Get in the Hanukkah spirit with this gift guide for your favorite ladies. Celebrate the Jewish holiday by giving one of these eight sweet little gifts to a hostess, family member, or loved one. From jewelry to wine totes, there's something for everyone. And at an under-$60 price point, they're as easy on the wallet as they are on the eyes. Get the gift guide below — happy shopping!
We all love classic bread pudding; it's cozy, comforting, and ideal for holiday dinners and brunches. Add to that the season's most beloved ingredient (pumpkin) and it only gets better. But wait, we're not done yet! We're paying homage to Thanksgivukkah by adding rich, eggy challah and tart cranberries to the mix. All in all, it's a great way to use up leftover challah from the holiday feast. Watch the video to see how it's made, then print out the recipe.
It won't come around for another 78,000 or so years, so you can bet that Thanksgivukkah should and will be a big deal. If you're lucky enough to be spending Nov. 28 with your significant other and only one of you is Jewish, the Thanksgiving-Hanukkah hybrid is the perfect chance to merge two celebrations.
Here are a few tips, so you can honor traditions from every side.
- The food: Pumpkin latkes, anyone? Get creative in the kitchen, and cook up something representative of both cultures, like latke turkey sandwiches or latkes topped with cranberry chutney. The options are endless!
- The traditions: It's totally fine to celebrate Thanksgiving like you normally would, except this time around, you can tweak activities to inject a little Hanukkah spirit. For instance, you could light the menorah at sundown and enjoy turkey afterward, or carry out the ritual between dinner and dessert.
- The day after: As wonderful as a proper Thanksgivukkah seems, you could always host a Hanukkah celebration the next night, considering that the holiday lasts eight days.
Thanksgivukkah's a once-in-a lifetime chance, so take advantage! And remember: as long as there's a balance, you won't go wrong.
Stars are aligning for a once-in-a-lifetime event tomorrow: Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah fall on the same day. Dubbed Thanksgivukkah, this superholiday has inspired us to come up with a few hybrid recipes combining traditional Thanksgiving and Jewish flavors. Watch the video for a variety of menu ideas, including sufganiyot filled with cranberry sauce, sweet potato latkes, and more.
Are you ready for one of the greatest holiday mashups of all time? Tomorrow is Thanksgivukkah, the first time in recent memory that Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day and the last time it will happen in our lifetime. With that in mind, parents are going all out in planning fun Thanksgivukkah meals. Not quite sure how to celebrate? Never fear, Pinterest is here! We've rounded up five of the best Pinterest boards for fabulous Thanksgivukkah inspiration.
We've loved Sucre Shop's wooden Hanukkah spoons since we first laid eyes on them, so it's no surprise that its Thanksgivukkah board is full of stylish finds. From table-setting ideas to sweet recipes, this board is a great source for some classic holiday style with a modern twist.
We love a board with a sense of humor, and Happy Teacher's Thanksgivukkah board is full of fun ideas for kids. With craft projects, cute clothing ideas, a few recipes, and more, this board is perfect for parents looking for a few last-minute ways to commemorate the day.
I still can't believe that Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah coincide this year! Even if you're going the traditional route for recipes on Thanksgiving, this healthy menu is perfect for another night when you'll be celebrating Hanukkah with a special (separate) meal. It also doesn't hurt that you could make use of some Thanksgiving leftovers . . .
Sweet Potato Latkes
Trade in your traditional potato pancake recipe (and sweet potato casserole) for Thanksgivukkah-appropriate carrot and sweet potato latkes. To keep things light, top off these beauties with a little all-natural applesauce or a dollop of nonfat Greek yogurt instead of traditional sour cream.
Fresh Fall Salad
If you think cranberries are just for the sauce, this fresh cranberry and apple salad will put that notion to rest. The creamy goat cheese and crunchy pecans round out this salad recipe.
It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without that beautiful bird! Cook up POPSUGAR Food's easy roasted turkey that makes use of fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and sage for flavor.
Fresh Orange-Cranberry Sauce
Cut out the preservatives, and brighten up the flavor of the standard canned sauce with a bowl of orange cranberry sauce. It's so easy to make!
Light Noodle Kugel
Sure, latkes are the most well-known Hanukkah treat, but sweet noodle kugel holds a special place in my heart. Traditional recipes for this decadent dish pile on the cream, butter, and sugar heavily — but this lightened-up version is a healthier alternative that brings the same nostalgic flavors.
Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts
Instead of serving a heavy batch of fried doughnuts, pay homage to the oil that lasted eight nights with these baked gluten-free apple cider doughnuts. They're the perfect Fall treat to end your special meal.
Menorahs come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing remains constant — they must have nine candles (eight representing the nights the oil burned and one, called the shamash, that is used to light the others). So leave it to Jodi Levine, crafts editor at Martha Stewart Living, to come up with some creative ways to create menorahs at home. "When [my boys] were very small, we cut out cardboard menorahs and 'lit' them by adding a yellow crayon scribble to the candles each night. More recently, we constructed functional models from wood, glitter, and to hold the candles, hexagonal nuts from the hardware store. They love having their own menorahs to light, while I use the silver one my parents gave me when I first left home."
With Hanukkah starting this week, we turned to Jodi for some fun ways families can make their own menorahs this year. Keep reading for four creative ideas!
Could there be a holiday with more kid-friendly food than Hanukkah? Everything is fried or sweet — not too bad in the world of kiddie food! If you're looking to make this Hanukkah even sweeter than usual, we've got a dozen ideas for you. From glittery doughnuts to marshmallow dreidels, check out our favorite Hanukkah desserts to pair with your menorah lighting this year.
As experienced parents know, it's not easy to come up with creative gift ideas for a holiday that lasts for eight nights! With Hanukkah starting next week (it begins at sundown on Nov. 27), we've rounded up our favorite presents for little ones, all of which embody the spirit of the holiday. Polish up your menorah, and get shopping!
Oh, Thanksgivukkah, how you have breathed new life into the feasts of both holidays. Start with these six ideas to insert Thanksgiving dishes and flavors into a traditional Hanukkah feast.
Pumpkin puree, cranberries, and toasted pecans are just a few traditional Fall flavors that effortlessly (and deliciously) fold into challah dough.
Recipe to try: pumpkin challah
Find Israeli-American Food Hybrids
Start with traditional Israeli recipes, and use American produce (hummus with chestnuts, for example) or take traditional Turkey Day dishes and give them a slight Hanukkah touch (cranberry sauce with horseradish).
Recipe to try: chestnut hummus with Thanksgiving pita chips