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A Turkey A Day Giveaway


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Thanksgiving is coming up. Soon. Very soon! We want you to have an amazing Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings, and we figured that not only can we bring you some delicious turkey day recipes, we want you to WIN A TURKEY too. Our friends over at Empire have given us 5, yes, FIVE, kosher gobblers to give away.

Each day this week we will be awarding one lucky reader an Empire Turkey.

How do you enter? Every day this week Jamie will be posting a new Thanksgiving recipe, shown on the homepage on JoyofKosher – comment on that post*, and you will be entered to win. Each contest will close at 9 am EST the following morning, with the exception of Friday’s post, which will close at 9 am EST on Sunday morning, Nov 20. Each winner will be picked by online randomizer. All turkeys will be delivered in time for Thanksgiving.


Entrants must be aged 18 and over, and US Residents. By entering the contest you give JoyofKosher permission to share your email address with Empire Kosher.

*Monday’s post – Cranberry Mustard Sauce ENDED
Tuesday’s post -Chive Biscuits ENDED
Wednesday’s post -Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Topping ENDED
Thursday’s post – Pumpkin Pie with Caramel Whipped Cream ENDED
Friday’s post -A Message from Jamie ENDED

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About Hadassah Sabo Milner


HaDassah Sabo Milner is a Welsh Jew who lives in Monsey NY. She is a writer and a blogger and a lifelong foodie. She's married with four sons who provide her with much fodder for her writing projects. HaDassah is also a social media rockstar who can update multiple platforms simultaneously whilst cooking Shabbat dinner for 70. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter Twittr , and read her blog In The Pink .




64 Responses to A Turkey A Day Giveaway

  1. Have to confess I serve the canned stuff. This looks like a great recipe to try this year!

  2. Every year I buy a bag of cranberries with plans to do something and my mom always has a can too. And most years we forget the cranberries until the end of the meal. I love cranberries and this recipe looks yummy. May actually try it this year

    • Try adding the cranberries to a sweet potato casserole….I do this and it is wonderful, just the right amount of punch to the usually overly sweet “yams”! I also make a chipotle sweet potato casserole with the cranberries (spicy, sweet and sour….wonderful) just a little bit of chipotle in with the “yams” goes a very long way.

  3. avatar says: coachbrez

    Interesting with the mustard. I would not have thought of using that.

  4. avatar says: Mikki

    Oh my ! That looks fantastic and I bet it tastes good too. I’ve tried making my own in years ago, but for the past few years I’ve been “canning” it. I never tried [making or eating] the one with blueberries & mustard tho. Must give a nice gentle “kick”. Thanks for posting.

  5. everyone loves turkey

  6. avatar says: Blss52

    I like to soak my turkey in a brine before slow cooking it on grill/BBBQ out side,Your receipr does sound good though,

  7. avatar says: dovidal

    Sounds like “let’s give it a try….couldn’t hurt “

  8. avatar says: davises88

    this year i’m trying a new cranberry salsa from saveur. it has jalapenos which will give it some zip!

  9. avatar says: ncgfin

    Worth trying!!

  10. avatar says: witchy64

    I like the canned,the colder the better.

  11. I LOVE the idea of adding blueberries, to sweeten it a bit more…and the mustard just makes it perfect! Can’t wait to try it this year :D

  12. avatar says: joany

    I love freshly made cranberry sauce and make it all of the time. I never used mustard, but I love all types of mustard, so I will give this a try. Sounds fantastic! :)



  14. avatar says: leah77

    I’ve never ventured with making cranberry sauce from scratch. But I do like to mix the gelled with cranberry sauce, add some cinnamon, a touch of lemon zest, and a little brown suga:) My family has never made pumkin pies either! We make butternut squash pie or sweet potato pie;)

  15. avatar says: chefellen

    I am so excited. I was just writing up my menu for Thanksgiving and was thinking that I have to find a new, different recipe for home-made cranberry sauce. Thank you!

  16. avatar says: BridgeStt

    This would make a perfect First Thanksgiving Dinner for myself (recently widowed) and my grown son, who moved back in with me, so there was someone here to watch over “Mom”. I’ve just found this site, and have already bookmarked many new recipes to try!
    Good Luck to all, and Happy Holidays!

  17. avatar says: DnM1217

    This cranberry sauce sounds exciting. I too, always have to open the traditional, boring can of jellied cranberries for my mother. I usually make a cranberry and mixed fruit compote that I serve for dessert.

  18. Sounds Delish! I think this is going to be a winner when I make it this year.

  19. avatar says: ninajb

    I had never heard of Chive Biscuits. I think I will give then a try.

  20. avatar says: sue14625

    Thoe Bisquits sound so good and i do use canned cramberries

  21. avatar says: Kozi2005

    Combining with mustard is a unique idea, but I love my fresh cranberry sauce recipe with mandarin oranges to keep it sweet!


  23. Are we supposed to be answering here? I left my comment on the actual post but maybe I should leave it he too.
    Anyway I said I serve canned cranberries.

  24. avatar says: janetnels

    Wish my turkey came out as beautiful as the one shown in the picture. Guess I’ll have to keep practicing. Gotta love turkey.

  25. avatar says: joany

    The biscuits sound like a good idea, but soy milk and vinegar????? Hmmmm.

  26. avatar says: jodeye

    I will definitely try these biscuits. I kind of cheat – not scratch and not frozen. I buy pizza dough, doctor it up a bit and then make muffins from that dough.

  27. my daughter is interested in cutting down on gluten. i am glad to see you have a section of such recipes. thanks.

  28. avatar says: sherdini

    i love anything with sweet potatoes or pumkin

  29. Looks beautiful and delicious. Can’t wait to try it!!!!!

  30. I love it all! But mostly the mashed potatoes.

  31. avatar says: adena

    I love challah stuffing. I save all different types of left over challah. This changes the flavor ever so slightly. A HIT !

  32. avatar says: Susan

    I love turkey with lots of gravy or should I say gravy with turkey. My best Thanksgiving moment was when I left my newly cooked turkey on the kitchen table and my cat jumped up on the kitchen table and started eating it, I cried!

  33. avatar says: ruthing73

    Looks wonderful, my family is crazy about sweet potatoes. Your recipes are unique and beautiful and look so yummy.

  34. avatar says: papkin45

    I love Turkey ,and want to find new ways to cook and prepare It.

  35. avatar says: kaykay774

    I hope I am one of the lucky winners

  36. I would like to win this turkey because my grandkids would be very happy.

  37. avatar says: davises88

    this year’s menu: turkey in mole sauce (rick bayless recipe from saveur), brussels sprouts with chorizo (just found kosher sausage), a green salad with toasted nuts and dried fruit, roasted potatoes (sweet, yukon, russet) and parsnips, either a mexican rice pilaf or a oaxacan stuffing, chutney and cranberry salsa, maybe green beans with pine nuts and pies (emeril lagasse’s chocolate pecan and an apple/quince). so excited. and we’re adding in a book discussion (t.c. boyle’s the tortilla curtain) to discuss immigration, coming to a new country and the divide between the anglo and the (in this case latino) immigrant, all of which relate to our “latino” themed meal this year. then we’re repeating everything only with milchigs (so we can have whipped cream and such) for our friday shabbos meal. can’t wait to get cooking!

  38. avatar says: carole

    Every year I make a NEW cranberry recipe and a NEW stuffing/dressing recipe.

  39. My favorite side dish has been the cranberry sauce ever since I was a child.

  40. avatar says: cdmtx65

    mhhh homemade cranberry sauce / salad

  41. pass crancbery sauce . like dried cranberry n turkey

  42. avatar says: kathymydw

    I never liked sweet potatoes until the last couple of years. This recipe looks yummy.

  43. My favorite Thanksgiving memory is that my mother made so many deserts for 15 guests that each person was able to have there own cake. We use to line up the desert all the was down the dining room table. Also another memory is sitting at the kids table.

  44. avatar says: Chayasora

    My favorite Thanksgiving memory is the year (many, many of them ago) that my mom made her usual feast and invited various relatives. We waited and waited for one couple to show up but they never called and were very late appearing. We began to eat without them when suddenly they both appeared at the front door – they both had casts on their arms, each on opposite arms. It seems they had gone ice skating in the morning and fell while dancing on the ice and they each broke an arm! Amazingly, they managed to eat their share of dinner, too.

  45. my favorite thanksgiving side dish is ….all of them!!! from cranberry relish, to pumpkin pie…and the stuffing!!!! yum yum!and i would love to win that turkey!!

  46. avatar says: Chatzie

    My favorite Thanksgiving memory is getting together with all my aunts, uncles and cousins. My mother is one of 6 so we were quite a large crowd. The kids, of course, were always in the basement. My aunt would make a cranberry jello mold- still don’t know who eats that, but it made every Thanksgiving table. It was really great fun and great memories.

    These days I make Thanksgiving for my husbands’ family. One of my favorite dishes is whipped sweet potatoes with rum- delicious!!

  47. Wow, mustard -who would have thought! I’ll have to try that

  48. avatar says: ziphym

    Our favorite side is a sweet potato casserole that we also enjoy on Passover. I add an egg yolk,one tablespoon of honey and 1/2 cup of matzo meal to 3 large mashed sweet potatoes. I then make a quick meringue with the stiffly beaten egg white to which I have added one tablespoon of sugar. Bake in a lightly oiled 9″ round pan for 20 minutes at 350 degrees till the meringue is light brown in color and firm.
    We do not eat marshmallows with our meat dishes in the Land Down Under and we are very proud of our meringue recipes. This one is simple, delicious, fits in with the Thanksgiving theme and is always demolished. So much for the Americanization of the Aussies!

  49. avatar says: r0berts

    LOve homemade cranberry sauce. But always have to also buy the canned sauce that retains its can-shape after you remove it, because my sister-in-law will eat nothing else.

  50. avatar says: scott705

    my mom made the best cranberry sauce….from fresh cranberrys

  51. avatar says: tramp

    I luv marshmallow sweet potatoes

  52. My daughter made up this recipe: 5 diced small sweet potatoes, 1 butternut squash and 4 apples with the skin left on. A dash of cinnamon…toss like a salad, bake uncovered until soft…about 1 – 1 1/2 hours. Delish

  53. I’m going to try your Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Topping recipe for Thanksgiving. Your turkey photo is perfection, I try every year to get mine to look like that!

  54. avatar says: malya324

    My Savta’s recipe for Cranberry sauce uses the canned whole berry sauce, adds a pint of defrosted frozen chopped strawberries, a cup of chopped walnuts, a can of pineapple tidbits and some cinnamon. It’s amazing and I make it for Thanksgiving and Pesach(you can’t have enough condoments on Pesach). So Yummy, this year I’ve heard three Food Network Chefs recomend Kosher turkeys if you don’t want to do the brineing yourself. Kosher turkeys are salted in the kashering process and therefor act and taste like a traditionaly brined turkeys, can’t wait YUMMO!

  55. avatar says: pbkup

    I want to try the pumpkin pie recipe

  56. I’ve always just done the traditional type pie. I would like to try a twist sometime but I think I’ll stick with tradition for the Thanksgiving meal!

  57. avatar says: ruthing73

    I make a cranberry chutney with golden raisins, walnuts, an apple, orange and fresh cranberries which is really tasty. Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year, we have so much to be thankful for!

  58. Sweet Potatoes with marshmellows. My grandmother use to add pineapple to the recipe.

  59. never been a big fan of pumpkin pie, but my mother always made a mean apple pie – none better – and I GOT THE RECIPE!!!!!!!

  60. My favorite thanksgiving has been during the time when friends and family have been at my house sharing delicious food, laugh and creating great memories. Particularly, giving glory to HaShem

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