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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The first 4 Instant Pot Recipes you need to make! Understand your appliance, build confidence, become an Instant Pot Master!

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Tips & Tutorials

The First 4 Things You Should Cook in Your Instant Pot… in Order!

What are the first instant pot recipes you should make? If you’re new to electric pressure cooking, the success (or failure) of those first recipes could make you or break you. Don’t worry! Chef...

We absolutely cannot stop eating this chili!  Chili-Dog-Chili Bowls are hearty, low-carb, no-beans and chock full of ground beef....the hot dogs are an added bonus. You are gonna love making this in your Instant Pot.

Main Dishes

Instant Pot Low Carb Chili-Dog-Chili Bowls

We absolutely cannot stop eating this chili!  Chili-Dog-Chili Bowls are hearty, low-carb, no-beans and chock full of ground beef….the hot dogs are an added bonus. You are gonna love making this in your Instant...

These might be the most unusual sugar cookie you'll ever experience! Kind of like a sweet, soft biscuit, these cookies are super addictive and have been a family favorite for over 100 years.

Desserts, Recipes

Granny-Grandma’s Old Fashioned Cookies

These might be the most unusual sugar cookie you’ll ever experience! Kind of like a sweet, soft biscuit, these cookies are super addictive and have been a family favorite for over 100 years.

My sons adore these donuts. I love how they make the whole house smell like a bakery! And don't think you can east just ONE. :)

Breakfast, Kid-Friendly

Easy Baked Cinnamon-Sugar Donuts

My sons adore these baked donuts with cinnamon and sugar. I love how easy they are, and how they make the whole house smell like a bakery. Don’t think you can east just ONE!...

Who's up for a big bowl of Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Noodle Soup on a cold day?? I know I am and my family always loves it when they get to come home a big pot of this comforting soup.

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Recipes

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Noodle Soup Recipe

Who’s up for a big bowl of Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Noodle Soup on a cold day?? I know I am and my family always loves it when they get to come home a...

Please tell me you're in the mood for a seriously yummy shredded beef sub sandwich! Then tell me you've either got an Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) or a slow cooker and I'll be over the moon!

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Main Dishes

Lazy-Butt Beef Subs with Caramelized Onions and BBQ Mayo

Please tell me you’re in the mood for a seriously yummy shredded beef sub sandwich! Then tell me you’ve either got an Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) or a slow cooker and I’ll be...

Scouting for a fun game day dessert that you can whip out in mere minutes? Use this simple tutorial to make this Easy Football Cake for your next watch party!

Desserts, Recipes

Easy Football Cake

Scouting for a fun game day dessert that you can whip out in mere minutes? Use this simple tutorial to make this Easy Football Cake for your next watch party! #football #footballcake #GameDay #SuperBowl

Do you cook your bacon in the oven? Crispy Bacon Right In Your Oven is the best-ever method for enjoying the most beautiful, flat and wonderful bacon in the history of the world!

Breakfast, Recipes

How to Cook Crispy Bacon Right In Your Oven 

Do you cook your bacon in the oven? Crispy Bacon Right In Your Oven is the best-ever method for enjoying the most beautiful, flat and wonderful bacon in the history of the world!

Who doesn't love a big ole skillet of loaded cheese fries?? Nobody, that's who. These Loaded Skillet Fries with Beef and Bacon are topped with gooey cheese, tender shredded beef, and crispy bacon to make the perfect party appetizer recipe, all layered up and baked in my favorite Lodge cast iron skillet. 

Appetizers, Recipes

Loaded Skillet Fries with Beef and Bacon

Who doesn’t love a big ole skillet of loaded cheese fries?? Nobody, that’s who. These Loaded Skillet Fries with Beef and Bacon are topped with gooey cheese, tender shredded beef, and crispy bacon to make the...

If you're looking for the perfect party appetizer, guess what??  You've just located it! Everybody seems to love these little boats of heavenly goodness - crispy skins, cheddar cheese, bacon, scallions and sour cream. 

Appetizers, Recipes

Crispy Potato Skins

If you’re looking for the perfect party appetizer, guess what??  You’ve just located it! Everybody seems to love these little boats of heavenly goodness – crispy skins, cheddar cheese, bacon, scallions and sour cream. ...