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Tacos Al Pastor

Celebrate with ALDI! Tacos al Pastor This post is sponsored by ALDI. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be. I recently hosted a Mexican inspired dinner party. A dinner party doesn’t have to be a big giant stressful affair. All you need is good food, good company and a little creativity. My secret is planning and prepping. I do as much work up front as I possibly can so that I can enjoy myself when it’s time to actually sit down for the meal. How did I pull this party together? That’s simple. ALDI. I’m able to get the quality ingredients that I need, at a price I can afford. I’m in and out of the store quickly and efficiently and on my way to party prep.

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Steak Three Ways

ALDI Steak This post is sponsored by ALDI.

We’re continuing our series on Getting to Know ALDI. What do I love about ALDI? That’s easy. Their selection of products and amazing prices, plus the fact that they’re different. They save me time and money every time I shop. From the minute you walk into the store you’re going to realize that they’re different too. Different is definitely a good thing. Good news is, you shouldn’t have to look too hard to find an ALDI near you. With 1600 stores in 35 states there’s bound to be one close to you. If you can’t tell, I’m already an ALDI fangirl and I’m confident y’all will be too. ALDI puts their money where their mouth is with not a single guarantee but a double guarantee. If for ANY reason you don’t like one of their exclusive food brands, they’ll refund your money AND replace the product. How’s that for confident? That’s what I call stress-free shopping.

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Pineapple Granitas

Pineapple Granitas Pineapple Granitas.

It’s getting hot already y’all and it’s not quite June. That tells me it’s going to be a sizzler of a summer. I’ll be looking for all kinds of ways to keep cool all while hoping my air conditioner doesn’t conk out on me. Since I don’t happen to have a pool with water misters, large polka dot umbrellas and giant doughnut floats to lounge around in an sip drinks while being misted (sigh, yes that was super specific) with giant black sunglasses, I’ll be making lots of frozen treats. Like these fresh pineapple granitas.

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Devil’s Food Doughnuts

Devil’s Food Doughnuts.

I never expected I’d enjoy my doughnut pan so much. I thought maybe I’d buy it and use a few times and then find it a few years later in the back of my cabinet when I was pulling everything out to organize it because I finally got tired of chaotic state of my cabinets. Pans falling out onto the floor every time I go to get the ONE pan I’m looking for. I can’t be on the only one with a hot mess of kitchen cabinets?

If I am don’t tell me, how about just offer to come over and help me organize. We can bake doughnuts while we’re working on it. Sound like a plan?

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Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned.

Where are all my whiskey people? Probably in the back of the room raising their hands and hollering right now. I see you and I’ll join you soon. I am a bourbon girl. I typically take my bourbon neat, but every once in a blue moon when I’m feeling like stepping out of my box I’ll throw everyone off and order (or make) a good Old Fashioned.

Because I can’t leave well enough alone, and I’m not going to start at this point in my life, I do things a little differently, this rendition of an Old Fashioned is no exception. This is MY take on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail. I feel like I’ve stuck to the bones of this iconic drink so hopefully the purists can appreciate that.

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Cereal Doughnuts

Cereal Doughnuts

Cereal Doughnuts.

I traveled to Sevierville, TN last year on a media trip. One of our stops in and around the surrounding towns was at a quaint little donut shop called Courthouse Donuts. It was in fact located across from a courthouse with a giant statue of Dolly Parton in the courtyard. Aptly named. All these months later one doughnut has stuck with me. A colorful Fruity Pebbles topped doughnut.

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how this doughnut was going to taste. It was a doughnut with cereal on top. I am however willing to always (okay most always) take a bite. Sometimes out of those random – how bad can it be – bites you’ll come across something kinda magical.  So take the bite.

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