Pirkei Avos Special: Free Book Offer from ArtScroll!

Pirkei Avos Special: receive a free leatherette Iggeres Haramban with Bircas Hamazon with every hard-covered Pirkei Avos purchase!

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Hurry, this special ends on Lag B’omer – Thursday, May 7th, 2015!

Bonus Passover Recipe from our Newest Cookbook Author!

You might not know the name Daniella Silver yet, but you’re about to! Daniella’s upcoming cookbook is scheduled for release on May 6th. 

Introducing…

slvhDaniella Silver, a fresh face in the world of Kosher Cookbooks, has teamed up with famed Kosher cookbook author Norene Gilletz to create this phenomenal new cookbook that delivers over 160 wholesome, family-friendly recipes that you’ll make again and again.

The Silver Platter is scheduled for release on May 6th, but we’re giving our blog readers a bonus Pesach recipe from Daniella Silver, to give you a taste of her recipes. Daniella’s cooking style is all about taking simple ingredients and turning them into spectacular and wholesome meals.Here’s a bonus recipe from Daniella Silver, author of the forthcoming cookbook, The Silver Platter. This phenomenal yet easy side dish recipe is great for Passover – and year round!

Garlicky Potato Mounds

With their crispy golden crust and a creamy whipped center flecked with fresh scallions, these Garlicky Potato Mounds are an elevated take on classic comfort food. Serve two mounds per plate for an elegant presentation.

Click here to download or print the recipe for Garlicky Potato Mounds.Garlic-potato-mounds-LR

Click here to pre-order your copy of The Silver Platter.

pareve | passover | gluten-free | freezes well | yields 10-12 mounds

4-5 medium potatoes, (Idaho or Yukon Gold), peeled and cut into chunks

4-5 cloves garlic

1/2 cup (approximately) vegetable broth

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

2 scallions, thinly sliced

  1. In a large saucepan, combine potatoes and garlic. Add enough lightly salted water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Remove from heat; drain well.
  2. Return potatoes and garlic to saucepan and place back on the heat for 1-2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture. Remove from heat.
  3. Mash potatoes and garlic until smooth. Gradually blend in broth, oil, salt, and pepper. Whip until light and creamy. Stir in scallions.
  4. Line a rimmed baking with parchment paper.
  5. Using an ice-cream scoop, scoop rounded mounds of potato mixture onto prepared baking sheet. (Can be made in advance up to this point.)
  6. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  7. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, until crusty.

Norene’s Notes

  • Dry, mealy potatoes have high starch content and are perfect for baked or mashed potatoes. Waxy potatoes have lower starch content and are best for boiling, scalloped potatoes, or potato salad.
  • If you don’t know which type of potato you have, put it in a brine of 2 Tbsp salt dissolved in 1½ cups cold water. Mealy potatoes will sink; waxy ones will float.
  • If your potatoes are tinged with green, cut off and discard any green parts. The green layer under the skin is called solanin and is poisonous.

 

Recipe by Daniella Silver, author of the upcoming cookbook, The Silver Platter, coming 5/6/15. © ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications

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The Silver Platter features:

  • Over 160 wholesome, family-friendly recipes that you’ll make again and again
  • Turn fresh, healthy, and easy to find ingredients into spectacular dishes
  • Mouthwatering full-color photo accompanies every recipe
  • Each recipe includes cooking tips, techniques, and advice from best-selling cookbook author Norene Gilletz
  • Many recipes are naturally gluten-free or offer a gluten-free option
  • Nutritional information included for every recipe

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Stay tuned for more information on the book, an interview with Daniella, and giveaways!

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Free Weekly Download: Alive!

Over the years, the name Mordechai Weinberger has become synonymous with practical advice on living a better and more vibrant life. With a radio program streamed on multiple platforms and listened to by thousands of people, he was deluged by appeals that his lessons be available in written form. Finally, by popular request, Weinberger’s phenomenal new book, Alive! is now available for order.

Try it free! This week’s free download offers you chapter 1 – the section on self esteem:

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Ten Free Pesach Resources from ArtScroll

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With Pesach just a week away, there’s a ton of preparation to be done. There’s a kitchen to kasher, food to cook, and of course, a Seder to prepare for. Here are the Official ArtScroll Blog, we’ve been helping you along with free dowloads and guides to assist in your Pesach preparation. To make sure you haven’t missed any, here’s a roundup of all of the Pesach resources we’ve shared.

Haggadah Downloads: 

Download a sampler from Haggadah Touched by Our Story

Download a sampler from The Generation to Generation Haggadah

Download a sampler from Haggadah The Answer Is

Passover Cooking:

Five great Passover recipes from The Official ArtScroll Blog

Free Passover Recipe Cards Download

Free Guide: Make your favorite recipes from Secret Restaurant Recipes kosher for pesach

Halachic Guide:

Free Download: Guide to Kashering your Kitchen

Holiday Reading:

Download a sampler from Lifelines

Download a sampler from Life’s Blessings

Download a sampler from A Touch of Chizuk

It’s not too late to get your Passover order delivered in time! Click here to shop all Pesach titles on ArtScroll.com.

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Free Pesach Download: How To Kasher Your Kitchen

Pesach is just a week away, which means that kosher kitchens around the world will be “turned-over” – cleaned, covered and prepared for Passover cooking. To help with this sometimes complicated process, we’ve prepared a free download with a practical halachic guide to Kashering your kitchen, excerpted from The Kosher Kitchen.

Click here to view, download or print KASHERING FOR PESACH excerpted from The Kosher Kitchen.

Click here to purchase The Kosher Kitchen.

Click here to shop all Passover titles from ArtScroll.

More Pesach resources on The Official ArtScroll Blog: 

Download a sampler from Haggadah Touched by Our Story

Download a sampler from The Generation to Generation Haggadah

 

Secret Restaurant Recipes – Pesach Guide

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For Jewish cooks all over the world, the search for Passover recipes usually means shelving your favorite cookbooks for a week or two. But we have good news for all of you fans of  our latest hit cookbook, Secret Restaurant Recipes. Authors Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek have compiled a handy list of 39  favorite recipes from this fantastic book – so you can keep cooking those favorites all through Pesach!

Click here to download a list of 39 Kosher for Passover recipes and substitutions from Secret Restaurant Recipes

Click here to buy Secret Restaurant Recipes

Also available: list of Kosher for Passover recipes from Fresh and Easy Kosher Cooking.

For more Passover recipes:

Two Free Downloads from ArtScroll’s New Haggadah Releases

ArtScroll’s two new Haggadahs, Haggadah Touched by Our Story (by Rabbi Yechiel Spero) and The Generation to Generation Haggadah (by Rabbi Nosson Muller), are already getting rave reviews. Last week, we offered you a chance to win a copy of each new Haggadah in our pre-pesach giveaway. Now, we’re giving all of our readers a chance to try the Haggadahs free! Scroll down to download a free sampler of each Haggadah!

Didn’t enter the giveaway yet? It’s not too late! Giveaway ends at midnight on Wednesday – click here to enter for your free chance to win one of each new Haggadah!

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Haggadah Touched by Our Story:htsh

The Soul of the Seder Through Stories and Reflections

By Rabbi Yechiel Spero

The Haggadah. It’s our story. Let’s make sure we tell it well.

Click here to view, print or download a sampler from Haggadah Touched by Our Story

Click here to purchase Haggadah Touched by Our Story

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The Generation to Generation Haggadahgngh

“No Child Left Behind” — especially on Seder night.

By Rabbi Nosson Muller

Click here to view, print or download a sampler from The Generation to Generation Haggadah

Click here to purchase The Generation to Generation Haggadah

 

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Dont’ forget to prepare for the seder with the Haggadah that’s the best fit for every person at your table. You’ll definitely going to find the one you’re looking for with ArtScroll’s selection of over 60 Haggadahs!

Shop ArtScroll’s entire selection of over 60 Haggadahs:

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Five Great Passover Recipes from ArtScroll’s Pesach Cookbooks

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With Pesach around the corner, ArtScroll is here to help with your menu planning!

ArtScroll’s selection of Passover cookbooks have sold nearly 100,000 copies, so you know they’re great, that their recipes work, and people turn to them again and again. Here are five great sample recipes to enjoy over the holiday. Even though these recipes are Kosher for Pesach, you’ll probably turn to them all-year-round! Make sure to pick up a copy of Passover by Design, Passover Made Easy and A Taste of Pesach for hundreds more delicious menu options.

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Scroll down for five delicious recipes…

 

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Recipe from A Taste of Pesach By Yeshivah Me’on HaTorah 

Click here to view or print the recipe for Sweet Potato Crisps Salad

 

Eggplant-Wrapped Chickenegg-plant-chicken-

Recipe from Passover Made Easy by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek

Click here to view or print the recipe for Eggplant-Wrapped Chicken

 

 

Spicy Potato StacksSpicyPotatoStacks

Recipe from Passover by Design by Susie Fishbein

Click here to view or print the recipe for Spicy Potato Stacks

 

Baby Bella and Cranberry Brisketbaby-bella-brisket

Recipe from A Taste of Pesach by Yeshivah Me’on HaTorah

Click here to view or print the recipe for Baby Bella and Cranberry Brisket

 

Mandelbrodt/BiscottiMANDELBRODT

Recipe from A Taste of Pesach by Yeshivah Me’on HaTorah

Click here to view or print the recipe for Mandelbrodt/Biscotti

 

Looking for even more Passover recipes? Click here for last year’s free recipe downloads.

Click here to shop ArtScroll’s best-selling Passover cookbooks

Did you enter our giveaway yet? There’s a double haggadah giveaway happening right now. Click here to enter.

New Haggadahs from ArtScroll and a Double Giveaway!

Want to win a copy of one of ArtScroll’s excellent new haggadahs? Scroll down for a double giveaway!

Pesach is just a few weeks away, and we have two brand-new haggadahs to enhance your seder and help you really understand the story or yetzias mitzrayim.

Haggadah Touched by Our Story: The Soul of the Seder Through Stories and Reflections

By Rabbi Yechiel Sperohtsh

The Haggadah. It’s our story. Let’s make sure we tell it well.

This year, invite a master story-teller to your seder. Acclaimed teacher, best-selling author, and master story-teller Rabbi Yechiel Spero is back with a brand new haggadah, Touched by Our Story. In this masterful new volume, Rabbi Spero combines wide-ranging, stimulating commentary on the Haggadah and, of course, his trademark true stories. Enlightening, engaging and eye-opening, this is a Haggadah that will ensure a lively, meaningful and enjoyable seder for us, our guests, and — most important of all — our children, the next generation to tell the stories.

 

 

The Generation to Generation Haggadah

By Rabbi Nosson Mullergngh

The Pesach Seder. The one night a year that Jews throughout the world relive and experience the Exodus from Egypt. It is the time when we infuse in ourselves and our children lessons of emunah, faith, and an immense appreciation for the kindness and love bestowed upon us by Hashem.

In this unique Haggadah commentary, Rabbi Nosson Muller, Menahel of Yeshiva Toras Emes in Brooklyn, and renowned and experienced educator, offers us the tools to make the Seder an unforgettable event and an exciting learning experience. With insightful explanations coupled with dozens of inspiring and meaningful stories and parables, Rabbi Muller gives us timely and practical chinuch messages and lessons — for ourselves, and to convey to our children. This haggadah is bound to keep the children — and their parents — engaged and interested throughout the long night.

On seder night every parent becomes a teacher. Here is a master educator to show us how to do it right. The seder lasts for a few hours — The Generation to Generation Haggadah will help us and our children hear its vital message resound throughout the year.

Giveaway is over! Congrats to Leah Rina and Zorach M. Spira on winning!

Two separate readers will each win a copy of one of these new Haggadahs! To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us that you would like to win.

**Giveaway ends on Wednesday, March 25th at 11:59 pm eastern time. One winner will receive a copy of Haggadah Touched by Our Story, and another winner will receive a copy of The Generation to Generation Haggadah. Prize can be shipped within the USA. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Valid email address must be provided to claim prize. Winner will have 48 hours to answer or another winner will be chosen. Limit one entry per person. 

Free Weekly Download: Lifelines

Lifelines: Ordinary people…facing extraordinary challenges. Their stories – an the stories behind their stories.

By C. Saphir

Pick up a copy of Lifelines and you’ll immediately be hooked. This is a book of incredible stories about real people, facing real challenges. It’s a book of hope and inspiration. The stories that have captivated thousands of readers in Mishpacha magazine are now printed in a beautiful, hard-covered book – making a great great gift for anyone who enjoys a good story – and a healthy dose of inspiration. Best of all, every story includes a postscript composed of brand-new material that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the aftermath of the story and adds an exciting new layer of meaning.

For this week’s free download, we’re giving you the chance to enjoy a couple of sample stories from our new release, Lifelines

Click here to view, print or download sample stories from Lifelines

Click here to purchase a copy of Lifelines

Click here for all free downloads on The Official ArtScroll Blog