ALDI has recently expanded into Southern California and I could not be more excited! ALDI is a US grocery chain originally from Germany that is known for competitive prices—supplying everyday grocery items for up to 50%* less than its competitors. I partnered with ALDI to give you a preview of what they have to offer.

I first became familiar with ALDI during my trip to France a few years ago. I always love trying out fruits, and snacks and buying food souvenirs in various countries I visit. A lot of the local grocery stores I went to in France were more expensive than I was used to paying, but then I discovered ALDI and their large selection and much better prices. After that, I always looked for the nearest ALDI store for each of the other European countries we visited.

So you can imagine my excitement when I learned that ALDI would be opening several locations in California. A few weeks ago, my husband and I visited the location in Vista which just opened. You can check their store locator to find out the location nearest you. Everything looked so sparkly and new!

Last Friday, the second 85°C Bakery Cafe in San Diego opened, located in Mira Mesa.I was definitely looking forward to another location opening, and this new one is a little more convenient for me to get to. We were invited to come in for the media preview an hour before the official grand opening and I also went in during the weekend so I could buy breads and cakes and check out the action.

Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies Treats® bars are topped with a maple bacon frosting. The salty and sweet combination make them perfect for a Father’s Day celebration.

Can you believe Father’s Day is almost here? Where did the time go? I swear I was just doing spring garden planting last week and now it’s almost summer. Today, I’m sharing this super easy and fun idea for Father’s Day!

Whenever we are choosing sweets, the one thing my husband can never resist is bacon. He loves maple bacon doughnut bars, bacon topped cookies, etc. Most of my male friends have a similar mentality, which is why these maple bacon frosted Rice Krispies Treats® bars are an easy and fun dish to make for Father’s Day or bring to a Father’s Day party.