12 festive Hanukkah dishes you and your family can make this season

Ready to celebrate Hanukkah? 
What better way than to do it through food?
Below are festive Hanukkah dishes you and your family can make this season:

1. HOMEMADE LATKES

Latke is Yiddish for “pancake.” On Hanukkah, it is traditional to serve potato latkes fried in oil to celebrate the Hanukkah miracle. Here’s a recipe.
You can serve the pancakes with toppings like applesauce and sour cream. Check out this recipe for applesauce
And HERE find some other creative toppings for latkes. 

2. KUGEL

Kugel is a sweet, egg noodle casserole. Here’s a recipe from Bon Appetit with step-by-step video instructions. 
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3. BEEF BRISKET

Looking for a home-style brisket? Here’s a recipe from Uncle Giuseppe's Marketplace.

4. MATZO BALL SOUP

Is there anything better than a bowl of warm soup? Here’s how to make matzo balls.

5. SUFGANIYOT (JELLY DOUGHNUTS)

Sufganiyot, or jelly doughnut, is fried in oil and is a traditional dessert for Hanukkah. Learn how to make it here
Looking for a different variation of the doughnut - how about this challah doughnut?
Did you know you can turn a jelly doughnut into decorations? Here’s how

6. CHALLAH

7. BEIGNETS

Beignets are fried batter - but unlike doughnuts, it is quicker to make. Check out the recipe here.

8. RUGELACH

Looking for another delicious filled pastry? Here’s a recipe for rugelach.

9. CHOCOLATE GELT

You can buy gelt at the store wrapped in gold foil, but what if you could make it at home? Learn how to make them here!

10. HANUKKAH GELT COOKIES

Hanukkah is all about the children. These delicious cookies are the perfect treat for them.

11. MARSHMALLOW DREIDEL

Here’s a special treat for your kids. Edible dreidels! Learn how to make them here.

12. INFUSED OLIVE OIL

Celebrate the miracle of the oil by infusing olive oil with various ingredients, adding flavor to any dish. Here’s a recipe.
Note: Some of the recipes above were taped before the COVID-19 pandemic.