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Potato Latkes

Jamie Stolper
This is my favorite holiday food – no doubt about it, nothing even comes close. With a smooth interior, a crispy exterior, and a taste of onion, these potato latkes are best served very hot, straight from the oven. In all the latke recipes I have seen, no one describes the blender technique I use to make these holiday favorites. It is unusual, but it works; trust me on this one. No matter what else I serve, these are the stars of the menu.

Sweet Potato Latkes

Eric Flescher via Ruth Tepper
Food Editor's note:  If you are open to a latke variation, you will find this to be a really delicious side dish that can be made year-round.  Eric says "if you have not tried Sweet Potato Pancakes you are really missing another [Chanukah] treat."  I would agree, as would two of my son's friends and one father who were passing through as the latkes were coming out of the pan.  They voted a definite thumbs-up! 

Lemon Anise Olive Oil Cookies

Jamie Stolper
This is a wonderful cookie for Chanukah or year round – note that it contains olive oil, a symbol of Chanukah, plus a healthier alternative to butter, margarine, and other oils. These cookies are not too sweet and have an enticing, "adult" flavor. They are perfect for a simple dessert, or for tea or a hostess gift.

Sufganiyot with Cranberry Jam

Miriam Szokovski, Chabad.org
Food Editor's note: This recipe was generously shared with us by our friends at Chabad.org last year when Chanukah coincided with Thanksgiving.  Sugar doughnuts with cranberry jam - yummy!  Or try them with your favorite jelly.

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