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DealDash Food: Time for Apple Pie


It is apple picking season here in New England. Here is a fast and simple apple pie recipe that is yummy and quick to make. Read on for more information, from DealDash.

Apple pie is a fall dessert staple. No Thanksgiving is complete without an apple pie, preferably homemade. Personally, I don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen, so I like to make “half homemade” pie. Read on for a delicious recipe for apple pie, from DealDash.


  • 1 Box refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
  • 7-9 medium apples – peeled and sliced. Make the slices on the thinner side.
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 TB all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp (just a pinch) ground cloves
  • 1 TB lemon juice


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  2. Place 1 pie crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Press firmly against side and bottom.
  3. Mix filling ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Ladle your mixture into your crust-lined pie plate.
  5. Top it off with a second crust, wrapping the excess top crust under the bottom crust edge. Press the edges together to seal.
  6. Firmly squeeze the edges around the pie, then make a few small slices in the top crust. This will help to vent the pie.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes.
  8. After the first 20 minutes, cover the outside edge of the crust with 3-inch wide strips of foil. This will prevent too much browning.
  9. Let cool, then serve.

This apple pie will be the hit of your next family dinner. You can also make extra pies and store them in the freezer and reheat them in the oven for the next get-together.

Get Baking Supplies from DealDash

Making pies takes a variety of items in the kitchen. If you don’t have these things, what kitchen item are you looking for? There are so many excellent items in the Kitchen and Dining category, just click here to check them out. Here are a few great items you might like to bid on for your kitchen:

  • Stand mixers. You will find different brands in a variety of colors. If you are ambitious enough to make your own pie crust, you might want one of these.
  • Pie server. Using a knife and fork can be very messy to cut and serve pie to guests. You will never have the “ugly first slice” problem with a pie server.
  • Baking sheets and Pans. You can never have enough baking sheets, and it’s always nice to have a few extras around.

Thanks for Reading

I hope that you found this article on making an apple pie useful. If you’d like to get a stand mixer or any other kitchen equipment be sure to check DealDash first. DealDash has everything that you need for the kitchen. Just click this link right here and you can go browse the auctions. Thanks and happy bidding everyone!


This sponsored DealDash Reviewed blog article was written by Dawn E. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Cooks 3 Delicious Fall Desserts


Autumn is my favorite season, and there are many delicious seasonal desserts to enjoy. Here are 3 great examples, from DealDash.

Fall is almost here, and it is time to make some delicious desserts. The weather is getting cooler, and the leaves are slowly starting to turn colors. Summer desserts such as ice cream are not the main focus anymore. Now it is time for more warm fall desserts that your whole family will love. If you are looking for some fall desserts to make to celebrate the autumn season here are 3 delicious fall desserts, from DealDash.

Caramel Apples

Caramel apples are a classic staple for the fall time. They are delicious and semi-healthy, so it is a guilt-free dessert that everyone will enjoy. All you need is caramel candies, popsicle sticks, apples, and toasted peanuts. Unwrap the caramel candies and put them into a saucepan to melt them.

Then put the apple on a popsicle stick and dip the apple into the caramel. Top it all off by dipping the caramel apple into some toasted peanuts, and refrigerate them. You can serve these caramel apples for a tasty dessert after dinner.

Homemade Apple Pie

Apple pie is one of the most popular fall desserts to make. It is probably a dessert that your grandmother used to cook for you. Making an apple pie is easy. All you need is crust, which you can buy premade, granny smith apples, lemon juice, all-purpose flour, cinnamon, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, butter, and sugar. Your family will enjoy a delicious homemade apple pie for the fall.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

If you are a chocolate lover and want something tasty for a fall dessert, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies will satisfy your cravings. You need cooking spray, eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, all-purpose flour, baking soda, kosher salt, pumpkin pie spice, and a bag of Hershey’s chocolate chips. Combine the ingredients and let it cool. Your family and friends will love this dessert.

Get Baking and Kitchen Supplies on DealDash

You will need baking supplies to make these yummy fall desserts. Did you know that DealDash has these items up for auction daily? You will need baking sheets, a pie cutter and server, and maybe even a stand mixer. DealDash has them! There are tons of other kitchen items, as well. If you love to cook, you need to check out the Kitchen and Dining category on DealDash. Just click here!

Thanks for Reading

Fall is a great time to try new foods that will satisfy your hunger. If you have a sweet tooth, these 3 fall desserts will leave you feeling full and satisfied. Fall is the perfect time to eat seasonal desserts.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on desserts for the fall. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here. Also read our sister blog, DealDash and keep up on all of the news.

Do you need baking items for the autumn? Go check DealDash for kitchen and baking supplies. You’ll find all of the kitchen things that you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 


This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Kids: Affordable and Fun Christmas Activities


If your kids get a Christmas break from school, they are going to be bored. Here are a few fun and affordable ideas for activities, from DealDash.

Christmas is the perfect time to spend with your family, and especially with your kids. They will most likely be out of school for Christmas break, and you have an opportunity to create new memories. There is nothing like starting new traditions for Christmas. Christmas is a time where kids can enjoy themselves during their school break. Here are 3 fun and affordable Christmas activities for kids, from DealDash.

Holiday Lights

When you think of Christmas you think of lights and decorations. Gather your kids for a ride around the neighborhood. Put on some Christmas music and take a look at the Christmas lights that your neighbors put up. You can get into the Christmas spirit while enjoying the holiday lights with your kids. Some areas have holiday light tours that you can go on. Check with your local newspaper or town website to see if you have holiday light tours in your area.

This was actually my favorite Christmas activity when I was a child. We would drive around for hours on Christmas Eve looking at Christmas lights. It’s a wonderful memory that I will never forget. 

Christmas Movies

Every year new Christmas movies come out, but it is also good to watch the classics. A good tradition to start is watching Christmas movies. Let each of your family members choose their favorite Christmas movie, and you can take turns watching them. Pop some popcorn into the microwave and enjoy a Christmas movie with your family. This is a great Christmas activity that everyone can enjoy since most Christmas movies are suitable for all ages. 

Christmas Cookies With Help From DealDash

Making Christmas cookies is a fun activity to do with your kids. You can make gingerbread men, chocolate chip cookies, or even sugar cookies. Let your kids take turns decorating each cookie with icing and other cookie decorations. Put on some Christmas music, and bake the night away with your kids.

If you don’t have all of the kitchen items needed to make cookies, no problem! DealDash is here to help with all of the kitchen gadgets and accessories that you need to make awesome cookies. One of the great things about Christmas cookies is there are so many different kinds to make. No matter what kind you’re making, a stand mixer can make life easier. DealDash has a selection of stand mixers up for auction, including my favorite, the KitchenAid. Not only that, you can even get a KitchenAid attachment to make ice cream to go with your cookies! If you would like to check out the stand mixers and their accessories, just click here.

You might also need a food processor or even a toaster oven to make your cookies. DealDash has all that and more in the Kitchen and Dining category. Just click here to check out all of the kitchen gadgets!

Thanks for Reading

Christmas activities do not have to be expensive. These affordable Christmas activities will bring joy to you and your family this holiday season. Remember to have fun and cherish the memories that you make with your family.

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on holiday activities for kids and parents (or grandparents!) to do together. Don’t forget to check back often for new articles here. We love to hear from our readers, tell us what your favorite Christmas activity is to do with your kids.

Do you need Christmas items? Go check DealDash for decorations and kitchen gadgets. DealDash has the items you need. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Have a great time on DealDash and happy bidding everyone! 


This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Cooks: Using a Bread Machine


If you love freshly baked bread, then you need to be using a bread machine. Read on for some tips from DealDash.

When you are baking nothing is better than freshly made bread. Unfortunately for many, they have difficulty making bread. One way that you can avoid the mistakes that can be made with traditional bread is by using a bread machine. Here are some reasons that you should use a bread machine, from DealDash.

You Can Make Fresh Bread Healthier

Firstly, and the biggest reason that you should be using a bread machine is that it is healthy for you. You will have complete control over what goes into your bread. You do not have to worry about any potentially harmful ingredients getting into the bread that you make. Easily make wheat bread or multi-grain bread with the bread machine. No more white bread full of carbs for you and your family.

Save Time Vs. Making Traditional Bread

Next, making bread with a bread machine is fun and can save you time. Of course, it won’t save you time if you typically get your bread at the supermarket. However, if you have been making fresh bread by hand, the bread machine is a Godsend. You can simply toss the needed ingredients in and you are all set to let the machine do most of the work. You can look up recipes and really get creative with what you are baking in your bread machine so you are not stuck with simple white bread.

Save Money With a Bread Machine

Furthermore, making with a bread machine is also going to save you money, too. You will not have to worry about buying bread in the store. Also, you can get many loaves of bread from the ingredients that you purchase to make bread in your bread machine. In addition, you will also save money on gas by not having to travel to the store as often.

Fun Family Project

Finally, it is super simple to use a bread machine so anyone of any skill level can use a bread machine. You, too, can easily learn how to use a bread machine from the instructions that come with it. And this would make a great project to do with your kids. They will be so proud of themselves when they learn how to make bread in the bread machine. Just pay attention to the instructions and you will be making bread in no time at all with your bread machine.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this new DealDash Reviewed blog on bread machines. DealDash is committed to making your home life fun and relaxing by helping you find the best products to meet your needs.

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 This sponsored DealDash 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 DealDashBlog.comDealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus

Fun Indoor Kid’s Activities from DealDash


Now that winter is upon us, most people have an innate desire to stay indoors. Kids tend to get bored with the same old activities, so here are some new ideas from DealDash to keep things fresh and fun.

Kids have so many more things to do indoors now than when I was a kid. When I was a kid, there were network TV cartoons on the weekend, Legos, and Barbies. Kids of today have practically unlimited games on their iPads, millions of YouTube videos to watch, and cartoons “on demand” through the cable provider. However, as soon as the weather gets nasty and they are forced to stay indoors, what do you hear? “I’m booooooooreddd.” Of course, these are the exact same children that were happy to watch countless hours of TV and iPad when it was nice outside, but I digress. Here are some fun indoor activities for your kids from DealDash.

  • Washi tape roads – Pick up a roll of washi tape (paper tape) at your local big box store (I have even seen it at the Dollar Store) and make tape roads on any floor surface. Washi tape is made out of paper and has a rather weak grip, so it’s very easy to remove from wood, tile, and carpet. It’s very similar to painter’s tape but in fun colors and patterns. After you have made your washi tape roads, drive your Hot Wheels cars around on them. This is a really fun activity if you have a large floor space.
  • Washi Tic-Tac-Toe – Staying on the washi tape theme, make tic-tac-toe grids on any floor surface. Make them really BIG, and use fun placeholders for your X’s and O’s such as each child’s favorite stuffed animals. You can also make hopscotch grids as well.
  • Indoor picnic – Find yourself a basket (any large basket or box will work) and fill it with lunch foods that your kids will enjoy for their indoor picnic. Try juice boxes, water bottles, packets of fruit snacks, string cheese, tubes of yogurt, and sandwiches. Don’t forget to pack plastic forks, paper plates, napkins, and most importantly – a picnic blanket! Have your picnic anywhere you like, except the kitchen. That just isn’t as fun!
  • Bake something together. What’s better than family bonding time, a learning experience, and a delicious treat, all with one activity? If sweets aren’t on your family’s menu, try making a pizza together.
  • Karaoke dance party – If you have a karaoke machine, great! However, if you haven’t won one on DealDash yet, you can find pretty much any song on YouTube with lyrics printed on the screen, have a Karaoke dance party with your kids in the living room. Choose some popular songs on the radio that they are familiar with (my daughter loves “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift) and add in some favorites from your childhood. It’s extremely funny to hear my daughter sing “Life Is A Highway” by Tom Cochrane. For extra fun, dress up in party clothes!

I hope that you have enjoyed this list of fun indoor activities for your kids. If you still need to find the kids some more indoor toys, be sure to check out DealDash. DealDash has indoor toys for kids of all ages and stages. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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