Archive | January, 2012

Cookware, Utensils, and More: Up to 80% off Flash Sale

31 Jan

Ready for a Valentine’s Day Sale? 1saleaday.com is having a sale on kitchen items for up to 80% off. All the items are a fun red color too. Check out all the items here, and my favorite deals below. Prices include FREE shipping too!

Kitchen Aid Food Processor
List Price $149.99
Savings $65.00 (44%)
Our Price $84.99

Lock & Lock Storage
List Price $119.99
Savings $95.00 (80%)
Our Price $24.99

Cuisinart 10 Pc Cookware
List Price $349.99
Savings $270.00 (78%)
Our Price $79.99

And my favorite:
Rachel Ray Knife

Rachael Ray Red Rocker Knife
List Price $49.99
Savings $32.00 (65%)
Price: $17.99
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Burger King: Free Onion Rings this weekend!

31 Jan

On Feb 4th and 5th, at participating locations, Burger King will be giving away free value sized onion rings. One per person, while supplies last. For more details, visit their Facebook page. You can also enter to win a $10 gift card from them as well.

Looks like they’re trying to compete with Wendy’s latest mobile offers?

Amazon: Cuisinart MultiClad 12 inch Frying Pan: $45

30 Jan

Whoops, looks like this deal is over! Price has gone up to $58.

So after posting the deal about the budget friendly cookware last week, I’ve been on the hunt for the gourmet home chef who needs durable, long-lasting, well made cookware.

This 12 inch frying pan from Cuisinart will do the trick! If you haven’t bought any frying pans outside of the ones you registered for when you got married, and the ones you bought at wal-mart in college, then this is the perfect time to buy yourself a gourmet kitchen essential!

This pan retails for $135, and at the price of $45, is less than the 10 inch model. It features a cast-iron helper handle, something that I wish my pans had. This pan is similar to much more expensive AllClad pans, but at a much lower price. (This 12 inch skillet by AllClad is $131!)

And just what does MutliClad mean? Premium cookware that features professional triple-ply construction – a core of pure aluminum bonded to a stainless steel interior and a brushed stainless exterior – a fusion of the best materials for cooking offering unsurpassed performance. Heat Surround technology maintains even heat distribution along the bottoms and side walls of the cookware, eliminating hotspots. Premium stainless steel cooking surfaces do not react with food or alter natural flavors.

Night Owl Giftcard Winner!

30 Jan

And our winner is…drumroll please…

Natasha Spark

Congratulations on winning a $5 Amazon Giftcard! Please contact me via the form on the contact page and we’ll get your prize to you asap!

Didn’t win? Don’t worry, once we reach 600 likes on facebook, we’ll do a $10 giftcard giveaway!

Second Night Owl Giveaway!

30 Jan

Its time for the second ever Dish Dash Dime giveaway!

Tonight, we have a $5 Amazon Gift Card! As we grow, so will the prizes. So be sure to pass on the fun at Dish Dash Dime to your friends!

To enter, all you need to do is comment below with what dish you’d love to see me make OR what favorite dish of yours you’d to see me make healtheir. Either one will do! No other requirements for this giveaway.

Giveaway ends at 3:00AM, MST. Comments are timestamped and that will determine the cutoff for entries. Winner will be chosen using randompicker.com and posted tomorrow.

Good luck!

Quick & Easy Pizza Dough

30 Jan

Easy Pizza Dough plus a great BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

Have you ever come across a great pizza recipe only to discover you need half a day just to prep the dough! Eek! I don’t know about you but I just don’t have that kind of time when I need to get dinner on the table. Sure, homemade pizza dough can be worth the effort, but on Dish Dash Dime,  we’re talking about an easy weeknight meal.

If you’re going to use a pizza stone, place your stone in the oven and pre-heat the oven to 425. I use two pans, one for pizza and one for bread sticks.

For this recipe you will need one packet of rapid rise yeast, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 2-3 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and corn meal if you’re using a pizza stone.

First, add one cup of warm water to your stand mixer, with the dough hook attached. Add the yeast and sugar and let sit until it comes together and looks foamy/bubbly.

If you’ve never worked with yeast before, here’s a couple of hints. First, you need the temperature of the water to be warm – not boiling, but not lukewarm. Also, if you don’t see any foaming or bubbles after around 10 minutes, your yeast might have expired. This is called proofing.

While you wait, combine your Italian seasoning and garlic powder with olive oil.

Next you’ll start adding the flour. While adding the flour, I use the lowest speed possible. To be honest, I actually don’t measure this part anymore. I watch the dough come together and make judgements about how much more it needs. Start with one cup, and then add your olive oil mixture and salt. Next, add your flour 1/2 cup at a time until you reach 2 1/2 cups. If the dough is crumbly, add 1 tbsp of water at a time until the dough becomes smooth again.

When the dough is done mixing, it should be elastic and smooth. Let it rest on the dough hook for about 5 minutes.

Next, move the dough to a floured work surface.

Mold the dough into a round and cover with a towel for 5-10 minutes to rest. This is a great time to prepare your toppings.

For this particular pizza, I shredded up some leftover chicken.

Then I added about 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce. I also chopped up some onion and scallions. For the cheese, I used a mixture of both mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

After the dough has rested, the size will be a bit larger.

Punch down the dough and then roll it out to your desired width. At this point, I usually remove a part of the dough to make bread sticks. I like a thin crust pizza, so I roll out my dough the entire width of my 14 inch pizza stone. If you like thick crust, use a small pizza pan and keep the dough thicker, or even make it in a pan with a raised edge.

Prepare a pizza stone with cornmeal. For a regular pan, use non-stick spray.

Carefully transfer your dough onto the pizza stone. I always have my rolling-pin ready for any weird pulling that happened during the transfer to help even out the dough. With the pizza stone, you’ll smell and hear the sizzle immediately. At this point I try to quickly prick the entire crust with a fork and then brush the edges with leftover olive oil and Italian seasoning mixture from earlier.

For this pizza, I used a BBQ sauce base. Spread your desire amount across the crust.

Next, add your toppings, be sure to not load up too much in the middle, to ensure an even cooking process.

Finally, add your cheese, trying your best to make sure that the cheese is even throughout the pizza. I used about 1/2 cup of cheddar and 1 cup mozzarella.

Since I’ve only used a pizza stone, I can’t speak for the timing on a regular pan. I usually put the time on for 15 minutes, and then check it every 5 minutes from there on out. With different toppings, it will depend on the timing. The thickness of crust and the amount of toppings will also change your cooking times.

For the bread sticks, I simply roll them out into an oval shape. I then add some olive oil, garlic salt and a sprinkling of cheese. I put this together while the pizza is baking and add them in around 10 minutes in so that they both come out around the same time. Usually I try to not open the oven while I bake, but in this case, with the pizza stone, you should be fine.

Then out they come, all golden brown, melty, and bubbly.

I have to admit, about every 5th pizza I make, the pizza just doesn’t come together. I’ve had dough that doesn’t rise right, dough that is too dense, or too flimsy. It always tastes great and we always gobble it all up before coming up for air. But I don’t claim to be a master at this, and neither should you! So don’t get disappointed if this isn’t the best professional gourmet pizza you’ve ever seen or tasted. Afterall, I’ve heard the best pizza crust is made from the right water – so who really knows!?

I’d love to hear about your favorite toppings. Does anyone have a favorite homemade pizza?

We topped our pizza with fresh diced tomatoes, since we love the crisp cold texture against the melted cheese. Seriously wish I was eating this right now!

Dairy Queen: B1G1 Free Blizzard

29 Jan

So its not quite time for cool ice cream treats in blazing Summer weather, or even Spring for that fact! But if you join the blizzard fan club, you apparently will get 6 B1G1 coupons in your inbox throughout the year. You’ll get your first coupon upon joining, and the rest will be scattered throughout 2012. Enjoy your ice cream treat by just joining the fan club today.

By joining the Blizzard Fan Club you will receive via email:

  • A FREE 16 fl. oz. Blizzard Treat with the purchase of another 16 fl. oz. Blizzard Treat email coupon just for joining the Club
  • Monthly emails containing new Blizzard treat promotions, flavor updates, contests and more
  • An email coupon on your Birthday and a special surprise every year you are in the Club

Membership Criteria:

  • You must be 13 years or older and reside in the US or Canada to join the club (kids 12 and under can have fun with the Dairy Queen® Deeqs at www.deeqs.com)
  • You must have a unique email address (not shared with others)
  • Just complete the join form on this website (giving us permission to contact you via email)

Wedding Dresses starting at $24!

28 Jan

The Limited is having a big sale on wedding dresses – starting at an unbelievable price of $24. Limited sizes are available and the items are final sale (so make a decision fast, knowing you can’t return it!). If you were looking for a reception dress, or perhaps needed a white dress for another reason here’s a great excuse to pick one up!

Use code 662 to take 20% off. Shipping starts at $7.

Wendy’s: Free Fries + Much more!

28 Jan

Just found this deal on a deal site and had to share with my readers. Exclusive, Limited-Time Offers Only Through Your Mobile Phone! **By opting in to mobile alerts, you will receive up to 3 messages per week. Message & Data Rates May Apply. Reply HELP for help. Reply STOP to cancel.**

Once you text the code, you will get a reply within a few minutes. The code to get your freebie or deal will be good for seven days. Eat up and enjoy your free/discounted treat! (Ok…now I need a frosty…)

Text FRIES to 81229 for a free small Natural-Cut French Fries.

Text BAKED to 81229 for a free Sour Cream and Chives Baked Potato with purchase of a regular size Chili.

Text KID to 81229 for a free Kids’ Meal with purchase of an Entrée Salad.

Text 242F to 81229 for any 2 small Frostys for $2 between 2pm and 4pm every day.

Text 242D to 81229 for any 2 small Drinks for $2 between 2pm and 4pm every day.

Text 10410 to 81229 to get these 10 items for $10 after 10PM:

  • Two orders of 5-piece Chicken Nuggets – choose from Spicy or Regular
  • Two orders of small French Fries
  • Two small Drinks
  • Four Value Sandwiches – choose from Jr. Hamburger, Jr. Cheeseburger, Cheesy Cheddarburger or Crispy Chicken

Text FEAST to 81229 for a Family Feast of 4 Combo Meals for $20! Create 4 Combo Meals with a Main, Side and Drink in each. Choose from:

  • Main: 10-piece Chicken Nuggets, Ultimate Chicken Grill, Asiago Ranch Chicken Club, Homestyle Chicken Fillet, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Bacon Deluxe Double, Bacon Deluxe Single, Baconator Double, Baconator Single, 1/2 lb. Double, or 1/4 lb. Single
  • Side: Sour Cream & Chive Potato, small Chili, Caesar Side Salad, Garden Side Salad, or Small French Fries
  • Drink: Nestlé Pure Life Bottled Water, small Wild Berry Lemonade, small All-Natural Lemonade, small Minute Maid Light Lemonade, small Nestea Unsweetened Iced Tea, small Nestea Sweetened Iced Tea, small Coke Zero, small Pibb Xtra, small Fanta Orange, small Barq’s Root Beer, small Hi-C Flashin’ Fruit Punch, small Sprite, small Diet Coke, or small Coca-Cola.

For more details about these offers, click here.

Zaycon Coming to AZ

27 Jan

Hey Arizona residents! Zaycon is bringing seafood to you soon! They are offering Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Fillets, Wild Alaskan True Cod Fillets, and White Shrimp.  Check out the Event Locations tab on their site to see when they’ll be in your neighborhood and to place an order. Looks like the deadline is Feb. 15th.  If you aren’t a member, be sure to register and create a new account.

Salmon comes in a 20lb case, Cod in a 20lb case, and Shrimp in a 24lb case.

Not in AZ? To see if Zaycon currently serves your location, click here.

If you aren’t familiar with Zaycon Foods, check them out there. They offer amazing deals on meat like beef, chicken, and seafood, and occasionally have fruit deals too – throughout the USA. All orders come in bulk, so plan for that on any order from them. So unless you have a large family or large freezer, it’s probably best to split the order with family or friends. Or maybe even pay it forward and surprise your friends!

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