It is almost that time of year… Hanukkah! At my house we are hosting our annual Latke Party. Everyone is required to contribute to the party and we all sit together prepping and mixing the ingredients that make up my delicious latkes. I then spend 90% of the rest of the party acting as fry-master, missing out on a lot of the party itself (but I guess that’s how it goes).
This year, I thought it might be fun to incorporate some different photo options that family and friends might be able to do for themselves to help capture the evening, so that both myself and my daughter can look back in the years to come and remember her first official Latke Party! Read the rest of this entry →
Chapped lips getting you down this winter? Have no fear–we’ve got a product that will heal those lips, all in the name of Hanukkah. Not Soap Radio makes a great line of bath and beauty products, and for this holiday season, they’ve devoted a number of products to Hanukkah fun.
We’re giving away a gift set of their “8 Days of Luscious Lips” lip spa set, which has eight yummy sounding lip balms and treats including brown sugar exfoliating lip scrub, day/night lip conditioner, two breath mint lip balms, mango butter lip balm, hazlenut cocoa butter lip balm, super shiny clear gloss and a matte gloss. Read the rest of this entry →
We’ve got an exclusive message from Shalom Sesame and our favorite residents of Sesame Street. Elmo, Grover, and Cookie Monster have come together to wish us a Happy Hanukkah. Gather the kids around to see what their furry friends have to say!
If you’re a fan of Shalom Sesame (and of course, you should be) don’t forget to check out their website and Facebook page for awesome videos, pictures and more.
Dads are notoriously the most difficult people to shop for. If you’re tired of gifting a different tie for the 15th year in a row, consider some of these fun ideas, all available at ModernTribe.
If dad is a fan of the Wild West (or wine), pair up a nice bottle of wine with this fantastic Lasso Wine Holder ($32). The holder seems to defy gravity and is the perfect conversation starter for any room. Read the rest of this entry →
Today in our line up of Hanukkah recipes, we’re excited to share this delicious recipe for sweet potato-parsnip latkes. It totally counts as eating vegetables, even if they’re fried.
Parsnip-Sweet Potato Latkes
by Adeena Sussman
Of the many ways to commemorate the miracle of Hanukkah–in which a small vial of oil lasted 8 days in the Holy Temple–my favorite is to prepare treats fried in oil. Latkes (Yiddish for pancakes) come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors, a big difference from my childhood, when potatoes seemed to be the only ingredient of choice. Potatoes still reign supreme, but there are eight days of Hanukkah–ample time to try this recipe, which embraces the spirit of the holiday and adds a modern twist. Read the rest of this entry →
Hanukkah is now six (week)days away, and it’s time to continue on our culinary journey. We’ve already got your started with some cupcakes and non-traditional latkes, and today we’re going full-fry with sufganiyot, otherwise known as jelly doughnuts. Yum!
by Claudia Roden
This Austro-Hungarian peasant carnival doughnut, which became a “royal” delicacy at the French court of Marie Antoinette, has been adopted in Israel to celebrate Hanukah because it is fried in oil. Read the rest of this entry →
When it comes to gift giving, kids are easy–shiny toys, or even just the box the toy came in, seem to do the trick. But what about these mysterious creatures known as young adults? The young and childless aunts and uncles of the world do a great job of kvelling over your kids, so pay them back with some of these amazing gifts from ModernTribe.
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