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Al Fresco Dining in Chef Alli's Kitchen!

I may be a Chef, but that doesn’t mean that I always want to start up my oven or stovetop in order to get a great meal on the table… especially in the summer...
12 Kitchen Organization Tips that will Improve Your Life!

Cindy's Sinful Stick-of-Butter Instant Pot Rice

Cindy’s Stick of Butter Rice 1 cup long grain white rice 14 oz. can chicken broth 1 small can Campbell’s French Onion Soup 1 stick unsalted butter Combine all ingredients in Electric Pressure Cooker...

Instant Pot Oriental Chicken Salad

Pressure Cooker* Oriental Chicken Salad 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 Tbs. soy sauce 1 tsp. sesame oil 1/4 tsp. white pepper 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce 1/2 cup...
A creamy corn casserole topped with bacon and baked in a cast iron skillet or casserole dish.

Ricotta Creamed Corn with Bacon

Ricotta Creamed Corn with Bacon – talk about a fabulous side dish that’s a real crowd pleaser! Sweet tender corn in a velvety cream sauce, then topped with crispy bacon. Make this side dish...

Garlic Potato Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Feta

One of the challenges of feeding a family is figuring out what to do with leftovers! Many people- both adults and children- just don’t like the idea of a reheated meal, which is why...
Ham Salad! Such a great way to use up leftover ham.  In just a few minutes you can have a batch of this Easy Ham Salad whipped right up in your food processor and all you need are a few ingredients.  Before long, you'll be stuffing ham salad sandwiches into your mouth like a mad woman - it's grand.

Grandma Lucille’s Ham Salad

Ham Salad! Such a great way to use up leftover ham.  In just a few minutes you can have a batch of this Easy Ham Salad whipped right up in your food processor and...

Hot Lava Cheese Dip in a Super {Bread} Bowl

Super Bowl Parties aren’t complete without an assortment of delicious dips and appetizers. This Hot Lava Cheese Dip comes hot and bubbly and overflowing with cheesy goodness, ready to make your party a hit. Serve...

Hawaiian Island Style Fried Rice

  On our recent farm bureau cruise to Hawaii, I was amazed and delighted by many many things. However, one unexpected surprise came in the form of a little can o’ meat known as...

20-Minute Lemon Orzo Skillet

  Let’s face it, sometimes we just want a good, healthy meal that we can get on the table FAST. Well, here it is……a rich, creamy one-pan orzo skillet full of vegetables, heart-healthy almonds, and...

Spicy Mexi Corn Dip

If I can make something in my favorite cast iron skillet, I do it! Cast iron is always my first go-to. Not only does it look pretty darn cool for serving,  I love how...