alanna’s scrumptious chestnut brownies

alanna's scrumptious chestnut brownies | theclevercarrot.com

There was a point in time when I was completely obsessed with gluten free baking.

I’m not sure how it all started really, but I was inspired to do so and spent a small fortune acquiring every gluten free flour known to the universe.

My cabinets were stuffed to the brim with brown rice flour, white rice flour, millet flour, almond meal and almond flour- I could build a small sand castle out of this stuff.

Speaking of sand, initially, everything I baked tasted weird and gritty.

The culprit, as I quickly learned was the rice flour. For best results, you’re supposed to blend GF flours for best texture, say rice flour with oat flour or something like that.  But honestly, I was just so confused and put off by my failures that I gave up and inevitably went on a gluten binge.

And then, Alanna wrote a cookbook….

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a simple apple crumble cake

a simple apple crumble cake | theclevercarrot.com

Recently, I found a 2 lb bag of Gala apples at the bottom of the crisper drawer.

They were slightly bruised, slightly wrinkly, and immediately dismissed by the boys as suitable afternoon snacks.

But what looked like trash was an inspiration for treasure.

A baked treasure.

In the form of an apple crumble cake, I created a sweet treat that celebrates the change of seasons and all things Fall……

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3 simple strawberry recipes for mother’s day

3 simple strawberry recipes for mother's day | theclevercarrot.com3 simple strawberry recipes for mother's day | theclevercarrot.com3 simple strawberry recipes for mother's day | theclevercarrot.com

One of life’s greatest pleasures is picking a perfectly ripe strawberry straight off the vine.

Each year we eagerly await the season, pack up the car and head out to Long Island’s east end to pick (and eat) to our heart’s content.

Just thinking about biting into a juicy, sun-kissed strawberry makes me happy.

Put it on your bucket list.

To celebrate this family tradition (where does the time go?!) here are 3 simple strawberry recipes for you to enjoy….

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