Though it's fun to make traditional recipes for the family, some of us like to adjust them for our 21st-century tastes. After all, many of our great-grandmothers probably never heard of ingredients like cumin or rhubarb. With a little kitchen know-how (or just by following these recipes), you can bring those evocative Jewish classics up-to-date.

Holiday Cooking

Cast Iron Potato Kugel
Cheesecake Variations

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chickpeas for Purim
Cupcakes for Hanukkah
Not Your Mama's Latkes
Parsnip-Sweet Potato Latkes
Savory Hamantaschen
Strawberry Rhubarb Blintzes

Shabbat and Everyday

Bronx Borscht
Chickpea Arugula Salad

Chickpea Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Chocolate Challah
Jewish-Style Fried Artichokes
Leftover Challah Recipes
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Challah
Pumpkin Challah
Sweet Potato Kugel
Vegetarian Chicken Soup