Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a wife, mom and chef. She's been stirring up a love of farm fresh cooking for more than a decade.  To see more of Alli's recipes, go to www.chefalli.com.

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  • Grocery Store Basket

    11 Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget

    By Chef Alli on July 29, 2021

    Sticking to a budget can be tricky when it comes to grocery shopping.  The moment we enter the grocery store, we are tempted with food displays, distracted by sale signs and enticed by impulse buys...

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  • Kitchen Utensils Drawer

    Staying Safe in the Kitchen

    By Chef Alli on July 29, 2021

    Accidents are bound to happen in the kitchen. With sharp knives, high heat and moving beaters, things can get dicey.   Understanding potential kitchen hazards can help you and your family avoid cuts...

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  • Man Pouring Oil in Hot Pan

    Cooking with the Right Oil

    By Chef Alli on May 26, 2021

    Did you know the oils you choose to cook with can make or break your dish?  When oils are cooked at high temperatures, they eventually reach their smoke point. The smoke point is the temperature at...

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  • Cooking Oils Lined Up

    A Guide to Cooking Oils

    By Chef Alli on May 26, 2021

    Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)  Extra-virgin olive oil is a common cooking oil. Many cooks regularly use EVOO for baking and sauteing, along with making dressings, sauces and marinades. EVOO has a...

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  • Oil in Pantry

    5 Tips for Storing Cooking Oil

    By Chef Alli on May 26, 2021

    Properly storing your cooking oil is the first step to cooking success. Here are some of Chef Alli’s tips for storing cooking oil in the pantry for good quality, freshness and flavor:   1. Store-...

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  • Family Pizza Night

    12 Tips For Pizza Night at Home 

    By Chef Alli on May 26, 2021

    Is there any family in America who doesn’t enjoy pizza night? I doubt it.  No matter which way you slice it, there are lots of pizza night choices, from takeout to homemade pizza.   Here are some...

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  • Steak in Cast Iron Skillet

    How to Cook Steak in a Cast Iron Skillet

    By Chef Alli on May 10, 2021

    Thank goodness there’s more than one way to cook a good steak. We often think steak should only be grilled, and that couldn’t be more incorrect. Go ahead and resign yourself to this: a nice thick...

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  • Grilling steaks in the summer

    Grilling Steaks in the Summer

    By Chef Alli on May 5, 2021

    Summer means it’s time for dinners on the deck, drinks by the pool, neighborhood parties, trips to the lake and family gatherings — all fun times that involve food! Even though most Kansans grill...

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  • Woman using air fryer

     Which Air Fryer Should You Purchase? 

    By Chef Alli on March 3, 2021

    There are a couple of things to consider when purchasing an air fryer and size is one of them.      I’ve talked to many folks who love their air fryer but wish they had purchased the bigger size to...

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  • wings air fryer

    Tips for Getting the Best Results from Your Air Fryer

    By Chef Alli on March 3, 2021

    Learn to keep a close eye on what you’re cooking. Due to very hot air circulation (much like a convection oven) foods cook super quickly.  I “blackened” a few things at first.   Don’t be afraid to...

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