Tag Archives: Christmas

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

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    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.

  2. 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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  3. Guilt-free waffle fries, more counterspace and other things I want for Christmas

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    December 23, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

      In no particular order, here is a sampling of what I would like this year for Christmas: For Chick-fil-a …
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  4. [Bits and pieces] Norwegian butter crisis, Mountain Dew, and other food news from the web, 12.19.11

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    December 19, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

     Because of a perfect storm of poor dairy production, the popularity of the high-fat Atkins diet, and the dire need …
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  5. Cooking tip: Freeze your dough ahead of time to ease holiday baking

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    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 …
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  6. Share your favorite holiday food for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Avalon

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    November 30, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’m so excited about hosting my first giveaway on the blog. “How excited? ” you wonder. This excited:   I’m …
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  7. Bits and pieces: Printable food, blizzard recipes and other food news from the web, 12.27.10

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    December 27, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I had every intention to be productive during my break from work last week. Then this happened: Rob, aka Mr. …
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  8. Still shopping? Take a peek at these last-minute, food-centric gift ideas

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    December 21, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Don’t lie – you still have some Christmas shopping left to do. Maybe you got caught up in an America’s …
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  9. Put down the pie and pop in the workout DVD, or how to stay healthy during the holidays

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    December 2, 2010 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I’m two turkey sandwiches, four slices of sweet potato pie and nearly a dozen Crescent Rolls into the holiday season. …
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