These are latkes with a twist, in this case a twist of lemon. Fried zucchini is always delicious, and this latke recipe takes zucchini and scallions and fries them up latke style. The real pop in this recipe comes from the amazing lemon zest cream, which has double lemon, in zest and juice form, as well as fresh garlic. Eat the hot and crispy zucchini fritters along with the cool and refreshing sauce.

Pickled Salmon Bites

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Whenever I make this recipe, people think I have slaved in the kitchen to produce these delicious pickled salmon bites. The truth is they are delicious but, the only thing that is hard about this recipe is waiting the few days until you can dig in! Serve this as a first course with crackers or as finger food at your next party. (Adapted from Joyce Goldstein as seen in New York Times)
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f you are looking for a little variety in your latke eating, these sweet potato latkes are a great choice. They are made like the traditional latkes, but have a sweet taste< If you like sweet and salty, crisp up the latkes and add some extra salt at the end, when you remove them from the oil. I pair this with a sriracha aioli, for a great sweet, salty and spicy contrast.

Sweet and Salty Sweet Potatoes

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Do you love the combination of sweet and salty? This is an easy way to get your fix in a healthy weeknight side dish. These sweet potatoes cubes are rubbed with salt and a touch of cinnamon and cayenne and roasted until crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. This is a great side dish for any roasted or grilled chicken or meat.

Roasted Eggplant with Garlic Oil

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I keep waiting for Eggplant to become the new Kale. Eggplant somehow has a poor reputation and does not get much play in the American culinary world, yet I adore it. There are so many great recipes for grilling and roasting eggplant to coax out its sweet and creamy goodness. This recipe roasts eggplant rounds with a coating of garlic oil and the result is a savory side dish with a slight kick.

Philip’s Baked Beans

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You may have already met our cousin Philip on this site - he is a great cook. These beans simmer with a cinnamon stick and fresh orange, and the result are baked beans like you’ve never had them before. These are a great side for any BBQ or with sausage, peppers and onions.

Mom’s Challah Stuffing

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When I was growing up, my mom didn’t only make stuffing only on Thanksgiving, we ate it on other Jewish holiday meals. What better accompaniment to brisket and saucy chicken, than a challah stuffing! The secret to this stuffing is dried apricots that lend a sweet and tangy flavor along with the parsley and vegetables. I always have extra challahs in my freezer and when my freezer needs to be emptied, this is a great recipe for making more room in there!

Roasted Acorn Squash

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This acorn squash is a great Thanksgiving or Fall side dish, and super easy to prepare. Most people tend to cook winter squash with sweet additions, but I love roasting them with savory and hearty winter flavors. Placing herbs under the acorn squash dome, gives the flesh an added earthy flavor and is a great complement to the caramelized flesh.

Beet Salad with Greens and Feta

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Beets and feta have become a classic pair. What I love about this beet salad is that it uses both the beets and the greens. I love being able to use a nice bunch of beets with the tops and using them both on the same dish. While you can also make this salad without the greens, try it just once with the greens – I think you’ll like it! (Adapted from Bon Apetit)

Salt ‘N Vinegar Smashed Potatos

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If you like salt and vinegar potato chips, try subbing out your usual mashed potato side for these smashed potatoes. For those of us who grew up on the east coast beaches in summertime, these will take you back to Thrasher’s French fries!