Tag Archives: Baking
December 10, 2014 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
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.
December 31, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Is 2013 already over? There’s so much food I didn’t get to. So many recipes I didn’t try. So many …
February 28, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
During the weekend, I had some flour, butter and a lot of time on my hands. This meant that I …
December 1, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
This will be a homemade Christmas season for the Ashlee Eats empire. I’m making a lot of gifts for my …