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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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

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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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Bao Buns

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

Source;  The Opelika Observer

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


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.

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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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