DealDash Home, Garden, and Tools Winter Grilling Tips

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No matter where you live you can grill year-round. It might be chilly, but here are some tips from DealDash to get you started.

Who says you can’t enjoy freshly grilled foods only in the warmer months of the year? It is actually possible to enjoy delicious grilled foods any time of the year, even in winter. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you want to take advantage of grilling in the winter, from DealDash.

Firstly, you’re going to need a grill. Happily, DealDash has a selection of grills for you to choose from in the Home, Garden, and Tools category. If you’d like to visit the Home, Garden, and Tools category, simply click on this link right here and you’ll be transported.

Heat it Up Early

After getting your grill from the Home, Garden, and Tools category, you are going to want to make sure that you heat your grill up early. Much earlier than you would if you were to be using it in the summer. Since it is cold outside it will take the grill longer to heat up to be able to properly cook something. You also want to be sure that you have plenty of fuel available to cook everything that you want to prepare. You don’t want to start cooking with just a small amount of gas left in your canister.

Don’t Forget About Safety

You are also going to be sure to practice extra safety precautions when you are grilling in in the winter. For example, keeping a bucket of water nearby can be a lifesaver should a fire break out while you are grilling. Also be sure that you have something available to clear any snow off your grill cover before and during the time that you are preparing food. You should check the DealDash Home, Garden, and Tools category for a grill cover, snow brush, and grilling tools.

Stop Opening the Cover!

Never over-check your food while you taking advantage of winter grilling. Opening your grill up too much in the winter time can cause the temperature to drop quickly causing your food not to be cooked at the proper temperature. Only check your food when absolutely needed so that you avoid this from happening to your food.

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Keeping all of these tips in mind will assist you in having the best time with winter grilling. This way you will be able to enjoy preparing fresh and healthy grilled meals even in the colder winter months. So be sure to keep your grill in the best possible spot for use all year round.

I hope that this article on winter grilling was helpful. DealDash has everything that you need to grill in the winter. Go check out the Home, Garden, and Tools category and bid on some great items. Have fun on DealDash, and happy bidding everyone!

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

Happy Thanksgiving Eve 2017 from DealDash

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Happy Thanksgiving Eve everyone! Today’s blog is to remind everyone to be thankful. Read on for more from DealDash.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and we all have so many things to be thankful for – family, friends, pets, nature, and so many more things. However, sometimes it’s easy to take some of these things for granted. Let’s try to think about a few of the many things that we should be thankful for this holiday season.

Family

Everyone has a family – even if they are the kind of family that you have created for yourself and aren’t actually blood-related. A family is a wonderful thing, they love you and accept you for who you are. They are the people that you love and think about and miss when you aren’t around them.

If you’re thinking about getting some of your family some gifts this year, then you’ll want to see what DealDash has to offer. Of course, you could venture out into the cold and go shopping on Black Friday, however, opening up your computer or phone and bidding on DealDash to win your family some presents is ever so much more comfortable. Not only that, why would you want to abandon Thanksgiving dinner to go camp out in front of a store?

Friends

Friends are a lot like family, they say that friends are the family that you choose for yourself. Some people who aren’t able to spend Thanksgiving with their families choose to spend it with their friends instead. This practice has garnered the fun name of “Friendsgiving” in some circles.

Getting your friend a present or two this season is a great idea to show them how much you have been thinking about them. Don’t get them another “Doorbuster” from the local big box store, get them something from DealDash instead!

Pets

Some people consider pets their family. No matter if you think they are family or just a cute furry animal that you share a home with, they are definitely something to be thankful for. Your pet is there for you when no one else is, they are always happy to see you, no matter how long you’ve been gone. They love to cuddle and snuggle, and are always up for some playtime.

Say “Thank you” to your pet by getting them a present from DealDash. DealDash has many pet auctions with items for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and fish. DealDash has a great selection for all of your furry, finned, and feathered friends.

Nature

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The air is crisp and cool, the leaves are turning amazing colors, and it’s the perfect time to take a walk or a hike on a nice Saturday afternoon. Even if your family, friends, and pets are getting on your bad side, nature will always be there, beautiful and just waiting to be enjoyed.

 

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I hope that this article on being thankful and getting presents for your family, friends, and pets on DealDash was helpful. DealDash has everything that you need to make your loved ones smile. Go check out the site and bid on some great items. There are so many things to choose from. Have fun on DealDash, and happy bidding everyone!

 

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This sponsored blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. 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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

 

Holiday Trips with Children and DealDash

 Here it is, the end of October! Does your family travel in November and December to visit relatives? If you have small kids even a small weekend trip requires preparation.

November is just a day away, and with November we have Thanksgiving, then of course December is right behind it with all of the holidays that come with it. My family makes at least 3 or 4 small trips in the winter season to visit various relatives, and let me tell you, travelling with small kids can be awful if you aren’t prepared.

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First and foremost, you should acquire a cooler that fits comfortably in your car, and fill it with all sorts of snacks and drinks. Even if the trip you’re taking to Grandma’s or Auntie’s is only a couple of hours, the kids will be whining “I’m hunnnnggrrryyy!” at the first fast food place they see. Save your money and your time by preempting the hungries with kid friendly snacks such as grapes, goldfish crackers, pretzels, and juice boxes in your cooler. You can find some nice travel coolers on DealDash in the Hobbies, Toys, Outdoors, and Games section.

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Next up in saving your sanity, entertainment! There there are some great products out there such as portable DVD players for the car, and of course MP3 players and tablets. Just make sure that you get some headphones for the kids from DealDash. That way the kids will be occupied with their devices and you can have some peace and quiet. Check the Electronics & Computer section for a variety of headphones and other electronic devices. A word of advice, though – if you have small kids under the age of 12 or so, please don’t let them use earbuds. Earbuds aren’t safe for younger kids who don’t realize that it will hurt their ears to turn up the volume too loud. Please choose over-the-ear styles for younger kids. A lot of the headphones meant for children have a built in volume regulator so the kids can’t turn them up too loudly and damage their hearing. Please check the headphones carefully before you let your kids use them to be sure they are at a safe volume.

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Hopefully you and your kids will have a great holiday season visiting your family this year. Check out  DealDash and I’m sure you’ll find something to entertain even the most difficult child. 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.

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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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