THE HANUKKAH MEAL
relax, it's a woman's holiday!


Photographed by Chayim B. Alevsky

So, you are planning cozy Hanukkah meals for family and friends gathering to celebrate together, as always~with food!  It's wonderful to have Hanukkah as our oasis of warmth and light in the middle of a cold dark winter.  

But we still have our mantle of daily responsibilities to take care of. How can we handle it all with a smile?

First, remember that our dedication to family and community is a mantle of royalty. We sometimes feel a  burden that keeps us from our mission in life. This IS our mission.  If you run a home, you have a leadership role, and every leader must have a PLAN (click here for the page with the Queen in the Kitchen Chanukah Meal Plan).

That's why I am giving you some of my all time best recipes and planning tips to keep under your crown, from Cooking for The King. I hope you'll try them and don't forget to let me know how your holiday went  with your Queen in the kitchen Hanukkah plan.  Consider it a Hanukkah gift, especially for you!


Easy  and  Elegant,  Cozy  and  Comfortable: Warming Winners everytime

See the Hanukkah Meal Plan ~from Cooking for The King 

~26 Mix and Match Recipes for 8 Hanukah Nights~  


Hanukkah is a holiday bursting with meaning, ideas that we can apply to our daily lives. We eat traditional foods fried in oil at our Hanukkah meal to remind us of the miracles and bravery, and the dedication and purity of our forefathers ~attributes accessible to every Jewish woman as we build ourselves, our family and community.

Cooking for The King by Renee Chernin ~ The book of Torah insights, recipes and practical tips designed to bring majesty to the mundane.


As featured in Mishpacha, the Jewish Press, Hamodia,  Yated & 5Towns Jewish Home

The best potato pancake  recipe and  how to fry latkes for the best results~

Dixie Corn Dollars in Cooking for the King, edition one

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Kid's favorite Chicken Fingers


Frying isn't frightening with the right tools for the job:




More Chanukah recipes here!