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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.

All hails the Coffee Cocktail!!! It's like my two favorite things all stirred up in high ball glass. These coffee cocktails made with Nitro Joe's Cold Brew Coffee will delight guests with a shot of unbelievably smooth coffee and a little kick!

Coffee Cocktails with Nitro Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee

Knock the socks off your holiday guests with these oh-so-easy Coffee Cocktails, made with Nitro Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee. They’re almost too easy, since Nitro Joe’s has done all the work for you. Simply...
Yes! You can create a quick shrimp RISOTTO in an Instant Pot that turns out perfectly creamy and wonderful... in just 6 minutes! And I confess I was a doubter, too, when I first saw a pressure cooker risotto recipe. But I'm here to tell you, it can be done (and I'll never make risotto any other way)!

6-Minute Creamy Shrimp Risotto

Yes! You can create a quick shrimp RISOTTO in an Instant Pot (or any electric pressure cooker, for that matter) that turns out perfectly creamy and wonderful….in just 6 minutes! And I confess I...

Bacon Peanut Butter Cookies are the BOMB!!!

About the time you thought peanut butter cookies couldn’t get any better… we add bacon! It’s that salty/sweet flavor you love topped with sweet honey-glazed bacon! Serve these at your next gathering or just...

8-Minute Creamy Smashed Potatoes

Don’t be alarmed by the ingredients in these Creamy Smashed Potatoes. You will be AMAZED at how creamy and full of flavor they are, while still providing you with traditional mashed potato feels… in...
Thanksgiving Dinner Roundup

Chef Alli’s Top Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips Roundup

The smell of roasting turkey is in the air and the sweet sounds of family are on the doorstep... It must be Thanksgiving! Or maybe your turkey is still frozen in the middle and...
Do you remember Hot Beef Sandwiches with Gravy and Mashed Potatoes? I sure do! And now the beef is done in a FRACTION of the time. Delicious!

Hot Beef Sandwiches with Gravy

These hot beef sandwiches smothered in gravy remind me of my childhood, but they’ve been modernized by the Instant Pot! Paired with creamy mashed potatoes supreme and done in under two hours, this is...
Rustic Beef Stew over Creamy Garlic Potato Puree

Rustic Beef Stew over Creamy Garlic Potato Puree

Cooler weather means it’s time for soups, stews, and chowders! YESSSS!!! At the top of my list is this divine Rustic Beef Stew over Creamy Garlic Potato Puree. You will not believe the difference...
Spice up your morning with this Chipotle Ranch Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Chipotle-Ranch Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

If you’re looking for a breakfast casserole recipe that the whole family will love, look no further! Tater tots are the star of this Chipotle-Ranch Tator Tot Breakfast Casserole. Loaded with bacon, sausage, and...
Tex Mex Cornbread Casserole gives Chicken Pot Pie some competition!

Tex Mex Chicken Cornbread Casserole

The casserole is a family staple. It’s perfect for combining lots of flavors and textures into a hearty, no-fuss meal that can feed a crowd. In this Chicken Cornbread Casserole recipe, I use all...
One-Pan Meat Lover's Pizza Gnocchi Skillet

One-Pan Meat Lovers Pizza Gnocchi

This One-Pan Meat Lovers Pizza Gnocchi sports all the flavors of a loaded meat pizza via tender gnocchi (potato dumplings!) sautéed in a bit of butter, then smothered in pizza sauce, pepperoni, sausage, and...