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Chef Alli — Who's Cookin’ Now?

A special holiday treat: Fruit-stuffed pork roast

December 7, 2011

What could be better than the gift of an oven-ready pork loin? Delicious and beautiful, it also makes dinner an effortless, special treat during the busy holiday season.

Chef Alli — Who's Cookin’ Now?

Chef Alli’s 3 Easy Steps to a Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey

October 31, 2011

Brine that bird!

Chef Alli — Who's Cookin’ Now?

An Ina Garten Classic: Apple Crostata

October 1, 2011

This week as I was reviewing my “tried and true” collection of Ina Garten recipes in preparation for a Best of the Barefoot Contessa class, I came across one of my absolute favorites, an Ina classic: Apple Crostata.

Chef Alli — Who's Cookin’ Now?

Summer sweet corn

August 1, 2011

When I grew up, my Grandma cooked sweet corn in a pot of boiling water on the stove. I always thought it was delicious, but I’m thankful that when it comes to cookin’ sweet corn now, there are other flavorful techniques.

Chef Alli — Who's Cookin’ Now?

Walk the plank

July 1, 2011

I will be sharing my views and news of food and cooking, providing helpful information and appealing, delicious recipes, along with my favorite cooking tips and culinary techniques. As a chef and culinary instructor, I am convinced that cooking is absolutely essential to good meals and a healthy lifestyle, and it is my intent to inspire you in the kitchen. Whether you’re cooking for two, a large family, or just for dinner guests, I hope to streamline and simplify cooking, making it enjoyably easier.

Chef Alli — Who's Cookin’ Now?

The Tradition Continues

June 7, 2011

June brings Father’s Day and that always makes me think of homemade ice cream. Not just because it’s an old fashioned treat that goes way back into my childhood, but more so because I remember how much my Dad loved to make homemade ice cream.

Chef Alli — Who's Cookin’ Now?

Cooking with herbs

May 24, 2011

Welcome to the first edition of my cooking column, Who’s Cookin’ Now?


Tonganoxie Football

October 12, 2010

We are grandparents, who drove for 4 hours to see our grandson play football Monday night, and there was no press coverage, Is the Jr. Varsity team not worthy of coverage? It was very dissapointing to us. I think it sends a very loud message. Sincerely, Thelma Shelton Jewell, Ks. 66949

Weather Watch

Peak of severe weather season approaches

May 18, 2010

Severe weather season usually lasts for two to three months in Eastern Kansas. However, there have been some years with much less activity. This season so far has seen much of the strongest activity focused to our south. That is somewhat expected through mid-May.

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Try your hand at predicting the weather

March 1, 2010

The contest will begin next week, so if anyone hasn't joined yet, you will have until next Tuesday (March 9th) to jump in.

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Is anyone up for a weather competition?

February 23, 2010

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Did you see the moon's halo last night?

January 27, 2010

The moon in northeast Kansas was stunning Tuesday night. Now you can find out why it was so interesting to look at.

The Debate Diaries

We Are The Champions!

January 24, 2010

The stresses and anxieties of debate actually do pay off... in a big way!

The Debate Diaries

Rise of the Machines

January 20, 2010

Computers... I'll survive if I never have to see another computer.

Weather Watch

The Fog Blog

January 18, 2010

Saying that this past week has been a little bit foggy is like saying that we were a little cold in early January. Gross understatements. However, the two are very much related.

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The Art of the Perfect Gift

January 18, 2010

It's Christmas Eve all over again


I hate it here: part 1

January 16, 2010

The Title sums it up.

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A little information about earthquakes

January 13, 2010

Get to know a little more about earthquakes.

The Debate Diaries


January 12, 2010

Debate isn't all work and no play!

Weather Watch

Understanding where 'freezing fog' comes from

January 12, 2010

A rather dense area of freezing fog shrouded nearly all of Northeast Kansas on Tuesday morning.