Audra’s Review of Chick-fil-A Mealtime Kits

By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection Christine Cooper from the Perimeter Pointe Chick-fil-A surprised me last week by showing up at my front door with two “mealtime kits” to try!   I worked at CFA in high school and college and I still LOVE CFA and couldn’t wait to see what these kits are all […]

Recipes you will LOVE: Today’s Featured Chef – Mike Casey

Click here to read Foodie Patty’s introduction to this series.   Aha! Connection Recipes you will LOVE Recipes, for me, have never been an “etched in stone” kind of thing.  Whether I’m following a recipe in a cookbook/online, trying to recreate something I’ve eaten at a restaurant or simply making something up, I rarely repeat […]


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Recipes you will LOVE: Today’s Featured Chef – Matt Kern

Submitted by Patty Moncrief Aha! Connection Recipes you will LOVE My first featured chef is dear friend and neighbor, Matt Kern. Hello to all you AHA Connection followers! I have the pleasure of sharing with you some recipes that I hope you will enjoy this Valentine’s Day. I grew up in Atlanta, so many […]


Matt Kern

NYE Bubbly Picks from Michael Bryan at Vino Venue

Here are three great NYE bubbly picks from Michael Bryan of the Atlanta Wine School.  All are available at Vino Venue in the Georgetown Shopping Center Affordable Bling Cuvee Deor Prosecco, Italy $20 This solid gold bottle will certainly garner 2nd looks at a gathering!  Perfumy, soft in the mouth, with an ever-so-slightly touch of […]

Recipe of the Week: Lucky New Year’s Day Menu

In my family Mama always had the exact same menu every New Year’s Day for lunch.  I pretty much follow my Mom’s traditions and this is what I prepare and serve every New Year’s Day: Turnip Greens-Representing Money…eat more greens, earn more money in the upcoming year! Cornbread-I think we make cornbread simply because it […]

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas!

Though my mind and my electric bill still say, “Summer,” it’s time to wrap our heads around the back-to-school routine, like it or not! With the start of school also comes the daily challenge of packing a healthy lunch that your kids will actually eat. My kids, though not especially picky at home, have strong […]

Penne with Tuna and Capers and more!

Submitted by Debbie Sumner This is so refreshing for summer with the lemony sauce and so light too. I make the pasta and put out the rest in bowls and my kids pick and choose what else they want to add: 12 oz penne pasta (I use Barilla Plus for more protein) 2 cloves minced […]

Jane’s Famous Gazpacho

Ingredients: 4 cups Clamato juice 1/2 cup onion – minced 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup green bell pepper – minced 3 Tablespoons parsley – chopped 2 cloves garlic- minced (we use the kind in the jar) 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco salt & pepper to taste 8 medium tomatoes – chopped […]

Annemarie’s White Wine Sangria

Annemarie Madden’s White Wine Sangria (I’ve had it and it is FAB-U-LOUS!) Ingredients: 1 bottle dry white wine 2-3 cups peach schnapps 2-3 cups frozen fruit (we like strawberries, peaches, pineapple and grapes) 1 can sprite or ginger ale Marinate fruit in schnapps in fridge (at least 8 hrs). Add to chilled wine and sprite/ginger […]

Granddaddy’s Famous Homemade Mac-n-cheese

Yes – he told me how to make this years ago and I don’t usually share my family secrets but I’m making an exception!   I had a few requests for this after you all learned that he got lost after making a trip to purchase the ingredients for his famous mac-n-cheese.   Granddaddy makes huge batches […]