Kitchenaid 3 Speed hand Blender Giveaway


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Christmas is almost here and I want to give a gift to you – my lovely, faithful readers. I feel like you are my friends and I appreciate you so much. I’m so honored that you visit my blog, that you cook for your family using my recipes, that you share them with your friends and family. I want you to know how much it means to me when you take the time out of your busy days to write comments and give me feedback. I know that this blog wouldn’t be possible without you. It’s so special to connect with all of you.

So, I am hosting a giveaway of something that I find very useful in my own kitchen – this handy, dandy KitchenAid 3 Speed Hand Blender. It’s a mini food processor, a whisk and an immersion blender all in one. It’s perfect for so many kitchen tasks. It’s very useful when you need to chop just a small amount of ingredients, especially since there are only 2 adults in our home. If you want to quickly whip up some cream for your pie or whisk some eggs you can do it with very minimal mess by using the whisk attachment. An immersion blender is awesome for blending soups right in the pot, without having to lug out your big blender. It saves me from washing too many dishes, and doesn’t take too much space in my kitchen.

Enter the giveaway by using the Rafflecopter widget below.

The Giveaway:

  • The giveaway will be open from December 18, 2015 – December 23, 2015. The contest is open to US residents only.
  • To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below. Sometimes Rafflecopter experiences technical difficulties.  If you can’t enter for some reason, try again later and it will probably work.
  • There will be ONE winner selected at random via Rafflecopter. The winner has 48 hours to reply to me with their full name & mailing addresses or I will pick someone else. All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission in order to participate.

Thank you for visiting my online kitchen. I hope you feel at home here and find many useful recipes and tips for you and your family.

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  • Natasha

    Hello Olga! First off thank you for an awesome giveaway! I enjoy reading all your posts. My fave are your videos. Your recipes are very useful & precise. Thank you for putting so much effort into your blog. May God continue to Bless your beautiful little family that you may prosper even more in the New Year! Merry Christmas & Happy New 2016 year!

  • Ivanka

    Since the first day I found your web-site, I subscribed to it. The reasons were that I loved your sincerity and how much you love your family. If the person is great then everything she does is also great. I don’t have to test your recipes to know if I like them – I completely trust you to know that your recipes never fail. Thank you for your hard work on this web-site and your family videos as well – my husband and I watched them all!

  • Lana N

    I love this blog for the variety of recipes posted and ease of searching for recipes. I would like the current categories of recipes to be divided even more specifically for easier searching 😉

  • Eleanora

    Hi! So, I love your dessert recipes, like the sharlotka and your biskvit! I also enjoy your video recipes and your family videos! I would like if you posted videos more often, although I know it takes a lot of time and effor. But it is very much appreciated 🙂

  • Marina

    Hello Olga! Thank you so much for having this awesome giveaway!

    I really enjoy reading all your posts and catching up on what new things are happening with your family.

    My absolute favorite are your videos. My family is from the former USSR and my mom is a fantastic cook but a horrible teacher, so I was never able to recreate any of her recipes. With your videos, I can easily recreate the food for my family that I used to enjoy when I was little (and still enjoy).

    Merry Christmas & Happy New 2016 year!

  • Manisha

    The best thing I love about your blog is your ‘step-by-step pictures’, explaining me so beautifully what I should be expecting while cooking it myself.

  • Tatyana

    Olga, Merry Christmas to you and your family! Your blog gives me a glimpse of your life full of love, struggles, happy times and not so happy times… Just keep doing what your doing 🎄thanks!

  • Kristina

    I love how easy your recipes are to follow! Thank you for being such a help in the kitchen for so many women. Whenever I’m stuck with what to cook I can always find something on here!

  • Julia Y

    I love your blog!! I use it for all kinds of different dishes. This blog is like my virtual recipe book. I would love to see more soups. Thank you!!

  • Anna

    Your food and life story have been an inspiration for me! I reference your blog for food ideas often. I love kitchen aid products and would like to add this set to my collection

  • Anastasiya

    I like the basics: chicken, vegetable stock; simple rice; perfect roasted potatoes, etc. because once you’ve got the basics down, you can create almost anything. That is what I like the most about Olga’s blog.

  • Luba

    I love your recipes and all your videos as well! Your little boy is adorable! Thanks for a great giveaway! Merry Christmas to your family!

  • Ala

    Very neat and amazing posts from Olga inspire me to cook even more! Tried many recipes and almost all of them are loved in our family!!! Good job, Olga!

  • Angela Sushinskiy

    I love that you have step by step pictures for all your recipes. It would be awesome to have you do a french macaron recipe 🙂

  • Elena Newfield

    I love that you bring back Slavik food and make it very delicious, but you also try different Kitchens and bring the best of it to your blog! I would like to see more of different tips, favorites, etc., I enjoy reading those posts! God bless you and your little family, Merry Christmas!

  • Viktoriya Y.

    Absolutely love your blog! Many of your recipes have become my family favorites. Thank you for sharing with us your passion for cooking. One of many favorite recipes are braised chicken and baked chicken wings. Happy holidays!

  • Vita

    I love looking on your site and getting new meal ideas! Not only that, but you put so much effort into the step by step detailed photos and instructions, so thank you very much! 🙂 I also enjoy reading about your family, and all the kitchen tips….. I feel like I know you! 🙂 Merry Christmas to your wonderful family! And may the New Year bring you more blessings and joy! 🙂

  • Susan

    I love your recipes and really enjoy your posts about how baby Nathaniel is growing. He is just too precious! May our Mighty Lord continue to bless your family. Merry Christmas!

  • Natasha

    Hi Olga! I love all of your recipes. Very easy to understand and follow. And I love getting to know you more through your family blogs. You have such an amazing heart touching story. I’d love to see recipes or ideas on what you feed your son! Thank you for an amazing blog! May God bless you 🙂

  • Gini

    I’ve been enjoying making all the different soups you have on your blog! (I think you have the biggest variety here😋) All of your recipes are easy to follow. Be blessed!

  • Elya S

    Hello Olga, Merry Christmas to you and your family. I love your blog and thank you for working so hard to create more and more recipes for us. May God bless your and thank you for this giveaway.

  • Janet

    This was on my wedding registry. I was so excited to get it, but nobody thought it was aco enough gift to buy me one 😂 trying my luck here now😁

  • Luda p

    First off I want to say that this would be a great Christmas present to my husband only works and this Christmas has been rough on us. I love your blog and visit it more than once a week I have two kids and potty training right now so I have no time to think of dinner but your blog makes it so easy to find something yummy and fast thanks so much God bless ur little boy he is such a gem.

  • Julia

    Oh nice! I have one of these, I love the mini food processor, but the whisk spins too fast, I always end up with a loooottt of splatter of cake batter/whip cream/egg white across my kitchen :/

  • Anzhelika

    Thank you for all the recipes that you share! I enjoy the recipes and all your life stories! I like that you not only share recipes but also share your life with all the people who follow your blog!

  • natasha

    I absolutely love your breakfasts and all the photos are beautiful and the website itself is very well done. The recipes are especially tasty and easy to follow 🙂

  • Natalya

    Olga, you have an awesome blog. Love your recipes and always waiting for another new recipe. Would love to win this giveaway.

  • annaliese

    I love when you post family recipes. I lived in eastern europe for 14 years and love to cook food from the various regions there. I would love to see more recipes specifically from Belarus, where your family is from!

  • Valentina

    Olga, you just amazes me… Using recipes all the time, thank you!!! Love watching your family on youtube

    May God bless you!

  • Alla

    I love that all of your recipes are easy to follow and there are so many different varieties. There is a good mixture of it all.

  • Natalya R

    I absolutely love your website and the wonderful recipes you have!!! I love that everything is step by step with pictures which makes it so much easier to follow. Thank you!!!

  • Iryna

    I absolutely love your website. All the recipes are so detailed and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing so much about your family and making suggestions in your video’s. With Christmas coming down I wish all your family the best of health and God’s blessing!

  • Luba

    Thank you, Olga, for putting out these recipes on social media! I love having a place to go to when I need something yummy to make. Always something that works and fits on your blogs

  • Svetlana

    Recipes of course! I also love how you give helpful tips throughout some recipes on what not to do, or how to do a specific thing because of the effect it may have on specific ingredients. I appreciate gaining knowledge of cooking, especially when I can apply that knowledge to other recipes as well.

  • Anna

    Thank you for your time you put into this blog and we(our family) loves to read your stories and cooking using your recipes!!!:)

  • Lena

    I love how your recipes are very precise and delicious!!! 🙂 very easy to follow! I’m also very thankful that you share your faith on your blog, it’s been an encouragement to me many times! 🙂

  • Rosa

    I love that you share such delicious recipes with us! My family has loved everything I’ve made from your website and I expect that to continue. Thank you for dedicating your time to this, as all of your followers greaty appreciate your hard work and generosity!

  • Marina

    This is awesome!! Olga I love your recipes they are so easy to follow and turn out delicious!!! I hope I win this gift !! Would love to use it! God bless you!!

  • Lena

    I was thinking to get one of those blenders to make homemade Avocado mayonnaise.
    Thank you for your recipes and giveaways!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Nelli k

    I love everything about your blog from how neat and organized it is to all your stories about your family and mostly the amazing recipes that I come to read every week for ideas!!!

  • Ani

    I love love love your blog. The recipes are so well written. You have thought me so much about cooking. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us ❤️

  • Lanna

    I love all your detailed recipes! Makes dinner time so much easier when trying to find ideas on what to cook each week. Would love to see more gravy recipes. 😉

  • Adriana

    Hi Olga,

    Thank you for the great recipes! I realy enjoy cooking for my family using easy to flow and delicious recipes.
    As far as the blog, I think that you’re doing an awesome job keeping us busy with new recipes to try;)
    May God bless you and your family!
    Merry Christmas!

  • Luba

    Love your blog! Love that your recipes are easy to follow! Love everything about your website!!! So glad that there is blogs like this bcz otherwise i would always stuck on what to cook today and everyday :)) merry christmas & happy new year!!!!

  • natasha

    Hello olga. Earlier I tried leaving. Comment and it sent a blank message lol. I really love all your recipes. There so easy to follow and there’s no confusion at all. Everytime I make something from your recipe blog everyone always complements how good it was. Good job you inspire me!

  • Irina Kazakov

    I like the little updates and pictures of Nathaniel and their family. I would also like to have more authentic Russian recipes. God Bless you Olga and your family.

  • Julia

    Your blog is one of 3 that I look at daily and use so many recipes from! Your personality and love for God and your family shines through every post! I also love your “favorites” posts! Found a lot of helpful things from those!! I like that your recipes are healthy and nutritious and simple! That’s what we all need these days! Thank you for everything!! Keep up the good work! !

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!! GOD bless!!

  • Nina

    Hello Olga!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win a great giveaway!
    What I love most about your blog/recipe posts is the simplicity! For many starters it’s a big help! I love all of your recipes and the blog posts/shared stories are so interesting and inspiring to read!
    God bless your family!
    Merry Christmas!

  • Elizabeth

    First off thank you so much for the giveaway! I really like that your blog is so personal and all your wonderful recipes! God bless!!

  • Victoria

    Dear Olga, thank you SO much for opening up this amazing food blog! Your recipies are wonderful to work with! You have taught me to cook with love. Thank you so much! May God dearly bless you and your family!!

  • Vika

    We have enjoyed every recipe that we tried on your blog. Our favorites are the stuffed peppers, Italian meatball soup, and the salmon. Merry Christmas to your lovely family

  • Dena

    I love how warm, inviting, and sincere you are. It shows through your writing. Thank you for your wonderful easy to follow recipes and for your time and effort in helping us become better chefs:) I would love some new breakfast ideas or new salads, I’m always stuck on those. Thank you again and God Bless you and your family! Merry Christmas!

  • Tatiana

    Olechka, thank you for you great recipes. Your blog is my number one place to check for recipes. I love them because most of them are not complicated, very detailed, yummy, you have plenty of healthy recipes and you put your heart in ever post. Special thanks for your turkey recipe, we cooked turkey first time And it turned out Amazing!!!
    You have very beautiful family, I have honor to meet you in person, and you are in deed very humble and kind family. May God bless you.

  • Christie

    I love this blog, I have been using it a lot, especially recently. I made the pizza dough and loved how easy it was to make and the Antipasti Stromboli is to follow!

  • Lana

    You are my #1 place to go for blog recipes. You have excellent taste and your recipes are so simple to follow. Thanks for your hard work!

  • Olya

    Growing up in a Russian family, I loved that when I got married I was able to use your website to recreate all my favorite dishes for my husband. Especially Since I love to cook and bake with exact measurements and when I would ask my mom for recipes she would always say her measurements as “na glaz” haha and your step by step pictures are so very helpful as well! Thank you!

  • Oksana

    Hi, Awesome giveaway. I’ve seen those before, they seem like something that can be a very useful tool. I like my blender, but don’t like to use it for small amounts of food. I check your website regularly, for any new food recipes and family updates. I’d like to see more tips for kitchen: ie sharpening knifes, how to keep a kitchen herb garden (if you have that, I tried basil, and it died in few days before I was able to use it all up.) Any kitchen herbs that are best fresh, and ones that can be dried. Maybe if you have tips on the salt types to use (fine, medium, course)I am finding that course sea salt htat is so popular isn’t always right in some dishes. Thanks

  • Tatiana Cojan

    The step-by-step instructions and pictures are super useful for me. Thankyou so much for all the delicious recipes:) Blessings to your family:)

  • Katerina P.

    I love all the pictures you provide in the step by step instructions. Also, I love the fact that you are so transparent about your struggles in your personal life. It’s very encouraging to hear how you dealt with them.

  • Alina

    I love the different cuisines recipes not just Russian food. The pictures and step by step instructions are very helpful.
    I would love to see more of a menu for toddlers and more of salad recipes.
    You are an amazing cook!

  • Tanya

    I love all of your sweets/baking recipes. Your presentation is always so neat, and not to mention the taste! It’s exquisite!

  • lyuba zdanevich

    I love trying out new recipes and you make it look so simple and tasty. Blessings to you family and merry Christmas.

  • Olga C.

    The most useful thing are the step by step instructions with photos! I recently made your whole wheat bread and the pics helped!
    Here’s my tip: It would be nice if you included measurements in your instructions so that we don’t have to keep scrolling back and forth between the ingredient list and instructions.

  • VS

    I enjoy your recipes with detailed instructions and pictures, I have tried to recreate quite a few of them myself. I also enjoy reading updates about your beautiful family!

  • Tatyana

    I love visiting your blog and already tried a few recipes! Thank you for all of your hard work. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Agnessa

    I love how simple your recipes are, and how nutritious! I also love catching up with your family life! May God bless you!

  • Tyna D

    I love your recipes and your postings about your family. But, my favorite thing about your blog is your optimism and faith in God. No matter what you face in life you do so with great joy, peace, and faith. I find you very inspiring! What would I like to see added to your blog? Hmmmm … maybe some photos of where you and Sergei

  • Valentina

    I love your blog. I check it so much it’s not even funny 😀 love all your receipes and videos, watched them all☺️ Thank you and have a Merry Christmas !! God bless you and your family !!

  • Tanya

    Hey Olga,

    I really enjoy your website because it makes it so easy for me to plan my menus, with all your great recipes. The one I use the most is your whole wheat bread recipe, everyone loves it. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Olga

    Hi Olga,
    I love your blog! I check it daily for new recipes. Videos are my favorite 😉
    God bless your family!

  • Vlatka

    I am a huge fan of the design of your blog and your recipes. Your food choice is amazing, completely in sync with my taste buds. The recipes are meticulous, never once was I disappointed or confused with anything. All in all pure coziness :). The following are not suggestions in terms of ‘improvements’, but just what I would personally like to see in the future on your blog:

    1. I would really appreciate if you would post even more about the kitchen tools/appliances you use in your kitchen.
    2. A video about your favourite cookbooks. I know you’ve mentioned them in the blog a while ago, but I could not help noticing that nice book-shelf stacked with books behind you and your husband on your marriage videos. It would be great if you could talk us through your cookbook collection. I think amazon would appreciate it too 🙂
    3. This might sound like an odd request so brace yourself (haha)… please, make something with chickpeas and lentils 🙂 :)…

    Thank you so much for your blog. It has become an integral part of my daily routine…

  • Tanya

    I love your blog and how genuine you are! Your recipes are so easy to understand and love that you share a lot of little simple tips:)

  • Natalie

    Absolutely love your blog! Many of your recipes have become my family favorites. Thank you for sharing with us for all your recipes and simple tips. Thanks

  • Kristina

    I appreciate your precise and easy to follow recipes. I’m enjoying seeing your videos and would love to continue seeing them in the future.

  • Julie Rudnitsky

    What I love about your website is the combination of recipes and personal life. I love getting to know you through your food and stories you post about. I also love that you’re branching out and doing other videos like your couples session. Thanks for all your hard work!!

  • Dina

    Your website encourages me to learn how to cook better and try new recipes. I also love reading your personal stories . They are truly inspiring.
    Wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Blessings.

  • Lorelai Jahn

    I stumbled upon your wonderful blog a some time back while looking for a recipe for sweet and sour shrimp. I’ve been hooked ever since. Love the recipes and stories about your family. I really like how positive and humble you are.

  • Alesya

    I love coming to your website for fish recipes! Thank you thank you thank you for all your delicious meals that you share with us!

  • Alla

    I love dessert so I constantly visit your site for new dessert ideas. I was first introduced to your blog by my friend who shared your omelette recipe. It is now our favorite breakfast & best of all, kids love it!!! Thank you!

  • Irina Tretnikova

    Olga I enjoy your recepies and love your creativity! Thank you for taking time on creating this lovely blog. May God bless your precious family abundantly this coming year and enjoy the time with tour loved ones during Christmas! Rejoyce!!!

  • Nataly

    Olga, I love your recipes, enjoy reading you not food related posts and watch it was great to watch your family series videos too!!!! God bless you&your family, especially may He bless you with a sound health for your family and all of us, so you can continue blogging!!!

  • Alla N

    I really like all your baking recipes ( because I love to bake) and all your tips and trick around the kitchen because I’m still learning about cooking.

  • Natasha Tikhonov

    I would love to see more video recipes and kitchen tips. As a new cook its extremely helpful for me if i have a video to follow. Thank you for the opportunity would love to win.

  • Tatyana

    Thank you for such a nice giveaway! I really like on this website is when you post video recepies! If pos would like to see more canapés/sandwiches! Merry Christmas!

  • Natalia

    I appreciate the detailed step by step directions of your recipes. If I make one of your recipes, I know that most of the time, it will be delicious. I’d like to see more soup recipes bc it’s winter time & soup helps to counter the cold. Brrrr…..

  • Marina

    Olga, thank you very much for all of the wonderful recipes and videos! I’ve enjoyed listening, watching, and sharing with my husband the couples videos! 🙂 Thank you very much for the Pincher -“Volcano” cake recipe! My family loved it!!! My husband and I are not big meat eaters, so I would like to see more vegetarian dishes! Thank you!
    May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed new year!
    P.S. Your little Nathaniel is so precious! May God continue blessing him and your whole family!

  • Liliya

    I love how your recipes are simple and easy to follow. If I can’t seem to find the perfect recipe, I just look on your blog and it’s what I end up following. God Bless!

  • Olga B

    This is an awesome giveaway! Thank you dear.
    I just love your blog, all of your recipes are super easy to follow up that even my toddler likes to help me lol. We recreated lots of yammy dishes and sweets together 🙂
    In the future, if possible, I would love to see shepherd’s pie recipe and more casseroles plz.
    Thnx a lot girl. Merry Christmas and blessings to you and yours in the new year.

  • Ana

    I LOVE this blog, i LOVE your recipes, i LOVE your stories and i LOVE your family Olga! And your pictures are very helpfull. Thank you so much! I will be very very happy if you will post the Napoleon cake recipe. Have a wonderful Merry Christmas and A very Happy New Year!

  • Anna

    Love your attention to detail on the recipes, what I originally came here for, nothing has disappointed so far and I’ve probably made like half of your recipes! And there’s more! Plus I come to your sit to check up on you and your family, rooting for you guys to have a blessed life, deserve it after all those trials! Thank you for doing this blog! You’re an n inspiration.

  • Milla

    I love your blog. I was introduced to it about 6 years ago. Everything I made from this blog turned out delicious. I love the step by step instructions with pictures!

  • Tetiana S

    What I really like in your blog is that I learn how to cook new Slavic recipes from the american products. I live in US, so it is very helpful for me to get new ideas in this country and save Ukrainian traditions in cooking . Thank you so much.

  • Olga

    I’d like to win this cute little helper. I always wanted an immersion blender, and the mixer would be nice addition to my stand mixer.

  • Olga

    Planned to comment about my favorite recipe from OFF, but unfortunately I don’t plan to open a Facebook account for this, or anything else. So I like many recipes from here, but absolutely favorite are salad with chicken in mini shells and your version of smetannik. Will make those many times more. 🙂

  • Anna S.

    I love trying out your recipes when I need some fresh ideas in the kitchen. I especially get excited when I see some old world classics like your mom’s pryaniki etc. I enjoy visiting your blog, thank you for what you do for us homemakers!!

  • Vera

    I really love how detailed your recipes are because when I am following your instructions they are very easy to follow! I’d like to hear what kind of different hot sandwiches you make, my family likes that for lunch with some soup and many times they’re easy to throw together but I’m out of ideas..

  • liza

    Olga! I love your website! The layout and recipes are awesome! I like how you show us your favorite appliances and things!I would love to win the hand blender, Iv’e been wanting one for a while!

  • Laura

    Merry christmas and very best wishes for 2016, to you and your family!

    And thank you so much for all your great recipes 🙂

  • Diana

    Love the variety of go-to dishes! LOVE all the pictures and the step by step visual instructions. more of anything is good <3 we'll take it all!

  • Luba

    The most useful/enjoyable part of are the pictures! Seriously! Sometimes I just look at your recipes only for the pictures! haha, it’s bad, I know, but I love the step-by-step instructions including pictures. It’s one of the best things ever!

    Hmmm I would love to see some more videos – you have been doing a great job at posting lots of videos lately and I am loving them! You are so peaceful to watch, and it inspires me. Thanks for doing such a great job at blogging, Olga! We appreciate all your hard work!

  • Katrina T

    You are very inspirational! I love that you are genuine and I really enjoy reading good writing…and you definitely have a talent with composing your posts. I love to read about family and faith. Your recipes are easy to follow, and I enjoy the videos. Thank you for your dedication. May god bless you and your beautiful family.

  • Savannah Hadden

    I really enjoy your recipes! I am always looking for simple dinners to make that are picky kid friendly so if you could add any of those that would be awesome!

  • Svetlanka

    I love your delicious recipes and having step by step pictures and videos makes it even more amazing! Thanks for all your efforts to make people love to cook and bake or get even better. Merry Christmas!

  • Lily

    I love everything about your website. i love the addition of video recipes to your blog. They really make me feel like I know you personally. Thanks for your work and this awesome giveaway.

  • Anna

    Merry Christmas and Happy New 2016 year to your family!!! Be blessed and keep on sharing those amazing recipes. I just love your blog!!!!!

  • Dorina

    I enjoy reading Olga’s stories and testimonies. She is a good write and blogger. I am amazed of how positive and faithful Olga is after going through so much pain and sufferings. Olga you are a true servant of God and a great example for others. May God bless you and your family.

  • Lena

    I enjoy everything about your blog Olga!! I pretty much check your website everyday to see if you have anything posted:) I appreciate the fact that you share your life moments with us ! Thank you!
    God bless you and your family !!!
    Merry Christmas 🙂

  • Natasha

    Olya,I love your recipes ! They are simple, but very tasty. But mostly I love your personal posts and videos for families. I love your sincerity and passion to serve God and others Thank you for being good example ! Merry Christmas to you and yours !:)

  • Olga

    I love all your recipes, it’s very helpful with videos. Your blog is very interesting, love to read it. Blessings to you and your family.

  • Maria Bakker

    Hi, This nice article and video! Thanks for your suggestion and great tips for sharing the recipe with us. This amazing video. I like your recipe. I made it for my family.

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