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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Time to enjoy a golden brown crescent roll chicken bundle with green beans on the side.

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Alma June’s Crescent Roll Chicken Bundles

Cheesy chicken bundles? Stuffed chicken pockets? I had a hard time coming up with the perfect name for these little packets of heaven. A cream cheese and shredded chicken filling, all nestled into crescent...

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

Appetizers, Kid-Friendly

Hot and Creamy Pizza Dip

Looking for an easy baked appetizer for your next gathering? Ready in a flash, your friends and family will flip over this Hot and Creamy Pizza Dip. Serve with toasted baguette slices or your...

Low-carb and satisfying - Zucchini Pizza Casserole.

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Easy Zucchini Pizza Casserole

A zucchini noodle casserole with a ground beef – it’s hearty, cheesy, low-carb and super economical. AND, a big hit with my family! Zucchini Pizza Casserole is a great way to use up all...

These Chicken and Bacon Black Bean Enchiladas make a fun weeknight meal and I love to double this recipe to make TWO pans - one for dinner now and one for dinner later....then I pull that sucker right out of the freezer. And, this casserole makes a pretty neat gift when somebody's grieving a loss or celebrating a birth - who doesn't love a pan of enchiladas delivered to their door when in need??   #chicken #bacon #enchiladas #casserole

Main Dishes, Recipes

Chicken and Bacon Black Bean Enchiladas

These easy and delicious Chicken and Bacon Black Bean Enchiladas make a fun weeknight meal. I love to double this enchilada recipe and make TWO pans – one for dinner now and one for...

A loaf of cheesy pull-apart pesto bread, hot from the oven.

Breads/Quick Breads, Recipes

Cheesy Pull-Apart Pesto Bread

Garlic bread is okay, but wait until you compare it to Cheesy Pull-Apart Pesto Bread. Easy homemade pesto (made with zesty garlic, grated Parmesan, and fresh herbs) puts this bread recipe over the top. ...

You won’t find a cake that’s more heavenly! This Instant Pot Apple Cake holds all of the wonderful flavors and nostalgia of a well-loved family recipe.

Desserts, Recipes

Amazing Instant Pot Apple Cake with Rum Sauce

You won’t find an Amazing Instant Pot Apple Cake with Rum Sauce that’s more heavenly than this one, hands down.  This recipe for apple coffee cake is quick and easy, making a cake that’s...

Overhead view of a slice of fresh strawberry pie topped with whipped cream.

Desserts, Recipes

Fresh and Easy Strawberry Pie

High on my list of summer desserts, would be strawberry pie desserts – they are so cool and refreshing when our Kansas temperatures soar. Fresh and Easy Strawberry Pie can be made in a...

Creamy Instant Pot mashed potatoes being stirred with a spatula.

Conquer Your Instant Pot, Recipes

Instant Pot Creamy Smashed Potatoes

Don’t be alarmed by the ingredients in this Instant Pot Creamy Smashed Potatoes recipe. Nope, they are definitely not low fat or low calorie….but oh my! So yummy. Your family will love how creamy...

A big old pan of Tex Mex Cornbread Casserole topped with cheese and chopped tomatoes.

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Tex Mex Cornbread Casserole

Are there any Mexican food recipes that aren’t flat delicious? I doubt it. This Mexican ground beef recipe is so fast and simple to make – you’ll never believe it. Easy Tex Mex Cornbread...

A white plate loaded with meatball sub sliders that are topped with melted mozzarella cheese.

Appetizers, Kid-Friendly

Meatball Sub Sliders

Meatball Sub Sliders to the rescue! Slider recipes made with hamburger (ground beef) are always a big hit with my family and at gatherings with friends. Slider sandwiches are quick and easy to make...