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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Calling all s'mores lovers!! These thick and yummy cookie bars are loaded with graham cracker flavor and oozing with warm chocolate and gooey marshmallows. We can never get enough of these Golden S'mores Cookie Bars and they are incredibly easy to make in your favorite 9 x 13 baking dish.  No campfire required. :) #grahamcrackers #marshmallows #chocolate #campfire #cookies

Desserts, Kid-Friendly

Golden S’mores Cookie Bars

Calling all s’mores lovers!! These thick and yummy cookie bars are loaded with graham cracker flavor and oozing with warm chocolate and gooey marshmallows. We can never get enough of these Golden S’mores Cookie...

Zesty Shrimp Salsa.  Grab a bowl and your favorite tortilla chips! This salsa is super addictive and sports a secret ingredient that you don't often find in most salsa recipes....and it's not the shrimp that I'm referring to, either! #shrimp #freshsalsa #zesty #flavorful #tomatoes

Appetizers, Recipes

Zesty Shrimp Salsa

Zesty Shrimp Salsa.  Grab a bowl and your favorite tortilla chips! This salsa is super addictive and sports a secret ingredient that you don’t often find in most salsa recipes….and it’s not the shrimp...

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 loves baked pumpkin cake doughnuts that you can customize? I DO, that's who! My family goes ga-ga over these Baked Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze when I make them for breakfast or a lazy Sunday morning.  We actually eat these moist, plump, pumpkin treats year round, too! I like how easy it is to make half of them with a cinnamon-sugar topping and half with the cinnamon glaze - what a nice variety to serve up.  #donuts #PumpkinSpice #CinnamonGlaze #Cinnamon #Fall #Autumn #BakedDoughnuts #Breakfast #Cake Doughnuts #Brunch #Treats

Breakfast, Kid-Friendly

Baked Pumpkin-Spice Cake Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze

Who loves baked pumpkin cake doughnuts that you can customize? I DO, that’s who! My family goes ga-ga over these Baked Pumpkin-Spice Cake Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze when I make them for breakfast or...

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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...