Dexas Watermelon Knife And Cutting Board #Giveaway!

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With the heat up on full blast here in Chicago, there’s nothing better than a watermelon to help cool you down! That’s why I am totally loving my new Dexas Watermelon Knife And Cutting Board. You can easily prepare and serve all foods (not just watermelon), cheeses, fruits & hors d’oeuvres on here. You can hang on the wall or use as a decorative place setting. It is safe for all foods, reversible, and my favorite — dishwasher-safe!

I totally love this Watermelon Cutting Board. It is perfect for when we go camping. It’s made super strong. It’s lasted through several camping trips and my house this summer. That is quite the feat in my house! Best of all, it is super cute! The knife worked great cutting the watermelon too, and that is super cute also.

I can only recommend both products which is why I have arranged to give away a Watermelon Knife And Cutting Board! Here’s what you need to do:

Dexas Giveaway!

I love Dexas products.  We’ve been using them for years here, and they just do what they are suppose to.  They last.  I don’t ask much more out of my kitchen stuff than that.  I have several products I want to tell you about, and I’m giving away a Dexas prize pack to one lucky reader!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.41.54 PMThe Chop & Scoop cutting board has an innovative design ideal for cutting juicy fruits and vegetables. The curved edges keep juices contained, and the unique shape and grip handle make it easy to chop, lift, and scoop foods into pans and bowl. It is made with 100% virgin polypropylene.  This cutting board is non-stick, non-absorbent, odor resistant and will not dull knives.  Best of all, it is dishwasher safe!

I love this cutting board.  For my house, it is the perfect size.  Besides using it to cut fruits and vegetables, it is the perfect size for grilling outdoors.  Granted, that’s not a cutting board use, but I love products that can be used for many things.  Bill’s grilled hamburgers many times, and we used this to bring the burgers back in the house!  I really like this and can only recommend it!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.48.00 PMI absolutely love this KlipScoops. These scoops literally help with your portion control. The pre-measured volume helps avoid overfeeding! The attached clip allows you to seal your pet food or bag of chips depending on how you are using it. They collapse flat for storage savings and while using as clip. These too are dishwasher-safe.

As someone who is watching her weight, I love these. They allow me to snack while still maintaining my weight loss. They come in 1/2 cup, 1 cup, and 2 cup varieties, so there are many things you can use them on and with! I do think they are pretty sweet.

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.53.45 PMThese Salad Hands are ideal for tossing, scooping, and serving salads, pasta, and more! These uniquely designed salad hands with rubber grip handles keep hands from slipping into the bowl. They are non-porous & non-absorbent and made from a durable poly with grip handles. Best of all, they are dishwasher-safe & food safe.

As somebody who eats salads daily, I love this! It beats using my hands to get my lettuce out! It also works super great for parties!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 9.56.51 PMThis generous size 5 quart salad bowl has a color accent non-slip grip handle and non-skid base. It sets a beautiful complement to salad and pastas. This too is dishwasher safe.

Love this product. I love that I can use it both for salads or chips! It is truly an all purpose bowl especially when you add the Klipkup. It is just the perfect size for so many things! Its great for chips at home with your family or for a party.

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 10.01.09 PM The Klipkup is awesome. It has a 8oz./1 Cup capacity, and its sturdy clip securely attaches to most bowls and serveware. It is perfect for dips, salsa, salad fixings, ice cream toppings, and much more! It has a stainless Steel spring, is made of safe ABS, and best of all, is dishwasher safe.

Love this! It is the perfect size!

Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 10.11.26 PMTurbo Fan Salad Spinner is an in sink salad spinner with turbo fan air dryer. Unlike conventional salad spinners that use centrifugal force only, the DEXAS turbo fan spinner also adds large volumes of air to actually blow water off greens and vegetables. The DEXAS Turbo Fan lever spinning handle gears up to high speed quickly and effortlessly engaging the fan with every spin cycle to pull air in and push water out of the basket.

Now, you have to use this in your sink or you will have water everywhere. My only complaint is that I have to transfer my lettuce out of here to store. However, it definitely performs as advertised! Your lettuce definitely comes out dryer, and it is easy to take apart to throw into the dishwasher.

Like I said, Dexas just has so many great products which is why I am giving away a Dexas Prize Pack. Now, I know that all of you can’t win, so I have arranged for you to get free shipping if you order from Dexas. Just use promo code lisacooking! Here’s what you need to do to win:

Additional Contest Rules:
This contest is open to US residents.

There is no cash value prize equivalent for this contest.

Winner will have 48 hours upon notification being sent to claim the prize, if winner does not respond within 48 hours, then the winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be chosen.

Thanksgiving Desserts

Who says pie has to get all the attention at Thanksgiving?! Serve this fancy and decadent dessert this year and give your guests a holiday meal they will truly remember. Your guests (and kids!) never need to know how easy and good for you it actually is. It is also highly adaptable. Don’t have cardamom? Use vanilla. Have a cantaloupe in the fridge? Use that instead of honeydew. Agar agar can also be used in place of the gelatin making it vegan as well. This recipe serves 4.

CARDAMOM COCONUT PANNA COTTA
INGREDIENTS
1 14 ounce Can Coconut Milk
2 Teaspoons Unflavored Gelatin
2 Tablespoons Water
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Cardamom

EQUIPMENT
Small Mixing Bowl
Small Saucepan
Stove Top
Measuring Cups and Spoons
4 Small Ramekins

NOTES
Coconut milk refers to the full fat Thai style, not the sweetened kind that goes in a Pina Colada. The only thing to take care with is the heat of the milk. It needs to be hot enough to melt the gelatin but a fully boiling hot liquid will cause it to loose its efficiency.

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Add water to small mixing bowl and sprinkle gelatin across the top. Set aside for gelatin to bloom.
2. Add coconut milk, sugar and cardamom to small saucepan.
3. Place coconut milk over medium high heat and bring almost to a boil, stirring constantly.
4. Remove coconut milk from heat. Spoon a small amount over the bloomed gelatin and stir until it begins to melt.
5. Add the gelatin back to the warm pan of coconut milk and stir until gelatin is fully melted and incorporated.
6. Pour coconut mixture into individual small bowls or ramekins. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

HONEYDEW SOUP
INGREDIENTS
1 Honeydew Melon
2 Cups Ice
2 Tablespoons Sugar

EQUIPMENT
Chef’s Knife
Cutting Board
Blender

NOTES
Depending on the size of your blender, you may have to make this in two batches. Also, adjust the sugar according to the sweetness of the melon you use. Store any leftover soup in the freezer for a yummy sorbet or pour it into ice cube trays for a quick smoothie.

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Cut the melon in half and scoop out any seeds. Then, cut the melon into quarters and remove the skin. Finally, rough cut the melon into chunks.
2. Add the melon, ice, and sugar to the blender. Puree until smooth. Serve cold.

TO ASSEMBLE
1. Dip the panna cotta bowls into hot water long enough to loosen it. Run a knife carefully along the edge to help free it. Unmold into soup dishes.
2. Pour the honeydew soup around the base of the panna cotta.
3. Garnish with dried cranberries if desired.

Finally, just serve and enjoy!