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

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

Note from my friend Elizabeth: 

“If you need a recipe of the week, this was easy, yummy and slightly different from usual Crock Pot chicken stews. The hardest part is cutting up the butternut squash but even Costco sells that seasonally. And the chicken thighs give it a richer flavor. Cozy and warm!! “

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No-Fuss Turkey

Let’s be honest, cooking a “Thanksgiving-worthy” turkey is hard! This delicious turkey recipe gets rid of the hectic holiday hassle! Click here for the full recipe and video. No-Fuss Turkey Serves 8

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Turkey Ingredients:

1 (12 lb) turkey 4 tbsp melted butter 2 tbsp rosemary 1 garlic clove 1 tsp salt 1/2…
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Three Decades, One Blend: The Story Behind Chick-fil-A Iced Tea

Source:  Inside Chick-fil-A

A Southern specialty with international roots, it’s a recipe that remains unchanged.

When Ronnie Osborne steps off the plane in South America, he’s on a mission. A microbiologist by training, he’s now one of the country’s most respected tea buyers, and part of a team responsible for ensuring every glass of iced …
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Caprese Bites

Modified from this original recipe at Delish   Ingredients   8 oz. mozzarella balls 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp. Italian seasoning 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes kosher salt 24 cherry tomatoes 12 fresh basil leaves 1 c. balsamic vinegar Toothpicks   Preparation In a small bowl, stir together mozzarella, olive oil, Italian seasoning, crushed red…
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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


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



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


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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


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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