I'm in the mood to crank out some toffee, but I want to do it nut-free. What else would go well on toffee? So far, all I've thought of are crushed peppermint canes, dried fruit, popcorn, and coconut. I'm pretty sure coconut would work, but I'm skeptical about the others.
Any ideas? Or any experience with the four above?
My daughter has a substantial number of food allergies, which makes meal planning a little difficult. I'm definitely in need of fresh ideas!
I'm looking for meals that are:
* Wheat-free (but not necessarily gluten-free)
* Dairy-free (even sheep and goat)
* Nut and sesame seed -free
Recently family meals: tofu stir-fry; beef stew and roast; dinner salads with bacon, beans, and avocado; roast chicken with green beans and rice pilaf; lentil soup; and curries. We're open to any cuisine. Meat and meatless meals are welcome.
Dessert ideas would also be greatly appreciated. (Aside from fruit).
I'm looking for a good cookbook for my 10 year-old niece who loves to bake. She has been entering baking contests in her city's summer festival and organizing bake sales to benefit the local animal shelter. (And so far has raised over $600 - she's also quite the entrepreneur!)
Does anyone have a recommendation for a cookie or cupcake baking book with recipes and photos that would appeal to a young baker? She likes recipes with quirky names and twists, but that aren't too technically complicated. Pretty photos will go a long way with her. Also, she lives in a rural area with limited grocery options, so the recipes should rely on easier to find ingredients. Preserved lemon and exotic flours will be hard to find, but lavender and sprinkles will be just fine.
I'm in the mood for polenta or lentils, but I'm feeling uncreative. Anyone have any good dinner ideas? Looking for something more interesting than polenta with a tomato sauce, lentils in a vinaigrette, or lentil soup. Something warm, cozy, and quick would be great!
We have a ton of cornbread left over from a canceled potluck - and I have no idea what to do it it. We've been inching away at it by eating it with dinner or warming it with honey for breakfast, but that's getting old. Does anyone have recipes that call for cornbread, besides stuffing a turkey? Does such a thing exist?
We'll be hosting a New Years Eve party with several pregnant women attending. I'd like to have a non-alcoholic toast available that doesn't make them feel like they're sitting at the kiddie table. I'm wondering if anyone has any good, mock Champagne ideas. Naturally, there's sparkling cider, ginger ale, and Sprite... but none of are convincing alternatives because they are so sweet (and taste nothing like Champagne). I'm thinking of mixing one part tonic water to two parts sparkling cider for use in cocktails. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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