Kasha varnishkas (buckwheat groats with bowtie noodles) is one of my favorite dishes from childhood.
Sweet potatoes make a nice twist on the traditional Chanukah potato pancakes.
Did your grandmother make the best beef brisket? Mine did, and with a slight adaptation (no sweet wine), I still make my brisket just the way she did.
One of the comfort foods from my childhood, kasha (with pasta bow-ties) is filling and fluffy.