Hanukkah: the Menorah, Sufganiyot and a Potato Pancake

The first of the December Festivals of Light to be celebrated this year is Hanukkah, which begins on December 22. I was familiar with the story of Judah Maccabee and the menorah that burned for 8 nights but not why two traditional foods: sufganiyot and latkes, are eaten during this festival. Hanukkah, known as the […]

Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes

Ingredients: 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch of salt and ground nutmeg 1/2 cup raisins To Make:  In a large […]

Peach Pancakes

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups peaches, diced 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly greated 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 1/4 cups buttermilk 2 large eggs, separated 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons maple syrup To Make: Pre-heat griddle to medium-high […]