for: Open-Face Italian Beef Sandwiches. This ground beef version of an Italian Classic is flavorful and fast - my guys gave them a giant "thumbs up", thankfully. These oven-baked sandwiches are also a big hit for watch parties on game day, as well.  #ItalianBeef #SubSandwiches  #OvenBaked  #GroundBeef #EatBeef #SpeedyMeal #Easy #Sandwiches

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Open-Face Italian Beef Sandwiches

Yay! Here’s another easy weeknight dinner your family will go crazy for: Open-Face Italian Beef Sandwiches. This ground beef version of an Italian Classic is flavorful and fast – my guys gave them a...

Everybody loves an easy orzo 30-minute meal that features the familiar, festive flavors of Mexican enchiladas, right? We often enjoy a speedy skillet meal like this one that involves just one-pan and only two-steps.  #speedymeal #oneskillet #pasta #onepanmeal #enchiladas #orzo

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

One-Skillet Cheesy Enchilada Orzo Pasta

Everybody loves an easy orzo 30-minute meal that features the familiar, festive flavors of Mexican enchiladas, right? We often enjoy a speedy skillet meal like this one that involves just one-pan and only two-steps. ...

Here's a rock-solid ground beef recipe for your clan! My guys love this Cheeseburger-Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells casserole and I serve it up year round for them.  All the ingredients are likely already on hand in your pantry and you can throw this ground beef dish together in nothing flat. I love to make this recipe in my favorite cast iron skillet.  #speedymeal #groundbeef #casserole #skilletmeal

Main Dishes, Recipes

Cheeseburger-Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells

Here’s a rock-solid ground beef recipe for your clan! My guys love this Cheeseburger-Stuffed Jumbo Pasta Shells casserole and I serve it up year round for them.  All the ingredients are likely already on...

Here's your new show stealer: Baked Yum Yum Potato Wedges! I love to find an empty pan after a meal, and that's exactly what you can look forward to. Nobody can resist these potato wedges with their golden brown, melted topping - they are just irresistible! #potatobake #potatoes #yummy #potatowedges #bakedpotatoes

Recipes, Side Dishes

Baked Yum Yum Potato Wedges

Here’s your new show-stealer: Baked Yum Yum Potato Wedges. I love to find an empty pan after a meal, and that’s exactly what you can look forward to. Nobody can resist these potato wedges...