Let’s Bake, DealDash Style!

DealDash Bakes

Baking is a fun and delicious hobby you can share with your family. DealDash has everything you need to get started.

Baking with your family, especially your children or grandchildren can be a very rewarding hobby. There’s nothing like making memories with the people that you love the most. Who loves to bake? Everyone from Grannies to Aunties to kids and everyone in-between. Baking is a wonderful hobby because you get to eat the results! What are your favorite DealDash kitchen supplies? Personally, I love my KitchenAid stand mixer. They come in all different colors – I have pink!

KitchenAid Artisan Series Persimmon 5-Quart Stand MixerKitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixer Raspberry IceKitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, Cobalt BlueKitchenAid Artisan Series Canopy Green 5 Quart Stand Mixer

You’ll Need Some Baking Pans

If you’re planning on making cakes, cookies, muffins, or just about anything in the oven you’re going to need some baking pans, cookie sheets, and muffin tins. DealDash has many different pans for you to choose from, just pick which ones that you feel that you’ll get the most use out of. Make a list of what types of pans you will need, and what sizes. Then, you can do a search on DealDash and find exactly what you’re looking for.

Get ALL of the Gadgets

Perhaps classic baking just isn’t your style. That’s okay, too, no judgment here. If that’s your situation, no problem! DealDash has tons of fun cooking gadgets that you can win. There are bread makers, toaster ovens, pizza box ovens, waffle makers, and even a mini cupcake maker up for bid on DealDash!

The mini cupcake maker makes seven cupcakes at a time, and is so adorable! This would be the absolute perfect little gadget if you want to start a tradition of baking with your kids or grandkids. All kids love little and cute things – and cupcakes!

Bid on Things You Will BIN

One of the great things about bidding on gear for the kitchen is if you don’t win then you can just BIN (Buy It Now) because they don’t tend to be very expensive. For example, the mini cupcake maker that I was telling you about above has a retail price of just $58. For most people, $58 won’t break the budget too badly, and it’s a good purchase since you’ll get a lot of use out of it. If you are bidding on a kitchen gadget and you don’t win, simply pay the retail price by BINning it, and you’ll get all of your bids back to use again! Thanks, DealDash!

Thanks for Reading the DealDash Blog

I hope this article about the DealDash kitchen has been helpful for you. If you have any questions about DealDash, check out DealDash’s “Tips & Tricks” section on the site. It’s full of great information that you will find helpful when bidding on DealDash. Just click this link right here and you can check it out. Good Luck and Happy Bidding, everyone!

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashTips.comDealDashReviewed.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

 

 

Just a Few Weeks Until Thanksgiving

screenshot-8It’s only a few weeks until Thanksgiving! Now is the time to get serious about Thanksgiving planning and preparations.

If you’re planning on hosting your family’s Thanksgiving celebrations this year, then you are going to need to evaluate your kitchen supplies. Do you have the right tools to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and with a minimum of effort and mess? If you’re lacking the proper equipment and supplies, you’re in luck! DealDash is here to help! DealDash has a huge selection of kitchen items, including small supplies such as knives and cutlery, all the way up to integral kitchen items such as stand mixers.

A very important part of Thanksgiving is presentation, especially if you are hosting your family’s Thanksgiving for the first time. DealDash has an array of serving dishes, casserole containers, serving trays, and more. Speaking of presentation, if you’re thinking of getting new decorations or art for your home, now is the time!

Rachael Ray 3-Piece Salad Set, RedRachael Ray 3.5-Quart Covered Rectangle Casserole, Purple

As with any Thanksgiving article, I would like to include the Classic Green Bean Casserole recipe. This casserole is an absolute staple of every American Thanksgiving celebration.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients:

1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup milk 
1 teaspoon soy sauce 
1 dash black pepper 
4 cups cooked cut green beans 
1 1/3 cups French’s® French Fried Onions 

Directions:

1- Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.

2- Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling.  Stir the bean mixture.  Sprinkle with the remaining onions.

3- Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.

Now that you have examined your kitchen, evaluated your kitchen supplies, and gotten the perfect green bean casserole recipe, what’s next? Cleaning up the house, of course! Now that we are a few weeks out from the big day, it’s time to get serious about deep cleaning your house for guests.

If you’re getting serious about deep cleaning you need to make sure that you have all of the proper cleaning implements. How powerful is your vacuum? Do you have a floor steamer for hardwood floors? Are your extra towels and bedding fresh, clean, and ready for out of town guests? If any of these areas are lacking, be sure to visit DealDash. DealDash has all of these supplies and more. Just click this link right here to be taken to DealDash so you can browse the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Hoover SteamVac All Terrain Steam Cleaner with SpinScrub

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Care For Some Tea?

 

Who likes tea? If you’re like 4 out of 5 Americans, then you’re at least a casual tea drinker.

You would be in good company if you agree that you like to drink tea – in 2014, Americans consumed over 80 billion servings of tea, or more than 3.60 billion gallons. About 84% of all tea consumed was Black Tea, 15% was Green Tea, and the small remaining amount was Oolong, White and Dark Tea. USA is the second largest importer of tea after Russia. As I said above, Approximately four in five consumers drink tea, with Millennials being the most likely (87% of millenniums drink tea).

On any given day, over one half of the American population drinks tea. On a regional basis, the South and Northeast have the greatest concentration of tea drinkers. As a former Southerner, I know that this fun fact is true – approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced.

 

 

Luckily for us tea drinkers DealDash realizes the importance of tea to Americans, and that’s why they offer up a large and varied selection of tea and tea accessories. Let’s see what we can find up for auction to satisfy your favorite tea drinker that you know.

If you’re an iced tea drinker like myself, you might be interested in the Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker. The Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker brews gourmet iced tea quickly and efficiently with one simple touch. Just add water (preferably filtered) to the reservoir, add loose tea leaves or tea bags to the brew basket, add ice to the pitcher, and press brew. The Mr. Coffee Iced Tea Maker makes up to 2.5 quarts of iced tea, and you can also regulate the strength of the tea. It’s also easy to keep clean – the glass pitcher, brew basket and permanent filter can be washed in the dishwasher. If you’re interested in some awesome iced tea brewed from home, check it out at this link here.

Mr. Coffee Tea Cafe Iced Tea Maker, Black

If you would like something even easier, how about an assortment box of tea bags? You can enjoy a cup of tea whenever you’d like with Celestial Seasonings Tea in 25 assorted flavors. This combo pack of Celestial Herbal Tea, 150ct, features a variety of 25 flavors you are sure to enjoy. All of these teas are caffeine free, as well. If you would like to try this great sampler, click this link here.

Hain-Celestial CST46003 Classic Teas, 25-BX, 150-CT, Assorted

Of course, if you are in the market for a tea kettle DealDash has you covered on those as well. Just click this link here and it will take you to a great selection of tea kettles you can browse on DealDash.

If tea isn’t really your drink of choice, don’t worry, DealDash has plenty of other awesome things to bid on. Check out the auctions and see what you can win today! Good luck and happy bidding everyone.

 

Cooking a Winter Stew with DealDash

 

I don’t know about you, but I know that my family eats differently in winter than in summer. Let’s take a peek at a wintery meal we can prepare with help from DealDash .

My family eats a lot of soups and stews during the cold and wintery months. It seems to be a common theme in cooking magazines, as well as with people I know. Not only are they filling, moderately healthy (depending on what you add), they are also something that you can make with just items that you have on hand in the freezer and pantry. That means if it’s cold and snowing outside you won’t have to leave your cozy little nest of a home to go to the supermarket.

One of my favorite kitchen items in the winter is my crock pot/slow cooker. I actually have 3 crock pots of different sizes – a huge one that can accommodate a roast, a medium one that’s great for a stew or for soup, and a smaller one that can be for a gravy or fondue. I get a lot of use out of these in the winter months, if you don’t already have a crock pot (or three!) check them out on DealDash, here.

Hamilton Beach 5-Quart Portable Slow Cooker

If you are just getting started with using a slow cooker, you might be interested in a simple stew recipe:

Simple Beef Stew

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 3 potatoes, diced
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

How do you do it? Simple!

  1. Place meat in slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt, and pepper; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with flour mixture. Stir in the garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, and celery.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 6 hours.

That’s it! And really, one of the great things about a stew like this is if you are missing an ingredient, such as the celery or the carrots you can always exclude that item, or even swap it for a different item such as peas. Personally, since I am allergic to fish and seafood I exclude the Worcestershire sauce and add in a splash of soy sauce instead. It’s delicious!

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I hope this article has encouraged you to try to make a simple winter stew with your slow cooker.  If you’re interested in getting some items to help you with cooking at home head on over to DealDash. DealDash has food processors, stand mixers, cookware, and plenty of other items that you can use. Check out the Kitchen & Appliances category and I’m sure that you’ll find something that you can use to make your kitchen better. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for Newbies

If you usually go to a relative’s home for Thanksgiving but have decided to cook your own this year you probably need some handy tips to get you started.

The first thing that you will want to think about is how you will cook your turkey. Up until a few years ago your only choice was to bake it, but recently people have started frying their turkey instead. If you’re interested in frying your turkey this year you can cut your bird into manageable pieces and fry them in just about any of the small fryers that DealDash has on their site, or you can get a specialized fryer that is made for turkeys – which DealDash also carries.

Butterball Digital Electric Extra-Large Turkey FryerButterball Indoor Electric Turkey FryerButterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer

If frying a turkey isn’t really your idea of an ideal Thanksgiving dinner, and you don’t have a large enough oven to accommodate the turkey as well as the sides, how about getting a turkey roaster from DealDash instead?

Nesco 22-Pound Turkey Roaster Oven, 18-Quart Capacity, Stainless SteelHave you thought about what kind of sides that you will be serving with your Thanksgiving meal? Some of my favorites are mashed potatoes, corn, and stuffing. You’re going to need of a selection of casserole dishes to put your sides in to bake and serve. Happily, DealDash has a great selection of kitchen items.

Rachael Ray 3.5-Quart Cast Iron Covered Oval Casserole, OrangeCorningWare French White 17 Piece Bake and Serve Set

Other than all of the cooking, if you’re inviting people over to enjoy Thanksgiving with you, you are probably going to want to clean your house as well as put up some decorations, or at the very least a table cloth! DealDash has all of your cleaning supplies covered, of course – they carry everything from the biggest items like vacuums and steam cleaners all the way down to the most humble of the cleaning supplies – paper towels, dish soap, and spray cleaners.

If you’re having a lot of people over you also might want to consider getting a card table and chairs so you will be able to accommodate everyone that you’ve invited to your Thanksgiving feast. DealDash has a great table and chair set that would be perfect for the task.

Mainstays 5 Piece Card Table and Chair Set, Black

 

 

 

If you are going to be hosting your family’s Thanksgiving this year be sure to check out DealDash. There are so many things there that you will be able to use for Thanksgiving dinner, but also be able to incorporate into your everyday use as well. Some examples of things you might want to look for in the kitchen section are: knife sets, pot & pan sets, cutlery, baking items, and much more. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

12 Weeks Until Thanksgiving, Time to Get Ready

It’s only 12 weeks until Thanksgiving! As a first-time Thanksgiving host for my family I have already started my prep, and I have learned a few tips along the way.

The first thing that I noticed when I began my Thanksgiving prep was that I just didn’t have the right tools to get the job done. I definitely needed to get a roasting pan for the turkey itself, but I was also in need of a selection of different sized casserole dishes to put all of my sides in to bake and serve. After all, what’s Thanksgiving without the green bean casserole and the sweet potatoes? Luckily for me, DealDash has a great selection of kitchen items.

Rachael Ray 3.5-Quart Covered Rectangle Casserole, PurpleCuisinart Chef's Classic 3-Quart Casserole Dish, Cardinal Red

Speaking of delicious casseroles, here are a few recipes that you might like to try if you are going to be hosting your family’s Thanksgiving this year.

Classic Green Bean Casserole – This is probably the exact recipe that your Mother or Grandmother got off of a soup can 40 years ago.

Ingredients:

1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup milk 
1 teaspoon soy sauce 
1 dash black pepper 
4 cups cooked cut green beans 
1 1/3 cups French’s® French Fried Onions 

Directions:

1- Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.

2- Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling.  Stir the bean mixture.  Sprinkle with the remaining onions.

3- Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.

You’re done! Even people who don’t normally like green beans usually enjoy this casserole.

Another favorite around the Thanksgiving table is another seasonal casserole, the Sweet Potato Casserole. If you aren’t familiar with Sweet Potato Casserole, it’s based on sweet potato pie, a favorite in the South. This famous Thanksgiving side dish has a delicious history. The marshmallows were added by Janet McKenzie Hill, the founder of the Boston Cooking-School Magazine, in 1917, when the marshmallow evolved from a specialty confection into an everyday treat. If you’ve never had it you should definitely give it a try this year. Here is a quick and easy recipe.

Ingredients:

4 1/4 pounds sweet potatoes 

2 tablespoons butter 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cooking spray 

3 cups miniature marshmallows 

Directions:

1- Preheat oven to 425°.

2- Place sweet potatoes in a shallow baking pan lined with foil. Bake at 425° for 1 hour or until tender. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

3- Peel sweet potatoes; place in a large bowl. Add butter and next 3 ingredients (through cinnamon); mash with a potato masher until pureed. Spoon potato mixture into a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.

4- Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Top with marshmallows; bake an additional 10 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned.

That’s it! If you don’t tell the kids what it’s made of they will be sure to tear into the marshmellowy goodness.

If you are going to be hosting your family’s Thanksgiving this year be sure to check out DealDash. There are so many things there that you will be able to use for Thanksgiving dinner, but also be able to incorporate into your everyday use as well. Some examples of things you might want to look for in the kitchen section are: knife sets, pot & pan sets, cutlery, baking items, and much more. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Rachael Ray Knows Her Way Around a Kitchen!

Who pops into your head when someone mentions the Food Network? I’ll bet Rachael Ray is in your top 3 that you think of! She’s everywhere!

Most people might recognize Rachael Ray as a celebrity chef on the Food Network. She was born on August 25, 1968 in New York, and has been around restaurants all of her life, thanks to her mom who was a restaurant manager when Rachel was young. She is also an author as well as hosting the syndicated daily talk and lifestyle program Rachael Ray, and three Food Network series: 30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels, and $40 a Day. 

Rachel Ray 2-Piece Set: EVOO & Vinegar, Red

One of the most interesting things that I found out about Rachael Ray is that in 2007, The Oxford American College Dictionary announced the addition of the term EVOO, short for extra-virgin olive oil, which Ray had helped to popularize, and credited her with coining the phrase. This phrase started on her television programs, she has used catchphrases such as “E-V-O-O” (extra-virgin olive oil) as well as a few others that haven’t caught on quite as much such as  “stoup” (cross between a soup and stew), and “choup” (thicker than a soup but thinner than a chowder).

Why am I telling you all about Rachael Ray? Well, if you like her products then you should see what DealDash has for you! DealDash offers many of her high quality products such as Stoneware Oil and Vinegar Bottles, 3.5-quart stoneware covered rectangular casserole dish, and my personal favorite, the Hard Enamel 10pc Cookware set in 2-tone red.  I got this cookware set from DealDash right around the time that I was moving, and it was one of the very first things that I unpacked when I moved in.  This set includes: 1 Qt. Covered Saucepan, 2 Qt. Covered Saucepan, 6 Qt. Covered Stockpot, 3 Qt. Covered Saute, 8.5″ Skillet, and 10″ Skillet. All of these items have a nonstick interior. The nonstick interior allows food to slide off and makes cleanup quick and easy. All of them also have soft grippy handles. The rubberized dual-riveted handles are comfortable and oven safe to 350°F. The lids are made of tempered glass – Watch your foods cook without having to remove the lid to keep moisture locked in. Here is a picture of me with my Rachael Ray cookware set!

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Head on over to DealDash and check out the upcoming Rachael Ray product auctions. One of my favorite things about the Rachael Ray products is that they come in so many different colors – purple, orange, and red to name a few. If you see one you are interested in, go ahead and hit the blue “Alert Me” button and DealDash will send you a quick email when one becomes available. Good luck and happy bidding everyone, set your Bid Buddies and go out and enjoy the beautiful weather!

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