These classic cookies are flavorful but intolerance-friendly, says baker Cybele Pascal, author of "The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook." Gluten-free and dairy-free (plus egg-free, soy-free, and nut-free), these will please the pickiest dinner guest.
Traditional fudge recipes require a candy thermometer and a fair amount of precision to get the texture just right; this simple fudge recipe is easy enough for children to make (with supervision, of course). The addition of mini marshmallows to the recipe give this fudge a smooth silkiness.
Ground chicory is a beloved ingredient in New Orleans. The roasted and ground root of the endive is most notably used to smooth the sharpness of coffee. Here, it lends a pleasantly bitter note to these biscotti-like cookies. A bit of instant espresso powder can also be used.
Lollipop sticks may be the best thing to happen to cake since frosting. Ride the cake pop-ularity wave with our easy, no-bake version, which relies on store-bought pound cake and melted chocolate. These kid-friendly cake pops make an ideal canvas for festive details. For Halloween, try orange and black sprinkles or your favorite trick-or-treat candies.