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Hanukkah Survival Guide

Stay on Track this Holiday Season


  • Thanks for a great bunch of suggestions! Hanukkah starts on 12/16/14 - 12/12/2014 3:20:37 PM
    Happy greetings to all Sparkers!
    (Ohhh just looking at those jelly doughnuts makes me drool ) !!! - 11/29/2013 12:31:12 PM
    Hanukkah starts this year on December 8th! - 11/20/2012 10:37:11 AM
  • this is a better article than last years. Thanks for the post - 12/20/2011 2:11:07 PM
  • Grate your own Yukon Gold potatoes by hand and use good old peanut oil...the best! - 12/20/2011 1:14:38 PM
  • I think what a lot of folks love ignoring at this time of year is the fact that the mandated oil (yes, it's the oil that's the traditional food, hence folks eat sufganiot instead of latkes, if you're Sephardic) can be consumed in the form of .... drumroll please ... salad dressing. :) - 12/20/2011 7:54:18 AM
    Thanx for this article! Lots of good advice!
    Happy holidays to one and all! - 12/20/2011 7:18:16 AM
  • I have made latkes with grated zucchini and there were very colorful and tasty. Many of these suggestions are ocmmon sense substitutions but I disagree with not using coonut oil. Doctors are now touting its benefits right alonngside olive oil and healthier than safflower and some of the other cousins to it. Plus it adds great flavor to many desserts and sweets. - 12/20/2011 1:15:43 AM
  • Thank you for posting this article. It came right on time. - 12/1/2010 6:40:47 PM
  • We used a canola/olive oil blend and the latkes tasted great! Yay for the miracle of (healthy) oil! - 12/12/2009 1:48:16 AM
  • Great article! I love the idea of including eggplant and zucchini in latkes--and I think I may try sweet potato latkes tonight! - 12/11/2009 1:30:03 PM
  • Excellent article. I am not Jewish either but appreciate the calorie counts. Since getting Sparked, I have found that I love to cook. I had potato latkes this week and I even made some homemade borscht to go with it. I am taking it this weekend when I go camping. - 12/11/2009 1:06:50 PM
  • Thanks for the calorie count! It will keep me mindful -- and Blintzes, maybe I'll make those tonight! WITH salad and veggies. Thanks! - 12/11/2009 6:39:25 AM
  • Thank you for the health tips and also for putting a couple of nutritional facts up there of our traditional meals. Happy Hannukah!! - 12/22/2008 10:46:47 AM
  • Manischewitz makes salt-free matzoh meal. I've been using it throughout the year; if the chicken soup is a little salted, the knaidlach really doesn't have to be.

    Chag Sameach, everyone. Thanks, Coach Nicole. :) - 12/22/2008 6:01:48 AM

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