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

Simple Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Yield: 1 quart

2 cups heavy cream 2 cups whole milk 1/2 – 3/4 cups of sugar (feel free to use whatever organic sugar you prefer) 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract Pinch of sea salt 1 vanilla bean (optional- see note below)

Combine the milk, sugar, and vanilla beans (if using) in a blender.

Thoroughly blend …
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6 Ways to Cool Off on National Watermelon Day

  Watermelon Agua Fresca Watermelon Granita WTRMLN WTR GINGR Elixir Grape and Watermelon Freezer Pops Watermelon Lemonade Strawberry Watermelon Coolers Click here for the article from Whole Foods with savings and beautiful photos!
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Chicken & Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Spicy Green Sauce

Click here for the link to the original recipe with tons of pictures and more detailed instructions.   Servings: 4-6 Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes Total Time: 1 Hour, plus at least 6 hours to marinate the chicken Ingredients For the Chicken 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lime zest, from two…
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Copycat Everybody’s Pizza Panzanella Salad….renamed “Anna’s Salad”

Start with a Boboli Crust Add pesto and mozzarella and bake Cover cooked pizza with shredded lettuce, shredded cooked chicken, more mozzarella, tomatoes and Parmesan ranch dressing…
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Crustless Canadian Bacon & Brie Quiche

Ingredients

14 thin slices Canadian bacon (just over 1/4 lb Boars Head thinly sliced) 1 8 oz round of brie 8 large eggs, slightly beaten 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, grated 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil

Preparation

 

Place Canadian bacon slices on bottom and up sides of a lightly…
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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Servings: 2   Ingredients:   Breadcrumbs Panko breadcrumbs – 1/2 cup (I use Gluten Free) Oil-spray Chicken 2 small chicken breasts, around 6-7oz/180-210g each 4 slices Swiss cheese 4 to 6 slices of ham, about 2.5oz/75g 3 tbsp mayonnaise 1 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard Dijon Cream Sauce (makes 1 cup) 1 1/2 tbsp butter 1 1/2 tbsp…
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Watermelon-Tequila Cocktails

Ingredients 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup granulated sugar 8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound) 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 3/4 cups blueberries 3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish 1 1/4 cups silver tequila Ice

Preparation

Click here to go to FoodandWine.com for a video and/or instructions to
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Amaretti Cookies

Submitted by Nancy Echikson

1- 7 ounce package almond paste 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large egg whites 1 teaspoon amaretto or almond extract

Pre heat oven to 350.  Beat sugar and almond paste at medium speed in stand mixer until it’s in small pieces.  Add egg whites and amaretto or almond extract.  Beat on …
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Nutella Pudding

Nutella Pudding I eat completely gluten free so I rarely find dessert items on restaurant menus that work for me.  When I found Nutella Pudding on Brookhaven’s Dixie Q menu I knew I must seize the opportunity to order dessert!   After taking my very first bite I knew that if there ever was an occasion…
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Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Breasts Recipe

Source:  Southern Living Magazine, March 2018

Ingredients

1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided 4 (8-oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts 8 bacon slices (not thick cut) 1 1/2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved 2 tablespoons olive…
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Mexican Street Corn Salad

Sweet and with just a hint of spice, this street corn salad is perfect at the dinner table, parties, potlucks, and even barbecues. Servings: 10

Source:  4sonsrus

Ingredients 2 14 oz bags of frozen corn 1 tbsp olive oil ¼ cup mayonnaise 8 oz cotija cheese crumbled ½ jalapeno diced, seeds removed ½ cup finely…
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Bao Buns


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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

Source;  The Opelika Observer

by Rocky Brook Potters (Ree Drummond – The Pioneer Woman)

Ingredients:

3 boneless, skinless whole chicken breasts 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 28-oz. can whole or diced tomatoes, with juice 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth (more if you like the soup…
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The Best Green Beans I’ve Ever Had

Sorry mom.  I do give you some credit though, your pressure cooker green beans inspired me to try cooking them in my new Instant Pot.  OMG.  They are so good.

 

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Recipe of the Week: Meatballs and Marinara in the Instant Pot

 

Well, this Instant Pot meal was an “instant” success in my family!  So easy and fairly healthy.

Click here for the meatball recipe Click here for the marinara recipe
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