Tag Archives: Christmas

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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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