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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    The 18 Best Cooking Tips Every Home Cook Should Know

    By Chef Alli on May 31, 2022

    Below is a list of cooking tips that will benefit every home cook. These tips and shortcuts make recipes more flavorful, cooking more fun and help keep prep time to a minimum.  1. How to Avoid...

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    How to Make the Best Burger

    By Chef Alli on May 13, 2022

    Nothing says summertime more than grilled burgers. Juicy ground beef patties cooked to perfection over a charcoal grill (my preference, anyway), then cheese, toppings, special sauce and toasted buns...

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  • Kitchen Clutter

    Reducing Kitchen Countertop Clutter

    By Chef Alli on April 27, 2022

    If you’re like me and the kitchen is where you spend a lot of time, it’s easy to get bogged down with kitchen clutter and overloaded countertops.   All those cool cooking gadgets in utensil jars,...

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  • Nonstick Pan

    Caring for Nonstick Cookware

    By Chef Alli on April 22, 2022

    Use the right tools  Even the most durable nonstick finish can be quickly gouged and damaged when metal or wooden utensils are used.   Instead, using silicone spatulas and spatula-spoons when...

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  • Mother's Day Tea Party

    Host a Mother’s Day Tea Party

    By Chef Alli on April 6, 2022

    With a bit of creativity and planning, you can host a lovely tea party to honor mom and provide a special memory she will always cherish and remember. The tradition and custom of afternoon tea...

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  • 20 Items You Didn’t Know You Could Put in the Dishwasher

    By Chef Alli on January 28, 2022

    My dishwasher is not just for dishes anymore at my house! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been shocked by how grimy an everyday item was until after I unloaded it from the dishwasher. I find it...

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    Foods We Should be Washing and Foods We Shouldn’t

    By Chef Alli on January 18, 2022

    Do you sometimes wonder which foods need rinsed as part of their prep and which foods shouldn’t be? There’s a right way and a wrong way and this guide will help.  Foods to Be Washed Fruits with...

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  • water running down kitchen sink into garbage disposal

    Using and Cleaning Your Garbage Disposal

    By Chef Alli on January 11, 2022

    Our garbage disposals are not as invincible as we might think.   Here’s a helpful list of disposal do’s and don’ts that can help avoid mishaps, provide some guidelines, and offer a few tips for care...

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  • kitchen shears

    Why you need kitchen shears

    By Chef Alli on January 11, 2022

    While some home cooks may feel kitchen shears are more of a gadget, I have found them to be an essential tool I employ nearly every time I cook.  From cutting pizza and quesadillas, to snipping...

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  • group at a holiday party

    Holiday Guest Etiquette

    By Chef Alli on December 16, 2021

    Most people are terrific at parties, but sometimes we all need a reminder of how to be considerate and respectful of our hosts.  Always RSVP in a timely manner   As soon as you know what your...

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