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October 2020

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Amazon Prime Day Deals

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Prime Day is upon us! Today I’ve put together some of my favorite deals for Prime Day! I’m talking everything from Instant Pots to Vacuumns! Check out these deals below and don’t miss out!

Kitchen & Home Deals

Instant Pot Ultra 3 Qt 10-in-1 Multi- Use

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Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker 11 in 1 with Air Fryer, 8 Qt

Prime Deal:  $119.99             (List Price: $179.95)

Instant Pot Aura Pro Multi-Use Slow Cooker with Sous Vide, 8 Quart

Prime Deal: $69.99              (List Price:$149.95)

Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set, 12 Piece

Prime Deal:  $119.99          (List Price: $149.99)

Bar Cart

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Patio Set

Prime Deal: $239.99            (List Price: $299.98)

Vacuums

BISSELL Cleanview Swivel Bagless Vacuum

Prime Deal: $97.99       (List Price: $159.99)

iRobot Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa

Prime Deal: $199.99              (List Price: $319.99)

Electronics

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa

Prime Deal:$18.99     ( List Price: $49.99)

 

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7″ Display, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case

Prime Deal: $59.99 (List Price: $99.99)

Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1″ 1080p full HD display, 32 GB)

Prime Deal: $79.99 (List Price: $149.99)

Early Christmas Shopping?

Crayola Inspiration Art Case in Pink, Coloring Set

Prime Deal: $17.49 (List Price: $24.99)

Discovery Kids Gemstone Dig Stem Science Kit

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Lego Chain Reactions Science Activity Kit

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Elmer’s Slime Kit

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Columbia Kid’s Snow Boots (variety of colors)

Prime Deal: $26.40 ( List Price: $55.00)

Kid’s Winter Coat

Prime Deal: $26.99 List Price: $31.99

Check out these deals and more!

Cocktails/ Culinary Tales

Fireball Caramel Apple Floats

Fireball Whisky is one of my favorites, especially when we’re talking fall. Whisky with the most perfect undertones of cinnamon! I love drinking it and I love cooking with it! So, with September creeping in, I knew I wanted to make these Fireball Caramel Apple Floats!

They are very, very easy to do! All you need for these boozy treats are Fireball Whisky, Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel, and Apple Cider..

Fireball Caramel Apple Floats

Start with a big old glass, add two-three scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Next, add about a half a cup of apple cider. Pour the cider

And now most importantly add the Fireball! I did about a shot in each. You can make it weaker or stronger depending on how you like it.

You can even substitute the Apple Cider for Hard Apple Cider if you wish!

The final touch is caramel! Drizzle on a nice helping of caramel and garnish with an apple slice.

Fireball Caramel Apple Floats

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Fireball Whisky
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Cider
  • 1 Tbsp Caramel
  • 2 Scoops Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Instructions

1

In a tall glass add 2 scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream.

2

Next, add 1-2 ounces of Fireball Whisky.

3

Fill with Apple Cider.

4

Drizzle generously with Caramel!

Looking for more Fireball recipes? Check out these equally easy & amazing Fireball Glazed Fried Apples .

Culinary Tales/ Meats

Instant Pot Beef with Broccoli

Beef with Broccoli

When I’m not busy cooking away in the kitchen, I love ordering take out just as much. And Chinese Food is one of my favorites! Today I was really craving Beef with Broccoli, and it’s one of my son’s favorites too! So, I decided to make it in the instant pot with this super tender, & deliciously flavorful Instant Pot Beef with Broccoli!

Note: You can also make this recipe in the crock pot. (I’ll include that variation at the end of the recipe.)

Instant Pot Beef with Broccoli

First, start by making your marinade. Make the marinade by combining: soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, teriyaki sauce, minced onion, mirin, onion powder, ginger powder, garlic, and a little rice wine vinegar. Set one and a half cups aside in the fridge for later! Leave the rest out to add to the steak!

Place your steak on the cutting board and slice it into one inch strips. Next, marinate your steak overnight.

Place the steak in a ziplock bag; Add the marinade you made above. Zip the bag and place it in the fridge over night.

When you’re ready to make it, remove the steak from the fridge.


On the Instant Pot, turn the Sauté setting on. Add half of the steak strips, browning them for a few moments on both sides. Place them on a plate/bowl and put the rest of the steak into the pot to sauté. Repeat until they are all browned.
Then add the first batches back into the pot as well!

Next, add the extra cup and a half of marinade (The one you set aside in the fridge yesterday) into the pot as well. Add the broccoli. Switch to the Slow Cook setting and place the lid back on. Cook for an additional 20-30 minutes. Release the steam!

Let it cool for a few moments and Serve with rice!

Optional garnish: Green Onions & Sesame Seeds!

Instant Pot Beef with Broccoli

Print Recipe
Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Small Sirloin Steaks (or one Flank Steak)
  • Bunch Broccoli
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Soy Sauce
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ginger Powder
  • Minced Onion
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Mirin
  • Cornstarch

Instructions

1

Make the marinade: combine soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, teriyaki sauce, minced onion, mirin, onion powder, ginger powder, garlic, and a little rice wine vinegar.

2

Set one and a half cups aside in the fridge for later! Leave the rest out to add to the steak!

3

Place your steak on the cutting board and slice it into one inch strips. Next, marinate your steak overnight.

4

Place the steak in a ziploc bag; Add the marinade you made above. Zip the bag and place it in the fridge over night.

5

Remove the steak from the fridge.

6

Turn the Sauté setting on. Add half of the steak strips, browning them for a few moments on both sides.

7

Place them on a plate/bowl and put the rest of the steak into the pot to sauté. Repeat until they are all browned.

8

Then add the first batches back into the pot as well!

9

Add the extra cup and a half of marinade (The one you set aside in the fridge yesterday) into the pot as well. Add the broccoli. Switch to the Slow Cook setting and place the lid back on.

10

Cook for an additional 20-30 minutes.

11

Release the steam!

Notes

To make this in the crock pot: Prepare the steak as you would above, by marinating over night, When you're ready to cook it sear the strips of steak on the stove top. Once they're browned place them in the crock pot. Add the extra marinade and the broccoli. Cook on low for about four hours! The meat and broccoli should be nice and tender and ready to eat!