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

Chicory Salad With Roasted Grapes

Source:  The Washington Post


1 cup seedless red grapes 1/3 cup walnut or pecan pieces 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon plus 1 pinch salt 1/8 teaspoon plus 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon honey 1 tablespoon minced…
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Easy Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Source:  Genius Kitchen


20mins SERVES:

20-30 YIELD:

1 1/2 pounds UNITS:

US Ingredients 12 ounces quality white chocolate (like Ghirardelli) 12 ounces quality dark chocolate (like Ghirardelli) 1⁄2 cup crushed peppermint candy (like starlite)


Line a 9×12 pan with parchment paper. Melt the dark chocolate (use the method you prefer, either…
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Hune’s Lasagna

(Hune is a nickname for my mom)


1.5 lbs ground chuck 1 T olive oil 1 medium onion minced or chopped 1 clove garlic chopped 1 t dried parsley 1 t dried basil 1 t dried oregano 1/8 t crushed red pepper 12 oz tomato paste 28 oz can crushed tomatoes 1 C water…
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Chicken Fricassee with Spring Vegetables

Source:  Southern Living


8 skinless, bone-in chicken thighs (about 4 lb.) (Audra used boneless) 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (Audra used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 (8-oz.) package cremini mushrooms, quartered  (Audra isn’t…
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Game Day Fried Chicken Sliders with Bacon, Apricot, Root Beer & Sesame Seed Jam and Chipotle Yogurt Drizzle

Makes 8 sliders

Active Prep Time 40 Minutes – Cook Time 55 Minutes 


8 brioche slider buns 1 pound thick cut bacon 1 onion 4 cloves garlic 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup root beer 1 pack sesame snaps candy ¼ cup brown sugar ½ cup dried apricots 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes…
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Layered Mexican Dip

This is Audra’s personal recipe, modified from several similar versions.


1 rotisserie chicken, de-boned and chopped 2 avocados – peeled, pitted and diced 1.5 T fresh lime juice 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup salsa (I use PACE restaurant style) 1 teaspoon garlic salt (or to taste) 1 teaspoon black pepper (or…
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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

3 lbs. pork shoulder or butt, skin and excess fat removed 1 onion, chopped 1 cup chicken broth 2 cups bottled BBQ sauce (we love the Johnny Harris brand) 2 tbsp. dijon mustard 2 tbsp. honey 1 tbsp. soy sauce salt and pepper to taste

Scatter onion over bottom of slow cooker and place pork …
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Ham Delights

Audra’s Favorite Tailgating Recipe originally obtained from the 1981 “Baptist Bounty” Cookbook from 1st Baptist Church of Opelika, Alabama.

Ingredients for Spread:

1/2 lb butter softened 3 T mustard (not the spice, real mustard from a yellow jar) 3 T poppy seeds 1 medium onion, chopped 1 t Worcestershire

Remaining Ingredients:

3 packages party rolls…
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Kicked Up Brunswick Stew

Source:  East Alabama Living Magazine

“This is a favorite of ours.  It is super easy.  I can have it on the stove in 10 minutes.  It does very well in a slow cooker during the game.” ~Beth Yarbrough


1 rotisserie chicken 1 lb chopped pork from your favorite BBQ joint (without sauce) 2 (14.5…
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Alabama Firecrackers

Source:  Southern Living Magazine

Forget about the fancy potluck party snack. We’re introducing you to the Fire Cracker, also known as the Alabama Fire Cracker. It’s simple. It’s delicious. It’s addictive. Bake them– or don’t bake them. Just make sure you shake them really well. Here’s the story behind this Southern snack that starts with …
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Salt and Vinegar Wings

Adapted from The Spruce.  We make them on a Big Green Egg rather than a regular charcoal grill.

If you love salt and vinegar potato chips, then you’ll love these tangy wings. Add a touch of cayenne pepper to the marinade to boost its spiciness.


3 pounds/1.4 kg chicken wings 1 3/4 cups/420 mL…
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Grilled Mexican Corn Salad

Source:  Simply Gluten Free Magazine

(Gluten-Free, Dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, Vegetarian, Vegan)

This is a salad version of a classic Mexican street food, elote, which is grilled corn served with a variety of toppings.  This particular salad is vegan, but feel free to go traditional and top with cotija cheese.

Serves 4-6 …
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These Nine Sweet Potato Toasts Will Make You Feel Healthy And Happy

Everyone of these looks delicious.  Click here for all 9 recipes plus a fast paced video to show you how to make them all!
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Roasted Radishes


1 lb with tops and ends trimmed, then sliced in half. 1 T olive oil Salt Pepper Finely chopped garlic clove Minced parsley


Trim the top and stem ends off a pound of radishes, then slice them in half.  Toss with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil and some salt and pepper.  Arrange …
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Roasted Cauliflower


1 pound cauliflower, about 1 medium-large head, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (Go ahead and cook all the loose pieces that will fall away when you slice!) Extra virgin olive oil, to coat Sea salt Coarsely ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place cauliflower in a large mixing bowl. Pour …
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