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Chef Alli

Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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

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...
Looking for an easy baked appetizer for your next gathering? Your friends and family will flip over this Hot and Creamy Pizza Dip that's made with cream cheese, pepperoni, and sausage and ready in a flash.  Serve with toasted baguette slices or your favorite pita chips and crackers. #pizza #dip #easy #baked #appetizer #cheesy #FootballFriday #watchparty #SuperBowl

Hot and Creamy Pizza Dip

Looking for an easy baked appetizer for your next gathering? Your friends and family will flip over this Hot and Creamy Pizza Dip that’s made with cream cheese, pepperoni, and sausage and ready in...
Here you go, folks - a super easy, super creamy, uber-tasty potato soup that can be made in one pot! Grab your Instant Pot and whip up this Sausage, Bacon and Potato Soup for the fam - it's pure comfort food at it's finest. #potatosoup #bacon #sausage #comfortfood #familyfavorite #family #Instant Pot

Instant Pot Sausage, Bacon and Potato Soup

Here you go, folks – a super easy, super creamy, uber-tasty potato soup that can be made in one pot! Grab your Instant Pot and whip up this Sausage, Bacon and Potato Soup for...
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

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

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...
Cheesy hash browns piled high in a yummy meatloaf crust? Yes, please!! This one-pan meatloaf casserole is wildly popular at our house and my family never seems to tire of it. Made from basic on-hand ingredients, this Cheesy Hash Brown Meatloaf Pie comes together in a flash to make a nice big batch of delicious comfort food.  #Meatloaf #HashBrowns #Cheese #OnePan #ComfortFood #GroundBeef

Cheesy Hash Brown Meatloaf Pie

Cheesy hash browns piled high in a yummy meatloaf crust? Yes, please!! This one-pan meatloaf casserole is wildly popular at our house and my family never seems to tire of it. Made from basic...
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

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

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...
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

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

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...