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Potato and Apple Latkes

Our potato and apple latkes take traditional latkes and turn up the flavor with sweet and tart notes that make this Hanukkah side so delicious, you'll want to serve it (I do) all year long! They're also perfect party apps and favorite ...

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Hanukkah Menu

Is there any child (big or small) who doesn't get excited for The Festival of Lights? From the foods to the gifts to the lighting of the menorah, this eight-day festival is one of the best-known Jewish holidays, probably because it ...

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Chicken Soup with Kreplach

Tender dumplings in golden chicken broth are the cure for whatever ails you.

The Backstory: Kreplach, those delicious dumplings that bathe in our worshiped chicken soup, are one of the pillars of Jewish soul food. These meat filled ...

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Shirlee’s Sugar Cookies

Shirlee's sugar cookies are truly melt-in-your mouth perfect butter cookies that are impossible to put down after just one bite. These are delicious with coffee, tea, or tucked inside a lunch box. Decorate them for showers, Bar or ...

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Stove Top Pot Roast

The Backstory: This recipe is something I concocted. I have been doing the stove top version for as long as I could remember. I also am using the same deep, heavy aluminum skillet that my grandmother gave me. It is safe to say I do ...

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Old-Fashioned Stuffed (Holishkes) Cabbage

Our delicious stuffed cabbage recipe is sweet and tangy and will remind you of dinner at your Bubbie's. It is a perfect as perfect can be.

The Backstory: This recipe for stuffed cabbage is actually a variation of my Grandma's Sweet ...

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Aunt Sandy’s Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread

My Aunt Sandy's chocolate chip mandel bread is a true classic. This delicious biscotti-like cookie combines the very best of traditional Jewish baking with everyone's favorite cookie for a no-fail dessert that's perfect with coffee, ...

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