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Last Minute Holiday Desserts & Drinks & My WLOS TV Segment

The countdown to Christmas is on… here are my best last minute holiday desserts and drinks!

I’d like to thank my friends at ALDI for sponsoring this post.  As always, all opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting companies who support Running in a Skirt.

Last Minute Holiday Desserts & Drinks from ALDI / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone,

It felt so strange walking back into WLOS the other week to tape another TV segment for ALDI, especially since it just happened to be a snow day.  It kind of felt like my old life and new life colliding… in the best possible way!

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Last Minute Holiday Desserts & Drinks from ALDI / Running in a Skirt

I was back to do a piece for the Carolina Spotlight on holiday entertaining at ALDI for less.

Last Minute Holiday Desserts & Drinks from ALDI / Running in a Skirt

Once again my entire spread (including the plants and wine) is all from ALDI.   It is THE place to holiday shop because they have high quality, hand selected products at such reasonable prices.  And if you are local, five Asheville area stores just got a fabulous makeover making them even more shopper friendly.

Last Minute Holiday Desserts & Drinks from ALDI / Running in a Skirt

For those of you who missed it, here is the segment.  It just aired yesterday!

I already shared my favorite Easy Holiday Appetizer Ideas from ALDI, so today I thought I’d highlight some last minute dessert and drink ideas from the segment.  Any of them would be perfect for this weekend.

Last Minute Holiday Desserts & Drinks from ALDI / Running in a Skirt

Last Minute Holiday Desserts & Drinks

White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies

These White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies are super simple to make and taste amazing!  The tart cherries pair perfectly with the white chocolate.  They are decadent and totally worth it.

Last Minute Holiday Desserts & Drinks from ALDI / Running in a Skirt

This last minute holiday dessert is made with Southern Grove Dried Cranberries and Baker’s Corner baking supplies like All Purpose Flour, White Chocolate Chips and Brown Sugar.  Whether you are making a family classic or a new favorite like this, ALDI has everything you need for holiday baking like this for less.

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Get the recipe for these babies on the ALDI site.

 

Benton’s Gingerbread House Kit

ALDI is packed right now with wonderful Christmas products that make your holiday baking and entertaining easier!  15 products have been approved by Santa himself, getting the Santa Tested Santa Approved Seal of Approval. 🙂

One of the items is this Benton’s Gingerbread House Kit.  It has EVERYTHING you need to make a gingerbread house this weekend without the fuss.  So easy and fun.

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Bake House Creations Christmas Sugar Cookie Dough

If you like the idea of fresh baked cookies, but aren’t one for actually measuring and mixing try Bake House Creations Christmas Sugar Cookie Dough from ALDI.  These slice and bake cookies are the perfect last minute holiday dessert and could not be easier or more affordable.

These are also approved by Santa himself!

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Rudolph’s Winter Punch

For drinks try this easy and delicious Rudolpf’s Winter Punch using a mix of Bonaval Spanish Cava and gin!  The color is from Baker’s Corner Maraschino Cherries.

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I added some fresh cranberries and an orange twist for fun.   Can’t you just imagine what a hit this would be at a holiday party?

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You can also find this recipe on the ALDI site.

Arosa Sparkling Moscato Rose

If you prefer a drink out of the bottle, this Arosa Sparkling Moscato Rose pairs perfectly with holiday desserts and sweets.  This decadent dessert wine has flavors of strawberries and cherries.  It is sweet and well balanced.

Easy Holiday Appetizer Ideas from ALDI / Running in a Skirt

ALDI also has a wide selection of award winning wines to fit any taste!  If the sweet sparkling wine is not for you, try their drier Belletti Prosecco.  They have everything from rich and chewy red wines to light and refreshing bubbles.  And the best part is most of them are less than $10… meaning you can toast for less.

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If you are curious about any of the appetizer ideas on my spread, don’t forget to check out this post from my Charlotte tv appearance.

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If you haven’t tried ALDI yet, give them a shot!  Trying new things at ALDI is risk free because of their Double Guarantee… “If you don’t like an ALDI exclusive brand food, we’ll give your money back and replace the item.”

Can’t beat that!  See you at ALDI.

 

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Your turn!

What’s your favorite holiday dessert?

Do you have any last minute things to make this year?

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By | 2017-12-20T08:30:42+00:00 December 20th, 2017|All Vegetarian, Asheville / WNC Living, Dessert, Food, Fun|22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. Lisa Ballantyne December 23, 2017 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Absolutely everything looks amazing, Julie! I wish we had an ALDI in Haywood County!

  2. Marielle Altenor December 22, 2017 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Woah! ALDI has everything! I love those simple last minute dessert ideas!

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  4. Rachel December 21, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

    That winter punch sounds delicious and it’s so pretty, too!

  5. Alicia Taylor December 21, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I miss having an Aldi near me. I used to enjoy shopping there. Maybe I’ll get lucky and they will open one in Pensacola. That Moscato looks like a perfect hostess gift.

  6. Andrea on Vacation December 21, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Those white chocolate cranberry blondies look awesome. I don’t like chocolate so I tend to miss out on a lot of holiday desserts but this one could be a winner

  7. Jessica Levinson December 20, 2017 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    What a great segment! Everything looks so wonderful!

  8. Christine December 20, 2017 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Love it! Those blondies look especially delicious. This list is perfect for all of the holiday parties we have this week!

  9. Lorie December 20, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I want that drink!!! So pretty and love how simple it is!

  10. Alisa Fleming December 20, 2017 at 9:21 pm - Reply

    That winter punch looks amazing Julie – and the whole spread is so pretty and festive!

  11. Blane Sherer December 20, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    It was really nice seeing you back on WLOS for
    your segment ! Very well done ( smile ).

  12. Abbey Sharp December 20, 2017 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    What a lovely segment with great last minute gift ideas!

  13. Sonali- The Foodie Physician December 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Awesome segment! These are all great ideas! Love the blondies!

  14. Jenny December 20, 2017 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Congrats what a fun segment!!! All of this looks amazing, desserts are my favorite part of the holidays!

  15. Deborah Brooks December 20, 2017 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    My daughter and I just decorated one of those little gingerbread houses together last night. Never too old for those!

  16. Liz Mays December 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    What a spectacular segment! Everything you showcased sounded amazing. I like the punch idea!

  17. Amy ostwalt December 20, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

    I love to get the wed paper and see what Aldi has this week! Lots of great wines on sale this week! Perfect for holiday!

  18. Rebecca December 20, 2017 at 10:11 am - Reply

    ohhhh all these options look so good! Wish there was an ALDI in my areaq

  19. Scott December 20, 2017 at 10:08 am - Reply

    I wish cranberries were in season year-round. They go so well in so many dishes and drinks!

  20. Neely Moldovan December 20, 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply

    This is perfect timing. I need to make an app for Sunday and I am at a loss!

  21. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real December 20, 2017 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Every time you post about Aldi, my list of items to try gets longer. It’s a curse and a blessing lol. The blondies look delicious and the cocktail looks so fun!

  22. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups December 20, 2017 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Congrats on your segment! This all looks so good. Those bloodies looks so tasty and decadent.

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