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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On Finding Acceptance (and a lovely gluten free fresh fruit tartlet)

by Donna Hann March 30, 2016
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As I sit on the red couch in my living room, its cushions slightly less supportive and fluffy than they once were, a few long red threads dangling loose from cat launching episodes, I reflect on my life. The meaning of it. What makes us a whole person? Might the challenges we undergo in life alter […]

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Homemade Salted English Toffee with Dark Chocolate and Rum

by Donna Hann January 25, 2016
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Growing up I loved Heath bars. We most frequently enjoyed them on our birthday when Mom would make a deliciously simple frosting of freshly whipped cream, chocolate syrup, vanilla, and chopped bits of those yummy toffee bars which she would smother between the layers and on the outside of a sliced angel food cake. If […]

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Gluten Free Creamy Pumpkin Mousse with Gingersnap Crust and Toffee Crumble

by Donna Hann November 19, 2015
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The leaves have all fallen from the tall oak trees in the yard. They find themselves in large crispy heaps by the pond where they will begin their next journey, commingling in the compost heap with eggshells, coffee grinds, and earthworms. The forecast tells of snow. Another season is almost upon us. These visible signs […]

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Chicken & Waffle Sammiches (gluten free)

by Donna Hann November 12, 2015
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  One of the best things about this year has been establishing and nurturing friendships with some “in-the-neighborhood” women. It has felt effortless and fulfilling, like that bite of rich bittersweet chocolate after a salty snack (don’t deny it, you know what I’m talking about). Prior to my horseback riding accident two years ago, I […]

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Inspiration: A Beautiful Rustic Chic Farm Wedding

by Donna Hann October 5, 2015
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  Overlooking the soybean field between the house and barn on my parent’s 100 acre farm was a lovely choice for my brother’s recent rustic chic wedding. The sky was clear, the day was warm (but not unbearably so), and two families came together to celebrate a new beginning.

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A Backyard Camping Birthday Party

by Donna Hann August 3, 2015
Campout Cake

Now that I’m busy planning my daughter’s 11th birthday celebration that will be upon us this month, I’ve realized I never shared with you what I planned for her 10th birthday. She requested an overnight campout party with her girlfriends and as a lover of camping myself, I was happy to oblige. Once the girls […]

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Homemade Minty Strawberry Raspberry Lemonade

by Donna Hann June 9, 2015
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Homemade Minty Strawberry Raspberry Lemonade   Save Print A simple syrup is typically a mixture of equal parts sugar and water that has been heated to dissolve the sugar. It is great for sweetening iced tea, lemonade, and cocktails, eliminating that gritty sugary texture reminiscent of county fair style lemonade. Author: The Culinary Artist Recipe […]

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Amazing Gluten Free Glazed Buttermilk Doughnuts

by Donna Hann May 28, 2015
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Today is the last day of school for my chillins’ before summer vacation begins. I can hardly believe another school year has come and gone. I know most parents lament this, but post accident I have significant difficulty tracking the passing of time. My Nicholas is finishing up seventh grade, while my Aubrey is completing […]

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