Dirt Cake (er, pudding)

May 29, 2013

I’ve seen these here and there over the years, in magazines, on blogs, and in cookbooks, but I’ve never actually made one until now. I’m a little bemused by the fact that people always call this a cake because it’s not a cake. It’s really pudding/mousse with cookie crumbs on the top and bottom. Regardless […]

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I rarely have criticisms of Aldi…

May 16, 2013

(And this one isn’t terribly serious anyway. It’s about packaging colors!) But here it is. Due to this packaging, I feel certain that I am going to sprinkle cumin in my morning oatmeal by accident one day. To be fair, they are ever so slightly different shades of brown, but when you’re grabbing one out […]

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Pineapple Salsa

May 14, 2013

Every now and then Aldi sends me a small gift certificate along with a list of seasonal projects or the option to go it on my own. I chose the latter this time around, and decided to use my certificate to buy some ingredients to make this salsa, which has been my favorite thing to […]

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Prosciutto-Crusted Mini-Quiches

March 26, 2013

Hey guys! Just popping in really quick to share a recipe. The people at the Aldi test kitchens sent me a $10 certificate and several Easter recipes and projects to choose from, each under $10. I decided the mini quiches were calling my name. These are perfect for me because while I love quiche filling, […]

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Monday Q&A | What’s up with Aldi? plus, a Monthly Money Document Template (sort of)

February 18, 2013

Every Monday, I answer a few of the questions that my readers send me. If you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future Q&A post, just leave me a comment here or email me (thefrugalgirl [at] gmail [dot] com) and put Q&A in the subject line. I look forward to hearing […]

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I made some chocolate covered strawberries.

February 12, 2013

Aren’t they beautiful?? I made ‘em with two ingredients, both from Aldi. Aldi has a number of different flavors of chocolate, but the 70% dark is what I always buy. People without Aldi stores, you don’t have to hate me…you can go buy some strawberries and chocolate somewhere else and make yourself some beautiful strawberries. […]

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