Chanukah

May 30, 2013

Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev. Chanukah is probably one of the best known Jewish holidays, not because of any great religious significance, but because of its proximity to Christmas. Many non-Jews CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

Nothing pleases cookie lovers of all ages more than fresh-from-the-oven homemade cookies and brownies. Holidays often bring to mind American standbys from the past such as gingersnaps and shortnin’ bread. But it’s the old-world international recipes that were brought here by our European ancestors that have become today’s American favorites.CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

This year I wanted to really give my annual Chanukah bash a global touch. Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have relatives and friends share the delicious holiday recipes and traditions of their ethnic backgrounds.CONTINUE »

May 30, 2013

History tells us that after the Maccabees defeated King Antiochus’ army, a great celebration ensued. The Temple in Jerusalem was liberated and restored, and men and women alike sang songs and made sacrifices. It was indeed a joyous affair.CONTINUE »