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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    5 Tips for Talking with Your Butcher

    By Chef Alli on May 29, 2018

    Butcher shops are making a comeback, reviving their craft all across the country. Having access to a butcher shop means you have a very knowledgeable person behind the counter, but many people find...

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    11 (Handy) Uses for Your Bench Scraper

    By Chef Alli on May 29, 2018

    I know the name bench scraper sounds weird for a kitchen utensil because there's no bench in my kitchen (how about yours?), but what a super useful tool to have! It’s also called a bench knife and a...

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  • sparkler

    4th of July Desserts that Pop

    By Chef Alli on May 10, 2018

    I had a great time creating the following July 4th dessert recipes. I hope you enjoy them during your summer celebrations. May they hit the spot and cool you off in just the right fashion. May...

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  • cookout

    Practice Food Safety for 4th of July Cookouts

    By Chef Alli on May 10, 2018

    Independence Day is on its way, and nothing beats eating a refreshing dessert while watching fireworks light up the sky. But before you can dig in and enjoy, you’ll want to make sure your cookout has...

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  • 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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    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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