RECIPE: Potato Latkes Filled with Salmon & Cream Cheese

What’s for brunch during Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival Of Lights? Latkes! Latke is the Yiddish word for a pancake made from grated potatoes. Some call it a potato pancake; but “latke” is original word*. The name comes from the East Slavic oladka, “small fried pancake.” That in turn derives from Hellenistic Greek for olive oil.…
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RECIPE: Potato Latkes With Garam Masala Spice

It’s been an unusual year, so how about an unusual spin on potato latkes, a traditional food for Chanukah / Hannukah (the difference in spellings)? Lovers of fried potatoes and Indian food will enjoy these Tikka Masala Latkes—latkes flavored with tikka masala spices. Mint Yogurt Sauce replaces the traditional applesauce an/or sour cream. Infusing classic…
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GIFT: Chocolate Chanukah Gelt For Kids…& Cocktails For Adults

[1] Chocolate gelt for Chanukah (photos #1 and #2 © See’s Candies). [2] Chocolate Chanukah gelt is traditionally sold in mesh bags. [3] Goldschläger liqueur contains flecks of real gold (photo © Diageo). [4] Pinnacle Vodka makes numerous fun flavors, including chocolate (photo © Beam Suntory).   In 2020, the Jewish holiday of Chanukah is…
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FOOD FUN: Homemade Holiday Lollipops

Easy homemade lollipops are fun edible gift for kids and adults alike. There are just three ingredients! Thee crystal-clear base enables you to show off whatever colors and shapes you like. And it’s not just for the Christmas-Chanukah-Kwanzaa holidays: You can make them to celebrate any occasion of the year, just by changing the inclusions.…
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RECIPE: Matzoh Ball Salad

When we first saw this photo (#1) on Angelica Kitchen’s Facebook page, we thought it was a matzoh balls salad. We soon discovered that the matzoh ball look-alikes are actually masa corn dumplings (chochoyotes). In case you’ve never thought about it [and who has?], matzoh balls are a different style of dumplings than pierogi and…
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