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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Sunday, December 17, 2017

Sheet-Pan Latkes are a Game Changer

Sheet-Pan Latkes are a Game Changer
Frying up a a batch (or 10) of latkes for Chanukah celebrations is rewarding, sure. But it can be exhausting and time consuming. And how about that mess of splattered oil and the irresistible urge to wash your hair immediately after you've sizzled a few dozen? We have a better solution: Sheet-Pan Latkes. ...


Monday, December 11, 2017

Get Sizzling with Greek Inspired Chanukah Latkes

Get Sizzling with Greek Inspired Chanukah Latkes
Even the youngest students can recap a quick version of the miracle of oil in the Chanukah story. The gruesome tale they aren't taught is about Judith beheading Holofernes. Read on to learn why cheese is a traditional ingredient in Hanukkah recipes and why Judith's bravery should be celebrated today....


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

16 Favorite Cookbooks to Give & Receive: 2017 Edition

16 Favorite Cookbooks to Give & Receive: 2017 Edition
There were so many inspiring cookbooks and compelling foodie memoirs released in 2017 that it was nearly impossible to narrow them down to my favorite 16 books for this Chanukah/holiday gift round-up. But I did it! I love all kinds of food related reads: memoirs, humor, historical and cultural explorati...


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sizzling Brussels Sprouts with a Side of Bourbon/Mustard

Sizzling Brussels Sprouts with a Side of Bourbon/Mustard
I only deep fry during Chanukah and even then, it always feel slightly unfamiliar and guilt provoking. This season, I'm paying close attention to my local vegetables so I can re-imagine frying latkes (vegetable pancakes) with some new combinations of flavors, ingredients and a little more skill. When I att...


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Spice up Chanukah with these Eggplant Pakoras

Spice up Chanukah with these Eggplant Pakoras

If latkes begin to look a little lackluster midway to Chanukah’s grand finale on the eighth night, you're not alone. Consider spicing up your holiday celebration with these fried Indian Eggplant Pakora from Shulie Madnick’s Food Wanderings.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

11 Fried Chanukah Treats to Beat Latke Fatigue

11 Fried Chanukah Treats to Beat Latke Fatigue

We love Chanukah latkes as much as all of you do. And we plan on eating our fill, for sure. But after 2-3 nights, no matter how creatively we've mixed and sizzled, we're ready for something a little different.

So this year, we're celebrating the miracle of oil by searching eight regions for fried tr...



Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Something Sweet & Easy Cake Donuts

Something Sweet & Easy Cake Donuts

I’ve been drooling over Miriam Pascal’s beautifully photographed and user-friendly cookbook, Something Sweet; Desserts, Baked Goods and Treats for Every Occasion for months. Now that we are firmly into holiday baking season I plan on whipping up these Bakery Style Cake Donuts for at least one of our C...



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cheesy Breakfast Latkes Made Easy

Cheesy Breakfast Latkes Made Easy

Frozen shredded potatoes are about to make your Chanukah latkes (aka potato pancakes) a whole lot easier. Yes, we used easy and latkes in the same sentence because this shortcut will leave your knuckles intact and your mound of grated potatoes looking bright instead of that dreaded tawny purplish hue. Ready?...



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sizzling Latke Variations for Chanukah

Sizzling Latke Variations for Chanukah

Chanukah, Hanukkah, Hannuka, however you transliterate it,  it spells L-A-T-K-E  deliciousness for all eight nights of celebration. Starting with the perfect traditional potato latke (pancake) and winding our way from savory to sweet, we're providing a range of flavors and ingredients for you to sizzle a...



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Solving the Frying Issue: As Easy As Latke Gratin

Solving the Frying Issue:  As Easy As Latke Gratin

contributed by Melissa Roberts In case you haven’t heard, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day this year. It’s a big deal because the holidays last converged in the 1880's and it won't happen again for thousands of years.  Reason to celebrate Thanksgivukkah, for sure! For some, the idea of fr...