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PAGE 24A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014 ber salad own cream cheese By Shannon Sarna (MyJewishLearning.com)TFasting on Yom Kippur is one of my least favorite parts of being Jewish. I recognize the value of reflective fasfiffg, and l(kriow some people even enjoy the fast day, but for me it is a torturous 25 hours until I can break into the bagels andkugel. The last thing anyone wants to do after fasting and sitting in synagogue is to start cooking and prepping a complicated or heavy f- .'t di meal. The dishes I like to serve for Yom Kippur can all be made in advance--in fact, they are better when prepared well ahead of time. And not just for the sake of your sanity. A quick pickled cucumber salad is a standard in my home and a dish I learned to make from my grandmother. It's slightly sweet, just a tad spicy, and the crunch of the cucumber-is really satisfying next to a bagel schmeared with cream cheese. You need to make this recipe ahead of time to properly allow the cucumber to absorb the flavors. Anyone can break open a tub of cream cheese for a break-fast. But if you make your own custom cream cheese flavor--like the Chipotle Cream Cheese Spread below--your family and guests will think you spent hours and hours in the kitchen. Making your own cream cheese is very easy and a fun way to take the spread up a notch. If butternut squash kugel and a coffee cake had a baby, the Cakey Crunch Sweet Potato Kugel below would be the result. It is absolutely delicious, but I make sure to warn people: It's highly addictive, you won't be able to eat just one portion. It is also the Shannon Sarna One warning on the Cakey Crunch Sweet Potato Kugel: It's addictive. pepper and garlic powder. Add softened cream cheese and mix until combined thoroughly. Serve with fresh bagels and sliced avocado 1: perfect dish to make ahead and reheat once the fast is over. Yield: 12-14 servings " Quick Pickled Cucumber Salad Cakey Crunch Sweet Potato Kugel .. Ingredients: Ingredients: Academic Excellence r 1 la "#e seedless English cucumber 8 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters Jewish Pride. i onion, thi y sliced I tablespoon vanilla extract 6 tablespoon white wine vinegar 3-4 heaping tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoon water 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 2 or 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup orange juice or orange-flavored liqueur 1-, . , , 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 ounces mira'marshmallows D e s t w 1 S tl e s t o r a 1/4 teaspoonpepper I boxyellow cake mix ...... a n d Pinch crushed red pepper (optional) 2 sticks margarine or butter, melted !, h e a 1 t h y Preparation: Preparation: N e w Y e a r f r o m Slice cucumber 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick. Boil sweet potatoes in large pot of water until tender, around . -, - . ,, 1 In a medium bowl, whisk together vinegar, water, sugar, salt, 20-25 minutes. tne ewlsn 6caaem J Y pepper, crushed red pepper and dill. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. o f O r 1 a n d o I Add thinly sliced cucumbers and onions to bowl and mix until Drainthesweetpotatoesandmashinalargebowl.Addvanilta, -. " r liquid coats all the cucumbers and Onions. brown sugar, nutmeg, salt and orange juice or orange-flavored lvi a y 1 t b e a y e a r of Place salad into container and allow to chill several hours or liqueur and mixwell. _ 1 I overnight. Grease a 9-by-ll baking dish. Layer half of the sweet potato I e a r n 1 n g a n a :- , . Yield: 14 servings mixture evenly in the baking dish. Chipotle Cream Cheese Sprinkle marshmallows over the top. 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