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's a masterpiece for your next brunch: Ham and Bacon Pastry Ring.  I love this recipe because it looks fancy-schmancy when you serve it to your guests, but in reality it's pretty dang easy to whip up, and it's loaded with ham and  bacon....perfection! #ham #bacon #brunch #pastry #crescentrolls

Appetizers, Kid-Friendly

Ham and Bacon Pastry Ring

Ham and Bacon Pastry Ring Recipe  Here’s a masterpiece for your next brunch: Ham and Bacon Pastry Ring.  I love this recipe because it looks fancy-schmancy when you serve it to your guests, but...

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

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

Santa Fe Chicken baked in a blue casserole dish.

Main Dishes, Recipes

Quick and Healthy Santa Fe Chicken

On the look out for a good chicken breast recipe? This Quick and Healthy Santa Fe Chicken meal is a super easy dinner idea that’s perfect for your family, but also works great if...

A big serving of creamy chicken and biscuits.

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Grandma’s Creamed Chicken and Biscuits

Step back in time for an old-fashioned classic: Grandma’s Creamed Chicken and Biscuits. This chicken and biscuits casserole is an easy dinner recipe that your family will flip over.  A creamy filling with vegetables...

A plate full of noodles topped with chicken tender and gravy.

Main Dishes, Recipes

Instant Pot Chicken Tenders with Cream Gravy

At our house, we love any type of Instant Pot smothered chicken, which is most often Instant Pot chicken and gravy over mashed potatoes – yum! Instant Pot Chicken Tenders with Gravy is a...

Charcuterie board in full display.

Appetizers, Recipes

How to Make a Grocery Store Charcuterie Board

Today I’m sharing How to Make a Grocery Store Charcuterie Board! This is a great charcuterie table for beginners since it’s super simple and quick to assemble. All the ingredients can be purchased right...

Hot and creamy pepper jelly cheese dip in a red casserole dish.

Appetizers, Recipes

Air Fryer Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip

Dips and appetizers! Two things I can never have enough recipes for. I want to share one of my favorite easy appetizer recipes today: Air Fryer Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip. If you like creamy,...

A white bowl full of creamy potato salad.

Recipes, Salads

Potato Salad with Sweet Jalapeno Relish

Are you a potato salad lover?? We are huge fans. This recipe for Potato Salad with Sweet Jalapeno Relish is a keeper. Made with red potatoes, this side dish recipe is quick and easy...

A pan of chili cheese tamale dip topped with corn chips.

Appetizers, Recipes

Chili Cheese Tamale Dip

Attention Tamale Fans! Whip up this warm dip in mere minutes for your next gathering.  Your guests are going to love Chili Cheese Tamale Dip. This warm and flavorful dip offers all the flavors...

A caramel pecan sticky bun being lifted from the pan on a spatula.

Breakfast, Recipes

2-Ingredient Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns

Old fashioned sticky buns….everybody loves them, no doubt about it. With this recipe, quick caramel sticky buns are real simple, not to mention easy and fast. You can make 2-Ingredient Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns...