Chef John's Classic Potato Pancakes
Chef John

Chef John's Classic Potato Pancakes

The one and only way to not get perfectly crispy potato pancakes is to not squeeze them properly. More than half the procedure was dedicated to grating, soaking, draining, and squeezing the potatoes. If you don't thoroughly squeeze all the liquid from the potatoes, the pancakes just won't crisp up as well. Top with thinly sliced smoked salmon, sour cream, and fresh dill.

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 Chanukah Cookies
DelightfulDines

Chanukah Cookies

Serve these cookies every night during Chanukah. Kids have fun decorating them and eating them.

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 Potato Latkes I
Daisy

Potato Latkes I

A classic potato latke, you can't go wrong with these crispy hot cakes. Serve with applesauce, sour cream and chopped green onions! Happy Hanukkah!

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 Hanukkah Star Challah
AMG

Hanukkah Star Challah

When invited to a Hanukkah dinner, I thought of making something appropriate. Finally we decided on a Challah bread shaped as a 6-pointed Star of David.

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 Sufganiyot
Mel Levy

Sufganiyot

Doughnuts without holes! This is a traditional Jewish holiday recipe; sufganiyot are commonly served during the Hanukkah season.

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 Raspberry and Apricot Rugelach
MARBALET

Raspberry and Apricot Rugelach

A yummy and extra fruity version of this traditional cookie.

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 Slow Cooker Cider Applesauce (No Sugar Added)
Cookingfor9

Slow Cooker Cider Applesauce (No Sugar Added)

This spicy applesauce requires no added sugar because the apples and spices are sweet enough on their own. The smell of the apples cooking with the spices makes the entire house smell like apple cider!

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 Most Amazing Challah
Palsar7

Most Amazing Challah

I made up my own Challah that is amazing! I have tried countless combinations to finally get it right. It uses quick rise yeast to save you a bunch of time. Enjoy!

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 Alane's Hanukkah Brisket
Marlene

Alane's Hanukkah Brisket

This brisket will literally fall apart in your mouth. The recipe was given to me by my Jewish friend. We made it for a work potluck and it was a hit.

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 Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
Karin Christian

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

A soft, chewy, and flavorful sugar cookie. It is very important to chill the dough, as it is too sticky to roll unless well chilled.

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 Hanukkah Foods from Around the World
Hannah Klinger

Hanukkah Foods from Around the World

These favorites are enjoyed for Hanukkah around the world.

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 Halfway Healthy Hanukkah Cupcakes
Hsr

Halfway Healthy Hanukkah Cupcakes

Easy-to-make festive cupcakes for Hanukkah! Whole wheat flour and almond milk make them a little healthier than most.

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 12 Hanukkah Desserts to Try This Year
Corey Williams

12 Hanukkah Desserts to Try This Year

Make your Hanukkah sweeter with one of these delicious desserts.

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 The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
J. Saunders

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

Whenever you make these cookies for someone, be sure to bring along several copies of the recipe! You will be asked for it, I promise! NOTE: I make icing with confectioners' sugar and milk. I make it fairly thin, as I 'paint' the icing on the cookies with a pastry brush. Thin enough to spread easily but not so thin that it just makes your cookies wet and runs off.

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 Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Barb

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

You'll be glad you made this recipe for pumpkin muffins with a cream cheese filling and a streusel topping.

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 Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts
Kelly

Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

I have tried so many versions of glazed doughnuts, and this one finally came out perfect! Just like the ones at my favorite doughnut shop.

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 German Potato Pancakes
SWIZZLESTICKS

German Potato Pancakes

These are a nice change from regular pancakes. They make a great dinner meal when served with bratwurst sausage. I spread mine with cranberry sauce and top with maple syrup.

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 Cabbage Rolls II
BJ

Cabbage Rolls II

Cabbage leaves stuffed with ground beef, onion and rice, covered in a sweet and tangy tomato sauce and cooked in a slow cooker.

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 Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce
A.S.G.

Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

This easy and delicious spiced applesauce slow cooks to perfection. My kids and I came up with this recipe one fall weekend. It's a family favorite.

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 Mom's Apple Fritters
ABBY9

Mom's Apple Fritters

My mom made these for us after school in the fall with the apples we'd pick and buy from a fruit farm. Warm, crisp, and sweet, a perfect fall treat.

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 Grandma's Pear Preserves
Bridget

Grandma's Pear Preserves

Grandma grew up in rural NC and always made these for the family. They are so good ... I hope you enjoy these as much as we have.

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 Chef John's Apple Fritters
Chef John

Chef John's Apple Fritters

I didn't think I liked apple fritters, but turns out I just don't like chunks of almost raw apple, surrounded by a doughnut. Maybe I've just been going to the wrong shops, but I've never enjoyed the texture, and always wanted to try them with cooked apples.

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 Applesauce
JACKSWIFE

Applesauce

An easy, quick applesauce recipe. I have doubled it and canned it so we always have some on hand. My family loves it.

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 Beignets
ginampls

Beignets

A traditional New Orleans-style recipe for their famous beignets! Grab a cafe au lait and you're set!

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 Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks
S. HODGE

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Lamb shanks are slowly simmered with fresh rosemary, garlic, tomatoes, and red wine. Great served with polenta, or my family's favorite--roasted garlic mashed potatoes--as you need something to soak up the wonderful sauce. A fantastic dish for company, as all the prep work is done at the beginning, and then you just have to wait.

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 Easy Baked Beef Brisket
Chef John

Easy Baked Beef Brisket

For a brisket recipe, this is considered very fast. The convention of cooking it low and slow often results in dried-out meat that never reaches the proper internal temperature. Instead of waiting all day and risking such disappointment, we dial up the temperature slightly and bake it in about half the time to ensure it's both tender and moist. Garnish with chives if desired.

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 Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts
Chef John

Sweet, Salty, Spicy Party Nuts

I find this technique much easier than the stovetop pan method. You'll get beautiful, perfectly frosted nuts that are roasted evenly, with no bitter burned spots.

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 Easy Apple Strudel
JESSLUV

Easy Apple Strudel

This apple strudel recipe is very simple to make, yummy and best of all, inexpensive.

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 Carrot Pineapple Cake I
Linda

Carrot Pineapple Cake I

The carrots and pineapple work together to keep this cake moist and wholesome.

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 Nana's Acorn Squash
LDYBUGG10

Nana's Acorn Squash

This is a recipe even veggie haters will love! People who like sweet potatoes also love it. It's a family favorite of mine.

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 Cousin David's Slow Cooker Brisket
DRUMNWRITE

Cousin David's Slow Cooker Brisket

This is a family recipe passed along by my late cousin David. It is so simple...just four ingredients thrown in the slow cooker! Not only is it great to come home to a hot delicious meal...your home will smell wonderful too! It is great with the extra gravy spooned over egg noodles or mashed potatoes.

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 Boiled Chicken
Anonymous

Boiled Chicken

A recipe for boiled chicken; boiled chicken meat is called for in many other recipes, and is a wonderful basic recipe to have for many uses.

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 Costas French Market Doughnuts (Beignets)
Adrienne Belaire

Costas French Market Doughnuts (Beignets)

As kids, we always put in a heart-filled request for these on Christmas Eve. It was quite a family affair - my mom would make up the dough, my dad would roll them out and cut them and then after frying them up, us kids would take turns shaking them in a paper bag with powdered sugar! I finally got to go to New Orleans and I was excited to get to try 'the real thing' at the famous Cafe Du Monde...I was SO HAPPY because my husband and I both said our recipe was a near carbon copy of CAFE DU MONDE! We've made this recipe for over 40 years and I promise it won't disappoint!

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 Smoked Fish Dip
KPERKINS100

Smoked Fish Dip

This recipe for smoked fish dip is world class, puts most others to shame, and is served in several prominent restaurants on the gulf coast of Florida. We used smoked whitefish, well boned, but any other smoked fish should work. Serve with crackers, lemon or lime wedges, and capers.

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 Country Fried Squash
Maryanne

Country Fried Squash

This recipe was my Grandmother's and it actually won a Blue Ribbon in the Tennessee State Fair! Be sure to use fresh squash, I use butternut but other squash would also be good.

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 Challah I
Joan Callaway

Challah I

Traditional egg bread for the Jewish Sabbath. You can add 1 cup raisins or golden raisins to the dough just before shaping and then make the loafs into round braids for Rosh Hashanah.

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