Donna Washburn

Donna Washburn
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While Donna has no food allergies, she spent years reading labels for a young son with a wheat allergy. Because of this, she had first-hand knowledge through her son of the importance of fitting in and being able to eat good, safe food.


Donna Washburn
Donna's Featured Recipe
Batter-Fried Fish

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Donna Washburn is a home economist and coauthor with Heather Butt of The 125 Best Gluten-Free Recipes.


She and Heather formed a company called Quality Professional Services to develop recipes for bread machine manufacturers and over time for yeast companies. Their books are America's Best Bread Machine Baking Recipes and More of America's Best Bread Machine Baking Recipes, Canada's Best Bread Machine Baking Recipes and More of Canada's Best Bread Machine Baking Recipes, as well as 125 Best Quick Bread Recipes.


When they noticed that they were getting a number of requests from people for gluten-free recipes for the bread machine, and for other gluten-free desserts and treats, they decided to take the challenge and write a book on gluten-free recipes.


Donna lives in Canada.

Latest Recipes

Roasted Vegetable Pizza Topping

Like lots of topping with every bite of pizza? Try our simplified version thin, edgeless and filled to the brim!

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Nanaimo Bars

Named for the city on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, these no-bake squares are family favorites in our households.

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Batter-Fried Fish

The crisp, light batter satisfies the craving for fish and chips. Treat yourself.

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Banana Seed Bread

The combination of sorghum and bean flour really enhances the banana flavor of this loaf. Serve it for dessert or with a slice of old Che...

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Hazelnut Pastry

Quick and easy, shortbread tender and simple to serve no need to wait for the holidays or special occasions to enjoy the hazelnut flavo...

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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Each muffin is dotted with bright red cranberries and flavored with a hint of orange. The cake-like texture of this not-too-sweet muffin ...

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Caramelized Almonds

For those who like an added crunch on their salad, make these nuts ahead of time to sprinkle on Grilled Chicken Mandarin Salad or another...

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Grilled Chicken Mandarin Salad with Sweet-and-Sour Dressing

This traditional salad has become popular at quick-service restaurants. Enjoy it at home. Try the variations for a different salad every ...

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Thin Pizza Crust

Try our version of right-to-the-edge thin crust pizza.

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Plain Pizza Crust

For a traditional pizza crust, try this recipe.

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Fresh Peach Dessert Sauce

An abundance of peaches in the supermarket inspired this fresh no-cook sauce. Serve over cheesecake or white cake.

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Raspberry Dessert Sauce

Mixing fresh and frozen berries gives this sauce a distinct fresh berry flavor. Serve over chocolate or angel food cakes.

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Peachy Plum Hazelnut Galette

Simpler than pie but with all the same homemade goodness, this galette makes excellent use of an abundance of summer fruits.

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Fudgy Brownies

Doubly delicious, these moist, fudgy brownies appeal to the eye as well as the taste of every chocoholic!

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