Holiday

Let’s Make Hamantaschen Cookies!

Let’s Make Hamantaschen Cookies!

Hamantaschen cookies are a tasty treat made for the Jewish celebration of Purim. They are shaped to resemble Haman's 3-cornered hat and are usually filled with poppy seeds, chocolate, dried fruits, or other types of fruit fillings.

A gift bag of cookies shaped and decorated for Hanukkah

Hanukkah Cut-Out Cookies

Everyone loves cookies! Hanukkah cookies are traditional this time of year. For this recipe, you can be creative and use your favorite sugar, gingerbread, or shortbread cookie dough. Not to mention, add your own decorating tips.

Sweet Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes

For all you sweet potato lovers, these sweet potato latkes make for a delicious Hanukkah treat! Try these as part of your Hanukkah meal - or ANY time!

Golden Potato Latkes

Golden Potato Latkes

What are latkes? They are potato pancakes that are best known as part of a traditional Hanukkah meal. Latkes are made with potatoes, onion and matzah or breadcrumbs and symbolize the miracle of Hanukkah because they are fried in oil.

A plate of vegetable pizza latkes

Pizza Latkes

Spice up your Hanukkah meal with cheesiness!

Spaghetti Squash Latkes

Spaghetti Squash Latkes

Try this low-carb treat with your favorite dipping sauce!

Matzah Ball Soup

Matzah Ball Soup

Matzah balls are more traditionally known as knaydelach (Yiddish for dumplings). Matzah ball soup is generally a very thin chicken broth with two or three ping-pong-ball sized matzah balls (or sometimes one very large matzah ball) and is a staple at all Jewish holidays.

A plate of fried sweet dough known as Svinge in Hebrew

Svinge – Fried Sweet Dough

Svinge is a fried sweet dough and is a Hanukkah favorite.

Freshly baked apple kugel

Apple Kugel (Apple Pudding)

Apples are a traditional food and is accompanied by a prayer recited just before eating them. Additionally, apples are traditionally incorporated into the recipes of the festive meal itself

Ashkenazi Haroset

Ashkenazi Haroset

Haroset is a mixture of fruit, nuts, and wine, which are finely chopped or blended into a paste-like consistency. Haroset is meant to look like the mortar that the enslaved Israelites were forced to use to build Egyptian cities. However, Haroset tastes sweet, which reminds us that even in bitter times, we can always find something sweet in our lives and that bitter times are eventually followed by the sweetness of salvation.

Traditional Jewish Blintzes deep fried on a plate

Blintzes (Shavout)

Throughout the Western world people eat crepe suzettes. Blintzes are the Jewish eastern European version of the French treat. The word "blintz" comes from a Ukrainian word meaning "pancake." The Israeli bent on having a light meal in the evening, after a theater performance or movie, will choose from among a number of specialty restaurants serving this delicacy with a choice of several different fillings.

Sufganiyot (Doughnuts)

Sufganiyot (Doughnuts)

This special treat is served in every Israeli store, and sufganiyot (deep fried doughnuts) are consumed by all.

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