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


  • making egg noodles

    Celebrate Noodle Month

    By Chef Alli on March 16, 2017

    March is National Noodle Month and what better time for this comfort food to take the stage.  Here are some fun noodle facts to amuse and amaze you: Noodle consumption spikes at least 20 percent...

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  • dad and kids eating breakfast

    Five breakfasts to warm up your tummy

    By Chef Alli on February 14, 2017

    Mom nailed it: a hot and wholesome start to the day can make a tremendous difference for all of us.  So why do more than 31 million Americans still skip the first (and maybe the most important) meal...

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  • Decorated Easter Cupcakes

    Easter Treats

    By Chef Alli on February 13, 2017

    Spring will be here soon! I’m ready for warmer days, bright sunshine and the pastel colors of Easter that cheer up my heart, mind and soul after the long days of January and February. Those two...

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  • valentine

    Don't break her heart!

    By Chef Alli on January 24, 2017

    Hi guys, Chef Alli here, thinking up some fun ways to help you be a Valentine’s Day hero.  Every woman in the land wants to swoon and be doted on by her man, so don’t you dare think otherwise, not...

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  • group cooking in kitchen

    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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