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Fire up the grill, Independence Day is coming! Add a little bit of Jewish flavor to your American celebration with one of these original, Jewish-inspired recipes.

Whether you’re preparing a meal for four or for 40, making a successful holiday dinner can be an overwhelming, frantic experience. But with some advance planning, it doesn’t have to be! 

Video: How to Make Gluten-Free Baked Latkes

Easy and fun, these latkes are gluten-free and delicious! See instructions below.


  • 1 pound shredded potatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon pepper 
  • 1 egg 


  1. Mix shredded potatoes with onion and egg.
  2. Add salt and pepper. Mix well. 
  3. Coat cupcake tin with cooking spray.
  4. Put the potato mixture into the tin. Pat down each potato mound. 
  5. Bake at 450 degrees for 20-30 minutes – cooking times will vary. 
  6. Remove from tin, serve with apple sauce and/or sour cream.


Video: How to Make Easy Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

Sufganiyot (jelly donuts), easy and fast! See instructions below.



  • 1 can pre-made biscuit dough
  • Canola oil
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup jelly 


  1. On a floured surface, roll out biscuit dough until it is about 1/2 inch thick. 
  2. Cut into 1 inch circles using a cookie cutter. For bigger donuts, use a larger cookie cutter. 
  3. Fill your pan 1/3 of the way with canola oil and heat to 350F. 
  4. Fry the donut holes until they are browned on all sides. 
  5. Place finished donut holes on a paper towel to remove excess oil and then immediately coat with sugar. 
  6. Using a piping bag to inject each donut with jelly.



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