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December 17 2012 - 9:37 AM
Our roundup for this week is holiday inspired, and on the sweet side as usual. We couldn’t help but look back on one delicious hanukkah tradition and look forward to the gifts that there is still time to whip together in time for Christmas. Note: Chicago Foodies does accept gifts in the form of food.
  1. Honey Sage Gin Fizz
    Hot toddies and eggnog are way overdone during the holiday season, not to mention heavy to drink a lot of. This gin fizz uses a honey sage syrup to add flavor and sweeten the drink. We love the idea of using the fresh herbs to infuse an earthy, wintery flavor into the cocktail and can’t wait to try this one out. Oh, and the smoked bacon rim doesn’t hurt either.
  2. Curry Sweet Potato Latkes with Maple Greek Yogurt 
    Now that Hanukkah is over, it’s time to spice things up a bit…literally. Instead of using the traditional potato and sour cream combination, this recipe calls for sweet potatoes with fragrant curry powder, along with a sweet yogurt sauce for dipping. While these latkes are still fried, they have a definite health bent compared to the originals.
  3. Girl Scout Cookie Holiday Gift Box 
    Girl Scout Cookies are so nostalgically delicious that the only thing better than then might be an incredible homemade box of them. Our two favorites, samoas and thin mints, made it into this adorable gift box from Spoon Fork Bacon (photo credited to the blog). The perfectly packed box is one anyone would love to receive for the holidays, and the chocolate covered potato chips don’t hurt either.
  4. 10 Awesome Foodie Gift Ideas 
    We’re still not sick of the holiday gift roundups, especially when they include mason jar travel containers. We’re also pretty obsessed with the Anthropologie gift idea on this list – we’re pretty obsessed with the store’s kitchen selection, from cook books, to adorable mixing bowls and measuring spoons.
  5. Honey Almond Butter Chocolate Tart
    Holiday pies are great and all, but they’re so much better when they’re filled with almond butter and topped with chocolate ganache. Incredible food blogger Joy the Baker whips together this tart, bring the beloved chocolate-peanut butter combination to a whole new level. We’d try this one out with a graham cracker crust and a layer of bananas on the bottom.

–Marly Schuman