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The Cookie Dough Lovers Cookbook Review *Giveaway*

 

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I met Lindsay Landis on Twitter and she told me about her new cookbook, The Cookie Dough Lovers Cookbook . I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Being a dietitian, I knew I would save these recipes for special occasions, but with a few birthdays coming up it was perfect timing! I have a secret love of cookie dough. It all goes back to my TCBY days, I used to love their cookie dough topping and I still love cookie dough ice cream. I don’t know what it is about this stuff, but Lindsay clearly is head over heels for the cookie dough.

In The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook: Cookies, Cakes, Candies, and More, Lindsay starts out with a delicious egg free cookie dough recipe that can then be added to any other dessert you can imagine. Lindsay blogs at LoveandOliveOil.com and says the popularity of her Cookie Dough Truffles is what inspired this book. Just goes to show if you want more of something let us know. After reading through the book, I had a couple of questions for Lindsay, who says, even after making this book, she is not sick of it. That is true love.


 

Kleins Kosher Ice Cream Review

 

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Kleins Kosher Ice Cream graciously provided frozen treats at Jamie Geller’s Goodbye BBQ.  The kids and grown ups all gobbled them up as a perfect ending treat to a delicious BBQ.  These treats of course were non dairy, but Kleins offers all sorts of kosher frozen desserts from dairy chalav yisroel to vegan approved non dairy.

Klein’s was founded 60 years ago as the first Chalav Yisroel Ice Cream in the US. It is a remarkable story of true determination from a holocaust survivor.  It began with a barely running truck and 5 frozen novelties and has grown to a company with over 380 different products and 3 Ice Cream house shops where people can go and choose from any of them.


 

Blogger Spotlight – Breadland (Jennifer...

 

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Today we welcome a special Bread Blogger, Jennifer MacLeod, who got into bread making the lazy way (thank you no knead) and who aspires to make Aliyah one day soon just like Jamie. You can learn a lot about bread making here and comment below with any questions.  And make sure to head over to the Breadland blog for a chance to win a set of Kosher Kitchen Labels.

Tell us about your blog and how you got started:
I’ve been baking for years, but a couple of years ago, I realized that too much of my regular blog, Adventures in MamaLand was being taken up with my latest obsession, which – at the time – was no-knead breads. So I found a similar Blogger domain name and took it from there! I don’t post there quite as often, but I like to think I have a dedicated core of kosher-bread aficionados who read it regularly.


 

Blogger Spotlight – Erin’s Kosher...

 

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Erin Grunstein hails from Canada, at least that is what her email says and she and Jamie have a lot in common.  In turns out Erin didn’t really know anything about cooking until she got married, but once she gave it try she fell in love and decided to share that love with the world on her blog, Erin’s Kosher Cooking Adventures.

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In the JOK Kitchen with Allyson Kramer –...

 

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Allyson Kramer takes on the challenge of creating not only vegan foods, but gluten free too.  After living a vegan lifestyle for quite a few years by choice she was then diagnosed with Celiac disease.  It doesn’t seem to have fazed her one bit.  She put all her energy into creating delicious meals that satisfy this double diet and all of us.  Alyson blogs at ManifestVegan.com and recently published her first cookbook, Great Gluten Free Vegan Eats.  Let’s find out more.

You became a vegan as a teenager, what prompted that decision and how did your parents handle it?


 

Blogger Spotlight – Oh You Cook (Dena Price)

 

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We welcome Dena Price to our spotlight.  We first met Dena when she submitted her Stuffed Dates with Almonds recipe on our site, we quickly learned that she is in the midst of writing her first cookbook, The Everything Kosher Slow Cooker Cookbook due out in November.  We had to learn more about this librarian by day, food blogger by night.

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Blogger Spotlight – Kosher Home Cooking

 

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Today we welcome Tzirel Chana to the spotlight.  Tzirel has been reaching out to us and offering wonderful recipes and articles that connect to the spiritual side of our religion.  She gave us a challah shaped like the ten commandments for Shavuot and the well known Key Challah after Pescah.  She also shared Amalek kugel for Purim.  Today we are talking to Tzirel to learn more about her and her blog.

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Meet The Balabusta Next Door – Suri...

 

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No stress in this kitchen.  For Suri Messinger cooking is a time to unwind.

Kimpeturin (women who just gave birth) in one neighborhood in Boro Park look forward to Suri Messinger’s dinners, including her special Eggplant Parmesan.  “It’s very different and always a hit.” A different opportunity for chesed, or perhaps a yom tov meal, might find Suri in the kitchen making pistachio crusted salmon with honey roasted potatoes. Suri is a busy mother, Pre-1A Morah, saleswoman for The Pampered Chef, and the kind of friend we all want to have around when we’re making a simcha.


 

Blogger Spotlight – Chaya Selig *Giveaway*

 

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We welcome Chaya Selig to our spotlight.  Chaya is the author of 2 active blogs featuring easy delicious recipes that are mostly gluten free.  Chaya comes across warm and friendly and all about sharing with fabulous linkys on her site.

Tell us about your blog and how you got started:
One day, I came upon the world of foodie blogs and as I looked through them, I thought to myself, this would be fun to do.  I did not realize the high caliber of cooks, we have in Bloggerville. A few lovely bloggers took me under their wings and  helped me along.  My photos were atrocious and the way I shared recipes were equally so.  What frightens me is that someday, I may look back on my present blogs and say the same thing.
My first blog was a kosher gluten-free blog but as time went on, I realized, I did not want a gluten-free blog even though my two blogs now are 90% gluten-free.  The difference is that when I don’t term it that, I can sneak in a non GF recipe without making a big fuss to watch out for the gluten.  It did take off a lot of pressure.  That was good-bye to Chaya’s Comfy Cook. 


 

Blogger Spotlight – The Kosher Foodies ...

 

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Today we shine the spotlight on The Kosher Foodies.  Identical twins, Jessica and Stephanie, have always loved to cook together and make a mess together.  Their syrian background influences their cooking style, but their modern lives bring on new and different flavors for them to experiment with.  We are delighted to welcome them today in to the spotlight.

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Blogger Spotlight – Overtime Cook (Miriam...

 

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We are overjoyed to be shining the spotlight on Miriam Pascal, who shares her tales of an Overtime Cook through recipes and photos on her blog, OvertimeCook.com.  Miriam is a helpful Twitter friend and generally someone that just wants to share her knowledge with everyone else and we appreciate that.  Let’s welcome Miriam and find out a little more about her and her blog.

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Lunchtime Lunacy – LaLaLunchbox Makes School...

 

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They hate tuna fish.  No cold grilled cheese please.  The school says: nothing made with, next to or in the same facility as peanuts or any other tree nuts.  It’s enough to make me nuts!  I hate school lunch.  I don’t have to eat it.  But I do have to make it.  And I found an App to make it easier.  Thanks to Ronnie Fein’s daughter for creating LaLaLunchbox for us.


 

Blogger Spotlight – Penny Pinching Epicure &...

 

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Rella Kaplowitz is the blogger behind PennyPinchingEpicure.com.  He philosophy is about budget cooking and just happen to be gluten free as required by her personal allergies.   We love that many of her recipes have dollar amounts at the bottom so that you can really see how to cook on a budget.   Rella shares easy recipes for everyone.

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Jeff Nathan’s Favorite Foods

 

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Recently, I was asked what my favorite meal to eat is.  And while my companion expected a quick answer, I found that it really took a lot of thought.  There is just so much to choose from!  Three meals a day, weekdays, weekends, Shabbos, holidays, celebrations.  Each time of day, each  occasion has it’s very own specialty that makes my mouth happy.  Add to that the culinary work that I do when I create recipes for Abigael’s or the major food corporations that I consult for, and I’ve got a whole new selection to choose from.

And so, here’s a bit of an insight into the palate pleasing foods that I like to eat.


 

Regular and Gluten Free Panko – A Pantry...

 

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Panko are Japanese bread crumbs.  A long time secret of Japanese  cuisines, panko is now a pantry staple for creating perfect crispiness in any dish.  Panko is a culinary superstar.  The large flaky crumb has a coarser texture than traditional breadcrumbs and delivers a lighter crunchier coating.  Whether frying, baking or broiling, panko has become the bread crumb of choice in my house.