Saturday, December 8, 2012
Hanukkah lasts through Dec. 16.
Hanukkah begins tonight and ends on the evening of Dec. 16. Observing the Festival of Lights goes hand-in-hand with making special Hanukkah foods. Before you light the menorah, make sure you have all the ingredients for some great brisket, latke and sufganiyot. Here are just a few recipes to try during the eight nights. Potato Latkes Ingredients: Instructions: Once they are ready to eat, try them with some apple sauce mixed with sugar and cinnamon, sour cream or just a sprinkling of salt. Brisket Ingredients: Instructions: Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) from chabad.org Ingredients: Instructions: TELL US: What are your favorite things to eat during Hanukkah? Do you have any special or traditional Hanukkah recipes in your family?
Friday, December 7, 2012
Celebrate the Festival of Lights in Arlington with fun events and delicious recipes.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16. According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev and lasts for eight days. For those of us who aren't attuned to the Jewish calendar, that translates to sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. Here are some ways to celebrate Hanukkah in Arlington: Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the story of the Maccabean Revolt against Syrian rulers in present day Israel 2,300 years ago. The Maccabees wanted to rededicate Jerusalem's main temple but had only enough oil to kindle the Eternal Light for one day. The oil lasted for eight days, according to the story, and the holiday of Hanukkah was born. …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington plans celebration for Sunday at the Pentagon City Row ice rink.
Children and adults from Arlington celebrating Hanukkah are set to converge on the outdoor ice rink at Pentagon City Row this weekend. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Hanukkah on Ice will begin with Jewish music and classic holiday songs. Arlington County Fire Chief James Schwartz will light a huge menorah at 7 p.m. "It is a holiday that enriches our lives with the light of tradition" said Rabbi Mordechai Newman, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington and coordinator of Hanukkah on Ice. "We want to make the spirit of the Hanukkah holiday alive for the kids." The Pentagon row ice rink is located at 1201 S. Joyce St. in Arlington. Tickets are $12 at the door and $10 in advance. Ticket prices include skate rental. Food sold …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
A brief guide to the candles and the blessings.
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins at sunset on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev -- Dec. 20 this year -- and lasts for eight days. There is an order to the nightly lighting and blessings. Temple B'nai Shalom in Fairfax Station provided an online guide. Lighting the Candles The Blessings There is a blessing for the candles. "Blessed are you, Adonai our G-d, Ruler of the Universe, Who sanctifies us with mitzvot, and commands us to kindle the Hanukkah lights." "Blessed are you, Adonai our G-d, Ruler of the Universe, Who performed wondrous deeds for our ancestors in days of old, at this season." And a first night blessing: "Blessed are You, Adonai our G-d, Ruler of the Universe, for giving us life, for sustaining us, and …
Sunday, December 5, 2010
These are by far, the most amazing cookies I've ever made. If you could make only one cookie this holiday season-make it this one!
So...I know I shouldn't be surprised. And I know it shouldn't be a shock...but what was with this temperature drop this week?!?! One morning it's pouring rain and smells like spring, and then I leave my office that afternoon to seemingly freezing temperatures. I supposed it is December, which means it should be cold out...but come on! A little consistency would be nice. At least December does mean it's COOKIE SEASON :)! As we begin to wrap up cookie week on the Holiday Saute, I have to share some exciting news. We now have a new FAVORITE cookie. I didn't think it was possible, but it is. These Chocolate Mint Cookies that I found the other day on www.allrecipes.com blew us away! These are so delicious. If you make one type of cookie this …
Thursday, December 2, 2010
These rum balls turned out REALLY WELL!!! Give them a shot, they'll be a big hit!
Happy Hanukkah, Ballston!!! And Happy Cookie Week!!! This has been a great time in our apartment: nothing is better than having your place consistently smell like cookies!! It hasn't been the best week on our waistlines, but still: can't complain too much. I finally came up with a rum ball recipe that I like. FINALLY. I love rum. I love cookies. I love rum cake. But I've never liked rum balls. They always seemed to be too potent, too messy, or not enough chocolate for me. However, I think I've come up with a great, slightly unique recipe that you will fall in love with. Dieters beware: This is not a cookie for calorie counters. If you're looking for something you won't want to punish yourself for later, try the Pumpkin Cranberry Bars from…
Sunday, November 28, 2010
These chewy, delicious cookies taste great! And with candy mixed in, they are sure to be a big hit!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Ballston! We are now entering COOKIE WEEK in the Holiday Saute! I want to feature some of my favorite cookie recipes, and now seems to be the perfect time to do it. Expect a few of my favorites over the next week (or week and a half). These M&M Cookies were actually picked out by my husband a couple months ago, and we've made them a couple times since then. They taste great, and the chocolate M&Ms really make the cookie fantastic. Try dark M&Ms for a nice treat (I LOVE dark chocolate) or buy holiday colored M&Ms to make these cookies a little more festive! M&M Cookies (found on www.allrecipes.com) Servings-About 4 dozen Ingredients: 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup shortening 2 …