Take a cue from this couple to freshen up your Hanukkah menu.
1 of 4Jennifer Davick / styling Mindi Shapiro Levine / food styling Marian Cooper Cairns
This couple puts a fun-loving spin on the usual holiday fare. "Our best parties are grab-a-plate style," says Mindi Shapiro Levine, as she and husband Brett prepare for visitors. "We like it when guests settle on barstools and hang out," Brett chimes in.
Their Hanukkah celebration is smartly streamlined. "We opted to skip the appetizer and a brisket dish," says Mindi, "so everyone has plenty of appetite for latkes."
2 of 4Jennifer Davick / styling Mindi Shapiro Levine / food styling Marian Cooper Cairns
"When you make Golden Potato, Golden Potato-Parsnip, and Golden Carrot-Zucchini Latkes, add distinctive garnishes to clue guests in on the different flavors," advises Mindi. All three are superb with Horseradish-Sour Cream Sauce and Spiced-Thyme Applesauce.