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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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...

Golden brown and creamy chicken pot pie.

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Classic Chicken Pot Pie is the ultimate comfort food. I use this chicken pot pie recipe at least a couple of times per month, almost year round. My sons even refer to this dish as...

Slices of medium-rare steak on a cutting board.

Main Dishes, Recipes

Juicy Cast Iron Skillet Steak

Needing steak dinner ideas? I always do. Steak recipes are very popular in this household since I’ve got a bunch of carnivores that are hungry ALL the time. Juicy Cast Iron Skillet Steak is...

Black bean, corn, and jicama salad in a white bowl.

Recipes, Salads

Black Bean Salad with Corn

Are you a fan of black bean and corn salsa? If so, you’re gonna love this Black Bean Salad with Corn. A favorite corn salad recipe at our house, this Mexican corn salad is...

Baked beef and bean tacos on a sheet pan side by side.

Kid-Friendly, Main Dishes

Beef and Bean Baked Tacos

Beef tacos. Chicken tacos. Bean tacos. We love them ALL! Beef and Bean Baked Tacos are a family-favorite, and an easy and delicious sheet pan dinner that you’ll be making again and again. Beef...

A bright green serving bowl with pinto bean salad and veggies.

Recipes, Salads

Pinto Bean Salad with Feta and Walnuts

Are you a bean salad fan like me? I’m totally in love with Pinto Bean Salad with Feta and Walnuts – this bean salad recipe brings great flavors and textures to the table. I’m...

Side view of a grilled Reuben sandwich.

Recipes, Sandwiches and Wraps

Grilled Reuben Sandwiches

To me, any grilled sandwich recipe is a winner. For whatever reason, I detest a cold sandwich! That said, Grilled Reuben Sandwiches are by far and away my favorite! Delicious pastrami corned beef, pumpernickle...

Red serving bowl loaded with chicken salad.

Main Dishes, Recipes

Prairie Rose Chicken Salad

Are you always on the look out for a good chicken salad recipe like I am? Prairie Rose Chicken Salad is sure to please if you enjoy chicken salad recipes that boast a creamy...