Many of the following links have untried but appealing recipes. If you are adventurous, try them and share your opinion of the results.
Holiday history and lore
The Potato Museum!
Latkes (Hanukkah pancakes)
Potato Pancakes (Latkes) (amazingribs.com)
Potato Waffle Latkes with Concord Grape Wine Syrup (Williams Sonoma)
Potato Pancake Recipes (israel Food Guide)
The Latke Bar, 6 recipes, 20 toppings (kosherstreet.com)
Additional recipes (untried but appealing)
Sweet Potato Kugel (What Jew Want To Eat)
Kugel (About.com - Kosher Food)
How To Make Tsimmes Kugel (About.com - Video)
How Olive Oil Shapes Our Traditions (Jewish Women International)
Pumpkin Cake (Cooking Channel)
Using Thanksgiving Leftovers the Next Day for Hanukkah (Interfaith Family)
Pumpkin Candied Pecan Rugelach (Little Ferraro Kitchen)
Apple Pie Rugelach Recipe (Good Housekeeping)
Food safety at holiday time – recommended reading!
Bending The Rules On Bacteria And Food Safety (New York Times)
A limited-use menorah