Take a cue from this couple to freshen up your Hanukkah menu.
This couple puts a fun-loving spin on the usual holiday fare. "Our best parties are grab-a-plate style," says Mindi Shapiro Levine, as she and husband Brett prepare for visitors. "We like it when guests settle on barstools and hang out," Brett chimes in.
Their Hanukkah celebration is smartly streamlined. "We opted to skip the appetizer and a brisket dish," says Mindi, "so everyone has plenty of appetite for latkes."
"When you make Golden Potato, Golden Potato-Parsnip, and Golden Carrot-Zucchini Latkes, add distinctive garnishes to clue guests in on the different flavors," advises Mindi. All three are superb with Horseradish-Sour Cream Sauce and Spiced-Thyme Applesauce.
Smoked Salmon-Avocado Salad
Recipe: Smoked Salmon-Avocado Salad
Roll salmon into spirals if you have extra time when making Smoked Salmon-Avocado Salad.
Mindi's Doughnuts and Easy Raspberry Sauce
Doughnuts are a true passion for Mindi–she even asks for them instead of birthday cake. "This recipe is an awesome sweet to add to your brunch menus too," says Mindi.