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15 Recipes for Hanukkah

Put on your yamacha, it’s time to celebrate Hanukkah!

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Like almost EVERY JEWISH HOLIDAY, Hanukkah is commemorated by eating food…lots and lots and lots of food.  We play dreidel for chocolate coins, we eat potato pancakes and donuts fried in oil, and if we’re really lucky, we get to dine on brisket, mandel bread, and rugulah cookies (or as we call them in our house, JEW-galah cookies!).

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While lighting the menorah and playing dreidel are important traditional rituals that make this holiday so fun, you really can’t celebrate Hanukkah without eating some tasty food…so here are 15 delicious recipes that you can make for Hanukkah, or any day!

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15 Recipes for Hanukkah

Jumbo Potato Pancake with Sage

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Crispy Potato Latkes

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Caramel Apple Upside Down Noodle Kugel

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Olive Oil Cake

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Pinata Dreidel Cookies

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Mandel Bread

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Chocolate Pumpkin Almond Rugelach

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Perfect Potato Latkes

potato pancakes

Jelly Doughnuts (Sufganiyot)

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Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart

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Gingerbread Hanukkah Cookies

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Stained Glass Hanukkah Cookies

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Homemade Hanukkah Gelt

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Jelly Doughnut Muffins

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Hanukkah White Hot Chocolate

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15 Cran-tastic Cranberry Recipes

For as long as I can remember, my favorite part of our Thanksgiving and Christmas meals was almost always the cranberry sauce.  I don’t know why…probably because my dad made it from scratch and it just made everything taste 1,000 times better, but I’m a sucker for those little tart berries!

And though they pack a big punch, cranberries are actually delicious in basically any type of food.  Combine them with cream cheese, goat cheese, or orange zest for a zing of flavor…bake them into cakes, muffins, cookie bars, or add them to smoothies and oatmeal.

If you love cranberries, you’re going to love this collection of cran-tastic cranberry recipes.  From simple cakes and cheesecakes to adventurous pancakes, sweet rolls, donuts and even ICE CREAM, these recipes are sure to become holiday favorites!

15 Cran-tastic Cranberry Recipes

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  1. No-Bake Cranberry Cheesecake
  2. Cranberry Shrub
  3. Bacon Cranberry Cheese Tartlets
  4. Cranberry Orange Dutch Baby
  5. Cranberry Cream Cheese Crumble Bars
  6. Orange Cranberry Relish
  7. Frozen Cranberry Spice Cocktail
  8. Cranberry White Chocolate Scones
  9. Chocolate Cranberry Cake
  10. Andouille Sausage Appetizer Bites
  11. Cranberry Oatmeal Bars
  12. Cranberry Orange Sweet Rolls
  13. Cranberry Cherry Ribbon Cookies
  14. Cranberry Ice Cream
  15. Cranberry White Chocolate Donuts

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12 Soul-Satisfying Chili Recipes

Sometimes nothing warms your soul like a big ol’ bowl of chili.  Whether you’re a lover of veggie, turkey, chicken, or beef chili, these 12 Soul-Satisfying Chili Recipes are sure to warm your soul (and your kitchen!) with absolute deliciousness.

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12 Soul-Satisfying Chili Recipes

Cajun Instant Pot Chili

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Three-Bean Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

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Smoky Chipotle Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili

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Crockpot Chili with Peanut Butter Sandwich Croutons

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Spicy Korean Chili with Kimchi

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Slow Cooker Taco Chicken Chili

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White Bean Chicken Chili

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Pumpkin Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

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Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Chili

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Easy Ground Beef Chili

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Fall Pumpkin Chili

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Chipotle Pumpkin Turkey Chili

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9 Ways to Bake with Liquor

Whether you’re cooking up a batch of tomato sauce or making some rich brownies for dessert, there’s no denying that alcohol makes everything better. Add a little red wine to your sauce…pour some whisky in the brownie batter…a little taste of your favorite libation can boost the flavor and richness of almost any dish.

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One of my favorite ways to use liquors is in baked goods. I’ve added whisky to chocolate cake and tequila to strawberry ice box pie. It’s a fun way to create delicious cocktail-inspired sweets that even the young ones can enjoy! So forgo the shots…enjoy a taste of your favorite booze with these 9 tasty alcohol-inspired dessert recipes.

9 Ways to Bake with Liquor

Absinthe Jellies

Bourbon Salted Caramel Candy

Brandy Alexander Pie

Buttered Rum Shortbread Cookies

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes

Nutella Vodka Shots

Scotch Whiskey Cake

Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars

Whiskey Bacon Brownies

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8 Apple and Honey Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

It should come as no surprise that Jewish people love food.  We have holidays that celebrate the fall harvest, we eat doughnuts and other foods cooked in oil to celebrate Hanukkah, the Passover story is TOLD with food, and we even deny ourselves our one great pleasure (eating) on Yom Kippur when we have to repent our sins.  Needless to say, there are going to be a lot of HANGRY Jews roaming the streets come September 30th…

But one of my favorite culinary traditions in the Jewish culture is eating apples and honey to celebrate the new year.  The Jewish calendar is lunar for reasons I still don’t understand…but that means we celebrate our new year in September or October rather than December and January.  This year Rosh Hashanah, or head/beginning of the year, is September 21st…and what better way to welcome in a sweet new year than with these tasty apple and honey recipes!

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The tradition of eating apples and honey goes back several years and is meant to fill the new year with sweetness.  The reasoning behind the apple is most likely because it’s associated with the Garden of Eden and the honey is not only sweet, but could be symbolic of Israel.  Whatever the TRUE reason, I love the tradition and, honestly, these two flavors go so well together that reasoning shouldn’t matter…it’s just delicious!

So here are 8 tasty apple and honey recipes that you can enjoy to welcome in the new Jewish new year…or just to eat because these are all amazing!

 Apple and Honey Recipes for Rosh Hashanah

Honey-Glazed Apple Crumb Muffins

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Apple and Pear Spinach Salad

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Apple and Honey Baklava

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Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes

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Honey-Baked Cinnamon Apples

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Yogurt Bowls with Apples and Honey

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Apple and Honey Crostini

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Apple and Honey Bimuelos

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10 Stunning Blackberry Recipes

Sometimes I feel that the blackberry gets a bad rap.  The seeds get stuck in your teeth, they have an edible pit that makes them somewhat tough to bake with, and they can be pricy at times…but, you guys…they’re so delicious!

Packed with vitamin C and fiber, blackberries are super healthy for you and low in calories (win-win!).  They can be eaten raw, cooked into jams and sauces, or baked into cakes and breads.  They add amazing flavors to sweet and savory dishes and can also be used to color your batter or cake icing blue or purple.

As we wrap up the end of the summer, you might find blackberries on sale at your local market.  If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to put these little power foods to good use, here are 10 Stunning Blackberry Recipes that will have you drooling in no time!

10 Stunning Blackberry Recipes

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  1. Blackberry Honey Clafoutis
  2. Blackberry Chocolate Tart
  3. Blackberry Lime Bars
  4. Blackberry and Sweet Basil Galette
  5. Blackberry French Beignets
  6. Blackberry Cucumber Gin and Tonic
  7. Blackberry Cheesecake Popsicles
  8. Blackberry and Rosemary Pork Tenderloin
  9. Triple Berry Couscous Salad
  10. Blackberry Buttermilk Pancakes

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12 Amazing Cherry Recipes

I love cherries.  I find them ‘cherry’ delicious…they’re really the ‘cherry on top’ of every dessert…not getting cherries year round is really the pits…in fact, I consider cherries ‘mon cherri’ of summer baking…

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Cherries really are a delicious fruit and can add sweetness to both savory dishes and desserts.  Now in the peak of their season, cherries are great for summer cooking and baking…or just snacking on during a backyard BBQ or picnic.

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If you’re looking for fun and clever ways to use cherries in your food this summer, here are 12 Amazing Cherry Recipes that are sure to please!

12 Amazing Cherry Recipes

Cherry Almond Oatmeal

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Cherry and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Fresh Cherry Cobbler

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Cherry Frangipane Tart

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Cherry Chocolate Shortcake

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Quinoa Cherry and Goat Cheese Salad

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Grilled Tofu with Cherry Salsa

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Cherry and Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Cherry Curd Cookie Tarts

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Fresh Cherry Salsa with Goat Cheese

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Duck and Cherry Hamburger

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Cherry Bruschetta

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