Category Archives: Grocery Deals

  1. Don’t sleep on Aldi for your holiday baking needs


    December 10, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Pineapple thumbprints were the first cookies of this holiday season in the Thompson house.

    Three years ago, I started a Christmas tradition by accident.

    It was a bittersweet holiday season. I had just started a new day job, but the first paycheck hadn’t come in yet. I was also freshly married, so my family tripled in size. I didn’t have a lot of money, but I wanted to do something nice for my relatives.

    That November and December, I baked and baked and baked. Batches upon batches of sugar cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, chocolate chip cookies and double-chocolate cookies filled my freezer. Cookie sheets and parchment paper were my faithful companions, along with a dog eager to catch batter that flew out of the mixing bowl. And bless my poor oven’s heart — that thing really earned its keep that winter.

    Fortunately, the cookies were a hit. And to keep up with my annual holiday baking, I’ve turned to one of my favorite retailers — Aldi.

  2. What’s your favorite neighborhood grocery store?


    April 24, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Local Louisville grocery stores are having their moment.

    Insider Louisville profiled Sean Reynolds, an entrepreneur who plans to open Reynolds Grocery Store in Clifton next month. The store, which will be located at 1813 Frankfort Avenue, will be “closer to an indoor farmers’ market/Paul’s Fruit Market model than a full grocery.”

    Reynolds will join a growing line-up of grocery stores that offer regional food at reasonable prices. Here are some of my favorites and what I turn to them for:

    • The Root Cellar. This relatively new store has two locations in Old Louisville and Germantown, and is $1,000 away from creating a Root Mobile to deliver produce to food deserts in South and West Louisville. Great for seasonal produce, farm-raised meat, dairy and eggs.
    • Paul’s Fruit Market. The Paul’s location around my way hits its peak between 5 and 6 p.m. That’s when office drones like me run in for last-minute ingredients to complete weeknight meals. Paul’s has a little bit of everything in its selection, from cheese and crackers to pasta and pesto. Great for fruit baskets, fresh orange juice, deli meat.
    • Frank’s Meat & Produce. If your parents where raised in Louisville, ask them about Frank’s. More than likely, they made frequent stops to this grocery store on Preston Highway. I don’t know what’s better at Frank’s — the hot lunches that never break $10 or the butcher’s counter with its steady supply of fresh meat. Great for meat, lunches, hard-to-find snacks.

    What is your favorite neighborhood grocery store in or around Louisville?

  3. Run to Aldi to get some gourmet cheeses and other fun food for the New Year

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    December 26, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Still have some entertaining left to do? Need to bring some goodies to the office? Or do you just have …
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  4. Fine print: Louisville grocery deals for the week of 6.20.10

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    June 22, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Bear with me, folks. I’m going to try something new with this entry. I want to make it simpler to …
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  5. No grocery listing this week on the blog

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    June 16, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    It’s tough living in a house with five other people. Sometimes, they forget that you need to see the grocery …
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  6. 4 tips for shopping at Aldi


    June 16, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    A good friend of mine may never return to one of the best places to find great grocery deals. The …
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  7. 19 farmers’ markets to visit in and around Louisville (and counting)


    June 9, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Updated 6.16.10 It’s that time again. Farmers’ markets have sprouted up across Louisville, displaying a rainbow of produce more brilliant …
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  8. Fine print: Louisville grocery deals for the week of 6.6.10

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    June 6, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’m considering changing the publication date of Fine Print. How do you feel about seeing the week’s grocery deals on …
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  9. Fine print: Louisville grocery deals for the week of 5.30.10


    June 2, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    How was your Memorial Day? I spent mine bargain shopping and not blogging. My bad. So onward with this week’s …
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  10. Finding grocery deals means finding patience

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    May 25, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Sometimes I have the patience of a four year old on a car ride to Disney World. I want it, …
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My first successful batch of biscuits. I dedicate this to my pastry blender. Roasted potatoes with bacon and Brussels sprouts. Dinner is served.
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