Amazon | GOOD DEAL: Baby Cakes Mini Cake Pop Maker

Amazon | GOOD DEAL: Baby Cakes Mini Cake Pop Maker

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This mini cake pop makes does a great job with making donut holes. Perfect for Hanukkah or other festive times.

  • Non-Stick Baking Plates
  • Make 9 Cake Pops
  • Power Light
  • Latching Handle and Non-Skid Rubber Feet
  • Convenient Cord Wrap

Delicious Cake Pops!

The recipes are endless: vanilla cake pops, chocolate, red velvet, apple cider, maraschino cherry, almond, lemon, gingerbread. And that’s just the cake. The real fun starts when you candy coat and frost ’em.

Chocolate Cake Pops


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
  • Glaze or coating of choice


1. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Add buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla. Using a mixer, blend until smooth.

2. Add coffee and continue mixing until coffee is evenly incorporated into the mixture.

3. Fill each cooking reservoir with about 1 tablespoon of batter.

4. Bake 4 to 5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a cake pop comes out clean.

5. Allow to cool and glaze or coat, as desired.

Makes About 6-1/2 Dozen Cake Pops

Tip: If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, pour 3/4 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar into a glass measuring cup. Add milk to equal 1/4 cup. Allow to stand 5 to 10 minutes, then use in place of buttermilk in this recipe.


Amazon | BEST PRICE: Razor Scooter + Helmet

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Razor Scooter + Helmet

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  • ick scooter made of sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum with Green S
  • Patented t-tube and deck design folds conveniently for transport
  • 98 mm inline-style urethane wheels with springless shock system
  • Cutting-edge youth safety helmet for biking, skating, and more
  • Ergonomic interior padding is comfortable and secure
  • 17 top and side vents help rider keep a cool head on hot days
Amazon | GOOD DEAL: Little Tikes Rocking Horse

Amazon | GOOD DEAL: Little Tikes Rocking Horse

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This children’s toy rocking horse has been designed in a bright blue color with smoothed corners and edges. Children will learn balance and coordination. This classic Rocking Horse is ideal for toddlers to make imaginary gallops around the house.

  • Smoothly rounded with a high seat back
  • Easy-grip handles
  • Low saddle designed for stability
  • Perfect size for indoor or outdoor use
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Maximum weight limit: up to 50lbs.
Amazon | BEST PRICE: Shrinky Dinks

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Shrinky Dinks

Check out this fun Shrinky Dink Set.

  • 254 piece set
  • Color, bake and shrink owls, butterflies, flowers and more
  • Make fantasy charms, necklaces, and earrings and hang them from a tree-shaped holder
  • Includes 60 Shrinky Dinks, jewelry tree, stands, sticky gems, beads, colored pencils, earring hooks, string, glue dots, jump rings, needle
  • Recommended for children 6 years of age and older

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Another Drop on the Kidkraft Menorah

Amazon | BEST PRICE: Another Drop on the Kidkraft Menorah

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This won’t arrive before Hanukkah, but this wooden menorah should arrive by mid-week.

  • Includes 10 pieces – nine candles and the menorah
  • Made of composite wood materials
  • No assembly required
  • Materials: Solid Wood, MDF
  • Country of Origin: China


Hanukkah Menu Planning: Latkes

Hanukkah Menu Planning: Latkes

There are so many yummy recipes out there. We make the Cottage Cheese Pancakes from Spice & Spirit all throughout the year for breakfast. Some of the recipes are pareve, but have dairy toppings or garnishes. Here are some tips from LifeHacker on “How to Make Great Latkes.”

I am sure a missed a fish of the classic ones. But here are a bunch of them.

Potato Latkes

Aura’s Traditional Potato Pancakes (Pomegranates and Honey) – PAREVE
Baked Latkes (Renana’s Kitchen) – PAREVE
Beet & Potato Latkes (Food Network) – PAREVE
Crispy Panko Potato Latkes (Tori Avey) – PAREVE
Carmelized Onion Latkes (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE
Classic Potato Latkes (Tori Avey) – PAREVE
Chanukah Breakfast Latkes (Kosher Everyday) – DAIRY
Crispy Oven Baked Potato Latkes (No Way That’s Healthy) – PAREVE
Crispy Potato Latkes with Spiced Pear Compote (Love and Olive Oil) – PAREVE
Easy Baked Latkes (Curly Kale & Cowboy Boots) – PAREVE / VEGAN / EGG FREE / GLUTEN FREE
Killer Potato Latkes (Food & Wine) – PAREVE
Lacy Potato Latkes With Chives (Genius Kitchen) – PAREVE
Levivot – The Absolute Perfect Potato Latkes (Afooda) – PAREVE
Magical 3 Ingredient Baked Latkes (Batel’s Kitchen) – PAREVE
Oven-Fried Potato Latkes (Once Upon a Chef) – PAREVE
Oven-Fried Delicious Potato Latkes (Family Friends Food) – PAREVE
Oven Roasted Hashbrown Cakes (Bon Appetit) – PAREVE / VEGAN / EGG FREE / GLUTEN FREE
Potato Latkes (The Cookin Foodie) – PAREVE
Potato Latkes (Renee’s Table via – PAREVE
Potato Latkes (A Clean Bake) – PAREVE / VEGAN / GLUTEN FREE / EGG FREE
Potato Latke Funnel Cakes (Busy in Brooklyn) – DAIRY
Purple Potato Latkes (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE
Samosa Latkes Recipe (Joy of Kosher) – PAREVE
Sheet pan Latkes + Carmelized Onion Dip (Sylvia Fallas) – PAREVE
Spiralized Latkes (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE

Butternut Squash Latkes

Butternut Squash & Apple Latkes (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE
Butternut Squash Latkes (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE / GLUTEN-FREE
Butternut Squash Latkes with Crazy Feta Dip (Sylvia Fallas) – PAREVE + DAIRY Dip
Butternut Squash Latkes and Carmelized Fennel Jam (The Spruce Eats) – PAREVE
Butternut Squash Latkes with Sriracha Aioli (Early Morning Farm) – PAREVE / GLUTEN-FREE possible
Butternut Squash & Leek Latke Benedict (The Crepes of Wrath) – PAREVE
Squashske Latkes – Butternut Squash Latkes (Kosher Everyday) – PAREVE

Vegetable Latkes

Baked or Fried Cauliflower Pizza Latkes (Empower Lift Eats) – DAIRY / PASSOVER
Curry Vegetable Latkes (Tori Avey) – PAREVE
Confetti Latkes with Harissa Sour Cream (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE + DAIRY Topping
Crispy Rice Latkes (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE
Falafel Latkes with Harissa Tahina (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE
Japanese Style Latkes (The Nosher) – PAREVE
Kale Latkes with Dill Sour Cream (Food Republic) – PAREVE + DAIRY dip
Parsnip Latkes with Mustard Cashew Cream and Honey Roasted Apples (Delicious Everyday) PAREVE / GLUTEN-FREE
Rainbow Latkes (What Jew Wanna Eat) – PAREVE & DAIRY
Spaghetti Squash Latkes (The Kitchn) – PAREVE / GLUTEN-FREE
Sweet Potato Latkes with Brie & Arugla (The Joy of Kosher) – PAREVE
Quick & Crispy Vegetable Fritters (This Recipes Space) – PAREVE
Zucchini Feta Latkes (Kosher by Gloria) – DAIRY
Zucchini Fritters (Smitten Kitchen) – PAREVE

Meat Latkes

Brisket Latkes (Epicurious) – MEAT
Pulled Brisket + BBQ Sauce Stuffed Latkes (Joy of Kosher) – MEAT
Pulled Brisket Latkes (Gourmet Kosher Cooking) – MEAT
Pulled Brisket Latkes (Tablet Magazine) – MEAT
Persian Pulled Brisket Latkes for Hanukkah (Rain Coast Creative Salon) – MEAT
Salami Potato Latkes (Busy in Brooklyn) – MEAT
Sweet & Spicy BBQ Pulled Brisket & Sweet Potato Latke Bites (Host the Toast) – MEAT

Fish Latkes

Cod Fish Latkes (Big Oven) – FISH / PAREVE
Crispy Potato Latkes with Smoked Salmon & Sour Cream (Domestic Gothess) – FISH / DAIRY
Fish Latkes (Roger Berkowitz via Boston Herald) – FISH / PAREVE
Salt Cod & Sweet Potato Latkes (A Thought for Food) – FISH / PAREVE
Salt Cod Fritters (Jewish Food Experience) – FISH / DAIRY
Smoked Salmon Latkes with a Lemon and Caper Soured Cream (Rachel Phipps) – FISH / PAREVE + DAIRY Dip
Tuna Fish Latke (The Paper Mama) – FISH / DAIRY

Cheese Latkes

Cheese Latkes (Joy of Kosher) – DAIRY
Cheese Latkes (Tori Avey) – DAIRY
Cheese Latkes II (Chabad) – DAIRY
Cheese Latkes with Raspberry Sauce (Busy in Brooklyn) – DAIRY
Cottage Cheese Latkes (Genius Kitchen) – DAIRY
Mac & Cheese Latkes (Overtime Cook) – DAIRY
Potato & Cheese Latkes (The Creole Contessa) – DAIRY
Sweet Cottage Cheese Latkes (Genius Kitchen) – DAIRY

Dessert Latkes

Apple Cinnamon Dessert Latkes (Breaking Matzo) – PAREVE
Apple Latkes (Jewish Foods // Heathen Hands) – PAREVE
Apple Latkes (Smitten Kitchen) – PAREVE
Apple Latkes with Bourbon Caramel & Sour Cream (Jerry James Stone) – PAREVE + DAIRY Topping
Apple Pie Latkes (Tastemade) – PAREVE + DAIRY Topping
Chocolate Latkes (Little Family Adventure) – PAREVE
Mexican Chocolate Latkes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream (What Jew Wanna Eat) – PAREVE + DAIRY Topping
Pumpkin Ricotta Pancakes with Cranberry Syrup (Busy in Brooklyn) – DAIRY
Smore Latkes (Kitchen Tested) – PAREVE
Vanilla & Cinnamon-Apple Kissed Apple Latkes (Taste of Home) – DAIRY