Dairy Made Easy Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Written by chanie on May 22nd, 2014

Leah Schapira & Victoria Dwek turn out new cookbooks faster than I develop recipes. Their latest addition to the Made Easy series is a fantastic collection of dairy recipes, just in time for Shavuot!

Like Starters & Sides Made Easy, Passover Made Easy, and Kids Cooking Made Easy, the Dairy edition is layed out in the same attractive, easy-to-read style. Even their cookbook-making skills seem made easy. They’ve mastered a template that provides a small soft-cover book that’s beautifully styled, easy to flip through, and filled with tips and tidbits, all without seeming overwhelming. The beautiful pictures draw you in and the down-to-earth recipes make you want to open your pantry right then-and-there to whip up one of their quick and easy dishes.

Besides for 60 easy-to-make recipes, you’ll also find a comprehensive cheese guide, a Make It Light section, a Make it Pareve Guide, and bonus serving ideas. Leah and Victoria fill each page with great tips, like how to measure frozen fruit, how to soften butter quickly or how to bake pizza without a pizza stone. They also share their thought processes and family anecdotes in a fun and friendly way.

What do I not want to make from this cookbook? It’s filled with mouthwatering recipes for breakfast, great starters & sides, soups, salads & sandwiches, and of course pizza, pasta and dessert (hello 180 calorie cheesecake!).

Some of the recipes I look forward to trying are the granola thins, arancini, sweet chili home fries, stuffed sole, French mushroom soup, hasselback baguette, honey pomodoro pizza, cajun creamy penne, cheese buns, peanut butter creme brulee and strawberry cheesecake ice cream.

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, I’m giving away a free copy of the Dairy Made Easy cookbook! To enter, simply leave a comment below with your favorite Shavuot dish. You can also follow Busy In Brooklyn via any of the channels below for an extra entry. Just be sure to leave a note in the comment letting me know where you follow.


Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be chosen at random at 10:00 AM EST on Monday, May 26th, 2014.














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162 Comments so far ↓

  1. Bracha Ganz says:

    cheesecake is my Shavuous go to dish

  2. Mushkie Matusof says:


  3. Tzipporah Schvarcz says:

    Oddly enough, I love tuna casserole on Shavuot!
    I follow on Facebook!!

  4. Brucha Biller says:

    I like cheese kreplach but nothing beats cheesecake!

  5. leah Trakhtenberg says:

    My favorite Shavous recipe is a big cheese blintzes that my mom makes.
    I follow you on instagram and Facebook!

  6. Chaya Canter says:


  7. Brucha Biller says:

    Oh and I follow you on Twitter and Instagram

  8. rochel says:

    Cheesecake is my Shavuos favorite.

    Do you think that I can freeze the baked roasted veggie pasta?

  9. Zahava Turner says:

    I love everything dairy! But my favorite shavuos meal was when my great aunt would make milchig stuffed cabbage – Im not even sure what it was stuffed with but it had rice and cheese in a cheese sauce

  10. Sara says:

    cheesecake cupcakes- simple and yum! thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Mushky flint says:

    Love cheese cake cookies from cook kosher online! Deff became a shevuos staple

  12. Tammy Greenberg says:

    Eggplant parm !

  13. Faigie Valt says:

    The recipes that I have seen posted from this cookboook look delicious! I would love to try some!

  14. Marissa Barashi says:

    My absolute favourite Shavuot dish is white chocolate raspberry cheesecake!

  15. Pearl Rimler says:

    Love Eggplant parmesan, Arugula Blueberry salad with feta, Anything with cheese and Spinach/Broccoli! Love dairy!

  16. chaya toron says:

    I follow you on Facebook! Thanks.

  17. Sara says:

    I love making salmon as an entree- I usually make sun dried tomato crusted salmon using Pereg’s spread. It’s amazing and healthy!

  18. chaya says:

    dairy pastas

  19. miriam says:

    definitely cheese blintzes!

  20. Musia baumgarten says:

    Umm, tough one! Cheese Kugel,blintzes, pasta, pasta, pasta!!!follow on instagram and Facebook: )

  21. Zeldy Kurz says:

    We love baked french toast and mushroom cheese blintzes.
    Following on facebook

  22. Miriam Dachs says:

    My favorite shavuos dishes are mini cheese babkas, and cheesecake :). I followed on Facebook.

  23. Elissa says:

    I have a major weakness for any dairy baked goods, so cheesecake, cream cheese rugelach, dairy bundt cakes etc. I also follow you on FB.

  24. Nechama says:

    Would love to win this cookbook in time for Shavuos:)

  25. Rusty H says:

    I have two favorites — cheese blintzes and my mom’s “noodles and cheese”

  26. Jennifer says:

    Eggplant parmesan!

  27. Rusty H says:

    I “like” on FB

  28. Rusty H says:

    I follow on Pinterest

  29. Rusty H says:

    I follow on Twitter

  30. Rusty H says:

    I follow on Instagram

  31. raizy says:

    I can eat dairy for every meal of my life! I’m looking forward to making my caramel cheesecake and cheese pockets for shvuos.

  32. raizy says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  33. Esther says:


  34. Shani says:

    just bought a crepe maker today to make thise blintzes easy. Going to try chocolate cheese this year!

  35. Faiga says:

    Eggplant Parmesan and cheesecake

  36. Roza says:

    Cheese blintzes for sure!!! I follow you on Instagram.

  37. Sarah says:

    Pasta dishes. All varieties.

  38. meechal says:

    My favorite dish is cheese blintzes. I follow you on Facebook, instagram and pinterest

  39. Tzivy says:


  40. Tzippy Shloush says:


  41. Dini says:

    blueberry dairy pound cake!! Follow you on facebook!

  42. Chaya Bukiet says:

    I LOVE dairy pastries! Rarely indulge during the year So shavuous is my go-to for dairy rugelach, cheesecakes, you name it!

  43. Chayale says:

    Penne ale vodka!!

  44. Amy Stein says:

    A milchig sweet noodle kugel or blintz soufflé

  45. dkny says:

    Cheesecake, cheesecake, and more cheesecake.

  46. chaya toron says:

    And i forgot to post the fave dish…i love onion cheese tart.

  47. breindy says:

    Cheese cake of course. I follow you on instagram

  48. Ami says:

    I love blintz souflee:) I follow bib on Facebook and Instagram.

  49. Rikki says:


  50. Rochel Leah Neuman says:

    Cheesecake & cheese blintzes. ..of course!

  51. Marina says:


  52. Marina says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  53. sara says:

    blintzes with strawberries and sour cream mixture

  54. Farryn says:

    I LOVE caramel cheesecake and cinnamon buns!!! I follow you on facebook and instagram

  55. Sara O says:

    I love blintz souffle! And I follow on Instagram :-)

  56. Meira says:

    Cheese blintzes and cheesecake!

  57. Devorah says:

    My husband hates cheesecake, so our go-to Shavuos treat is ice cream!

  58. Avigayil says:

    my fave is cheesecake, hands down.
    I get your emails and follow on FB

  59. Esther says:

    Home made blintzes – no question. I follow you on FB and Twitter.

  60. Tamar says:

    Our favorite shavuous food is dairy lukshen kugel!

  61. Tamar says:

    I follow you on facebook

  62. Sara says:

    Cheesecake and dairy cookies with macadamia nuts and big milk chocolate chunks. Yum!

  63. Dina says:

    Everything about Shavous is yum! But I must have my broccoli/sweet potato quiche :)

  64. Gisele Jacobson says:

    I was looking for something different to bring to a dairy pot luck luncheon. Both the veggie pasta and the cake look delicious. I might just make both!

  65. Estee Bixi says:

    what’s shavuos without cheesecake!!! I also follow on facebook

  66. Tunie says:

    No contest – cheesecake! (I follow you on Insta)

  67. Sara says:

    tiramisu cheesecake

  68. Chana says:

    broccoli quiche!

  69. Nechama says:

    Fettuccine Alfredo
    I follow on FB

  70. Fashion-isha says:

    Cute! I’m doing a review on this cookbook as well!

  71. Mussy says:

    Homemade ice cream!! I follow on fb

  72. Chaya says:

    Love Cheesecake!

  73. Chaya says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  74. Chaya says:

    I follow you on Instagram

  75. Miriam says:

    Eggplant parmasan

  76. Leora says:

    My favorite dish on Shavuos is blintzes!
    I follow on Facebook.

  77. kne says:

    My favorite Shavuos dish is farfalle with asparagus and snap peas. A little olive oil, salt and pepper, and grated parmesan, and you have an easy dish that everyone loves and isn’t too heavy.

  78. Robyn Safier says:

    I make mini blintz souffles – my daughter’s favorite (like muffins but better!!)

  79. betty says:

    I love cheesecake on shavuos and all year round

  80. Rochel S says:

    I love Cheesecake! mmmm

  81. Rochel S says:

    I like you on facebook

  82. Rochel S says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  83. Ev Maarcus says:

    I love Shavout because we concentrate on the torah and we eat dairy. My favorite Shavout recipe is triple chip cheesecake, which uses butterscotch, chocolate, and white chocolate chips. The three layers look great and tasty yummy. No need to worry about pareve chips on Shavout.

  84. Rena says:


  85. Rena says:

    Following on facebook

  86. Rena says:

    Following on pinterest too. Thanks for the chance, and the wonderful review!

  87. Ruchy says:

    Love penne ala vodka! I follow you on facebook

  88. Fran says:

    Cheesecake of course! I follow on facebook.

  89. Hedy Harris says:

    Cheesecake and Tiramisu
    savory…it’s Spanikopita
    follow you on my computer…email.and facebook

  90. Dlevin says:

    Your cheese balls! And a platter with a variety of pomegranates gourmet cheeses with some good red wine

  91. molly says:

    You can’t go wrong with blintzes!

  92. Marla says:

    Eggplant Parmesan!

  93. Deborah says:

    We all look forward to cheese sticks.

  94. miriam says:

    cheese cake!!!!!!

  95. miriam says:

    i follow Facebook

  96. batsheva ribiat says:

    cheesecake. a thousand times cheesecake!

  97. elyse says:

    cheescake yum!! FB FOLLOW

  98. elyse says:

    cheesecake yum!! FB, Instagram & pintrest Follow

  99. mushka lowenstein says:

    HI!!!! My favortie shavous dish is my own recipe of espresso cheesecake! YUMMOO… and i follow you on instagram, facebook, pinterest :) Im a fan!!!

  100. Dova W. says:

    My favorite Shavuot recipe which I try every year to perfect are Montreal Cheese Bagels, its like a bagel and a blintz in one!

  101. Rachel r says:

    Love to eat cheesecake.

  102. Rachel r says:

    I follow you on Instagram

  103. Rachel r says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  104. suri says:

    Marble cheesecake. Cheese bundt

  105. Chana Rivka Hersh says:

    Fettuccine Alfredo is my favorite Shavuos meal.

  106. Izzy says:

    I love blintzes for Shavuot , of course!

  107. Meira says:

    Fave is cheese blintzes.
    I follow you on Instagram and FB.

  108. Lorenzo says:

    I always make blinze soufflé for Shavout and my famous Italian cheesecake with nigella topping! I follow you on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram! Can’t get enough of BinB!!!

  109. Melissa says:

    cheese blintzes

  110. Menachem Roetter says:

    My favorite Shavuot dish is Rainbow Cheesecake. Looks so amazing you (almost) don’t want to ruin it by devouring it :) BTW I love following u on Facebook

  111. YF says:

    Spinach quiche!

  112. YF says:

    I follow your blog in my reader.

  113. Devorah Heidingsfeld says:

    Cheesecake and blintzes- it’s a toss up!

  114. lynn says:

    the pasta recipe sounds delicious!

  115. susie says:

    blintzes! i follow you on facebook

  116. Pam says:

    Hands down, my Grandma’s Blintz Souffle with Strawberry Sauce

  117. Chaya K says:

    cookie dough cheesecake!

  118. Malkah Safren says:

    love salmon fettuccine Alfredo!!

  119. Shoshana says:

    Broccoli quiche!

  120. dena says:

    rice pudding … with cherry sauce. Yum!

  121. M.w. says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  122. cheesecake with sour cherry topping.

  123. Aviva says:

    Savory blintzes are my favorite, I follow you on Instagram

  124. Robee61 says:

    Chocolate Lasagna

  125. Lea says:

    i follow online

  126. Shira lieman says:

    cheesecake is a must and love a great penne ala vodka

  127. Raizel Bennett says:

    Cream of broccoli soup!

  128. Raizel Bennett says:

    Oh I follow on fb and Instagram

  129. Aliza says:

    at the risk of sounding repetitive…cheesecake!!!

  130. Chavie says:

    Cheese blintzes!

  131. devorah says:

    cheese blintzes

  132. Leah Levin says:

    Cheesecake of course!
    I follow ur blog, facebook, instagram and pinterest

  133. Rivky Waldman says:

    greek leek pie

  134. Chana says:


  135. sarah says:

    I can never get enough cheesecake! I follow you on Facebook.

  136. hadassah says:

    roasted weggplant parmesan – yummy with no frying

  137. bluma whitt says:

    looking forward to trying a blintze cake if hubby is agreeable ;)

  138. Chayale Niasoff says:

    Any cheese quiche;)

  139. Stephanie says:

    I’m grateful I don’t like cheese. No, I don’t get to enjoy those delectable cheesecakes I see but imagine all those pounds I saved on my waist!

  140. connie baum says:

    My aunt’s chocolate cheese muffins. I follow u on fn

  141. tova says:


  142. Simi says:


  143. Chane says:


  144. sheindel hellinger says:

    Cheesecake :-) :-) and Facebook it is!

  145. chani majesky says:

    Chocolate caramel cheesecake!

  146. molly says:

    I follow you on facebook!

  147. molly says:

    I also follow you on twitter!

  148. molly says:

    I follow you on instagram.

  149. molly says:

    I basically stalk you online because I also follow you on pinterest!

  150. chana says:

    Lasagna! I follow on fb and instagram.

  151. Sara Newman says:

    Homemade pizza :)

  152. Sara Newman says:

    I follow BIB on facebook, pinterest and instagram.

  153. Rena says:

    Cheesecake :) and creamy pastas

  154. ratzy says:

    I follow you on fb and luv all your dairy recipes!!!

  155. Suri F says:

    It’ll have to be the traditional cheesecake

  156. Eliana G says:

    Dairy desserts!

  157. Eliana G says:

    I follow you on facebook

  158. Debbie says:

    Coffee cheese cake

  159. Great Recipes! The book sounds fantastic!

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