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KitchenAid Hand Blender Review


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As we approach the Passover holiday and plan our seder menu, it’s a good idea to take an inventory of your kitchen equipment.  Do you have everything you need for Passover?  If you don’t have a hand blender, you’re probably working too hard.  I recently tested the KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender and this dynamo is like having my very own sous chef in a box.

The powerful 5-speed motor and 8 inch removable blending arm provide exceptional control to mix all your ingredients with ease.  You can blend, puree, chop, shred, mince, froth/mix, and whisk/emulsify and aerate.  From breakfast smoothies, chopped nuts for charoset, dicing bitter herbs for maror, shredding vegetables for salad and stir fry, or whisking egg whites for meringues or macaroons  – you can do everything you used to do by hand in a fraction of the time with the KitchenAid blender.  So instead of buying a food processor, a blender and a mixer you can do it all with just this hand blender.


RSVP for the #matzahfatigue Twitter Party and Win


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You’re invited to join our Passover Twitter chat!
Hosted by @JoyofKosher and sponsored by Temp Tee Whipped Cream Cheese

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Passover Holiday Memories *Giveaway*


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Memories can be quite powerful, food memories all the more so. When I use a spice my grandfather often used, or smell a cake like one my grandmother used to bake, I’m there in an instant, right in their kitchen. When Pesach comes, I close my eyes and I can see my grandfather eating matzah with a schmear of whipped cream cheese, a hot mug of sweet creamy coffee beside him.

That is Passover to me:  exactly that vision, that aroma, that taste.


Win Some Of Our Favorite Things


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This month’s favorite gifts and gadgets are here.  As featured in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine and selected for us by Faigie Sprecher, our favorite gadget girl and owner of Kitchen Clique, a kitchen store in Brooklyn.  See below for items you can win.

The Chef’n Potato Scrub Brush was made for removing dirt while leaving nutritious skins intact. Use the durable bristles on the potato scrub brush to clean all root vegetables such as parsnips, celery root or horseradish. $7.99 Buy Now.


Win 6 Bottles of RawFoodz Salad Dressings


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Enter now to win 6 Bottles of RawFoodz Salad Dressings. RawFoodz is a Canadian based company producing Organic, raw, gluten-free and nut free salad dressings that are also kosher certified by COR.  RawFoodz uses a supreme blend of organic whole foods and super foods that carry immune-boosting properties, a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals, high fiber content, essential fatty acids, protein and antioxidants.   Whether you use their dressings on a salad or as a dip or spread you can be sure you are adding a tremendous health boost to your diet.  Their flavor offerings run the gamut so you will definitely find one that you are looking for.

I had the pleasure of tasting a few of the dressings and they really added depth to my boring salad.  I also enjoyed them as a dip for veggies.  I love that these dressings offer so many added health benefits and since they are vegan can be used at any kosher meal.  For more info on RawFoodz and their product line go their website,  And if you live in New York you can find them at the Kosher Marketplace.  They are working on wider distribution in the US, but for now you can order them from


Win a Selection of Cookies from Wholly Wholesome


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Wholly Wholesome is a baked goods line that provides all natural and organic ingredient based products that taste homemade.   These baked goods do not contain artificial flavors, colors or persvatives or additives.  No hydrogenated fats or trans fats.  No bleached or bromated flours or conventionally refined sugars.  They are really what you would make in your kitchen.

Wholly Wholesome offers pie shells, pie crusts, pies, cakes, cookies and a gluten free pie crust, and can be found at Whole Foods, and other health food stores nationwide.  They are a great way to start your purim baking, maybe you are considering sending out pies this year or giving out prebaked cookies, Wholly Wholesome gives you a hand and keeps it natural.


Cookbook Spotlight – Kosher by Design Cooking...


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The new Susie Fishbein cookbook, the eighth in her Kosher by Design series, is more than just a cookbook filled with recipes and stories. It is more like a lesson book you might use in cooking school. This time around Susie wants you to learn to take off the training wheels. Of course there is always a need for amazing tried and true recipes, but it is time to free yourself form their constraints and learn how to cook with what you have in your pantry.


Turkey Sheppard Pie


Kosher Cupcake Bake Off **Win Tickets**


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We are so excited for the upcoming Kosher Cupcake Bake Off to be held in NY next week.  Jamie Geller will be the host of the event and our executive editor, Tamar Genger will be participating as one of the judges.  We will all get together to have fun, eat and raise money for Hurricane Sandy Relief with Achiezer.  Stay tuned for the winning recipe to be featured here on  We hope you will join us, see below for more info.


Our Favorite Things – Gifts and Gadgets and...


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Here are some of our favorite things, featured in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine.  Brought to us from Faigie Sprecher, our favorite gadget girl and owner of Kitchen Clique, a kitchen store in Brooklyn.  See below for items you can win.



Win 2 Tickets to the Kosher Food and Wine...


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How would you like to win a pair of tickets to come to the Kosher Food and Wine Experienceon Feb 4, 2013 at Chelsea Piers in NYC? This is going to be an awesome event put on by Royal Wine Corp.  Kosher wines from all corners of the world and dishes from more than 20 tri-state kosher restaurants and caterers are the centerpiece of the Seventh Annual Kosher Food and Wine Experience.

We have attended KFWE for the past two years so you can see what you are missing.  Check out our event recaps below.


Win A Dozen Mask Cookies From Cake A Bite


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My Cake A Bite is operated by Michelle, a pediatric Physical Therapist, and mom of 2, who began cake decorating as a hobby and soon after turned it into a growing business. Cake A Bite, Inc. specializes in made-to-order pareve custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and cake pops. Located in Staten Island, NY, they provide delivery throughout NY and NJ, ship nationwide, and are certified Kosher by the Vaad Hakashrus of Staten Island. Visit for more information.

Michelle has graciously shared a fantastic Mask Cake Pop Tutorial with us and is also giving you a chance to win a box of 1 dozen assorted 4 inch mask cookies for you to enjoy.  Enter with rafflecopter below.  Make sure to leave your comments on her post.


In the JOK Kitchen with Aran Goyoaga *Giveaway*


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Aran Goyoaga wrote this cookbook with recipes and stories inspired by her childhood in the Basque Country, motherhood, and living as an ex-pat.  The book is divided by season and within each chapter you will find a section for small plates and another for sweet treats.  Aran left the professional kitchen of the Ritz Carlton to stay home with her first child and she channeled her cooking into her blog, Cannelle et Vanille (cinnamon and vanilla) after the smells of her childhood.  Aran became gluten free in 2009 and began adapting all her recipes to her new lifestlye.  You can tell from her gorgeous photography that she had outdone herself.  We asked Aran a few questions to get to know her a bit better.  (Note – this book is not a kosher cookbook, but most of the recipes can be made kosher)

You have quite an impressive background cooking in a professional kitchen, do you ever miss it?


In the JOK Kitchen wtih Breezy’s *Giveaway*


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Breezy’s is a high end houseware, bakeware and giftware store in Long Island, NY, run by Breezy Schwartz.  After years learning how to mix and match recipes and reinvent leftovers, she decided it was time to come out with her own cookbook.  This book doesn’t stop with just recipes.  Breezy loves to get creative with serving pieces and in this book you will learn her tricks of the trade for entertaining and gift giving. Let’s learn a bit more about Breezy.

1. What inspired you to write this cookbook?


Win a Platinum Red Star Yeast VIP Pack


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Red Star Yeast recently launched a revolutionary yeast for the home baker called Platinum Superior Baking Yeast.  Red Star says that this new yeast makes baking professional bread at home a cinch.  Your home baked bread will be lighter and rise more than any you have made before.  They say, it is particularly effective in whole grain and sweet breads, producing airy and large volume breads.

Many of us make challah weekly or at least regularly and this yeast should make your results even better.  Especially when you add whole wheat flour. I tested it out for you on my go-to, regular challah recipe where I use 50% whole wheat flour and the results were very good. Next, I would like to try it with 100% whole wheat flour.  Stay tuned in the comments on this article where I will report back.  I hope any of you that have tried this yeast will comment below with your results.


Win 6 Cans of Handcrafted Oils from La Tourangelle


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La Tourangelle hand crafts a wide range of delicious artisan oils in both California and France keeping an old world tradition alive.  Using these techniques they create unrefined oils with superior taste and health benefits.

Today, you can win 2 Trio Gift Packs with a total of 6 Cans of oils to add to your pantry.  This Trio gives enthusiastic home chefs an exciting way of making a wide range of tasty meals from salad dressings to grilled fish to pasta flavoring to healthy sauteing. They are also great for baking and marinating meats, poultry and fish. Packed with wonderful flavors, the trio of our artisan oils will allow home chefs to show off their kitchen creations with great pride.  Total Value about $40.00.