Thanksgivukah Give-Away Number One & Pumpkin Doughnuts

Thanksgivukah Give-Away Number One & Pumpkin Doughnuts

The convergence of Chanukah and Thanksgiving is so HUGE, so once in a lifetime, that you, my loyal readers, deserve gifts!

Who doesn’t love a give-away, anyway?

How about FOUR of them??? This is the first of FOUR cookbooks that I will be giving away over the weeks leading up to Thanksgivukah and heading towards the new year.

Be sure to check in each week so you don’t miss any of these. I think you’ll love them as much as I do.

Paula Shoyer has JUST released her second book and this one is right on theme as it is all about holiday baking.

In The Holiday Kosher Baker, Shoyer covers it all: traditional and inventive, dairy and parve recipes (non-dairy) in addition to gluten free selections for all of the food centric holidays. What other kinds are there?

The Give-away is easy to enter.

Simply leave a comment below, telling me how your Thanksgiving menu will reflect elements of Chanukah. Or Vice-Versa.

Give-away ends at 11 PM on November 17. I’ll announce the winner on Monday November 18.

Check out Paula Shoyer’s recipe for soft, gently spiced Pumpkin Doughnuts, merging Chanukah traditions with Thanksgiving  ingredients. I’ll be serving these at my Thanksgivukah  celebration this year.

To read more about Paula Shoyer and her visit to my community, click here.

Recipe and photos reprinted with permission from the Holiday Kosher Baker, Copyright 2013 by Paula Shoyer, Sterling Publishing.


  1. We will definitely be having latkes instead of mashed potatoes. I’m contemplating making sufganiyot for dessert, but not sure if I want to spend that much time at the stove while everyone else is pigging out!

  2. We will be combining the two- no matter what you celebrate, or what you cook, its all about family. Everyone gathering around the menorah when it’s time to light, singing the bracha together and then joining in a festive meal, that’s what it’s REALLY about. Young or old, Chanukah or Thanksgiving, there is something for everyone.

  3. I will be adding latkes, sugar cookies (not really Chanukah food per se but will have requisite blue and white sprinkles) and will have churros or beignets for dessert along with the pumpkin pie and apple pie. Rest will be challah stuffing, pumpkin/squash muffins, stuffed mushrooms with jacks sausage, smashed potatoes with roasted garlic, roasted brussel sprout hash, whipped sweet potatoes, fresh rolls, fresh cranberry relish with apples and oranges

  4. We will be incorporating Chanukah into thanksgiving not only through food( sweet potato latkes and a special stuffing) but also through our table conversation. Thankful not only for all we have but also thankful for the miracle of Chanukah

  5. Friday night , the day after Thanksgiving I will make a challa with cranberries and pumpkin seeds on top, Sweet potatoes latkes with pumpkin/apple puree sauce
    I will attempt Paula’s recepie for Sufganiot with pumpkin feeling..

  6. My Mother died over 2.5 years ago. The traditions sadly have mostly fallen by the wayside. I want to learn to cook the food I grew up on to preserve my memories. Perhaps this book can help me do that! Those donuts look good!

  7. Like many, we will have sweet potato latkes and I will be attempting to make dreidel cranberry “thingies” and we will be making a menorah out of mini-pumpkins.
    Happy Holidays to All!

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