For eight days out of the year, family and friends celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, spirituality, and communal spirit. Get our recipes like latkes and "glittered" Sufganiyot, decorations including menorahs and candles, and a variety of DIY gift ideas to make your holiday all the more special.
Good Things: Three Tasty Treats for HanukkahMarshmallows, latkes, and potato chips: Make these fun and tasty Hanukkah treats perfect for every type of snacker in your family!AdvertisementAdvertisementPost
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Hanukkah Candles and MenorahsGive your eight-day celebration a special glow with one of these homemade menorahs.
Make dreidel centerpieces, cards, and gifts this Hanukkah with ideas from Martha Stewart.
Hanukkah Dinner Recipes That the Whole Family Will LoveGive family and friends the greatest gift of all at your holiday celebration: an assortment of beloved Hanukkah recipes, including latkes, brisket, kugel, and more.Post
Here's How Much People Actually Spend on Holiday Gifts
Plus, new statistics reveal the top gifts of the season.Post
Set Up a Latke Bar for Hanukkah -- Here's How!
Forget frying to order! Make the traditional potato pancakes in advance and let your guests help themselves to all kinds of creative toppings.Post
6 Rules to Regifting, According to the Etiquette Experts
And here's what to do if you get caught in your regifting.Article
A Radiant Blue Wreath for the Eight Nights of Hanukkah
For eight days out of the year, family and friends gather for the nightly menorah lighting, special prayers, and fried foods. Welcome them to your home with this shimmery Star of David wreath made with shiny, glittery baubles.Article
3 Ways to Make a Hanukkah Card Out of Pipe Cleaners
Sending cards to family and friends, far and near? Here's a simple way to make each one special: You can twist and shape pipe cleaners into all sorts of holiday motifs including a pair of dreidels, the Star of David, and a lit menorah.Recipe
Jewish-Deli StrataGarnishes like capers, red onion, and lemon add freshness to this bagels-and-lox-inspired strata.Recipe
Miso-and-Honey-Glazed CarrotsWith a salty, umami edge from the miso, brightness from the Meyer lemons, and a touch of sweetness from the honey, this is a next-level carrot recipe.Feature
Presenting: Our Greatest Holiday Gift Guide Yet
Have you made your list and checked it twice? Handpicked by the editors of Martha Stewart Living, we've collected our favorite items of the year for the home, kiddos, fashionista, and beauty mavens.Recipe
Pistachio and Dried-Apricot RugelachSimmered dried apricots with a hint of vanilla are a perfect combination of tart and sweet. (We tested apricot jam in this filling, and it wasn't the same!) The mixture is slathered on rounds of cream-cheese dough, which is sliced into wedges and rolled into crescents before baking. The dough and filling can be made a couple of days in advance and refrigerated to make assembly easier (the dough disks wrapped in plastic, the filling in an airtight container).Gallery
Here are the 9 Gifts That Will Make any Kid Say "Wow!"
Handpicked by the editors of Martha Stewart Living, we have curated the best gifts for the boys and girls in your life.Post
This New Study Proves the Serious Effects of Holiday Stress
Researchers found that the physiological response is equivalent to running a marathon.Gallery
15 Amazing Gifts That Also Benefit a Good CauseIt's easy to give a gift that makes at least one person merry, but what if you could give one gift that would make multiple spirits merry this holiday season? Together, Martha and Santa's elves have scoured the shelves to find gifts that not only warm your loved ones' hearts, but also give to charities, organizations, and other people in need.Recipe
Basic Potato LatkesTraditional potato latkes are a must-have at any holiday get-together.Recipe
Parsnip LatkesParsnips add a tinge of sweetness to these latkes; for a delicious twist, serve them with pear sauce made in the usual manner of applesauce.Recipe
Sweet-Potato LatkesKeep a close eye on these latkes while they are frying; the sugar in the sweet potatoes causes them to brown quickly.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Sweet Potato PancakesCrisp potato pancakes called latkes are part of Hanukkah celebrations. We've kept the traditional frying method (and sour cream to go with them), but refreshed the recipe by trading white potatoes and onions for sweet potatoes and scallions.Recipe
RugalachTry any of our different fillings in this traditional cream cheese dough cookie for a variety of options -- each more delicious than the other.Recipe
Potato Latkes with Caramel ApplesauceThese latkes are an ideal combination of a crunchy exterior and a creamy interior -- give them a dunk in our Caramel Applesauce for a sweet-meets-savory treat.