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DealDash Welcomes Fall With Slow Cooker Dinners

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Fall is quickly approaching, and it’s a great time to get out your slow cooker. DealDash welcomes fall with these slow cooker tips.

If you have a slow cooker, you know that it’s a wonderful alternative to using the oven. There is no mystery on how to use it, but certain things can make it a better experience. Read these suggestions from DealDash to improve your experience in the kitchen.

Give Your Root Vegetables a Quick Microwave First

The first thing that you should keep in mind when you’re making a meal in a slow cooker is root vegetables take longer. This is not a problem if you are going to be home and can let the vegetables such as potatoes and carrots cook for an hour before you add in the other veggies and the meat. However, if you are leaving for the day and letting the slow cooker make dinner in your absence you will want to use this tip.

Cut up your root vegetables, then put them in a large microwave-safe bowl, and add enough water to cover the veggies. Microwave them for 5-6 minutes, drain them, then put them in the slow cooker. Then you can add in your meat and faster cooking vegetables such as celery, onions, and mushrooms.

A Few Tiny Tips

Next, there are quite a few small things you should remember if you want your dinner to come out perfectly. Here they are in no particular order:

  • Be sure that your meat is thawed before you begin cooking. Frozen meat can increase cooking time.
  • Open the lid as infrequently as possible. Opening the lid to add an ingredient is fine, but don’t take off the lid just to look at dinner’s progress. It can take a while to heat back up to the proper temperature.
  • Sear your meat first for a better flavor. Of course, you can just toss your meat into the slow cooker and it will turn out fine. However, if you want a really delicious flavor, sear it on all sides in a hot pan, first.
  • Use recipes. You don’t have to go it alone! There are thousands of recipes for the slow cooker online. Hidden Valley Ranch offers 27 free recipes at this link right here, you should give it a look – most of them sound really delicious like this Slow Cooker Ranch Chicken Fajitas.

Get a Slow Cooker on DealDash

Finally, if you’re in the market for your first (or a replacement) slow cooker, check DealDash first. You will find many excellent cooking items on DealDash. Take a look at all the slow cookers on DealDash. However, if you’re more in the mood to browse, the Kitchen and Dining category is a great place to start. Are you ready to find something new for your kitchen today?

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I hope that you found this new article on using a slow cooker helpful. Use these tips and your next dinner will delight the whole family. If you need any kitchen items DealDash can help you. Check out the DealDash Kitchen and Dining Category. Have fun and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Come see Dawn and her cats on Instagram. 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.

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DealDash Kids: Start the Year with Healthy Snacks

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School is starting soon, let’s start the year off right with healthy snacks. DealDash has suggestions.

If your kids are like mine, they are excited to start school soon. They miss their friends and yes, even their teachers. However, like most families, we have gotten into a few unhealthy eating habits. DealDash is here to offer some ideas to help get back on track with some healthy snacks. Read on for the details.

Crispy and Crunchy

To begin with, the texture is an important part of choosing a snack. Many times when people reach for chips as a snack they are just craving a crispy or crunchy texture. You will be happy to know that most fresh vegetables and healthy cereals can provide this crunchy texture. All this without all of the excess fat and calories. Next time your children want a crunchy snack, instead of reaching for the chips, see if you can interest them in some cereal for a healthy snack instead. Which cereals are the healthiest? Just click this link to check out a slideshow on the Good Housekeeping site.

Make it Easy

Next, another reason that people (especially kids) fail to choose healthy options is because they are usually more time-consuming. Just think – what’s easier, grabbing a bag of fruit snacks or taking the time to wash, peel, and cut up actual fruit? To make fruit be an easy option you just have to think (and wash!) ahead. I try to always keep a variety of washed, peeled, and cup up fruits and veggies in the fridge for my kids. This way it’s very easy for them to just grab them when they are hungry.

I have noticed that when I don’t replenish the “already ready” fruits and veggies my kids tend to grab less healthy options rather than come ask me to prepare the fruit/veggies and then have to wait for me to come and help them. They are like little sharks – when they are hungry they want to eat N-O-W!

Healthy Snacks with Help From DealDash

If you need any kitchen items to make healthy snacks, DealDash can help you. You will find knives and cutlery, cutting boards, small appliances, and more. You will see a great selection of high-quality items to choose from. Check out the Kitchen and Dining Category for knives, pans, and more.

 

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Keep all the tips from DealDash in mind when you are planning healthy snacks for your family. Thanks for reading the newest blog article. I hope that you found this DealDash article on healthy snacks helpful. We have a new article here on DealDash Reviewed twice per week. It could be cooking, family, crafting, health, or lifestyle. Check back every day to see what the article of the day is on DealDash Reviewed. Thanks for reading!

If you need any kitchen items to make healthy snacks, DealDash can help you. Check out the Kitchen and Dining Category for knives, pans, and more. You’re sure to find something great. Have fun and happy bidding everyone!

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Come see Dawn and her cats on Instagram. 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.

DealDash Cooks: Yummy Snacks for All

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Why snack on the same old chips and pretzels day after day? Change it up! Here are some ideas from DealDash to get you started.

Most people love to have a yummy snack in the afternoon, or perhaps before bed. There are many snacks available – some that are unhealthy like chips, and others like pretzels that can just get boring. Why not branch out and try some new snacks to shake things up? Read on for more information from DealDash.

Include Protein for Satiety

Firstly, one big reason that you should choose to eat snacks that have protein is for satiety’s purpose. As in, if you add protein to your snack you will feel full and satisfied for longer. This is especially important if this is an afternoon snack to last until a late dinner. This is significantly better than choosing a snack like chips or candy which is lot of empty calories that will leave you hungry after an hour or so. Try eating a snack such as some beef or turkey jerky that is packed with protein. If you don’t eat meat, no problem! Try a hard-boiled egg or some peanut butter (or sunflower butter!) on an apple. 

Try a “Snack Plate”

Next, another suggestion to ramp up your snack enjoyment is to make a snack plate! Instead of having a bigger amount of just one or two snack options, make a plate that includes a few bites of a bigger variety of snacks. For example, you could make a plate that has a few grapes, a couple of crackers with cheese, half a celery stalk with cream cheese, and a few almonds. By having just a bite or two of many different choices you feel much fuller and more satisfied with the variety.

Snack to Keep Your Weight in Check

Finally, you might think that snacking is detrimental to your diet, but that isn’t the case. As long as you are choosing healthy and nutritious items, it can actually help you manage your weight. This is because if you are hungry and don’t have a snack, then you are going to feel absolutely ravenous during your next meal and eat much faster. This can lead to you eating more than you really need to because when you eat very fast you don’t realize you are full until it’s too late and you have that “stuffed” feeling. So, eating a snack like a piece of fruit, a cup of yogurt or sugar-free Jell-o, or even a 100 calorie pack of fruit snacks can help you keep your hunger (and weight) under control. 

Snack on Yummy Food With Help From DealDash

Even when you’re grabbing a quick snack you will still need some cooking tools to prepare it such as a cutting board, knife, or a serving plate. The Kitchen and Dining category on DealDash is the best place to get new cooking items. You will find items to prepare, serve, and store your snacks. Click here to check out the kitchen items. You’re sure to find something you like!

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In conclusion, these are just a few of the ways you can incorporate snacks into your lifestyle.  Thanks so much for reading the newest article. I hope that you found this blog on eating yummy snacks interesting. Check back every day to see what the article of the day is here on DealDash Reviewed.

If you need cooking tools DealDash can help you. Check out the Kitchen and Dining Category. You will find knives and sharpeners, thermos mugs, and more. Have fun and happy bidding everyone!

 

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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. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.

DealDash: Cook More, Take-Out Less

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Restaurants are opening back up, but many people are choosing to still eat at home. Try to cook more and take-out less. Details below, from DealDash.

Take-out after a long day or on a weekend is always tempting. However, it has always been a budget killer.breaker. With all of the uncertainty regarding restaurants lately, it’s a great time to try to cook more at home and get less take-out. This can be a tricky prospect, especially if you are a full-time worker, and even more so if you have kids that you might be homeschooling soon. Here are some suggestions from DealDash to help.

Grocery Shopping and Pantry Staples

To begin with, there’s nothing appealing about stopping at the supermarket after a long day at work. Making use of your pantry space at home can really make a difference in how often you turn to take-out instead of cooking at home. If you have everything you need to throw together a balanced meal at the end of a long day you will be more likely to go straight home instead of to the drive-through lane. Here are a few examples of things that should always be stocked in your pantry and ready to toss together to make a full and balanced meal:

  • Canned goods. Canned goods are really the “backbone” of your pantry staples. You should keep a supply of diced tomatoes, soups and broth, and vegetables like mushrooms, beans, and corn. When you combine these ingredients with pasta you can create a quick and tasty meal.
  • Rice and bread. White or brown rice, quinoa, tortillas, and pasta are all perfect accompaniments to canned (or fresh) veggies and a simple to prepare meat such as baked chicken or ground beef that’s browned in a pan.
  • Sauces and Dressings. Dinner is nothing without flavor! So be sure to keep a variety of salad dressings, jarred pasta sauces such as marinara and alfredo. Don’t forget to also keep some ketchup, barbeque sauce, mustard, and mayo on hand as well.

Proper Cooking Tools from DealDash

Next, another thing that can help you be more eager to cook at home and spend less on take-out is having the appropriate cooking tools. Let’s face it, many of us are still using those old mismatched pots and pans from our first apartments. These are no fun to cook with, and can be difficult to clean as well. And if there’s one thing I know for sure – if something is a pain to clean, I am less likely to use it.

So do yourself a favor and get yourself some nice new cooking tools from DealDash.  Begin by browsing the Kitchen and Dining category located here. You will find small appliances such as air fryers and waffle makers as well as pots and pans. Get yourself something from the Kitchen and Dining category today!

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These suggestions will help you be prepared to make dinner at home instead of getting take-out. Thanks for reading the newest blog article. I hope that you found it helpful.

If you need new kitchen tools DealDash can help you. Check out the Kitchen and Dining Category. You will find small appliances and more. Bid and save on household supplies. Have fun and happy bidding everyone!

 

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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. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.

DealDash Makes a Great Pizza

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Everyone loves pizza. DealDash has some tips for making a great pizza at home.

Does your family want pizza but you prefer to stay at home? If you’re looking for a great way to prepare a pizza at home, DealDash is here to help. Here are some simple tips and information for making a delicious pizza at home.

Use Fresh Ingredients

Firstly, you could just get a pizza-making kit from the store. However, that isn’t going to taste as good as if you use fresh ingredients. You can buy pre-made dough from the bakery at the supermarket, or you can make some yourself. Making a sauce is simple, but if you prefer something a little easier you could cut down on a few steps by using tomato paste with canned and crushed tomatoes. Grating your own cheese is simple and will taste so much better than using the pre-shredded kind. And for the toppings, fresh mushrooms, peppers, and onions will taste awesome and add a fresh and healthy aspect to your pizza.

Use a Pizza Stone

Next, you can bake your pizza on a rack or cookie sheet, but you will have a better experience if you use a pizza stone. Be sure to pre-heat your pizza stone. It’s so easy, just place the pizza stone in the oven, and when it is at the same temperature as the kitchen then turn on the oven to the proper temperature. Be sure to let it reach room temperature before turning on the oven if it’s been somewhere cold like the fridge. This is because rapid warming can cause the stone to crack. After the stone is preheated you can take it out of the oven, place the pizza ingredients on it, and then bake as directed.

Get Kitchen Supplies to Make Pizza on DealDash

Finally, if you’re serious about making a great pizza, you need the proper tools. You will need either a baking sheet, a pizza stone, or a pizza shovel. You can get these items and other cooking implements on DealDash. Just click here for pizza items. If you’re not sure what you need for the kitchen then you need to browse the Kitchen and Dining Category. Just click here. 

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These tips will help you be prepared when you make a pizza at home. Thanks for reading the newest blog article. I hope that you found this DealDash article on making a great pizza at home interesting.

If you need any kitchen items DealDash can help you. Check out the Kitchen and Dining Category. You will find pizza supplies and more. Bid and save on common household supplies. Have fun and happy bidding everyone!

 

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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. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.