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


  • mom and daughter

    8 Unique Mothers Day Gift Ideas

    By Chef Alli on May 8, 2018

    This year, why not give mom something simple, heartfelt  and clutter-free? I’ve gathered eight of my favorite gift ideas (perfect for any budget!) that are sure to fill her heart, but not her home....

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  • 8 Reasons You Need an Electric Pressure Cooker

    By Chef Alli on February 19, 2018

    Like most, I was highly skeptical about how great electric pressure cooking is. That was four years ago and I've never looked back. Now I'm a total convert; a huge electric pressure cooking fan....

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  • brunch

    Easy Easter Brunch Menu

    By Chef Alli on February 6, 2018

    If you're gathering the clan for an Easter celebration, why not consider brunch? I love hosting a late-morning brunch because it gives me more time to prepare before guests arrive. Brunch seems to be...

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  • charcuterie board

    How to build a charcuterie board

    By Chef Alli on December 15, 2017

    Charcuterie boards are all the rage these days. Charcuterie (shahr-cute-uh-ree) is a French word for any smoked, dry-cured or cooked meat, and they can be a tasty and beautiful addition to any dinner...

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  • Edible Christmas gifts

    By Chef Alli on December 13, 2017

    Summer and fall scooted right past us, didn't they? We've come sliding into the holiday season, ready or not. Like me, I know many of you enjoy creating and baking quick breads for your family and...

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  • Woman Washing Potatoes

    6 Secrets to Perfect Baked Potatoes

    By Chef Alli on September 6, 2017

    What makes the perfect baked potato? Crispy cracklin' skin with a light fluffy interior, right? Thankfully, making the perfect baked potato is quite easy to do. Just follow the steps below and you'll...

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  • Kid Eating A Burger

    Grilling Beefy Burgers

    By Chef Alli on September 5, 2017

    Get to know your beef Juicy grilled burgers are made from 80 percent lean ground chuck. Chuck is full of fat and that fat equals flavor. And don’t worry about the extra fat (flavor). The extra fat...

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  • sweet corn on the cob

    Delicious Sweet Corn Tips

    By Chef Alli on August 8, 2017

    Tell me what's better than a tender ear of sweet corn, slathered with sweet cream butter, salt and pepper. I anxiously watch for the first signs of a sweet corn crop every summer, hoping my local...

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  • woman with cooked chicken in the kitchen

    7 Things Good Cooks Do

    By Chef Alli on August 8, 2017

      1. Do the 10-second tidy (often)   Cleaning your work space as you go makes cooking of any sort much less daunting. If you wind up with mounds and mounds of dirty dishes at the end of each...

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  • honey in small jars

    3 Questions to Ask When Purchasing Local Honey

    By Chef Alli on August 1, 2017

    Have you been lucky enough to find local honey in your area? Scouting out farmers markets will often put us in direct contact with local beekeepers who are willing to sell honey on a regular basis....

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