Dec 9
2012

Baked Latkes, Chipotle Quinoa Salad & Other Recipes

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Latkes, Quinoa Salad & Apple Pie Rolls

It’s been a busy cooking week here, and I wanted to round up all of the week’s recipes for you in one place. From Hannukah recipes (baked latkes, anyone?) to holiday treats for the the neighbors and easy weekday meals, there’s a little something for everyone. Most of the recipes are right here on Cookin’ Canuck and a couple will take you over to allParenting, where I’m writing weekly.

It’s time to get cooking!

Hanukkah Recipes:

Hanukkah Recipes
Baked Potato Pancakes (Latkes) with Chipotle Yogurt Sauce
Challah Bread (Braided Egg Bread)

Happy Hanukkah to friends and readers who are celebrating Hanukkah this week! I hope you have a wonderful celebration with family and friends. The baked latkes are truly some of the best I’ve ever had. I was able to achieve a crispy texture on the latkes by preheating the baking sheet. And the chipotle yogurt sauce adds an unexpected, nontraditional burst of flavor.

As for the challah…well, you just can’t beat a beautiful loaf of braided bread. Firm on the outside with a delightful chew on the inside, this is one to serve during your Hanukkah meals. The leftovers make fantastic fantastic French toast.

Holiday Treats & Neighbor Gifts:

Holiday Dessert Recipes
Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Crushed Candy Canes
Baked Apple Pie Egg Rolls

The boys pulled on their aprons and set to work making gifts for our neighbors this week. Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Crushed Candy Canes, to be exact. These treats are easy enough for kids to make, and so good that you will barely be able to package up enough for the neighbors.

I made the Baked Apple Pie Egg Rolls for the Tasty Kitchen blog. They’re a great alternative to regular apple pie, and a lot of fun to make.

Easy Weekday Meals:

Weekday Meal Recipes
Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Black Beans & Chipotle Dressing
Easy Mushroom & Sun-Dried Tomato Omelet

Amidst the happy chaos of the holidays, sometimes you just need to get an easy breakfast or dinner on the table. The southwestern-inspired quinoa salad can be thrown together in minutes, especially if you use a store-bought rotisserie chicken.

If you’re a fan of breakfast-for-dinner like we are, or you’re just looking for an easy, healthy breakfast that will hold you through to lunchtime, give the mushroom and sun-dried tomato omelet a shot. It’s one of my go-to weekday breakfast recipes.

Have a wonderful, peaceful Sunday!

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1 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar December 9, 2012 at 10:46 am

Are you taking borders?! I need to move in with you!! lol

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2 Nicole December 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Wow! Looks like you had a busy, and delicious week! Happy Holidays.

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3 Erin @ Texanerin Baking December 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Happy you posted this because I missed the laktes! And I love latkes. I made some yesterday for breakfast. So very good! Going to go check out the recipe now. :)

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4 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl December 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I have got to make those pretzels before January when the guilt sets in – LOL. Those look incredible!

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5 Heather December 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

It all looks so delicious, but those potato pancakes? They’re getting MADE. This week. By me.

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6 Shirley December 10, 2012 at 6:10 am

What is the calorie breakdown per serving in the Quinoa dish? Thanks

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7 Azzina December 12, 2012 at 4:53 am

Dear your blog is really awesome. Recipe what i am seeing over here I could not manage to find any other blog. Keep on sharing your recipe.

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