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Thanksgiving

Baked Sweet Potato Shapes

Recipe by Diana Levine

Baked Sweet Potato Shapes

One of the best ways to get a young child to eat their vegetables is to transform them into something they don’t recognize. My three-year-old son refuses to eat mashed sweet potatoes. However, if I transform them into nugget shapes, he will gladly devour an entire plate! Sweet potatoes are a nutritious food for growing

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Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce is my mom’s signature recipe. People often think making your own sauce is hard, which is unfortunate because it’s the easiest part of the Thanksgiving meal to make yourself. Not to mention that the homemade stuff tastes infinitely better than the stuff that comes out of a can or jar. Cranberry sauce

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Classic Potato Latkes

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Classic Potato Latkes

Potatoes belong on the Thanksgiving table just as much as the turkey. My family just can’t get enough of latkes, so we decided to give them the starchy spotlight before Chanukah this year. The secret to a great latke is wringing out all the water from the onions and potatoes, so they can get nice

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Lemon Tahini Roasted Broccoli

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Lemon Tahini Roasted Broccoli

Israelis love tahini, the paste made from ground sesame seeds. I decided to put an Israeli twist on broccoli this Thanksgiving and astound my friends and family with a side rivaling the stuffing. When I first made this recipe, I couldn’t believe how quick and easy it was and yet how flavorful and magical the

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Old-Fashioned Apple Cake

Recipe by Annabel Epstein

Old-Fashioned Apple Cake

This recipe comes from Cheryl Strasser, the founder and head chef at Cowbell Kitchen, a local pastry, soup and sandwich company where I work as a pastry assistant. Sourcing its butter, eggs and dairy from South Mountain Creamery, a local farm in Middletown, Maryland, as well as all of its produce from the farmers market,

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Aunty Myrna’s Carrot Tzimmes

Recipe by Lisa Goldberg

Aunty Myrna’s Carrot <em>Tzimmes</em>

Aunty Myrna made these traditional Rosh Hashanah honeyed carrots each year. I can picture her telling me how it represents the wish for a sweet (thanks to the honey) and prosperous (the carrot “coins”) new year. The recipe calls for butter, but you can use margarine to make it pareve. Our Rosh Hashanah table always

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I Cannot Tell a Lie

Recipe by One Eight Distillling

I Cannot Tell a Lie

This drink was inspired by the story of George Washington and his cherry tree. George Washington was also one of the biggest producers of rye pre-prohibition, and since our Rock Creek White Whiskey is 100-percent rye, it ties in perfectly. The flavors are spot on for the holiday season. Cherry, maple and walnuts are fun

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