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Mashed Potato, Turkey and Cranberry Knishes with Cranberry Mustard

Yield:
18 appetizer-sized knishes

Is there anything better than waking up the day after Thanksgiving and raiding the fridge full of leftovers while everyone else is elbowing one another at the mall?

My favorite Thanksgiving leftovers were always the excess crescent rolls slathered in butter next to some stuffing and a heaping pile of glazed sweet potatoes. A few carbs during the holidays never hurt anyone. But there comes a point sometime on the Saturday or Sunday after Thanksgiving where you just can’t look at another plate of turkey and glazed sweet potatoes. You are craving something different, but ahhh – who wants to waste all those leftover?

Fret no more because I have your solution: bite-sized Thanksgiving knishes made with leftover mashed potatoes, turkey and cranberry sauce. Combine these mini treats with some cranberry mustard dipping sauce and leftovers never sounded so good!

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Other variations:

  • Substitute the mashed potatoes with leftover stuffing or mashed sweet potatoes.
  • Substitute the cranberry sauce inside the knishes for leftover gravy.

The possibilities are endless, or at least as endless as your leftovers.

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Mashed Potato, Turkey and Cranberry Knishes with Cranberry Mustard

Posted on November 24, 2013

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Eight Crazy Nights of Latkes

Is there anything more enticing than a perfectly fried, crispy potato latke? Served with apple sauce, sour cream or my own favorite combo: creme fraiche and smoked salmon. Look at these crispy, golden gems. Makes me drool a little just thinking about breaking out the oil.

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I have been scouring the internet and other blogs for the most creative, crazy latke combos that exist. And here they are in all their awesome glory. You’re welcome.

eight crazy latkes

Coconut Latkes with Cranberry Applesauce & Cardamom Mascarpone from What Jew Wanna Eat

Latke Crusted Apple Stuffing

Leftover Mashed Potato Latkes from Andrea’s Garden Cooking

Parsnip Sweet Potato Latkes

Apple and Cheese Stuffed Latkes from The Kitchn

Potato Latke Sandwiches with Smoked Salmon

Carrot Rosemary Potato Latkes

Sweet Potato Latkes with Brown Sugar Syrup & Candied Pecans from The Shiksa
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Posted on October 29, 2013

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Orange Cranberry Thanksgivukah Jelly Doughnuts

Yield:
12-15 doughnuts

Thanksgivukah is taking over: the menurkey (turkey + menorah) is the coveted item of the season and the interwebs are exploding with recipes, decorating ideas and kitschy paraphernalia to celebrate this “once in an eternity” event.

Not being one to turn up my nose at a Jewish fad, I set out to come up with my own perfect Thanksgivukah recipe.

I didn’t want to come up with some turkey-topped latke or cranberry Manischewitz sangria (although those are good ideas too). I wanted to think a bit sweet, since dessert is always my go-to. Pumpkin pie is my favorite traditional Thanksgiving dessert. But yet again, my mind kept straying to something slightly different. I thought…jelly doughnut…cranberry relish…it seemed almost too obvious.

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Cranberry relish-filled sufganiyot might not be the right dessert to serve right after a big Thanksgiving meal, since they really need to be fried fresh. But they are a perfect Thanksgiving brunch option. Or even a great activity for your family the day after since you can use up that leftover cranberry relish!

If you make a chunky relish like this

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then just puree the leftovers to use as the doughnut filling. If your relish is already smooth, then one less step!

Another tip: when filling the doughnuts it might seem like you are over-stuffing with relish, but you will want to make sure you are not skimping on the filling. When you insert the wooden skewer, wiggle it around a bit in the middle to create a relish-ready cavern. And don’t try to be too delicate with the piping bag – get it in there and squeeze away.

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Orange Cranberry Relish Sufganiyot

Posted on October 22, 2013

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Turkey Day Leftover Shabbat

Prep:
5 minutes


I know everyone is getting ramped up for Thanksgiving, but I can’t help thinking about th day after Thanksgiving–erev Shabbat! With Thanksgiving falling every year on a Thursday, it can start to feel like a 3 day long holiday when you tack Shabbat on top of it. Here are a few ideas to help ease your workload, and also keep your family’s attention even the day after Thanksgiving.

What to do with all that leftover stuffing? (I mean, besides eat it…) Why not try these Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms. If you are serving them with a meat meal, just leave out the provolone cheese.

Turkey Noodle Soup is a favorite in the Sarna household every year. My dad loves making turkey stock from the leftover Turkey carcass and bits, and this is a tradition I have gladly carried forward – every year my mother-in-law saves the two Turkey carcasses from her dinner for my cooking pleasure. If you want to try the linked recipe from Real Mom Kitchen, just swap the butter in the soup for olive oil.

What about Turkey Pot Pie? You can swap out the butter for margarine, and buy a pre-made pie crust from the freezer section of your supermarket.

Sick of all the savory  Thanksgiving food? Try a sweet breakfast spin with these Cranberry Pancakes.

And lastly, why not try some gourmet Thanksgiving Turkey sandwiches for a satisfying Shabbat lunch. Here is my recommended version:

Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwiches

Posted on November 22, 2011

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