Keep hungry troops happy with Cache Lake’s addictive Curried Sweet Potato Latkes. These mildly spicy pancakes taste like a gourmet fusion of Indian and Southern fare. And they cook up in minutes: Just add water, stir, and fry, pancake-style. $5; cachelake.com
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