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...

Let's Get You Cookin'!
Stacked chocolate chip pancakes on a white plate.

Breakfast, Kid-Friendly

Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Does your family love pancakes but you hate standing all mornin’ at the griddle? That’s where Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Pancakes come to the rescue. Instead of one or two at a time, bake...

A skillet full of Asian Ground Pork Stir Fry.

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Ground Meat Asian Stir Fry with Noodles

I hunt the world over for solid, flavorful ground meat recipes for dinner! Ground Meat Asian Stir Fry with Noodles is the super fast all-in-one skillet meal that every Mom around the world loves...

Poor Man's Burnt Ends in a sauce.

Main Dishes, Recipes

Smoked Pot Roast Burnt Ends

Crank up your smoker! Made from an economical beef chuck roast, instead of expensive brisket, Smoked Pot Roast Burnt Ends dish out the savory, rich flavor we all yearn for. Smoker burnt ends made...

Side by side cherry cream cheese danish.

Breakfast, Kid-Friendly

How to Make Cherry Cream Cheese Danish from Crescent Roll Dough

Here’s a super easy homemade breakfast pastry your family will do handstands for – Cherry Cream Cheese Danish! You are just 5 ingredients away from a delightful treat that you can have ready in...

Main Dishes, Recipes

Instant Pot Chili-Dog-Chili Bowls

Here it is, folks! Your favorite new hot dog chili recipe. We absolutely cannot stop eating this chili! Instant Pot Chili-Dog-Chili Bowls are hearty and chock full of ground beef. You are gonna love...

A bowl full of granola with a scoop.

Breakfast, Kid-Friendly

Sunny Kansas Granola

Oh, granola, how I adore thee. Sunny Kansas Granola is a healthy homemade granola, naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup and dried fruits. I also love the added crunch from flax seeds, pepitas, quinoa,...

Recipes, Salads

Baby Kale Salad with Feta and Edamame

Looking for healthy salad recipes? Baby Kale Salad with Feta and Edamame is just what you need.  Baby kale and romaine lettuce are tossed with crumbled feta, edamame, and dried cranberries then dressed with...

A big skillet loaded with creamy Skillet-Style Macaroni and Cheese.

Kid-Friendly, Recipes

Skillet-Style Mac and Cheese

Is there anybody in this life who doesn’t adore a big, cheesy pot of homemade macaroni and cheese? I doubt it. Skillet-Style Mac and Cheese is the ultimate macaroni and cheese recipe that’s comfort...

Ooey Gooey Warm Brownie Cobbler with Ice Cream.

Desserts, Kid-Friendly

Ooey-Gooey Warm Brownie Cobbler

A dessert that combines brownies and cobber? Heck yes and please!! And talk about an easy chocolate dessert to whip up in a hurry. Your family and friends will adore this warm and fudgy...

Sweet and tender baked cod with a cracker topping.


Butter Cracker Oven-Baked Cod

Mild white fish baked with a crunchy butter cracker and herb topping – Butter Cracker Oven-Baked Cod makes a super fast weeknight meal that’s also guest-worthy if you need something special to serve. Butter...