Magnificent New Cookbook: Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes + Sample Recipe!

Magnificent New Cookbook Shipping Monday!

Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek


Following their bestselling Secret Restaurant Recipes, Leah & Victoria go back into the kitchens of your favorite cafes, takeout spots, and restaurants to bring you family-friendly recipes that are easier to prepare.

Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes Features:

  • Over 100 Family-Friendly Recipes for Any Day of the Week
  • Secret Techniques and Tips Direct from Restaurant Kitchens
  • Exquisite Full-Color Photos for Every Dish.
  • Shortcuts and Easy-to-Find Ingredients for Home Cooks

Click here to order your copies, then scroll down for a sample recipe!

Gong Bao Chicken – Dini’s Kosher Restaurant

Owner: Chabad Beijing | Location: Beijing, China | Yield: 4 servings | Category: meat


At Dini’s, Beijing’s only kosher restaurant, the chefs cook authentic Chinese food along with traditional Jewish dishes and Western favorites that travelers expect (there’s a sushi bar too). The restaurant is named for Dini Freundlich, the local Chabad shlucha. Local Chinese residents also enjoy eating at Dini’s because they feel that kosher food is
Gong Bao Chicken LR safer to eat; the Chinese term for kosher is “Jie Shi,” “clean food.”

1 lb chicken breast, cubed

3 Tbsp cornstarch

2 Tbsp water

Pinch coarse black pepper

oil, for frying

2 Chinese leeks or scallions

3 Tbsp salted peanuts


2 tsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp sugar

4 tsp vinegar

2 tsp hot sauce

4 tsp ketchup

Place chicken into a small bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch; top with water and black pepper. Mix to coat the chicken. Let stand for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or sauté pan over high heat. When oil is very hot, add chicken cubes in batches; fry for 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.

Drain oil from the pan. Add soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, hot sauce, and ketchup. Cook until sauce thickens slightly, 2-3 minutes. Add chicken and scallions; toss to coat. Top with peanuts.

Tidbit: Dini makes her own version of hot chili sauce to use in the restaurant. She says it’s the Asian equivalent of Israeli red schug.

Home Cook: We’ve tested this with all different types of hot sauce and they’ve all been successful. Halve the quantity if serving this dish to children -L.

Recipe from Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek, reproduced with permission from the copyright holders, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications

Click here to order Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes

Free Download for The Shabbos Project

ArtScroll is proud to participate in The Shabbos Project with a free download from the Siddur that speaks your language.

The user-friendly Seif Edition Transliterated Siddur has a phrase-by-phrase English transliteration alongside the Hebrew text with the translation directly below – so you have the best of three worlds. These selections comprise the essence of the fFriday night Sabbath meal.

Use it! Enjoy it! Have a great Shabbos!

Download these selections and print it for all of your guests – perfect for those who don’t read Hebrew.

Click here for a free download of Seif Edition Transliterated Sabbath Prayers and Songs

If you enjoyed this download, purchase a copy for yourself or your guest:

Click here to purchase the Seif Edition Transliterated Sabbath Siddur.

Click here for the entire Seif Edition Transliterated Series.

Download Six Free Recipes from ArtScroll’s Popular Cookbooks


This Yom Tov, let ArtScroll’s popular cookbooks enhance your menus. With recent releases such as Something Sweet, The Silver Platter and Secret Restaurant Recipes, you’re going to find something perfect to enhance your menus. We’ve picked six fantastic recipes to share from these cookbooks, so download them, share them, and enjoy them.


Appetizer: Duck Spring Roll from Secret Restaurant Recipes

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Duck Spring Rolls


Soup: Sweet Potato Soup from Secret Restaurant Recipes

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Sweet Potato Soup

Click here to purchase Secret Restaurant Recipes

honey roasted chicken

Main: Honey Roasted Chicken with Squash and Onions from The Silver Platter

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Honey Roasted Chicken with Squash and Onions


Side: Sweet Potato Scallop from The Silver Platter

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Sweet Potato Scallop

Click here to purchase The Silver Platter


Dessert: Pomegranate Cupcakes from  Something Sweet

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Pomegranate Cupcake


Hot Gooey Caramel Pie from Something Sweet

Click here to view, print or download the recipe for Hot Gooey Caramel Pie

Click here to purchase Something Sweet

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Tiramisu Cookie Recipe + Giveaway for ArtScroll’s New Cookbook Something Sweet!

Introducing: The newest member of ArtScroll’s popular cookbook lineup:

Something Sweet, by Miriam Pascal | Desserts, Baked Goods, and Treats for Every Occasion


… a fabulous dessert to enhance your Shabbos and holiday meals?

… everyday baked goods and cookies to keep in a jar on the counter?

… delicious treats to please every member of the family?

… show-stopping sweets to impress your party guests?

You’ll find it all – and more! – in Something Sweet.Scroll down for a sample recipe and giveaway, then click here for more information and to order your copy.tiramisu-cookies-LR

Tiramisu Cookies

Reproduced from Something Sweet by Miriam Pascal, with permission from the copyright holders, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications

Dairy or Pareve | Yield about 3½ dozen

Traditional tiramisu is a coffee-flavored dessert, noted for its ladyfingers soaked in espresso. I reinterpreted this fabulous dessert into cakey cookies, packed with coffee flavor and rolled in coffee-soaked ladyfinger crumbs.

Click here to download a printable copy of the recipe for Tiramisu Cookies

1 cup coarse ladyfinger crumbs
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon brewed coffee (or ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 Tablespoon hot water)
¾ cup oil
4 ounces cream cheese or soy cream cheese
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
¼ cup espresso or strong coffee (see Note)
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Prepare the crumbs: Combine ladyfinger crumbs, brown sugar, and coffee in a small bowl. Stir until combined. Mixture should have the texture of damp sand. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the cookie dough: In the bowl of an electric mixer, on medium speed, beat together oil, cream cheese, and sugars until smooth.
  4. Add espresso, egg, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy.
  5. Reduce mixer speed to low; add flour, one cup at a time, beating after each addition, until combined.
  6. Use a medium cookie scoop (or a heaping tablespoon) to portion out dough. Roll into balls; then roll in prepared ladyfinger crumbs until fully coated. Place onto prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 10-11 minutes, until cookies are set.

Note: You can use 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules dissolved in ¼ cup hot water instead of espresso.

Plan Ahead: These cookies freeze well in an airtight container or bag. They’re on the soft side, so handle with care when packing them. Defrost fully before serving.

Giveaway is over! Congratulations to the winner, R Retchinsky!

Want to win a copy of Something Sweet?

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite dessert is!

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 11:59 pm eastern time.

**One winner will receive a copy of Something Sweet.. 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 Download to Enhance Your Tishah B’av

With Tishah B’Av approaching, we want to help our readers prepare to have a meaningful fast. This week we are sharing two free downloads that will make your Tishah B’Av more meaningful.

Kinnos for the Six Million Kedoshim

The destruction of the Six Million is our own generation’s stark connection to the eternal Tishah B’Av. Two great and inspiring spiritual leaders of our time, The Bobover Rebbe and Rav Shimon Schwab composed Kinnos lamenting and memorializing the unspeakable tragedy. Adopted by many congregations worldwide, these painful laments are read on Tishah B’Av.

Click here to download the excerpt from the Schottenstein Edition Interlinear Kinnos / Tishah B’Av Siddur.

A Portion of the Talmud Related to the Destruction of the Temple

On Tishah B ’Av, it is customary to study the interpersonal conflicts which led to the ruin of the Second Temple. One well-known source comes from the Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli Tractate Gittin, pages 55b-56a.

Click here to download the excerpt from the Schottenstein English Edition Talmud

Click here to download the excerpt from the Schottenstein Hebrew Edition Talmud

May we merit to see the speedy coming of Mashiach, and the transformation of Tishah B’Av from a day or mourning to a day of celebration. 

Cookbook Flash Sale Ends Tonight! 20-20% Off ALL Cookbooks!


Last chance to save 20-30% on all of ArtScroll’s best-selling cookbooks! Use this opportunity to stock up on gifts for the entire year!
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Secret Resraurant Recipes | List Price: $29.99 | 25% off! | Now Only: $22.49

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Use promo code COOKBOOK48 at checkout to save.


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Free Download: Living Shabbos

Introducing: Living Shabbos

Practical strategies and inspirational stories to enhance your Shabbos experience

The Kassin Edition

by Rabbi David Sutton

Living Shabbos offers us a rich mix of stories, inspiration, and Torah sources that will enable us to enhance our Shabbos and maximize its impact on our lives. Rabbi David Sutton shares sixteen strategies that show us how to prepare for Shabbos properly, so that its atmosphere permeates our home. Each selection is short, readable, and very, very effective.

Yes, Shabbos can be a day to relax from the weekly grind or enjoy great food. But it can be so much more. This essential book shows us how not only to observe Shabbos – but how to really live it.

Click here to view, print or download sample chapters from Living Shabbos

Click here to order Living Shabbos

Giveaway: Choose Which New Release You Want To Win!

Have your eye on one of ArtScroll’s new releases? Here’s your chance to pick which one you’d like to win!


That’s right! This is a giveaway that allows you to choose your own prize. Here are your fabulous choices: 

1) The Silver Platter: It’s the cookbook everyone’s been raving about. This cookbook is chock full of family-friendly recipes that are simple to make and use real ingredients that you’re likely to have on hand. By Daniella Silver with Norene Gilletz

2) HeavenprintsNew from Sara Yocheved Rigler, best-selling author of Holy Woman, Heavenprints features stories of finding Hashem in our lives, and living our lives with Hashem.

3) From Me to We: This new release is a must-have for every new kallah or newlywed. Featuring stories, inspiration and practical strategies for building up your relationship in the first year of marriage…and beyond. By Shifrah Devorah Witt

4) I Have an Amazing Story for You! Rabbi Nachman Seltzer is one of the most well known and popular story-tellers in today’s world, and in this new release, he shares some of his most amazing, astonishing and unbelievable – but completely true! – stories.

5) Wisdom for LivingThe Gross Family Edition: The weekly Parashah shiurim of Rav Noach Weinberg zt”l, visionary founder of Aish Hatorah, were legendary. Now they’re available in book form, transcribed by his loyal students, Rabbis Nechemia and Yitzchak Coopersmith. 

6) The ArtScroll Children’s Pirkei Avos The Jaffa Edition: Shmuel Blitz, well-known children’s author, has a special ability to present important concepts, ideas and texts on a level that children can understand and appreciate. In this new volume, he helps your children understand the important words and lessons of Pirkei Avos. Illustrated by Chani Judowitz

Giveaway is over. Congratulations to our winner, Dena Rechnitz. 

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling us which of these amazing new titles you’d like to win.

Giveaway ends on Wednesday, June 17th at 11:59 pm eastern time.

Don’t forget: ArtScroll’s June Sale continues: Click here to save 20% on all books!

**Giveaway ends on Wednesday, June 17th at 11:59 pm eastern time. One winner will receive the new book of their choice. 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. All discounts off of list price. Sale ends 6/24/15.

Free Download: Heavenprints

New release from the best-selling author of Holy Woman:

Heavenprints: Stories of finding Hashem in our lives, and living our lives with Hashem

Sara Yoheved Rigler, one of the leading lights of Torah literature and the author of the bestselling biography Holy Woman, opens our eyes to Hashem’s boundless love and caring as we uncover His “heavenprints” in these unusual, captivating true stories and essays. With deep insight into both our human nature and our Divine gifts, the author gently shows us how to look for “heavenprints” in our own lives and challenges.

Click here to download a free sample story from Heavenprints

Click here to purchase Heavenprints and save 20%

Click here to shop all titles by Sara Yocheved Rigler

Don’t forger: ArtScroll’s June Sale continues: save 20% on all books!

20% Off All Books During ArtScroll’s June Sale!

It’s that time of year again! ArtScroll’s long-anticipated June sale is finally here, which means it’s time to stock up on all the books you’ve had on your wishlist!

junesale-blogThat’s right – any book you want – now at 20% off! And don’t forget: you get free shipping on all US orders over $49!

Click here to start shopping all books, or browse these featured options:

Don’t forget our excellent new releases – now at 20% off!

The Jaffa Edition ArtScroll Children’s Pirkei Avos

By Shmuel Blitz

Illustrations by Chani Judowitz

The Silver Platter: Simple to Spectacular

Wholesome, Family-Friendly Recipes

By Daniella Silver with Norene Gilletz

Wisdom for Living

Rav Noach Weinberg Zt”l on the Parashah

Adapted by Rabbis Yitzchak and Nechemia Coopersmith


Stories of finding Hashem in our lives, and living our lives with Hashem

By Sara Yocheved Rigler

I Have an Amazing Story for You!

A collection of amazing true stories

by Rabbi Nachman Seltzer

From Me to We 

A guide to the first year of marriage…and beyond

By Shifrah Devorah Witt

Click here to begin saving!

*Sale ends midnight, June 24th. All discounts off of list price.