Recipes

I love to cook. I just wish someone would go to the grocery store for me! Seriously—I share recipes on this page from my personal collection but absolutely love for others to post or share recipes with me so I can share with the Aha! Connection.

Meal Types Key Ingredients

apple | Asian | asparagus | avocado | beef | chicken | corn | cranberries | fish | marinade | pie | pork | salsa | shrimp

Veggie Frittata

Ingredients:

1 medium sized yellow onion, chopped 1 (4 oz) container sliced fresh mushrooms 1 T olive oil 1 (6 oz) bag of baby fresh spinach 4 large eggs 6 egg whites 1 (4oz) block sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup) 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 T milk 1/2 t pepper 1/4…
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Berries and Cream

My kids love this snack (or dessert) during fresh berry season! 

Ingredients:

Any fresh berries.  We typically use:

Blueberries Strawberries Raspberries Blackberries

For the Cream:

1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream 3 T Sugar

Preparation:

Wash berries, cut strawberries if they are large.  Put all the berries together in a big bowl.

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Missy’s Marinated Tomatoes

Source: The Pioneer Woman

Ingredients:

1 cup Canola Oil 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar 4 Tablespoons Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt Freshly Ground Black Pepper 3 whole Green Onions, Sliced 1/4 cup Chopped Parsley 18 whole Basil Leaves (chiffonade) 1/4 teaspoon Ground Thyme 2 cloves Garlic, Minced Finely 2 pounds Tomatoes, Cut Into Quarters (if Big) Or…
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Easy Chicken Enchiladas (2)

Ingredients:

3 cups cooked chicken (I cook mine in the crock pot for easiest shredding) 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese 1.5 cups sour cream, divided 1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chiles, drained 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas (or corn if you prefer) 1 cup green taco sauce optional toppings (olives, tomato, avocado,…
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Classic Deviled Eggs

Recipe courtesy of The Food Network

Ingredients

6 eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1 teaspoon yellow mustard 1/8 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper Smoked Spanish paprika, for garnish

Preparation

Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and cover with enough water that there’s 1 1/2 inches of water above …
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Mexican Beef Roast

Source: Jenny Stockton via The Opelika Observer

Great as meat in a burrito (in a gluten-free tortilla) or tacos or as a topping for some nachos.  It’s always delicious served with salsa and guacamole.

Ingredients:

1 beef arm roast 1-2 Tbsp. chipotle chili powder (depending on desired spiciness) 1 tsp. salt 1 onion, thinly sliced…
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DIY Taco Seasoning

Source: Jenny Stockton via The Opelika Observer

Whenever a recipe calls for a “packet” of taco seasoning, use 3 Tbsp. of this mix instead.

Ingredients:

¼ cup chili powder 1 ½ tsp. onion powder 1 ½ tsp. garlic powder 1 ½ tsp. cumin 1 ½ tsp. oregano ½ tsp. paprika 1 tsp. sea salt 1…
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Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Pecan Pie

Source: Jenny Stockton via The Opelika Observer

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar ½ cup gluten-free all purpose flour mix 2 eggs 8 Tbsp. dairy-free butter substitute, melted (I like EarthBalance and SmartBalance “butters”.) 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life morsels.) ¾ cup chopped pecans ½ cup shredded coconut 1 tsp. vanilla

Preparation: Mix …
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Chicken Oregano

Source: Jenny Stockton via The Opelika Observer

Ingredients:  (all are GF)

¼ cup olive oil ½ cup chopped onion 1 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper ¼ tsp. oregano ¼ tsp. minced garlic 2 tomatoes, peeled and quartered (or canned, drained) ½ cup dry white wine 8 oz. fresh or canned mushrooms ¼ cup parsley, optional…
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Power Balls

Source: Jenny Stockton via the Opelika Observer

Enjoy whenever you need a little pick-me-up!

Ingredients:

1 cup gluten-free oats (such as Bob’s Red Mill) ½ cup peanut butter 1/3 cup honey 1 cup coconut flakes ½ cup ground flaxseed or chia seeds ½ cup mini-chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life brand if you want dairy free)…
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