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4/18/2019

7-inch, 34 oz. Lenox Butterfly Meadow Large All Purpose Bowl for $10.99 on Amazon



Amazon has got this 7-inch, 34 oz. Lenox Butterfly Meadow Large All Purpose Bowl for $10.99 with free Prime shipping.  It got 4.5 out of 5 stars over 1,003 customer reviews and is an Amazon #1 Best Seller. (This bowl has been priced as high as $29.00 on Amazon in the past.)

  • Made of chip-resistant Lenox white porcelain
  • Freezer-to-oven-to-table, microwave and dishwasher safe
  • Florals and butterflies in exquisite colors adorn each scalloped piece
  • 7" diameter, 34 oz capacity
  • Guaranteed by the Lenox Lifetime Breakage Replacement Program
  • Butterfly Meadow scalloped all purpose bowl
  • Crafted of Lenox fine porcelain
  • Part of the number one quality casual pattern by Lenox. Based on the artistry of Louise Le Luyer
  • Microwave, dishwasher and oven-to-table-safe
  • 6-3/4-inch in diameter

4/15/2019

42-count box of Victor Allen's Hazelnut Coffee k-cups for $9.55 (23 cents per k-cup)



Amazon has got this 42-count box of Victor Allen's Hazelnut Coffee k-cups for as low as $9.55 (23 cents per k-cup) when you stack an online coupon with Subscribe & Save discounts. 4.3 out of 5 stars over 336 customer reviews.  Under OU kosher supervision.

First, "clip" the 5%  online coupon on the item page. That's 5% off the pre-discount price of $11.94 or $0.60.  Then, the pricing works out as follows:
If you're unfamiliar with Subscribe & Save deals, or would just like a few tips on how best to use the Subscribe & Save program, read my shpiel on Subscribe & Save strategies here.

Cuisinart CSB-33 QuikPrep Immersion Blender for $18.99 on Amazon



Amazon has got this Cuisinart CSB-33 QuikPrep Immersion Blender in white for $18.99 with free Prime shipping 3.9 out of 5 stars over 101 customer reviews. This is the model that we have always used for Pesach.  If you hate using powdered soup mixes as bases or thickeners, you can puree your veggies and even meat right into the soup with this immersion blender. 
  • Powerful motor with 2-speed control
  • Multi-use blending blade for mixing, chopping, and whipping
  • Easy-to-clean metal shaft with durable blade guard

4/11/2019

SECOND PRICE DROP! 6-count Colgate Extra Clean Soft Toothbrushes for $3.24 or (54 cents each)



Amazon has got this 6-count pack of Colgate Extra Clean Full Head Soft Toothbrushes for $4.96 or 83 cents per toothbrush $3.24 or 54 cents per toothbrush.  WOW! Because of this super-low pricing, there is a quantity limit of 3 per account.

This is an Amazon Add-On item, which means that it ships for free with a $25 minimum order, and its price counts towards that $25.  You can buy multiples of this item to help get you to your $25 minimum for free shipping.  (Other Amazon Add-On item deals can be found here.)

Frog, here, frogs there! Cute froggie items to buy for your Seder (on Amazon), priced from $3 to $11




"Frogs here, frogs there, frogs were jumping everywhere!"  What is a Seder for kids without at least a few froggie elements?


As I'm sure you already know, cookie cutters go well beyond cutting cookie dough, and can be used to cut melon, fruit, vegetables, etc.  For years, I've been using my Pesach froggie cookie cutter to cut out frog shapes in green peppers, which then go in my Seder-night salad.  Cutting frog shapes in healthy foods like veggies or even cold cuts is also a great way to get your kids to eat something good for them and turn it into something fun.  When I used to make kosher la Pesach "noodles" from scratch, I would cut out frog shapes and then float them in my chicken soup and my friends' kids would LOVE it. 


Hat tip to Daily Cheapskate reader Chaia B. for telling me about this supercute froggie sink drain on Amazon for $3.99 (Amazon Add-On item).  Imagine your kids' faces when they go to wash their hands for Urchatz or Rachatz and see this little guy waiting for them in the sink!


Amazon has got these two CybbrTrayd Frog Molds, great for making chocolate frogs, frog jello or froggie ice cubes, which are a real hit with the kiddies (and most adults) at the Passover Seder.  There are two different ones, the larger frog one for $6.95 with free Prime shipping and the smaller frog one for $8.49 with free Prime shipping


Want to make chocolate froggie lollipops?  I checked with the OU and any paper lollipop sticks are fine for Pesach, like  this 150-count bag of Wilton 4" lollipop sticks for $3.45 (Amazon Add-On item).


No Seder table is complete without at least 12 dozen plastic frogs jumping around, am I right?  Amazon has this bag of 144 plastic jumping frogs for just $5.99  with free Prime shipping.




7 Super-Simple, Inexpensive Kosher-for-Passover salad spreads (each 4 ingredients or fewer)



One of my "rules" for Passover meals is to keep it simple and get back to basics. Here are seven uncomplicated "recipes" for Pesach-friendly spreads and dips. They each have four ingredients or fewer. Putting these spreads out all at once makes for a great appetizer course. For fun presentation, I like to put them in little glass bowls around the seder plate (with one bowl in the middle). You can serve these with matzoh, KFP matzoh "crackers," or even just plain raw veggies. You will need a KFP food processor to process/puree most of these.

It doesn't get more simple than this.
Avocado and Hearts of Palm:  Open a can of hearts of palm (if they are not already sliced, slice them into coins). Mix with a coarsely chopped ripe avocado, and a few squirts of vinegar/olive oil (or bottled Italian) dressing

Olive Tapenade:  Open two cans of KFP pitted Israeli olives, drain, process until smooth. Add a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil if you need to.

Roasted red pepper spread:  Roast three washed and cored red peppers until just starting to brown.  Process until smooth. Add a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil if you need to.

Hungarian egg salad:  Coarsely chop six peeled hard-boiled eggs. Saute one diced onion and 6 sliced mushrooms in a spoonful of extra-virgin olive oil until light brown, and add onions, mushrooms and most of the oil to the eggs, and toss. (Optional: season with salt, basil and paprika.)


Basic Babaganoush: Peel, slice and roast one large eggplant until light brown. Puree with a teaspoon of lemon juice until smooth.  Add a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil if you need to.


Basic Guacamole:  Puree 2 avocados with a tablespoon of lemon juice and two roasted garlic cloves until smooth.


Mushroom "Pate:" Saute 12 sliced mushrooms with a chopped onion in EVOO for about 10 minutes. Puree with 1/2 cup shelled walnuts until smooth.

Shopping for Passover at Costco 2019: UPDATED 4/10/19



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For the past few years, I've been finding that I'm doing more and more of my Passover/Pesach shopping at Costco.  I'm originally from Brooklyn, but I live in East Denver, and we are fortunate to have a Costco in nearby Aurora, Colorado that stocks a nice-sized kosher section and a plethora of KFP/KLP (kosher for Passover/kosher la'Pesach) items.  But even if you live somewhere where the local Costco doesn't stock special KFP items, there are still TONS of must-have Passover items that you can buy at Costco that will cost much less than at your local supermarket.

Many of these deals (except for the specifically seasonal KFP items, like shmurah matzoh) are available for months before Pesach.   What I love about that is that I can make a significant dent in my Costco Passover shopping well before Purim, and save a ton of money as well. That takes a lot of the panic out of Passover shopping for me.

I've included price comparisons to previous years (if available).  Of course, your local Costco is going to have different items and prices from my local Costco.  If you'd like to send me photos of KFP items at your local Costco, by all means, please do (and make sure to include the price in the photo)!  It's still relatively early and I plan to do a great deal of updating to this post as we get closer to Pesach.

FYI, I'm not affiliated with Costco at all (other than being a shopping member) and I was not compensated in any way for writing this post.  I put this together strictly as a reference for Daily Cheapskate readers.  And while I'm Orthodox, I'm definitely NOT a posek, so if you have any halachic questions, please contact your own local halachic authority.

Please note that when I say that the OU allows an item for Passover without special certification, that means that the item must have an OU on it but does not need an OU-P.  To clarify, the OU can only certify items supervised by the OU. So if your item has another hechsher on it, it is probably not covered by the OU for Passover.

I've been doing these massive Costco-Passover posts for the last five years, and each year, they grow longer, as Costco adds more and more items to their Passover repertoire. These Passover-at-Costco posts are among Daily Cheapskate's most popular posts on saving money on Passover shopping.
Things that I haven't included: vegetables (other than Pesach staples like romaine lettuce and potatoes), fruit, and cleansers.  Some of these I consider rather obvious.  In creating this listing, I  wanted to focus on must-haves for Pesach that might not be on your radar.

Ok, grab your cart, make your list, and away we go.....

4/10/2019

Target: 15% Cartwheel Coupon on Market Pantry Eggs. Stock up now for Passover!



If you're a Target shopper, make sure you add this 15% off coupon for Market Pantry Eggs to your Target Cartwheel.

Then head over to Target and apply it to any of these Market Pantry egg deals.  This Cartwheel offer can be used for a maximum of 4 qualifying items per transaction.  Expires 4.13.19.

If you buy the 30-count Market Pantry Eggs priced at $2.29 - 15% = $1.95, or 6.5 cents per egg, that's like paying 78 cents per dozen!!

And of course, use your Target RedCard to save an additional 5%.

Pre-cut vinyl tablecloth covers, starting at $9 on Amazon



Looking for good, heavy-duty, clear table covers to put over your Passover cloth tablecloths?  Amazon has got this Benson Mills Clear Plastic Tablecloth Cover in eight sizes, all but one under $20.00 with free Prime shipping available 4.3 out of 5 stars over 1,605 customer reviews.
  • Perfect for everyday use
  • Best value:  thick, heavy quality
  • Protects your table from stains and damages
  • Packaged in large folds with protective paper to avoid permanent creasing
Sizes and prices:

Big Boss 16-quart Air Fryer for $60.99 with free shipping



Wayfair has got the Big Boss 16-Quart Air Fryer for $60.99 with free shipping4.6 out of 5 stars over 899 customer reviews.

Amazon has also got the Big Boss 16-Quart Air Fryer for $65.88 with free 2-day Prime shipping.

  • Enjoy your favorite foods without the added calories! The Big Boss air fryer allows you to fry, bake, grill, & roast with little to no oil in this all in one countertop unit
  • Simple & easy operation with 2 dials, temperature control, timer with auto shutoff and popular food directions right on the unit.
  • The transparent glass bowl is designed to let you see the progress of your food without the need to open the cooking chamber & the heat escape – for a much faster experience.
  • Super Size capacity is expandable up to 16 quarts with the optional extender Ring (included) – large enough to cook a full turkey!
  • Ability to cook two different foods simultaneously with a 2 shelf set – included
  • Recipe book with 50+ delicious & easy recipes from a variety of cuisines - seafood, chicken, meat and a ton of entrees – included
  • Triple cooking power: halogen, convection and infrared heat with 1300W of power
  • Instant heat with no need to preheat and can use frozen food with no need to thaw beforehand
  • 2 year Limited warranty

Bormioli Rocco Italian-made 33.75 oz. glass decanter for $17.81 on Amazon



Amazon has got this Bormioli Rocco Italian-made 33.75 oz. glass decanter for $17.81 with free Prime shipping.  We received something very similar to this for a wedding present and we use it for grape juice on our seder table; it's much more elegant than a plastic Kedem bottle.
  • Decanter measures approximately 3-4/5" by 3-4/5" by 9-1/5" and holds 33-3/4 ounces.
  • Italian-made of stunningly cut clear glass with a light-reflecting pattern and rounded edges.
  • Narrow neck and matching squared stopper; steady base and flared sides.
  • Safe for use in the dishwasher.

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Sterilite 3-drawer rolling carts for $18.68 each on Amazon (when you buy 2). Check out this Pesach kitchen setup hack that means no more emptying drawers or pantry shelves!



This pair of Sterilite 3-drawer rolling carts is $37.36 with free Prime shipping on Amazon ($18.68 each!). 4.2 out of 5 stars over 1,767 customer reviews, and an Amazon's Choice item.

These Sterilite carts are a great, frugal, long-term investment in your Passover kitchen. How can these inexpensive carts make your Pesach prep super-simple?  Check out how my friend Rachel R. (from Denver) uses her carts:


Use one cart to store small cookware/kitchenware items (spatulas, peelers, can openers, etc.). When you are setting up your Pesach kitchen, roll it in and cookware is already organized, ready to use. No emptying drawers! When Pesach is over, replace the cookware items into the drawers and roll the cart back into the garage or storage area. No packing or re-boxing!


Hate emptying pantry shelves for Pesach? Use these carts as your portable pantry! Store non-perishable cans and spices in the drawers. Roll in the cart for Pesach, roll it back out after Pesach. Brilliant!