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

Kristin’s Sausage balls

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Bisquick
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb sausage (I usually use sage)

Preparation:

Put all together in large ziplock and let it get to room temp. Mix inside bag- I usually will mix it a bit then leave it then come back to mix again until it’s all mixed. Roll into balls and put on cookie sheet then freeze.… Read More »

Kristin’s Sausage Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 jars Old English cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb sausage (cooked and drained)
  • 1 Tbls butter/marg
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of hot sauce 
  • 1 pkg English muffins cut in half

Preparation:

Cook, mince and drain sausage. Combine cheese, butter, and sauces. Melt in microwave until smooth. Add sausage and mix together. Scoop mixture onto English muffins.… Read More »

Laura’s Late Night Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Late Night (or anytime) Grilled Cheese:

Ingredients:

  • Sourdough Bread (you can use other bread, but NONE are as good as sourdough. Crusty fresh breads work best)
  • Real Butter
  • Variety of Cheeses, (I usually use cheddar, jack, and American or Swiss)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

Preparation:

Place one pat of butter on each end of each bread slice.  … Read More »

Kim and Shelley’s Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients:

Preparation:

Cook chicken in crock pot, shred, mix with Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce, create sandwiches and serve with Famous Dave’s Spicy Pickles!  Yummy and easy!

K. Ron’s Green Jacket Salad

K. Ron is originally from Augusta, GA and below is her version of the famous Green Jacket Salad from her home town.   You can find many versions online but hers in particular is delicious!

Ingredients:

  • Bag of garden blend lettuce
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes diced
  • Spring Onions diced (use white and green parts)
  • Stacey’s Pita chips (crumbled)
  • Garlic Powder to taste
  • Italian Seasoning to taste
  • Oregano to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Lowrey’s seasoned salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar and 1/4 cup vegetable oil for dressing

Preparation:

Mix together and enjoy!… Read More »

Avocado Feta Dip

Source:  K. Eith – Spring Break 2019

Ingredients:

  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of finely diced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves (I use three or four)
  • 4oz pkg crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley 
  • 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Half teaspoon dried oregano 
  • half teaspoon salt
  •  two avocados, chopped 

Preparation:

Stir together first nine ingredients; gently stir in avocado just before serving.… Read More »

K. Ron’s 3 Ingredient Breakfast Bake

So, I’m at the beach with 21 people.  10 moms and 11 always hungry high school boys.  These boys are spoiled and have pretty much woken up to the smell of bacon frying every day.  This morning they had a special treat that all agree was worthy of sharing!  We’re calling it K. Ron’s 3 Ingredient Breakfast Bake.  … Read More »

Almost Famous Peppermint Bark

Source:  Food Network Ingredients

12 ounces good-quality semisweet chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract

1 pound good-quality white chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

3 candy canes or 12 round hard peppermint candies, crushed

Directions
  1. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil, shiny-side up; smooth out any wrinkles. Heat 1 inch of water in a saucepan over low heat until steaming.
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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!! “

Moroccan cuisine contains an exquisite combination of savory and sweet spices to create unique flavors.… Read More »

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 tsp freshly cracked pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine

Gravy Ingredients:

  • Pan juices from turkey
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp flour mixed with water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Freshly cracked pepper and salt to taste

Turkey Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325.
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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 tea poured at a Chick-fil-A restaurant nationwide has the same color and flavor as the original blend selected more than three decades ago.… Read More »

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
  1. In a small bowl, stir together mozzarella, olive oil, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes, and season with salt.
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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 until the vanilla bean is chopped into teeny tiny pieces.… Read More »

6 Ways to Cool Off on National Watermelon Day

 
    1. Watermelon Agua Fresca
    2. Watermelon Granita
    3. WTRMLN WTR GINGR Elixir
    4. Grape and Watermelon Freezer Pops
    5. Watermelon Lemonade
    6. Strawberry Watermelon Coolers
Click here for the article from Whole Foods with savings and beautiful photos!

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 limes (save the limes for the green sauce)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 pounds chicken tenderloins (or boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to an even 1/2-inch thickness)
For the Green Sauce
  • 1 jalapeño chili pepper, seeded and roughly chopped (reserve the seeds) (see note)
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann’s or Duke’s
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the Quinoa
  • 1-1/2 cups pre-washed quinoa (or rinse it before cooking)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
Suggested Toppings
  • Fresh corn, tomatoes, avocado, cucumbers, beans, cilantro
Instructions For the Chicken
  1. Combine all of the ingredients except for the chicken breasts in a 1-gallon freezer bag.
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