Easy Gluten Free Cake Mix Carrot Cake Hack

by Donna Hann on 11/05/2016

GF Cake Mix Carrot Cake Hack

I’m typically a purist when it comes to baking. Call me a snob, but I generally don’t use mixes in my kitchen. In my opinion, it takes just as much effort to whip up a cake (or brownies, or pancakes, or bread) from scratch as it does to open a box of mix and add the eggs, oil, or other items listed in the directions on the back of the box. Now certainly I understand that not everyone enjoys being in the kitchen as much as I do, or gets as much satisfaction as I get from creating something from ingredients that on their own might be…ick. Think about it, you’d never eat baking soda, salt, raisins, carrots, oil or eggs individually for dessert, would you? But when married with a few other items from your pantry you’ve got a fabulous cake.  Perhaps a carrot cake? One of my all-time Fall favorites. [click to continue…]

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Garlic Lime Chipotle Chicken Wings

by Donna Hann October 28, 2016

Although I’m not the nut of the sports fan that some of my friends are (you know who you are), you can’t deny that this year in Cleveland has been over the top for our professional sports teams, and thus the spirit of our people. First, our American Hockey League team, the Cleveland Monsters, garnered […]

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Creepy Halloween Dried Beef “Skull” Dip Recipe

by Donna Hann October 19, 2016

Although Fall is a certain sign that those dreaded cold, gray, snowy, “I have to bundle up and scrape the ice and snow off my car windows” kind of days are looming, I can’t deny that Fall in Ohio is a beautiful time of year. Today, the temperatures are hovering in the 70’s. The sky is […]

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How To Create A Rustic Chic White Pumpkin Table Centerpiece for Fall

by Donna Hann October 13, 2016
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  Looking to create a chic rustic look in your home this Fall with a color palette of cream, sage green, and tan? Come along with me and I’ll show you how I transformed my dining table with easily attainable items that can be enjoyed from now through Thanksgiving. First I made a stop at my […]

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A New York Crumb Cake Muffin and a Cup of Tea: Gluten Free, If You Please

by Donna Hann September 26, 2016
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  For 44 years I awoke each morning, comfortably, yet unknowingly, aware of what to expect from myself: my mind and my body. I approached a red light in my car, and knew how (or why) to stop. I pulled up to the gas pump and intuitively slid my credit card through the appropriate slot. […]

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An Under the Sea Themed Birthday Celebration

by Donna Hann July 1, 2016
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Together my daughter and I decided that an Under the Sea party would be a fun theme to celebrate her recent birthday. We both love the brainstorming, planning, and organizing that go into creating a great party. Go figure, my 11 year old has soaked up my event planning fetish. There could be worse things… […]

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New York Cheesecake Recipe ~ Deliciously Gluten Free

by Donna Hann May 12, 2016
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This cheesecake was created in honor of a dear friend’s daughter who was turning 11. She requested cheesecake for her birthday treat, either strawberry or cherry topped (I chose both!) and her mom asked if I could make something even my gluten free daughter might enjoy at her party. Yeah, for all the sensitive parents […]

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Gluten Free Angel Food Cake: Dairy Free with Refined Sugar Free Option

by Donna Hann April 28, 2016
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Angel food cake has become one of my kids favorite desserts. Perhaps because it’s reminiscent of cotton candy. You know how it tastes like straight up sugar and it kind of melts on your tongue before you even get a chance to begin chewing? Just like cotton candy! That has to be why it’s called […]

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Delicious Gluten Free Key Lime Pie Recipe

by Donna Hann April 22, 2016
Gluten Free Key Lime Pie Recipe

Spring seems to have arrived here in the midwest. The Cleveland pear trees are in full bloom, our old aluminum canoe has been launched into the lake behind our house for the summer, and the kids have already begun to fish for blue gill and bass, both from the dock and the ‘ol canoe. A […]

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Pasta e Fagioli Recipe (gluten free option)

by Donna Hann April 15, 2016
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A few months ago, dear friends of ours, Ben & Tracy, invited us over to catch up and have some dinner. You know those friends you don’t see for months on end but when you get together it’s like no time at all has even passed and the conversation flows like warm maple syrup down […]

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