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More Slow Cooker Tips from DealDash


Using a slow cooker can reduce the time you spend in the kitchen. Here are more tips from DealDash on using a slow cooker.

Using a slow cooker can be a wonderful alternative instead of the oven to prepare meals.  No matter if you have used a slow cooker before or are new to using this kitchen we can help. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind when preparing your next meal. As always, DealDash loves to share kitchen tips with you.

Don’t Add Too Much Liquid

You should know that you do not need to use a lot of liquids when using a slow cooker.  The slow cooker will gather all the moisture that it needs on its own. Only a small amount of extra liquid is required.  You should also be made aware that any dairy products that you need to add to your slow cooker meal should be added at the end so they do not curdle.

Use Cheaper Meat

A huge benefit of using a slow cooker to prepare meals is that you can prepare tougher cuts of meat in your crockpot.  By cooking the meat properly with the crockpot you will see that tougher cuts will turn out very tender.  This can save you a lot of money on your grocery bill as you can purchase less expensive cuts of meat. As a mom of three, I like to do anything that I can to save money on the weekly grocery bill.

Slice Those Veggies

Another tip that you should keep in mind when you’re looking to make a meal in a slow cooker is that vegetables will take a longer time to be prepared than meat. So you will want to make sure that they’re cut in small, thin, uniform layers.  This way you know there will be prepared properly and all of the vegetables will be done at the same time.

Save Energy

If you’re looking to save money using a crockpot will be very helpful to your monthly budget.  Using a slow cooker will keep your kitchen cooler. Also, it will use less energy so it is a great alternative for preparing your next meal.

Thanks for Reading

If you’ve used the slow cooker before or are new to the slow cooker, you should consider what a wonderful kitchen tool it is. It will be very beneficial when you are planning your next meal. Also, it is definitely worth the investment if you are looking for a  great way to prepare foods easily and deliciously. You can save money by getting your slow cooker on DealDash.

I hope that you found this DealDash article on using a slow cooker interesting. We have a new article here on DealDash Reviewed every single day. 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.

If you need any kitchen items DealDash can help you. Check out the DealDash Kitchen and Dining Category. Also, DealDash even has slow cookers. Have fun on DealDash, and happy bidding everyone!

DealDash  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.

DealDash Cooks Eggs Benedict

Great for breakfast, lunch, or brunch, Eggs Benedict is the meal for you. Read on, DealDash is cooking Eggs Benedict…

Eggs Benedict was originally made in New York but is enjoyed by people all over the world. Eggs Benedict is a traditional American brunch or breakfast food. Brunch is great every day but is typically served on Sundays. Eggs Benedict consists of two halves of an English muffin, and each half is covered with a choice of Canadian bacon or ham, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. The hollandaise sauce is really the thing that will set your Eggs Benedict apart from the rest. Read on for an Eggs Benedict recipe, from DealDash.

Hollandaise Sauce

Here are the ingredients for the hollandaise sauce:

  • 4 Egg yoks
  • 1 TBS lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 Stick of butter, cut into tiny cubes
  • Salt, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste

Here are the directions for the hollandaise sauce:

  1. Melt the butter in a pan, then set aside
  2. If you have a double boiler, used that. Otherwise, fill a pan about a ⅓ full of water and heat until you see a couple thin streams of bubbles. Place a heat-safe metal or glass bowl snugly on top of the pan, without touching the water.
  3. Add your egg yolks and lemon juice to the double boiler. Whisk constantly and vigorously until the mixture becomes frothy and lighter in color. This can take more time than you expect, up to 10 minutes.
  4. Add your melted butter slowly by pouring the butter in a small, steady stream, whisking constantly and vigorously. The sauce should thicken easily at first, then become more difficult to combine. Pour more slowly as this happens, since too much butter can cause the sauce to split. This will take a few minutes.
  5. Add your salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Cover your bowl and keep warm while you are preparing the rest of the ingredients.

Eggs Benedict

Here are the ingredients for the rest of the meal:

  • Canadian bacon or ham
  • English Muffins
  • Eggs

Here are the directions for the rest of the meal:

  1. Heat the Canadian bacon  (or ham) in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for a few minutes until it starts to brown, turning occasionally. Keep warm.
  2. Cut each English muffin in half and place them on a baking sheet, cut sides up. Butter the cut sides lightly and toast under the broiler until light brown.
  3. Time for the egg!  Fill a wide nonstick skillet or shallow pan half full of water. Heat until there are a couple thin streams of bubbles.
  4. Crack one egg into a small bowl, taking care not to break the yolk. Gently lower the edge of the bowl into the water, letting some water flow into the bowl. Tip the bowl to slide the egg slide into the water. Quickly repeat with however many eggs you would like to cook.
  5. Cook for 3½ minutes until the egg white is set but the yolk remains soft. Remove with a slotted spoon, allowing the water to drain off of the egg.
  6. Time to put it all together! Place your muffin halves on each plate. Lay a slice of the Canadian bacon on top of each muffin half, followed by a poached egg. Spoon Hollandaise sauce generously over the eggs.
  7. Enjoy your brunch!!

Thanks for Reading

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

DealDash Shoppers & Steelhead Trout

What Do Steelhead Trout And DealDash Shoppers Have In Common?

DealDash Shoppers & Steelhead Trout I am what you might call a “kitchen” shopping person.

Among my favorite things are quality linens and quality kitchen things. When I have fun and excellent kitchen appliances and gadgets, it makes cooking a complete joy for me. My favorite brands have been OXO and Oster.

From Wikipedia: OXO was founded by Sam Farber, an entrepreneur in the housewares industry, and his son, John Farber.[1] Sam Farber, chose the name “OXO” because whether it’s horizontal, vertical, upside down or backwards, it always reads “OXO.”[2] Noticing that his wife, Betsy, who suffered from mild arthritis in her hands, was having difficulty gripping ordinary kitchen tools, he saw an opportunity to create more comfortable cooking tools that would benefit users.[2] The first group of 15 OXO Good Grips kitchen tools were introduced to the U.S. market at the Gourmet Products Show in San Francisco, California, in 1990.[2]

I’ve never had to contact OXO but I have had to use contact support from Oster/Jarden several times about my FoodSaver and Toaster/Convection oven. I rarely use my big stove oven unless I am holiday cooking. They do have excellent, rapid customer support and I’m always happy with the result. The new Oster oven I ordered recently has a manufacturer’s flaw in that it does not broil properly and my unit has been replaced twice. After the 3rd one was defective I decided it was time to switch brands. Nothing against Oster but I found something even better!

My newest love is the Breville Smart Oven Convection Toaster/Pizza Oven that I won on DealDash.com. The Breville takes up less counter space and has nearly the same capacity. All of my casserole dishes and pans I normally use fit perfectly. The BREVILLE is a $250 oven and I won it with 265 bids and $14.08 in a half-price auction. My husband broiled Steelhead Trout in it 2 nights ago and it was perfect!!!!

I’m super happy with this high quality oven and highly recommend it. Check it out. Search auctions and request an alert to be notified when it comes up for auction again.

DealDash Bidder Bio & History

  • Joined DealDash: September 2013
  • 284 Won Auctions

Retired Executive. Volunteer Animal Foster and Rescue. We are ALL in it to win it … duh … please read tips & instructions for better deals. Using Bid Buddy is SMART. Stomping is DUMB!

Written by Dianne Aikman