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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    12 Reasons You Should Learn to Cook

    By Chef Alli on January 2, 2017

    You’ve gone through the drive-through four times this week, and you’ve packed on a couple pounds over the last year. You’re becoming known in your circle of friends as the guy who would rather phone...

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  • Cuisinart Pressure Cooker

    Top 10 Kitchen Christmas Gifts

    By Chef Alli on December 1, 2016

    1. Electric Pressure Cooker I’m in LOVE with my Cuisinart six-quart electric pressure cooker. It has totally changed the way we do dinner and, boy, does my family dig that. No more overcooked hunks...

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  • Lighter Holiday Options

    The Lighter Side

    By Chef Alli on November 10, 2016

    Not often do we think of holiday meals as light offerings. Instead, they are often overflowing in dishes, calories and time.   If you'd like to scale things back a bit, you'll find my recipes here...

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  • Sweet Potato

    Sweet Potato...Sweet Potato...Sweet Potato...YAM?

    By Chef Alli on November 3, 2016

    Why do so many supermarkets across the U.S. call sweet potatoes yams? Great question!  It seems the confusion began at the time that enslaved Africans referred to American sweet potatoes as nyami, a...

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  • Cooking With Cast Iron

    Cooking with Cast Iron

    By Chef Alli on October 3, 2016

    I love cooking with cast iron!  Let me tell you why: Yes, cast iron cookware is heavy, but that weight guarantees reliable temperature control and a super hot surface that ensures a delicious,...

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  • Go-To Apple Recipes

    Go-To Apple Recipes for Autumn: 5 Chef Alli Favorites

    By Chef Alli on October 3, 2016

    Apple treats and apple activities are everywhere – caramel apples, candy apples, apple dumplings, picking apples, bobbing for apples, apple festivals –the list goes on, ensuring we’re all aware...

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  • purchasing kitchen knife

    Buying your first chefs knife

    By Chef Alli on September 20, 2016

    My chefs knife is a tool I use daily. It's the one I reach for every single time. Here are my three tips you should use when purchashing your own.  1) Shop in a kitchen store that allows you to be...

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  • Soups and Chowders

    Soups and Chowders

    By Chef Alli on August 24, 2016

    It’s fall, y’all! How did we get here so dang fast? I find myself asking that more and more as time buzzes past, but I have to say I’m always thankful for cooler weather to arrive. And, I appreciate...

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  • man and woman at farmers market

    Five Farmers Market Tips

    By Chef Alli on August 2, 2016

    If I had it my way, I’d spend each and every Saturday morning at a Kansas farmers market. The festive atmosphere, local artisans selling their wares, plus the wide variety of meats, fruits and...

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  • family having a bbq outside

    10 fun and easy BBQ hacks

    By Chef Alli on May 5, 2016

    Don't sweat your summer BBQ. Use these 10 tips from Chef Alli to make your party the best in town. 1. Make Cooler Corn!  Yes, you can cook corn-on-the-cob in a cooler, and you can do it for a  ...

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