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Tailgating In Style with FactoryDirect2you

FactoryDirect2youTailgating has certainly changed over the years with burgers and dogs being replaced by gourmet sliders and beer brat sausages. Tailgating is no longer an afterthought, but something that people who love tailgating plan for months in advance.

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Of course, you don’t have to be a Tailgating fanatic to get in on the fun. FactoryDirect2you has some incredible items for sale online that will help you make the recipe below for your next Tailgating party.

Gourmet Blue Cheese and Bacon  Sliders

Ingredients

Two Pounds extra Lean Ground Beef
1.5 tsp Fresh Garlic Minced
¼ tsp Black Pepper
¼ tsp White Pepper
¼ tsp Salt
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
3 Ounces Blue Cheese
Five Strips Cooked Until Crispy Bacon
I Package Hawaiian Rolls

Directions

Combine all of the above except for the Hawaiian rolls. Mix with your hands until it is well incorporated, as you will want to make sure that your sliders hold together on the grill.

Once combined, start preparing your burgers by shaping them into a ball about the size of a medium meatball. Flatten with your hand making sure that everything is holding together as it should.

Oil your FactoryDirect2you Picnic Time X-Grill before placing the patties on the grate. Grill about 5 minutes per side, 3 minutes if you prefer your sliders on the rare side.

Place on the Hawaiian Rolls with your choice of condiments and enjoy your Tailgating party!

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The X-Grill from FactoryDirect2you and Picnic time is the folding portable charcoal BBQ grill that is perfect for Tailgating, picnics, camping or for a day at the beach. It’s easy to assemble and has a large 203.5” grilling surface. The X-Grill also includes an electro-plated iron barbecue grill, a chrome plated tri-fold cooking grate and one charcoal grate that pack up inside the folded grill. With its sturdy polyester carrying tote that can be digitally printed with your favorite team’s logo, you will be the hit at your next Tailgating party.

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Of course, if you want to have a couple of cocktails at your Tailgating party, and let’s face it, who doesn’t, you will love the Manhattan from Picnic Time’s Legacy Collection. The personalized portable cocktail case has everything you need for Tailgating and is fully insulated. Included in your cocktail case are two martini glasses, a stainless steel shaker a double-sided jigger, ice tongs, a strainer, 2 olive picks, a vermouth mister, a combination fork/spoon stirrer, and two cotton napkins. There is even enough room for two bottles. The Manhattan also features a shoulder strap and a suitcase style handle for easy transport.

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When it comes to Tailgating, FactoryDirect2you has got you covered. Order your Tailgating supplies online today and get ready for some football!

It’s Picnic Season all Summer Long

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It’s the 4th of July weekend and that means picnic season and thanks to FactoryDirect2you, you can buy everything you need online for the rest of the summer.

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Regardless of where you live, summer means spending lots of time outdoors enjoying your family, friends, the sunlight and the moonlight, and one of the best ways to take advantage of the great outdoors is to buy useful picnic items online from FactoryDirect2you.

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Get out of the house for an afternoon and go on a picnic with a close group of friends. Bring along an ice chest and don’t forget a fabulous picnic basket from FactoryDirect2you.

FactoryDirect2youAn affordable picnic basket or picnic cooler available online from FactoryDirect2you will hold everything you need for a romantic picnic dinner for two or a family picnic day at the beach.

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With an entire set of picnic items including picnic baskets, wine carriers and gourmet picnic totes you will want to head out for a picnic in the country every weekend.

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Old-school picnic baskets never really go out of style, especially when you shop online with FactoryDirect2you. Picnic Plus will take you down memory lane with its fantastic range of picnic baskets that will hold everything you need.

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The Hastings English Paisley 4 person hand woven willow white picnic basket by Picnic Plus comes with the exclusive April Cornell English Paisley Interior Lining with a deluxe setting for four people. Square ceramic plates, stainless steel flatware, glass drink ware, cotton napkins, salt and pepper shakers and a corkscrew waiters tool make this large thermal foil insulated cooler simply the best. With its adjustable shoulder strap and carry handle, you can enjoy supper under the stars, a snack at your next beach party or a summer concert.

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Set off on an adventure with the Alpine Picnic Pack for two by Picnic Gift and FactoryDirect2you. This fun and functional backpack makes it easy to take a delectable lunch for two on your next hike. Your food will stay hot or cold in the thermal insulated compartment. Measuring 14” x 7” x 17”, the Alpine Picnic Pack comes complete with a set of stainless steel flatware for two, a stainless steel deluxe corkscrew and a salt and pepper shaker set. If that isn’t enough you will also receive a wooden cutting board, 2 acrylic wine glasses, a cheese knife, two napkins, a deluxe bottle stopper, 2 melamine plates and a dirty utensil/trash bag.

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Be prepared this picnic season with the help of FactoryDirect2you. With such low prices, you can afford to buy everything you need for your next picnic whenever and wherever that may be. Shop online now.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with FactoryDirect2you

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Get your grill on this Independence Day and order all of your supplies online from FactoryDirect2you. With FactoryDirect2you, you can find incredible deals on cookware, bake ware, and anything else you need to make this Fourth of July a huge success.

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Created by Chef Emeril Lagasse, the Emerilware brand of gourmet cookware was made by the celebrity chef and All-Clad Metalcrafters to bring you cookware that is unrivaled when it comes to culinary excellence. Best of all, FactoryDirect2you now has selected pieces of Emerilware on sale.

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The Emerilware Cast-Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle is all you need to cook up a hearty breakfast or a delicious T-bone steak this Fourth of July. Both sides are adjustable making it easy to whip up everything from grilled vegetables and meats, to pancakes and eggs.

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It really is hard to do anything in the kitchen, especially on the Fourth of July, without a good set of knives, and thanks to the team of buyers from FactoryDirect2you, you can slice and dice your way to next year’s Independence Day.

FactoryDirect2youSave over $400.00 on an elite 9-piece set of Kershaw KAI Shun Classic knives in their own gourmet bamboo block. Professional and amateur chefs alike will love the contemporary razor sharp blades giving you the sharpest and most durable knife set on the planet. Every knife is corrosion resistant and made to last and with the widest assortment of both traditional blade shapes and innovative designs, you will wonder why you don’t already have a set, especially on this Fourth of July.

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Save over $20.00 on the Skybar Wine Glow Cover. This innovative insulated clear cover has an illuminated base that helps retain the temperature of the wine bottle. The Skybar Wine Glow Cover offers all of the benefits of an ice bucket without the melting ice.

Of course, a Fourth of July celebration isn’t’ complete without serving trays loaded with goodies to pass around to your guests.

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The Picnic at Ascot bamboo Petal Serving tray is perfect for a plate of veggies and dip or some salami and cheese. With its olive motif, ceramic bowl and five divided sections, your Ascot bamboo Petal Serving tray will be the star of the show.

FactoryDirect2youKeep those hot appetizers and side dishes at the right temperature with a Broil King Buffet Server. The multi-pan Jumbo server can hold up to five different dishes that include two half-size 4.3-quart stainless steam pans with lids and three third size 2.6-quart stainless steam pans with lids. Remove the stainless top and you can use the base as a warming tray. With 4-non-skid feet and an easy to clean warming surface, the Broilking Buffet Server will make your job all that much easier.

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This Fourth of July celebrate in style and order your supplies from FactoryDirect2you. Buy today.

Celebrate Mother’s Day all Month Long

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mother’s out there from FactoryDirect2You!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, but if you waited until the last minute to buy your significant other, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece or sister something really nice, order a great gift from FactoryDirect2You. It won’t arrive by Sunday, but all you have to do is print whatever it is you buy and put it in a beautiful card. When her special Mother’s Day gift arrives, it will be like she is celebrating all over again!

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If the lady in your life enjoys sewing and dabbles in crafts, she will love the beautiful and functional sewing table made by Arrow Products Inc. Arrow Products has the best selection of sewing furniture and has been proudly manufacturing its airlift and sewing storage cabinets since 1946.

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Norma Jean truly is the perfect sewing cabinet and has a platform and opening to hold a large quilting or embroidery sewing machine. With all of the features you would expect, including a heavy-duty airlift and four draws of storage, this updated version of the Marilyn sewing cabinet from FactoryDirect2You is just what the woman in your life needs.

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Keep the Mother’s Day celebration going all week, or all month long with free shipping when you spend $99.00 or more.

Surprise her with a place for her wine collection with the Supentown 18 bottle wine cooler with the latest ThermoElectric heating technology. She can store six bottles on the top and 12 bottles on the bottom and with the double pane insulated glass door, this lucky lady will be able to see the bottle without having to open the door.

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Home really is where the heart is, and if you want to spoil your wife, mother or any other special woman in your life after Mother’s Day FactoryDirect2You can help with all kinds of kitchen furnishings that are both functional and beautiful.

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Oasis Concepts, proudly distributed by FactoryDirect2You, has created a totally new concept when it comes to convenience and space utilization. The Oasis Concepts Entertainer Folding Kitchen Island opens and closes in seconds for easy storage and adds nine square feet of workspace surface instantly. Good for food preparation, serving and entertaining, the Entertainer Folding Kitchen Island can also hold 12 wine glasses and ten bottles of wine.

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Keep Mother’s Day going all month long and order an extra special gift from FactoryDirect2You. Order now, and don’t forget to print a picture of the gift and add it to her Mother’s Day card.

It’s a Picnic with FactoryDirect2You

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FactoryDirect2You has the best selection of affordable picnic items for everyone in your family to enjoy.

Whether you like to sit at a table, or spread a blanket out on the grass, FactoryDirect2You has got you covered with a selection of seating for you and your entire family.

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The portable Picnic Time Travel Soft-top Table is the perfect solution that you can take just about anywhere. Featuring two zippered security pockets for your phones, keys and wallet and six-cup holders, the portable Picnic Time Travel Soft-top Table is perfect for the beach, camping, tailgating or poker games in the woods. Made of 600 D polyester and a power-coated steel frame, it even comes with its own carry bag.

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If you like the grass beneath your feet, you will love the X-Large Picnic Time Blanket Tote. Available in an assortment of colors this water resistant blanket tote is made from soft polyester fleece with a water-resistant underside to keep you clean and dry. Easy to fold and unfold it comes with a zippered pocket and an adjustable shoulder strap. With more than 38 square feet of sitting space, the X-Large Picnic Time Blanket Tote has plenty of room for everyone.

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A picnic isn’t a picnic without a basket and thanks to the buying power of FactoryDirect2You; you have plenty to choose from.

Take your partner on a picnic with the Tivoli Insulate Wine Basket. Brought to you buy Factory Direct2You and Picnic Plus, the hand woven willow construction with foldable carry handles is the perfect place to store your wine, cheese, fruit and crackers. This great little Tivoli Insulate Wine Basket also comes with cotton napkins and two wine goblets that can take you on a romantic outing or to an outdoor concert.

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Get the party started with the Picnic at Ascot Bold Collection Collapsible Insulated Basket. Available in a selection of colors, this collapsible basket is made out of lightweight aluminum with a waterproof PEVA lining. With its zippered lid and padded handgrip, this handy basket keeps food and drinks cold making it perfect for a picnic, outdoor sporting events, camping, or a trip to the grocery store.

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No barbecue at your favorite picnic spot? No problem as FactoryDirect2You has a wonderful selection of portable barbecues that can take you from the beach to the top of the mountain.

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The foldable charcoal grill, made by Picnic at Ascot is easy to set up and features a one-piece design that is both functional and elegant. With its own carry tote with handles, it is easy to transport and features a chrome grill top that measures 18.5” wide by 11” deep. It’s small enough to store and big enough to cook up enough burgers and sausages to fill up your entire family.

Don’t be without your picnic supplies. Order your favorites today from FactoryDirect2You.

Superior Glass Makes the Difference

Spiegelau’s Beer Classics Glasses Enhance Beer Drinking Pleasure

Spiegelau is dedicated to producing the very best glasses possible. This means bringing to the market glasses of the highest quality and aesthetics as well as durability and value, with the goal of making your experience a pleasurable, fun part of today’s exciting lifestyle. That´s why Spiegelau glasses grace the tables of so many homes and fine restaurants across the world, and remains a leader in the industry. Spiegelau makes fine stemware and tableware for everyday use. Spiegelau crystal beer glasses are different from regular glasses because of the combination of rarified, unusually pure mineral source at the Dorfner mine in Austria. The Hirschau-Schnaittenbacher basin is one of the most important deposits of kaolin, silica sand and feldspar on the European continent. Spiegelau sources raw quartz silica, combined with state of the art production methods to create their highly superior crystal glassware.

In the images below you see a chip of common glass and a chip of Spiegelau crystal magnified to varying levels to show the difference in glass quality that separates Spiegelau from the rest.

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This image shows a chip of common glass magnified at 20x. Note the Lip Edge & ID Edge as we’ll zoom in on those.



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In this image you see a chip of Spiegelau crystal magnified at 50x. Note the different shape of the lip edge.



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Remember the Lip Edge box from Image 1, here it is at 1000x and the common glass is starting to show its flaws. Note the lines and random surface irregularities.



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Now here is the Spiegelau at 1500x. Even at 500x closer than the common glass in image 3, the Spiegelau is looking rather smooth. Note the small chip on the edge in the center of the picture as we’re zooming into that next.



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Here is that chip in image 4 now zoomed in at 20000x. The Spiegelau crystal surface is still exceptionally smooth. This smoothness has a direct impact on the way the beers carbonation reacts.



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Here is the common glass lip edge at 20000x magnification. This no longer looks like glass but some kind of lunar surface. The roughness of common glass absorbs carbonation, robbing your beer of a very important part of the drinking experience.



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Here is the common glass interior surface magnified at 20000x. This is another shot at the carbonation robbing, porous surface of common glass.



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Here we see the Spiegelau crystal interior surface magnified at almost 22000x. Even at this level the surface is super smooth and that smoothness allows your fine beers to maintain their natural carbonation, thus maintaining a creamy head much longer than common beer glasses.


In the pictures below you’ll see the difference that great glass makes. Notice how the standard beer glasses seem to be lacking a head while the Spiegelau is still creamy and inviting.

Beers served in common glasses do not fully release their delicate aromas and often taste bland and uninteresting. A poorly designed glass can also destroy the spritzy refreshing character of a beer and let the head collapse too soon. It is partly due to the wrong choice of beer glasses that many beers are perceived as tasting pretty much the same. Spiegelau Beer Classics Crystal Beer Glasses will help you get the most out of your beer drinking experience and may even open you up to many beers that you had thought were not for you.