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


  • Eating at home

    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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  • Brownie Mix Recipes

    By Chef Alli on April 2, 2020

    When you need a chocolate dessert in a hurry, is there anything easier and faster than a boxed brownie mix? Everybody loves brownies and most of us usually have one or two box mixes in the pantry....

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  • Tips for Hosting Easter Dinner

    By Chef Alli on March 18, 2020

    Easter signals Spring and after the long winter months here in the Heartland, we are all very anxious for sunshine and warmer weather - the perfect time to gather friends and family for a meal to...

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  • 15 Easy and Flavorful Ways to Use Salsa In Everyday Cooking

    By Chef Alli on March 3, 2020

    Take advantage of salsa’s bold flavors, versatility and ease when you’re in the kitchen. It’s not only tasty, but the health benefits are great, too. Tomatoes, peppers, onions and fresh cilantro in...

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  • multiple soups

    Soup Swap 101

    By Chef Alli on February 11, 2020

     A soup swap is a fun opportunity to gather with friends AND take home a variety of soups. The best part? You only have to make one big batch of your favorite soup. Planning Your Soup Swap Set a...

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  • 10 Simple Things for a Healthier and Happier Home

    By Chef Alli on February 10, 2020

    Boost Relaxing Scents and Sounds To improve the welcome feel of my home, I have found that introducing relaxing scents has a beneficial impact on my family members, especially when these scents are...

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  • lambmeat

    How to Cook Lamb

    By Chef Alli on February 7, 2020

    Lamb might seem like an intimidating dish, but these simple tips will help you cook a leg of lamb that’s juicy, tender and flavorful. Until recently, I completely identified with people who worried...

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  • 13 Ways to Use Freezer Bags

    By Chef Alli on November 22, 2019

    I love a handy freezer bag. These heavy-duty plastic bags make so many cooking chores much quicker, easier and far less messy, helping me be more efficient in the kitchen. I also like the more...

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  • 11 Grocery Shopping Tips

    By Chef Alli on November 20, 2019

    Whether we enjoy it or not, we all know grocery shopping is a crucial task because it’s one of our heftiest expenses. Make it a little easier (maybe even enjoyable) by “cashing in” on a few of my top...

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  • Prime Rib Tips

    By Chef Alli on November 5, 2019

    Prime rib is synonymous with the holidays, no doubt about it. It’s rich, tender, full of flavor and has tons of magnificent presence that immediately elevates the meal. Some might even say it’s the...

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