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.

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

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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Make Ahead Comfort Meatballs

Ingredients Meatballs: 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 3/4 cup quick oats 1 cup milk 3 tablespoons very finely minced onion 1 1/2 teaspoons salt Plenty of ground black pepper 4 tablespoons canola oil 1/2 cup all-purpose flour Sauce: 1 cup ketchup 4 to 6 tablespoons minced onion 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar…
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Hot Parmesan Onion Dip

Click here for the original source Ingredients 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 2 cups grated parmesan cheese 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise 1 sweet onion, finely chopped Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese and mayonnaise with mixer. Then spoon in onion and cheese. Pour into…
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Slow Cooker Family Favorite Chili

Source: Betty Crocker Ingredients 2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (16 oz) chili beans in sauce, undrained 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2…
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Leftover Hambone Soup

Photo and Recipe Credit: Damn Delicious Yield: 6 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Use up your leftover hambone to make this cozy, hearty soup loaded with tons of veggies and chunks of sweet ham! Ingredients: 1 leftover hambone 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic,…
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Bacon, Parmesan Cheese, Club Cracker Appetizer

Ingredients: Club Crackers Parmesan Cheese Bacon Directions: Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on cracker the wrap in 1/2 piece of bacon.  Bake at 250 for 2 hours.  Put them on  a rack or broiler pan so grease can drop. Click here for a similar recipe from