Chanukah sometimes gets out of hand. We tend to overdo it with extravagant gift-giving and lavish parties. And the meaning gets obscured…Here at GourmetKosherCooking we are going back to basics. We are offering some traditional recipes – latkes, applesauce, sugar cookies – with just a few new twists, along with some simple crafts to do with your family (check out Laura Weinman’s ideas in the forum  and add your own!) We are also featuring some really beautiful Menorahs (which we call beautifying a mitzvah and not an extravagance!) Happy Chanukah!