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PURIM texted maskPurim is a festive holiday that celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from their enemies. Of course, it includes eating and drinking. Let's face it, we Jews have wonderful food traditions for every holiday. On Purim it is customary to give Mishloach Manot – baskets filled with food and drink. It is also customary to have a festive meal, called the Purim se'udah (meal), complete with delicious foods, friends, fun and alcohol. 

Just as there are MANY different fillings for hamantashen, there are many spellings for the word. So whether it is hamantaschen, hamantashen, hamentashen, or homontashen – it is all delicious and part of the Purim tradition.
Just in time for Purim planning, we present some of our Purim favorites...recipes, drinks & videos...

easyaspiesmHamantaschen, Hamantashen, Hamentashen, or Homontashen:

From Pastry Chef Rachelle D. Ferneau, her recipe for Hamantaschen with "Easy as Pie" Fillings – apple pie or pecan filling. They are featured in her article of the same name. 
From Buzzfeed -- 32 sweet and savory hamantashen recipes

 Chef and cookbook author Laura Frankel shares several of her favorite hamantaschen recipes:
• Hamantaschen with Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
• Hamantaschen with Rosewater and Almond Filling

almondapricothamantashen1 Cookbook author Pam Reiss shares one of her favorites:
• Almond Hamantashen with Apricot Amaretto Filling 

Bake up some of these goodies for noshing and for Purim Baskets. A nice change of pace if you want to make something sweet- instead of Hamantashen.
Eileen Goltz, enjoy some of her featured Purim desserts:
Lemon Bars
Cherry White Chocolate Scones
Super Easy Banana Blueberry Pie
Almond Apricot Cheesecake

snapcracklepopcorn1Some fun, tasty, easy-to-make Purim basket treats:
Purim Party Mix Snack
Puppy Chow
Cookie Crunch Bark
Praline Almonds
Southern Spiced Almonds
Snap–Crackle Popcorn and Nuts

Let's Taste & Toast
Amaretto Pound Cake
Rum Cake
blackrussiancake1Black Russian Cake
Tiramisu Trifle
Walders Vanilla Vodka Cake
Mordechai’s Mitzvah-Tini Martini
The Queen's Royal Martini
Heering Latte
Prosecco, Rosemary and Fizz
Drunken Donuts Cocktail 

Videos:
How to Shape Hamantashen with Tina Wasserman 
How to Make Homentashen – in Yiddish with English Subtitles 
The MaccabeatsPurim Song