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Hanukkah

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with latkes, suphganiot, kugel, and more.




Traditional Dishes


Like Purim in the spring, Hanukkah focuses on the children. Invite the youngest members of your family to help prepare the Hanukkah latkes or Sufganiot.



Lighter Alternatives


Despite the symbolic demand for frying, you don't have to ruin your diet in the name of tradition--use lighter cooking methods as an alternative to the traditional olive oil-infused dishes.


Side Dishes


Basic noodle kugel is a rich, comforting side dish for the traditionalists in the family. Best of all, it can be made ahead of time.


Comments
JewMa 
Dec. 13, 2009 5:31 pm
Thank you so much for the above history of Hanukkah! As a Jewess, I truly appreciate this added to the Holiday Category site of your website. Too bad this isn't the case with more recipe websites who seem to ignore this holiday when so many of the ceremonial practices are incorporated into Christian life, whether they realize it or not.
 
Oct. 19, 2010 4:47 am
I agree with JewMa, thank you for adding "Hanukkah" into your recipe catagories, it validates our existance. :) P.S. The recipes look great, will have to try some this year and will post based on their outcome. Thanks again.
 
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Dec. 14, 2011 5:46 am
i'm Catholic and I am happy to see these yummy Jewish recipes. Thank you!
 
Dec. 20, 2011 4:32 pm
This is our 2nd time celebrating Hanukkah, I got a few recipes from my friend in Israel last year. Last year we all came down with the flu. This year is going to be great. I'm glad to find this holiday info on here with yummy recipes, the bits of the history. Thank you!
 
Mar. 1, 2012 12:29 pm
~Shalom~ Adopted some of these wonderful recipes into my recipe box. And as a fellow Jewess, I'm also thrilled to see this section on the site...just because...it's a good idea! The history & hints on target! The doughnuts, my Dad used to make when we were kids, to include us in the fun he'd give us paper bags with sugar in them & we'd shake, shake,shake,mmmm-mmmm-mmmm!
 
 
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