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.


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.


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 


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.


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 


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!


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. 


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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9×7-GYIxMjIRachael Ray

Innovative Products + Fun Design = Magisso

DealDash introduced us to the brand Magisso a few months ago, and since the first few test products have been such a hit with us DealDashers they have been adding even more selection! Here is an introduction to all of the current Magisso products that DealDash is offering.


Magisso Double-Edged Cutting Board– The Magisso cutting board has edges on both sides of the cutting board that are designed to make it stable to use against the edge of the kitchen counter. This unique design gives extra support for the kitchen knife and makes chopping vegetables easier. The edges also keep the ingredients from spreading while scooping them to a pan. And it is easy to store upright without reserving too much space from your kitchen table. This cutting board is made from bamboo and is a great size at 35X26 cm.

Iconic Magisso Cake Server – The iconic Magisso Cake Server cutting and serving your favorite cake is easier and less stressful than ever. All you need to do is press the cake server through a cake, and squeeze it gently to lift the piece onto your plate. Release the squeeze and get that perfect piece of cake upright on your plate. This cake server has been recognized by Oprah and also featured at MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art in New York). This iconic stainless steel cake server guarantees the perfect piece of cake with no mess and no embarrassment.


Magisso Serving Set (includes Pie Server & Cheese Knife) – The design continues the unique and recognizable form of the Magisso Cake Server from the young Finnish designer Maria Kivijärvi. The Pie Server and the Cheese knife are both made of premium, mirrored stainless steel and is suitable for your favorite pies and cheeses. This set was awarded the GOOD DESIGN award, and would look great at any gathering with friends or family.


Magisso Cooling Ceramics Wine Cooler – The Cooling Ceramics Wine Cooler by Magisso is made of naturally cooling black-colored terracotta. When you need to keep your wine at that perfect temperature when you are having guests over just soak the cooler in cold water and fill it with water and ice. For red wine you’ll only need water. Water evaporates through the walls of the cooler while cooling the bottle. This keeps the wine cold longer than in a normal cooler. The bottom surface of the cooler has been glazed to protect your table from any excess water from the soaking process. This is part of the Naturally Cooling Ceramics set that also includes the ice bucket, sake set, serving cups, and serving plates  & bowls sets.


Magisso Tea Cups (set of 2) – They are designed with two sections, one for the leaves, and one for the hot water. The bottom is made with two flat surfaces, and all you have to do is tilt it to the leaf side when you pour your hot water, let it steep for a few minutes, then tilt it to the other side, and your tea will stop steeping. They come in a variety of different colors, and DealDash is currently offering black, green, or white.



I’m sure that you know by now that Magisso has been around since 2008, and have won many awards, including the Red Dot: Best of the Best award in 2011. Not only have they won awards, Magisso has also been featured on CNN, InStyle, GQ, and many more magazines and news shows.

Magisso Cake Server

You will be happy to hear that DealDash has all of these products currently up for bid. You can set an alert to send you an email when the Magisso tea cups, ice bucket, or even the cake server (which was the first product that Magisso patented) comes up for bid. Just go to the product page and find the blue “Alert Me” button and click it. You’ll get an email when it’s time to go stack up your bids. Good luck everyone!



Let’s Talk About Getting Healthy With the Magic Bullet

Are you or someone you know trying to get healthy this spring? Want to be able to show off that bikini body this summer? The Magic Bullet can help you with that.

Most people have heard of the Nutribullet Magic Bullet before. The Nutribullet Magic Bullet is a blender that is designed to be used as a space saving replacement for other appliances such as a blender, food processor, and electric juicer. The Magic Bullet is compact in size and consists of an electric blender base with a number of attachments. Here is a list of the attachments:

  •  screw-on blade attachment
  • two mixing cups, one short and one tall
  • two handled cups, called by the manufacturer “Party Mugs”, which can be used to blend individual drinks
  • lids for the cups, intended for storing foods
  • an instruction manual which also contains a recipe book


The Magic Bullet is easy to use and can save you time, it’s much easier to clean than a blender. Trust me- If I had to clean a traditional blender I would be drinking FAR less smoothies than with the Magic Bullet. Here is a really quick and easy recipe that can be found on the Magic Bullet website:

Strawberry Banana Smoothie


a handful of fresh or frozen strawberries
1 banana
1 cup of ice
splash of orange juice


First … Add all ingredients to the Tall Cup or Party Mug and twist on the Cross Blade.

Then … Lock On and mix until smooth.

Next … Drink up!

See, isn’t that quick and simple? Of course you could substitute frozen berries of any type instead of using the ice! If you like, you can also add in just about anything to power up the healthiness- spinach, protein powder, ginger, flax seed, the list is pretty much endless.
Smoothies aren’t the only thing that you can make with the Magic Bullet – you can make cocoa, egg nog, margaritas, and more. If you can dream up a drink (alcoholic or not!) that you could make in a blender, you can make it in the Magic Bullet quickly, easily, and with a lot less clean-up involved.
If you’re a person that staggers out of bed in the morning like me, and absolutely needs your coffee, the Magic Bullet can help with that, too. One of my favorite things to do is to take cold coffee that I made the night before and stuck in the fridge, add some ice cubes, and blend it all up in the Magic Bullet. Add a little whipped cream and you have yourself a “FREEpachinno” which has the benefit of not only being practically free, but also saves you a trip to the coffee place. Win-Win!
DealDash not only has the Nutribullet, they also have the Nutribullet Pro 900, and The NutriBulllet RX! Do your body a favor and head on over and check out these great space-saving juicer/blenders. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!