Barissimo Premium Coffee at ALDI and a Giveaway!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALDI. All opinions are my own. You can read my full disclosure here.

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Since many of you are fans of premium coffee, I wanted to let you know about ALDI’s new premium coffee line. Recently, ALDI rolled out their new Barissimo premium coffee. A number of Beaumont Coffee products will transition to the new Barissimo brand in early 2015 but the product taste and pricing remain the same. The line features nine bagged and single serve coffee items, along with additional seasonal and Special Buy items that will be available for a limited time.

From the looks of this picture, the new Barissimo brand is very popular at my local ALDI.

The following items are now sold under the Barissimo brand: 
  • Ready-to-drink Iced Coffees (French Vanilla, Mocha and Coffee) – $1.19
  • Whole Bean Coffee (Morning Roast and Donut Store) – $3.99
  • Fair Trade Coffee (Medium and Dark Roast) – $3.99
  • Donut Store Ground Coffee – $3.99
  • 12 oz. Bag Coffee (Breakfast Blend, House Blend, and French Roast) – $3.99
  • Assorted Flavored Coffee (French Vanilla and Hazelnut) – $4.99
  • Flavored Coffee Cups (French Vanilla and Hazelnut) – $4.79
  • Regular Roast Coffee Cups (Breakfast and Donut) – $4.79
  • Specialty Roast Coffee Cups (Fair Trade Colombian and Dark Roast) – $4.79
Prices based on retails on 1/7/2015. Prices subject to change and may vary by store location. Click here to find an ALDI store closest to you! 

ENTER TO WIN a three-month’s supply of Barissimo coffee and a $25 ALDI gift certificate. 

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Valentine’s Day Dinner: Crock Pot Lasagna Recipe


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If you happen to be staying in on Valentine’s Day and are looking for an easy Valentine’s Day dinner, Crock Pot Lasagna is a fabulous option!  Several years ago, I found this recipe for Crock Pot Lasagna and fell in love.  I use a bottled spaghetti sauce but add additional spices to give it a homemade taste.  If you keep browned ground beef in the freezer (read more here), it will cut your preparation time dramatically.  After the recipe, scroll down as I have also included a couple of pics to answer any questions you might have.

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Homemade Natural Peanut Butter Recipe

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Homemade Natural Peanut Butter

Recently I had the opportunity to review a Ninja Ultima Blender. We have enjoyed making smoothies almost every single day but wanted to venture out and try something new.. Several of my friends told me that they make homemade nut butters with their Ninja Ultima Blender so I thought I would give it a whirl. It was so easy to make homemade natural peanut butter and just took a few minutes from start to finish. Compared to the brand we were buying at the grocery store, it saved a few dollars too.

Homemade Natural Peanut Butter Recipe

Homemade Natural Peanut Butter Recipe


  • 16 oz jar unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • honey to taste (optional)


  1. Add peanuts to Ninja Ultima Blender, pulse 3 times or until peanuts are finely chopped.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, select speed 3 and flip the switch to START. Slowly increase to Speed 6 and process for a few seconds..
  3. Use a spatula to push mixture down.
  4. Add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil select speed 3 and flip the switch to START. Slowly increase to Speed 6 and process until smooth.
  5. If needed add an additional 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.
  6. Can also add honey to taste. (optional)
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