About the Author

I have always had a love of baking and often enjoyed baking with my Mom since I was a child. We often made treats for neighbors and friends. When I moved away from home, I continued to bake for my friends in university and for special occasions.

In 2012, I was diagnosed with a severe gluten intolerance. I was very upset as I feared this diagnosis meant I would not enjoy baking or get to enjoy the sweet treats I often looked forward to. I spent a lot of time trying to find something that was worth the calories and that I was proud to share with others. I found nothing even close to what I was used to and most led to disappointing results. This motivated me to begin thinking of how I could change how people enjoy gluten free baking.

I started with my old favorite recipes, most of which came from my family. I began by tweaking the flour ratios and changing the recipe each time I made them until I was happy with both the texture and the taste. I then shared my baking with whoever wanted to try them and the results - everyone who has tried my treats has pleaded for the recipes. They are the reasons I have created this cookbook.

Some of these recipes have come to me while sitting on the bus or before I fell asleep at night. Often it took me a few weeks to solidly wrap my head around what ingredients I thought would work best and then there was the fun of testing out my recipes! I can't even explain the pure joy and excitement I felt when I created a recipe for the first time and it was a huge success! Some of the recipes that were first time successes are: Lemon Glazed Blueberry Cookies, Reese's Peanut Butter Domes and Oatmeal Cherry Cashew Cookies. These cookies went from my head to recipe and were a huge hit with anyone that tried them.

If someone told me a few years ago that I'd be creating this cookbook and have as many of you interested in supporting me, I'm not sure I'd believe it. Once I realized I had created recipes that people loved, I knew this was what I had to do and I kept following this dream.

Thank you for your support,
Deanna