Jeanette Hurt

Jeanette is a culinary historian, TEDx speaker, and author of 15 books including The Unofficial ALDI Cookbook, Drink Like a Woman, Cauliflower Comfort Food and Wisconsin Cocktails. As a recipe developer, she loves delighting family and friends with her latest experiments in the woodland retreat that she shares with her architect husband and their son. When she’s not testing whiskey sour recipes for her latest book or browsing the AOS aisle at ALDI, you’ll find her hiking with her chihuahua-Great Pyrenees rescue dog in the Wisconsin woods.
The Surprising Place I Buy Gourmet Spices for $6 or Less
I got this tip from an amazing chef.
Apr 21, 2024
How to Cut Your Meat Budget in Half at Aldi, According to an Employee
It happens several times a week.
Mar 4, 2024
If You Buy One Thing at Aldi This Week, Let It Be This $4 Thanksgiving Staple
It’s so much more than a holiday sidekick.
Nov 17, 2023
The $6 Aldi Fridge Find the Internet Is Calling “the Best Ever” (and It’s True)
"You certainly get your money’s worth."
Oct 20, 2023
The $5 Aldi Snack I Always Keep Stocked in My Pantry
They taste just like the original.
Oct 4, 2023
The $3 Aldi Grocery I Keep Stocked in My Freezer Every Fall
Groceries
My very hungry teen loves this.
Sep 7, 2023
The $7 Aldi Dinner Shortcut That’s My New Weekly Staple
Groceries
Look for it in the refrigerated section.
May 10, 2023
The New $5 Aldi Freezer Find That Helps Me Get Breakfast on the Table in 1 Minute
Groceries
It’s even better than the original!
May 5, 2023
The New Aldi Refrigerator Find That Helps Me Get Dinner on the Table
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I recommend grabbing an extra package or two — it sells out fast!
Apr 24, 2023
This $5 Aldi Frozen Find Is a Weekday Morning Staple in Our House
Groceries
It’s also been known to make an appearance at dinner.
Feb 5, 2023
This New $7 Aldi Grocery Is Keeping Me Running Through the Holidays
Groceries
Look for it in the refrigerator cases!
Dec 11, 2022
This Aldi Freezer Find Is a Total Dupe for a Trader Joe’s Favorite — And It’s $2 Cheaper
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It's perfect for weeknight dinners or holiday entertaining.
Nov 28, 2022
This $2 Aldi Grocery Makes Pizza Night Easy and Fun for Everyone
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I haven't seen it anywhere else for this cheap.
Nov 25, 2022
The $6 Aldi Fall Find I’m Putting on Everything — Breakfast, Lunch, and Dessert
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I use it in oatmeal, salad dressing, roasted veggies, pies, and more.
Nov 17, 2022
The $4 Aldi Dinner Shortcut That I Always Have in My Freezer
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The meal comes together beautifully within 30 minutes.
Oct 22, 2022
The $5 Grocery Staple People Are Surprised to Learn I Buy at Aldi
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It's one of the best things you can pick up in aisle one.
Oct 8, 2022
This $4 Aldi Find Is a Combination of Two of My Favorite Foods
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Pair it with jam, honey, or maple syrup for a savory-sweet appetizer.
Oct 4, 2022
This $3 Aldi Pantry Staple Is So Good, I Buy a Jar Every Week
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It's just as good as name-brand spreads, but half the price.
Sep 25, 2022
This $4 Aldi Bakery Find Never Lasts Long in My House
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Consider tossing two in your cart.
Sep 12, 2022
This $6 Aldi Frozen Find Is a Lunch-Box Staple in Our House
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By lunchtime, they're perfectly thawed and ready to eat.
Sep 8, 2022
This $2 Aldi Find Has Been a Weekly Staple for Almost a Decade
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We can go through two or three cartons a week.
Sep 5, 2022
This $4 Aldi Frozen Find Is Better than Any Ice Cream Truck Treat
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"Nothing I ever finagled to buy from the ice cream truck tasted this luscious."
Aug 21, 2022
The $4 Aldi Grocery I Always Grab on My Way Out the Door
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Try the Cherry Lime!
Aug 16, 2022
The $3 Aldi Cheese I Buy on Repeat All Year Long
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And it's on sale right now!
Aug 1, 2022
I’ve Been Shopping at Aldi for Over a Decade — Here’s How I’m Saving Even More on Groceries This Summer
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Stock up on discounted meat and fish, particularly on Wednesdays.
Jul 19, 2022
6 Aldi Snacks You’ll Want to Buy on Repeat This Summer
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Including lattice-cut kettle chips with just the right amount of garlicky goodness!
Jul 7, 2022
This Is the Best Frozen Burger You Can Buy at Aldi
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You get 2 pounds of patties for just $9.
Jul 4, 2022
This $2 Aldi Breakfast Sausage Is the Most Underrated Item in the Grocery Store
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It makes the best coffee-house breakfast sandwiches.
Jun 21, 2022
Aldi Has Cedar Plank Salmon for $10 (and We’ll Be Buying It All Summer Long)
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It tastes (almost) like candy.
Jun 6, 2022
Cocktail Conundrums: How Much Is Actually In a Dash?
Like any cocktail enthusiast worth her margarita’s salt, I know the difference bitters make in drinks. In fact, my home bar is stocked with 14 different varieties, including a citrus trio I made myself. Despite my ardor for the botanical-laced infusions, I’ve often wondered if I’m measuring them correctly into my cocktails, because, what the heck is a dash, anyway? To figure this out, I set up a very scientific experiment in my kitchen.
Dec 31, 2020
When to Shake, When to Stir: Or, How James Bond Destroyed Drinks
“A martini, shaken, not stirred,” instructs Sean Connery’s 007 in Goldfinger. An iconic line uttered by an even more iconic character. This oft-repeated quote has confused cocktail enthusiasts ever since. Do you understand when to shake, and when to stir a cocktail? Let’s shake it out.
May 1, 2019
A Friendly Glossary to Very Intense Cocktail Menus
Sometimes, when I sit down at a bar, the cocktail list stumps me. I write about food and drinks for a living so I consider myself reasonably well educated when it comes to booze, but half the time, I feel like I’m playing cocktail roulette when I order, never quite knowing what I’m going to get before I taste it. Do you know how this feels? Let’s demystify some of the, shall we say, very intense bar menus out there.
May 1, 2019