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Hanukkah

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    It's Passover, So I've Taste-Tested Manischewitz Sangria For You

    True story: I still have Manischewitz left over from the kickass Hanukkah party my fiancé and I threw last year. I say it was kickass because it was. The apartment complex security arrived shortly after dinner, when our game of "drinking dreidel" (we're still working on a name) got a little too r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Saturday Night Live's 12 Best Holiday Musical Guests

    Watching the Saturday Night Live Christmas special last week, I was reminded how the show has revered -- and skewered -- the holiday season over the years. From Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song" to Alec Baldwin's "Schweddy Balls," the show's churned out enough holiday-themed material to keep us laughin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    We Listened to Eight Solid Hours of Holiday Music... Why?

    Most of the year Houston's Sunny 99.1 FM is a ratings powerhouse that plays pop music familar enough that it keeps you more awake than actively tuned in. Sunny calls itself "Houston's at-work station," but it's good for just about any activity short of having sex or attending a concert: driving, sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Homemade Green Bean Casserole and Pecan Pie Rugelach

    Smitten Kitchen: Everyone has their opinion about casseroles, and the green bean varietyis one that evokes strong opinions -- you either love it or hate it. But, for those who don't enjoy the casserole made from canned ingredients and fake fried onions, try this recipe from Smitten Kitchen, which us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Latkes & Turkeys Unite: Eight Recipes for Your Thanksgivukkah Celebration

    It's a Hanukkah miracle! This year, for the first time since 1888 (and according to one calculation, the last time for another 77,798 years), the first full day of the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights falls on Thanksgiving Day. It's Thanksgivukkah, y'all! Challah! To honor this very special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Spotlight on Thanksgiving Sides: Spinach Kugel Soufflé from Kenny & Ziggy's ... Mazel Tov!

    Looking for non-traditional (at least for your family) side options this Thanksgiving? This series highlights the unconventional, interesting twists on sides available for sale at Houston restaurants. Pick up some to add some variation to Turkey Day. This year is very special. For the first time i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Go Take-Out and Let Houston Restaurants Do the Work for You This Thanksgiving

    The Thanksgiving holiday is all about spending time with family and eating entirely too much food. But how to maximize both of those goals? With take-out, of course! Many Houston restaurants are offering full Thanksgiving feasts to-go, so you don't need to lift a finger (except maybe to do the dish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Are You Ready For Christmas? Cuz Bering's Hardware Is.

    While you're enjoying your Labor Day weekend, Bering's Hardware would like to remind you that Christmas is only 114 days away. The store at Westheimer and Fountain View has not one, but THREE Christmas trees already on display. Never mind the fact that this pictures was taken last week when it was ... More >>

  • Film

    December 20, 2012

    Films of 2012: Ten Best Films of 2012

    Just because you live in Houston doesn't mean you can't see all these films.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Butternut Squash Lasagna & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Homemade Gift Ideas

    Every week this holiday season, we've been posting our favorite food-centric gift ideas. We've already featured Useful Kitchen Tools Under $30, Holiday Gifts That Nobody Actually Wants, Top Gifts for Kids, and more. While store-bought gifts are wonderful (consumerism! Americuh!), homemade gifts ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Our Top 5 Online Food Gifts for Christmas

    Deciding what to send your loved ones living in other states is a difficult task. But, there are online companies that will ship delicious food all over the country and your friends and family are sure to love them. Here is our top five list of online food gifts you can send across the country for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Holiday Gift Don'ts: 5 Useless Gifts Nobody Wants

    Every week this holiday season, we'll be posting our favorite food-centric gift ideas. Earlier this week, we featured Useful Kitchen Tools Under $30. To further help everyone avoid that awkward "Hey, didn't I get you that last year?" re-gifting moment, now we're sharing 5 Holiday Gifts That Nobody A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Get Your Head Spinning with a Dreidel Cocktail for Hanukkah

    I'm always curious about seasonal traditions that aren't my own, especially for holidays I didn't grow up celebrating. While picking a college friend's brain about Hanukkah food and drink recipes, I randomly inquired about the possibility of a Hanukkah cocktail. "Well," she said, "I can't really th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Latkes, Matzoh Ball Soup and More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week: my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Lexington Grille, Pink's, 1308 Cantina and More

    If you're into lunchtime trysts, the Lexington Grille is apparently a good place to schedule one. We're guessing things were not so romantic between the inspector and manager last week, when Lexington was hit with a dozen violations. But you never know -- maybe there is some potential for romance he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Gifts For Kids Who Cook

    Every week this holiday season, we'll be posting our favorite food-centric gift ideas. We've looked at 5 Gifts Under $30 That Every Kitchen Needs and attempted to avoid that awkward re-gifting moment with the 5 Useless Gifts That Nobody Actually Wants. This time, we're focusing on the kiddies. Chec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Canned Kindness: The Top 5 Food Gifts in a Jar

    Anything that makes things easier around the holidays is always wonderful. So when you're giving gifts to friends and family this year, give them something that will ease their stress by packaging food gifts in a jar. Packaging a recipe in a jar not only reduces the amount of time you'll spend on m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    What the #!?& is Kwanzaa?: 7 Songs to Help You Figure It Out

    It's the holiday season again and as usual people are confused: what are all these non-Christmas holidays going on? Last time we helped you figure out what Hanukkah was through the power of song. This time we'll be covering Kwanzaa. Rewind: What the #?!$ is Hanukkah?: 10 Songs to Help You Figure I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Celebrate Hanukkah with Potato Goodness: My Favorite Latke Recipe

    True story. I love Hanukkah. I love it so much that last year, I made latkes for like 85 people by hand. Fine. That was a semi-true story -- it was more like 15 people...but still. Either way, they were delicious. And I'm doing them again (this time with a food processor, because I don't have a dea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    What the #?!$ is Hanukkah?: 10 Songs to Help You Figure It Out

    It's December now, and the holiday season is rapidly approaching. If you're a Christian, you know the reason for the season is the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus H. Christ. But one thing you may have noticed is that we don't live in a Christian nation, contrary to the beliefs of commentators su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Useful Gifts Under $30

    Every week this holiday season, we'll be posting our favorite food-centric gift ideas. This week, we're featuring Useful Kitchen Tools Under $30. Be sure to check back for guides on Gifts for Kids Who Cook, Last Minute Homemade Gifts and even Useless Gifts Nobody Really Wants. Here are 5 Useful Ite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    2012 NFL Draft -- Live Blog

    I made an analogy on my radio show this morning on 1560 The Game that the NFL Draft tonight is like Christmas Day for many NFL fans. Air of anticipation, excitement of the unknown, food, it's all there. (My co-host, John Granato, compared it to Hanukkah because it's played out over several days, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Top 10 Greatest And Most Essential Music Lists Of All Time

    ​Any fan of music journalism, well hell any sort of journalism in the past five years has seen a massive amount of top 10, 20, or 31 lists all over the Internets. They help cull information into one meaty morsel for you to swallow without, you know, have to type shit. Pretty cool, huh? As a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Photo by thebittenword.com​Last week's Hanukkah-inspired menu was insanely delicious. We even had a few friends over one night for some Hanukkah-inspired drinking games; Dreidel has never been so fun. Since I'm going home for the New Year soon, this week I'll be trying to use up what's left in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    Holiday Classics: The Chocolate Truffle

    Photo by Rev StanWant. Need. Must. Have.​Each week this month, we've featured some holiday cookie classics on Eating Our Words in honor of the season. With Santa and Hanukkah Harry fully bribed by our delicious treats, it's time we whip out the big guns: New Year's Eve's Chocolate Truffles. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    5 Tips for Serving Champagne and Sparkling Wine

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.For the second night of Hanukkah, we made potato pancakes (latkes) and paired with sparkling Vouvray.​Even if you missed our Top 5 Champagnes Under $60 for the Holidays, you'll find that your favorite wine shop will have a tide of options when it comes to sparkling wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    How To: Make Homemade Challah

    Photo by grongarChallah!​If you've never had Challah bread before, now is the time to try it. This slightly sweet, eggy bread similar to brioche uses oil instead of butter and is traditionally served on the Sabbath and Jewish holidays. Wanting to impress my Jewish fiancé for Hanukkah, I whipp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Photo by Brooke ViggianoTry not to eat the whole plate - I dare you.​Happy Hanukkah (tomorrow)! This week, I'm going to impress my Jewish fiancé with a week-long (don't judge me for not going the full eight days) Hanukkah feast like he's never had before. Since he's been in grad school living ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Wine for Hanukkah, the Festival of Fried Foods and Olive Oil

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.Tomorrow night is the first night of Hanukkah. In the U.S., Ashkenazi Jews eat potato pancakes to celebrate the festival. Here and in other parts of the world, Sephardi Jews eat doughnuts.​You don't need me to tell you why we eat fried foods for Hanukkah, the Jewish fes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Holiday Classics: The Gingerbread Man

    Photo by surlygirlGingerbread men celebrate Hanukkah too.​We'll be featuring some holiday cookie classics on Eating Our Words in honor of the season. And since I'll need something to bribe Santa with after a year of being a total bitch, I can promise you this: all of them will be equally delic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Radishes

    Photo by John Kiely​A Master Gardener will know the ideal dates to plant and harvest each crop, but a Casual Tiller like myself requires a simpler scheme, so I go with holidays. Tomatoes and hot peppers go in after Valentine's Day; broccoli comes out on St. Pat's. Parsley and cilantro get pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Keeping It Kosher: Top 5 Hanukkah Gifts

    ​I am not Jewish, but I sure like the food. (Kasha varnishkas haunts my comfort food dreams alongside macaroni and cheese.) And even though I probably won't be giving or receiving any Hanukkah gifts myself this year, I couldn't resist putting a gift guide together based on the pretty cool stuf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Justin Bieber's Voice Changes Just In Time For Christmas Album

    "Say shawty, Merry Christmas, or whatever year-end holiday greeting that makes you happy." ​Children and adults alike are getting their holiday wish granted early this year, and they don't have to wait until Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or even Christmas morning to receive it. Justin Bieber's v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Don't Worry Longhorns, There Have Been Worse Beatdowns

    It was ugly, brutal and painful to watch. As a movie fan of some 40 years, I could be describing any number of lopsided fight scenes. But as a UT fan, I'm of course referring to the horrific pounding Oklahoma put on my Longhorns last Saturday. The Sooners dominated every aspect of the game, trounci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Openings & Closings: December 2010

    Photo by Farhan AhmedWe bid arrivederci to Amici this month.​The best thing about December wasn't the Christmas presents, the Hanukkah donuts or the Festivus pole. It was the fact that, citywide, restaurant openings far outweighed restaurant closures this month. That's something to be thankful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Merry Christmas and 4 WTF Questions About Christmas Specials (w/ video)

    Yeah, my dad's kind of a jerk​First, I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas (or Festivus or Hanukkah or whatever you celebrate this time of year)! It's definitely a time to be thankful, and I want to use this space to thank everyone who clicks on my stuff here on Hair Balls and espe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Top 5 Kwanzaa Dishes

    soulchristmas​Kwanzaa was established in 1966 as an alternative to Christmas, Hanukkah and other winter holidays of the season. The festival was founded on seven principles designed to strengthen the African-American community and is celebrated from December 26 to January 1, with the Karamu f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Hanukkah Treat: Sufganiyot

    Avital Pinnick​Like many other Jewish holidays, Hanukkah has distinctive food that are really only eaten at certain times a year. For this holiday, most of the traditional foods are fried, which is a nice gut punch after the gluttony of Thanksgiving. Every year, I like to bring something to w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Worst Hanukkah Ever: Gifts From Anti-Semitic Hate Websites

    America X might be on the gift list​If you spent Black Friday fighting for Hanukkah gifts for your Jewish friends, chances are you completely forgot about the people who feel especially left out during the Festival of Lights: anti-Semites.While Jews everywhere spin the dreidel and light the menora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Top 10 Hottest Jewish Musicians

    ​The Festival of Lights is upon us, as the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah officially kicks off at sundown tonight. Some of music's leading bigwigs will likely be sparking up the menorah, among them Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, Diamond David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 3, 2009

    BOWFIRE: Holiday Heart Strings

    These fiddlers prove that from many (backgrounds) come one (new sound)

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2009

    60th Annual H-E-B Holiday Parade

    An astronaut? Okay. An actress? All right. Santa Claus? Cool!

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2009

    "Seasons of Sharing"

    Winter holiday traditions from around the world

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2008
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    December 18, 2008

    Chanukah on Ice

    Web exclusive!

  • Calendar

    December 11, 2008
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    November 20, 2008
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    November 15, 2007

    “Seasons of Sharing”

    Children’s Museum of Houston explores holiday traditions from around the world

  • Dining

    December 21, 2000

    Economic Fasting

    Speaking off the toque: Sam Said

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