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Brisket, Latkes, Rugelach And More: 10 Delicious Haukkah Recipes

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with family, friends, and lots of delicious food. Happy Hanukkah!
12/25/2016 07:53am ET | Updated December 26, 2017
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Celebrate the Festival of Lights with family, friends, and lots of delicious food. Happy Hanukkah!

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Spiced with an aromatic blend of curry, cumin, ginger, and cayenne pepper, these exotic latkes double as a fabulous winter side dish. GET THE RECIPE

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This delicious brisket recipe was originally published in The Silver Palette New Basics Cookbook in 1989 -- and is the world's most Googled brisket recipe for good reason. GET THE RECIPE

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Latkes, or crisp onion-scented potato pancakes, are traditionally made on the stovetop but I prefer to fry them in the oven. They're no healthier, mind you, but they're just as good, half the mess, and so much easier. GET THE RECIPE

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Homemade applesauce is richly flavored, tart and sweet -- almost like apple pie filling. Spoon a dollop over your latkes or offer for dessert. GET THE RECIPE

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Matzo ball soup is traditional for Passover, but I make it on Hanukkah too. It's a bit of a "potschke," as my mother would say, but it's not hard -- you pretty much throw everything into a pot and forget it. And the secret to light and fluffy matzo balls? Use a mix! GET THE RECIPE

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In this festive-looking dish, chicken is immersed in a honey, citrus, and chili-infused marinade, and then roasted with carrots and dates. Herbs, scallions and pistachios are added before serving for freshness, color, and crunch. GET THE RECIPE

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On Hanukkah, it's traditional to eat foods fried in oil. While the word fritter usually conjures up something heavy and deep-fried, these zucchini pancakes are as light and delicate as can be. GET THE RECIPE

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This easy roast chicken with herb butter is the perfect cozy dish for the holidays. I like to serve it with latkes, roasted carrots and applesauce. GET THE RECIPE

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My Grandma Annie made the world's best mandel bread, a traditional Jewish cookie similar to biscotti. Serve them with coffee or milk while playing a game of dreidel. GET THE RECIPE

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Delicious to eat and fun to make, rugelach are miniature crescent-rolled pastries posing as cookies. They're made by rolling a triangle of dough around a sweet filling of fruit, nuts, chocolate, or anything your heart desires. Roll up your sleeves and give this classic walnut-raisin version a try. GET THE RECIPE