18 Recipes to Honor Hanukkah and Christmas this Season

Like the majority of North American Jews, my family is made up of Jew and non-Jews: Italians, Colombians and a slew of Ashkenazi Jews. We celebrate different holidays, and of course there are many things that are different, but there are several key cultural things we have in common. We are all loud. We all love celebrating stuff, no matter the occasion or holiday. And we all adore delicious food. I embrace opportunities to celebrate the diverse cultures that have influenced me, and there is no greater time to celebrate and embrace diversity than when holidays coincide. And really any excuse to celebrate with delicious foods.

Here are a few of my top picks for delicious ways to celebrate the holiday season:

Malanga fritters from The Cuban Reuben

Red and green latkes from InterfaithFamily.com

Red and green caprese latkes from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Loaded baked potato latkes

Italian wedding matzo ball soup from A Day in the Life with Liz (leave out meatballs if you keep kosher)

Eggnog sufganiyot

Pumpkin bimuelos from Kitchen-Tested

Mint chocolate cookies & cream donuts from Lil Miss Cakes

Gingerbread sufganiyot from InterfaithFamily.com


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Gingersnap and apple challah

Peppermint hot cocoa challah

Eggnog fruitcake challah from What Jew Wanna Eat

Fruit and nut holiday challah

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Tahini sandwich cookies from The Forward

Chocolate peppermint rugelach from Kveller

Blue sparkle Hanukkah kiss cookies from Kveller

Hanukkah peppermint bark from The Kosher Tomato

Blue crinkle cookies

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