Five Easy Back To School Microwave Recipes!

Going to college? No kitchen nearby? No crockpot on hand? That’s ok! Let your microwave do the hard work for you! Here are five simple, fun, and time saving back to school microwave recipe hacks that anyone can whip up.

We wish you the best in college and have fun trying out these recipes:

Muffins in a Mug

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons golden flax meal
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2-4 teaspoons of Stevia (Truvia or Gentle Sweet)
  • ½ teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
  • 1 flat tablespoons coconut oil
  • ¼ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • butter (optional)
Directions
  1. Crack 1 egg into a coffee cup and whisk it well with a fork.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons  golden flax meal.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons  almond flour.
  4. Add 2-4 teaspoons of Stevia (Truvia or Gentle Sweet)
  5. Add ½ teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
  6. Add 1 flat tablespoon coconut oil
  7. Stir vigorously with a fork until mixed together.
  8. Fold in ¼ cup blueberries.
  9. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  10. Serve!

Single Serve Meatloaf

  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon onion soup mix
  • 1/4 pound lean ground beef
  • Additional ketchup, optional

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the milk, ketchup, oats and soup mix.
  2. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  3. Pat into a microwave-safe mug or custard cup coated with cooking spray.
  4. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°; drain.
  5. Let stand for 3 minutes.
  6. Serve with additional ketchup if desired.

Strawberry Breakfast Bowl

  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 2 tablespoons oat flour
  • 2 tablespoons buckwheat groats
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, diced

Directions:

  1. Mix together the oat bran, oat flour, buckwheat groats, flaxseed, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. Stir in the vanilla, applesauce, and almond milk until all the dry ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Gently fold in the diced strawberries.
  4. Spray a microwave safe baking dish or ramekin, and pour batter into dish.
  5. Heat for 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until the top is set.
  6. Let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve.

Pizzadilla

  • 2 flour tortillas (small size)
  • handful of pepperoni
  • 1-1.5 cups shredded cheese, Italian blend
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup pizza or spaghetti sauce

Directions:

  1. Microwave 5 or so pepperonis for 30 seconds on HIGH.
  2. Assemble cheeses into the tortillas and add cooked pepperoni.
  3. Microwave on HIGH for about 1 minute.
  4. Add additional pepperoni on top and sprinkle more cheese on top.
  5. Microwave another 30-45 seconds or until cheese has melted.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Upgraded Microwave Ramen

  • 1 pkg ramen noodles
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 3 medium button mushrooms
  • 2 whole green onions
  • 1 large egg (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste (optional)
 Directions:
  1. In a bowl, bring 2 cups of water to a boil by microwaving on high for 3-4 minutes.
  2. While you are waiting for the water to boil, wash and slice your veggies.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add the dry noodles and cook according to the package directions (boil about 5 minutes in HIGH).
  4. Add the seasoning packet (or half a packet if you prefer less sodium) and stir until dissolved.
  5. Mix your fresh veggies into the noodles and microwave another minute.
  6. Crack the egg into into the soup and microwave for 45 seconds on HIGH.
  7. Let the soup sit for a minute to cool down, serve with a dollop of chili garlic paste on the side and enjoy.

Looking for a new microwave? We carry the best names in microwave ovens. Let WDC Kitchen and Bath’s friendly sales staff help you choose the best microwave that will last you for years to come. Visit one of our seven convenient locations in Agoura HillsBurbankChatsworthMoorparkOxnardSanta Barbara, and Torrance. You can also call us at 888-487-2298 to chat with an appliance specialist or contact our online support team between the hours: Mon – Sat 8:30am to 5pm PST.

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WDC Supports the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Conejo Valley at the 8th Annual Golf Classic

8th Annual Golf Classic

8th Annual Golf Classic

WDC Kitchen and Bath Center is proud to support the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Conejo Valley at the 8th Annual Golf Classic held at North Ranch Country Club. WDC is a family owned business that prides itself in supporting our local community via local Southern California charities. Amongst the festivities, WDC donated several items including a premium Big Green Egg Package, 18″ Monogram Stainless Steel Wine Cooler, and a Wolf High Performance Gourmet Blender with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Conejo Valley.

WDC is pleased that our sponsorship will contribute to local children’s after school programs. Thank you  Boys and Girls Club for giving us the opportunity to help our community, and for the great work that you do. And, thank you North Ranch Country Club for hosting this event.

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8th Annual Golf Classic

8th Annual Golf Classic

8th Annual Golf Classic

8th Annual Golf Classic

8th Annual Golf Classic

 

8th Annual Golf Classic

8th Annual Golf Classic

8th Annual Golf Classic

8th Annual Golf Classic

8th Annual Golf Classic

8th Annual Golf Classic

Celebrate National Hamburger Day this Memorial Day Weekend with Specialty Lamb-burgers!

This Memorial Day weekend we honor and remember our fallen soldiers. We celebrate those who served and thank our brave men and women for their service. We observe this holiday, Sunday May 28th, National Hamburger Day, with friends and family, by enjoying this outdoor burger recipe.

Celebrate this Sunday May 28th, National Hamburger Day with Family and Friends Over the Grill for Fresh and Unique Lamb Burgers!

Celebrate this Sunday May 28th, National Hamburger Day with Family and Friends Over the Grill for Fresh and Unique Lamb Burgers!

Goat-Cheese Stuffed Lamb-Burgers

Hamburger and Filling:

1 tsp olive oil
12 cup onion, diced
2 lbs ground lamb
1 egg
1 cup bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, minced
4 12 tsp salt
1 tbsp black pepper, ground
4 oz soft goat cheese
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped

Place on buns of choice. Top with romaine lettuce, onion, goat cheese, mushroom or grilled peppers.

Directions

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onions in the oil until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Gently knead together the softened onions, lamb, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, salt, and pepper. Divide the mixture into 6 parts and roll into balls, then cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Mix together the goat cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, basil, and oregano until well combined; cover and chill for 5 minutes.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  5. Working with one portion of meat at a time, make an indentation in the center of the ball with your thumb. Fill the indentation with a heaping tablespoon of the goat cheese mixture. Gently pull and form the meat patty around the cheese filling, making a burger-shaped patty. Repeat with each ball of the lamb mixture.
  6. Grill the patties on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and well done, about 8 minutes per side.
  7. Place on buns of choice.
  8. Top with condiments and serve immediately.
  9. Enjoy!

Looking for a new grill? We carry the best names in gourmet grilling for National Hamburger Day. Let WDC Appliances friendly sales staff help you choose the best outdoor grill that will last you for years to come. Visit one of our seven convenient locations in Agoura HillsBurbankChatsworthMoorparkOxnard, Santa Barbara, and Torrance. You can also call us at 888-487-2298 to chat with an appliance specialist or contact our online support team between the hours: Mon – Sat 8:30am to 5pm PST.

Celebrate National No Dirty Dishes Day!

Have your dishes been piling up in the sink? Is your dishwasher making dishes less than sparkling clean? Has your dishwasher be guzzling up water and electricity? May 18th is National No Dirty Dishes Day and it is the perfect opportunity to upgrade to an energy efficient, quite, and efficient dishwasher.

Dishwashers are recommended to be replaced every 5-8 years depending on use. Many models on today’s market have special features that can quickly turn those caked on over-night dishes to sparkling clean.

Bosch is one of the best known names for high end dishwashers. The SHXM63W55N boasts an Energy Star rating for low water and electricity consumption, as well as a 44dBA silence rating.

National No Dirty Dishes Day

National No Dirty Dishes Day

Want to see your dishes as they clean? KitchenAid’s KDTM804ESS has a peer-in window with a lit interior. With 6 wash cycles and sleek exterior, it is sure to add a modern twist in to any kitchen.

LG’s LDT9965BD has a nearly fingerprint-proof black stainless steel finish, making it great for families with kids or pets. With the TrueSteam system, it makes pre-washing obsolete. It gently soaks dishes and washes them effortlessly.

If you have been considering a new dishwasher, National No Dirty Dishes Day is the perfect time to explore the many new and improved options for keeping the clutter down in the kitchen. Let WDC Appliances friendly sales staff help you choose the best dishwasher that will last you for years to come. Visit one of our seven convenient locations in Agoura HillsBurbankChatsworthMoorparkOxnard, Santa Barbara, and Torrance. You can also call us at 888-487-2298 to chat with an appliance specialist or contact our online support team between the hours: Mon – Sat 8:30am to 5pm PST.

Celebrate Pi(e) Day with a Delicious Blueberry Pie Recipe!

March 14th (3.14) celebrates Pi Day as well as Pie day! This is a holiday for everyone to enjoy, from mathematicians to bakers and everyone in between. Here is a delicious homemade a pie recipe brought to you by Warehouse Discount Center.

Simple Blueberry Pie Recipe

Simple Blueberry Pie Recipe

Pie dough for top and bottom 9-inch pie

2/3 cup to 3/4 cup granulated sugar according to taste

1/4 cup cornstarch

2 teaspoons freshly grated lime zest

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

2 pounds fresh blueberries (about 6 cups)

1 tablespoon butter, cut into small squares

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon buttermilk

Gram cracker crumble for garnish

Pie Filling:

Stir sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel, allspice, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add blueberries and gently toss to combine. Transfer blueberry filling to prepared/store bought pie crust. Refrigerate while preheating oven.

Bake:

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Position an oven rack in the lower third of the oven then place a baking sheet on rack.

Sprinkle gram cracker crumble on top of the pie. Bake pie on hot baking sheet for 20 minutes, reduce heat to 350 degrees F then continue to bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the crust is golden and juices in the filling bubble. If the crust begins to brown too much, cover with aluminum foil and continue to bake until done.

Cool 2 to 3 hours before cutting to allow filling to set. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream!

-If you cannot find fresh blueberries, you can substitute 6 cups frozen blueberries that have been thawed and drained.

-If you would rather a lattice dough top, or solid top with slits prepare and roll out enough dough and transfer on top right before baking.

LG’s perfect dual oven is a great match to this pie recipe. Check out it’s awesome convection features, large double capacity, easy clean coating, and sleek professional style. WDC has all your cooking and baking needs, available to you in 7 convenient southern California Locations;  Agoura Hills, Burbank, Chatsworth, Moorpark, Oxnard, Santa Barbara and Torrance.

 

International Working Women’s Day

International Working Women Day

International Working Women Day

March 8th celebrates International Working Women’s day. To commemorate this event, we had some of our great women here at WDC participate in a photo collage to show their support and hard work. As a family owned business, we are pleased to offer an all inclusive workplace at WDC. Be sure to celebrate the hard working women in your life today by honoring their dedication to being a mother, sister, friend, or coworker.  Happy International Working Women’s Day!

Simple Last Minute Buffalo Wings Recipe for the Big Game

Looking for a classic buffalo wings recipe with a tangy twist? This recipe is seriously crisp, you won’t believe they are not fried!

Our 6 Favorite 2017 CES Gadgets of the Future!

CES 2017.

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Did you know the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show aka CES is taking place in Las Vegas right now? CES is a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every January in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES is stepping up the game this year in revealing all new and fleshed out gadgets. Homes everywhere will soon be swayed by what seems like sci-fi tech.There are so many cool and fun futuristic smart home gadgets and appliances on display at CES 2017, but here are our Favorite Six Smart Home Appliances for you to check out now.

1. Samsung Unveils Laundry Game-Changer at CES 2017 with a New Four-in-One Laundry System.

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Looking for the newest high tech laundry pair for your smart home? Samsung has brought the game to a whole new level with their front AND top load washing pair. This dynamic duo comes jammed packed with features such as FlexWash™, SuperSpeedTM, PowerFoamTM, and Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT). Designed with the busy home in mind these features will make sure the kids grass stains, wine stains, and those ever present underarm stains are lifted effortlessly, while keeping colors crisp and white bright.

2. Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed

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Coming home from a long day at work? Fancy a pre-warmed bed to comfort you as you relax in front of the TV? The Sleep Number 360 mattress can do that and so much more. The mattress can read biometric cues that can correct snoring, warm feet, keep track of your sleep patterns. This technology can pinpoint sleep-related disorders and clue the consumer in on what measures to take to ensure the perfect rest.

3. LG OLED TVs Rolls Up Like a Piece of Paper

Paper thin TVs? Unlimited viewing options and placements? LG OLED TVs have outdone themselves. These TVs are sure to blow your mind, take a look.

4. Whirlpool’s Alexa Enabled Line of Smart Appliances

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Fancy an entire lineup of smart appliances? Whirlpool is ready to offer the consumer a brand new line of appliances with everyone’s beloved Alexa. “Though it’s been making smart appliances for a while now, Whirlpool announced its biggest lineup yet at CES 2017: 20 models — including fridges, dishwashers, wall ovens, ranges, and microwaves — will be Wi-Fi-enabled. Voice-activation will also be standard.”

5. Kuri

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Who does not love a personable robot? Fancy one that can keep tabs in your home, communicate with your smart appliances, and even send you updates? Kuri has a camera to play nanny while you are away. It can also mimic and respond to your facial expressions, making Kuri quite adorable. It builds an internal map of its surroundings as well, minimizing bumps into furniture.

6. Samsung Electronics Unveils Family Hub 2.0

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Ready for a new and improved Family Hub? The Family Hub 2.0 has a simplified interface making commands a breeze. Samsung is also offering the appliances as a built in option to appeal to space saving consumers. The new family hub is sure to impress!

CES is one of the most exciting times of the year for both manufactures and consumers. We are thrilled to have been able to attend this year and bring you our top picks from CES 2017. WDC always puts the customer first, and thanks you for reading!

 

Join us in celebrating National Spaghetti Day Jan 4th- With a twist!

Spaghetti squash recipe brought to you by GE Appliances.

Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Spaghetti squash can be more than just a substitute for pasta! This recipe makes a meatless-main dish perfect for any dinner, especially when paired with a salad. When this dish is bubbling away in the oven, you know it’s going to be a good night.

1 spaghetti squash, about 3 pounds

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

Salt

Freshly ground pepper

3 large eggs

1/2 cup milk

2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped (1/4 cup basil leaves)

1 cup grated Gruyere cheese

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

METHOD:

Cook the squash:

Place squash cut-sides-down in a microwave-safe baking dish. Fill the dish with about 1 inch of water.

Microwave on high for about 12 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the squash with a fork. Cooking time depends on the size of the squash and individual microwaves, so if you have a smaller squash and a microwave that cooks fast, check a little earlier. And if you are cooking a larger squash and have a lower-power microwave, it may take a little longer.

Allow squash to cool for 10 minutes, then scoop out the flesh with a fork to separate the spaghetti-like strands and then chop coarsely. Measure out 4 cups squash. (You can save any extra squash for another dish or freeze for later.)

Prepare the casserole:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Lightly oil a 2-quart baking dish and set aside.

Heat the olive oil, over medium heat, in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook until tender, about five minutes. Add the garlic and a generous pinch of salt. Cook while stirring for another 30 seconds to a minute until fragrant. Add the squash. Cook, stirring often, for five minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and remove from the heat.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, salt, and pepper. Stir in the squash mixture, basil and the Gruyere cheese. Pour into the baking dish. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the top.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes until the casserole top is browned and sizzling. Remove from oven, and cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Casserole can be served hot, warm or at room temperature.

Make this recipe a reality with GE, GE Profile, and GE Cafe appliances.

NEW: Measurement Guides for the Perfect Fit

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Once the plans are laid and the perfect appliances are picked, usually the last thing we consider is, “will it fit?” While you may have your heart set on specific models with a certain look, it is possible you have not considered making enough room. Those old appliances can be quite smaller and shaped differently than the newer improved appliances that you are considering to buy. Our Warehouse Discount Center Measurement Guides will ease this process and allow for a much quicker installation.

Here at WDC we care about the success of your appliances. We want to ensure you don’t incur any additional costs and headaches dealing with returns or having to make adjustments to your space. So, we created individual Measurement Guides for laundry, dishwashers, and refrigerators. These guides take you step by step on how to measure your kitchen and/or laundry space correctly. It is important to take into account height, width, and length of each appliance. Make sure to look around your placement area and note any obstacles or impediments. For washing machines, this measurement is critical especially if you will be purchasing the optional pedestals for front-load washing machines. If your new appliances need to be plugged in, make sure the correct plugs are located nearby.

Please visit our Measurement Guide page where you can review and download the guides applicable to your purchase.

A measurement off by as little as 1/4 inch can turn the excitement of your new purchase into a major inconvenience. Double-checking your measurements will help you with a smooth purchase, delivery and installation of your home appliances. These measurements are not required, but these Measurement Guides will allow you peace of mind in purchasing the correctly sized models to fit in your home. We care about your appliances and want you to have the best experience possible. As the old saying goes; measure twice, buy once!

For more information, questions, or concerns please visit one of our 7 Southern California locations in Agoura HillsBurbankChatsworthMoorparkOxnard, Santa Barbara, and Torrance. You can also call 888-487-2298 to chat with a specialist or contact our online support between the hours: Mon – Sat 8:30am to 5pm PST.