Did you know Hanukkah means "dedication" in Hebrew? Dedicate your holiday season this year to creating some festive, bold new recipes. Trust us, your palate will thank you (and so will your family and friends).
The Ultimate Festive Hanukkah Menu Guide
Golden Tumeric Latkes with Applesauce
Looking to add a little extra kick to your traditional latke dish? Try tumeric, balancing out this hearty meal with a deliciously satisfying side of applesauce.
Want to try the recipe? Click here: Golden Tumeric Latkes with Applesauce
Apple sauce pairs perfectly with potato latkes. Balancing out the salty with the sweet (not to mention an array of textures), your stomach will surely be satisfied.
Want to prepare the sweet and sultry side that complements your latkes? Click here: Quick Applesauce
As if the latkes and other fried foods and delicious entrees aren't enough, sufganiyot, better known as jelly donuts, are the best way to end your meal.
Learn how to prepare these delicious donuts: Sufganiyot
Image & Recipe Credit: Pinterest via Sufganiyot
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Are you hosting Hanukkah this year? We've got everything you need to host a fabulous Hanukkah celebration!
Hanukkah kicks off by the lighting of the menorah. This celebration is in tribute of the Jewish victory over the Syrian-Greeks. After the victory, in order to purify their Holy Temple, the Jewish troops mandated ritual oil to be burned for eight days and nights. Unaware that they only had enough oil for one day, they moved forward. To their surprise, the oil burned and glowed bright for eight days and nights, creating what we now know today to be the miracle of Hanukkah.
Common traditions include the lighting of the menorah (an additional candle each evening), the spinning of the dreidel and, of course, eating scrumptious, rich, fried foods. Why fried? Well, after all, it IS the celebration of the miracle of oil.
Check out the slideshow above to find our favorite Hanukkah dishes.