It’s December and the holiday’s are in full force. Cooking Planit wants to help you every step of the way, so we’re posting Hanukkah recipes for you early so you have time to plan and get hungry! Seeing as how I haven’t attended a Hanukkah dinner before, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to bring in another blogger and let her share some Hanukkah recipes with our Cooking Planit users. Welcome Amy Kritzer of What Jew Wanna Eat, where she creates and shares traditional Hanukkah recipes with a twist.
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I cooked all of these tasty treats and invited a few girlfriends over to help me eat through the leftovers. We all loved every bit of the meal. Everyone had favorites dishes, but I particularly loved the Potato Latke Pizza and the Sweet Potato Latkes. What can I say? I have always been a fan of latkes! The pizza dough recipe is so easy and the flavors and textures of potatoes with creamy goat cheese and sour cream were so unexpected. I just loved it. And the sweet potato latkes were so easy, I don’t know why I don’t make latkes all the time!
If you are looking for something fun to try, the blintzes were easy, gorgeous and extremely flavorful. Making crepes is easier than you might think, and it feels like the perfect treat for any special occasion.
I’m familiar enough with brisket to associate it with the Jewish holiday, but I have to say that Amy’s pomegranate braise and corn and cranberry salsa took it over the top. I was especially happy that the corn and cranberry leftovers lasted a few more days, as it made for a healthy and vibrant snack.
All these recipes feel like a special treat, which is why I think they help celebrate the holiday so well. But, I really have to admit that they are also satisfying and easy enough to incorporate into regular weekday meals as well. Roasted chickpeas make a perfect and healthy snack and the pomegranate and pear salad is light and refreshing. Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah or not, you will enjoy these recipes. Try them out for yourself!