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


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    Cooking with an Electric Pressure Cooker

    By Chef Alli on August 14, 2020

    Why I love my pressure cooker We eat better because the only foods that can be cooked in them aren’t processed or refined. It saves time. You can make hard-boiled eggs, soups and pastas in five...

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    Fresh Herbs vs. Dried Spices

    By Chef Alli on July 27, 2020

    Choosing between fresh herbs or dried spices is a matter of culinary preference. If you’re cooking a dish that needs to simmer longer than 45 minutes, you have two choices: add the dried spices at...

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    Easy Indoor and Outdoor Herb Garden

    By Chef Alli on July 27, 2020

    ​I love container herb gardening.  Kept outside during the summer months, then brought indoors when the weather turns cold, container gardens make culinary herb growing easy and fun. I've found a...

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    Cooking with fresh herbs

    By Chef Alli on July 27, 2020

    Fresh herbs can make a so-so meal taste out of this world. When you're cooking with fresh herbs, use these tips to make sure they're the tastiest and freshest they can be ensuring your food tastes...

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    Top 6 Herbs for Cooking

    By Chef Alli on July 27, 2020

    I know I say this a lot but cooking with fresh herbs significantly adds to the flavor of any dish. It’s simply a fact.  Think of how a sprinkle of sweet basil over homegrown tomatoes and fresh...

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    Cold Soups

    By Chef Alli on June 30, 2020

    Cold soup, you say? What an absolute contradiction. After all, aren’t soups supposed to  be served nice and hot from a simmering pot on the stove? Before you write off a bowl of refreshing chilled...

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    A Guide to Processed Tomato Products

    By Chef Alli on June 30, 2020

    When we can't get perfect summer tomatoes, it’s super convenient to use processed tomatoes for our favorite sauces, soups and sides. I like to keep my pantry as well stocked as possible with various...

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    Food Storage Tips

    By Chef Alli on June 11, 2020

    I am always seeking ways to keep food fresh for my family while also reducing food waste. Below are some of my favorite food storage tips that have made a difference in my household. First Things...

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    19 Ways Coffee Filters Can Save You in the Kitchen

    By Chef Alli on May 20, 2020

    I’m always on the look-out for different ways to use the things I already have on hand, especially when they are readily available and affordable. Below are a few reasons I found coffee filters to be...

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    Eating at Home During COVID-19

    By Chef Alli on April 22, 2020

    You may be sharing the sentiments of many Americans during this time of Corona isolation: What’s for dinner that I can cook myself? If you have regularly dined out or consistently relied on takeout...

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