Hi there! I’m Shirley Braden, the creator of All Gluten-Free Desserts … All the Time. If you’re gluten free, you may already know me from my original blog, gluten free easily, which is also known by its acronym, gfe. I have been gluten free since June 2003 and a gluten-free support group leader since 2004. I am passionate about educating folks about the symptoms and conditions caused by gluten issues (i.e., celiac, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance). I believe in eating gluten free easily by focusing on real food, whole foods—that are naturally gluten free—and dishes made from them first and foremost. For the last 5 years, I’ve been speaking in public (in local, state, national, and international forums) about living gluten free. You can read more of my personal story and my gfe approach here.
I started All Gluten-Free Desserts because I wanted to create a “go to” spot for anyone who needs a gluten-free dessert—including those new to living gluten free; friends and family members of those gluten free; those who are not only gluten free, but also have additional restrictions; and those who are not gluten free, but love fabulous gluten-free recipes like flourless chocolate cake and crème brulee. Likewise, I wanted to be able to share desserts in all categories … Gluten-Free Cakes, Gluten-Free Pies, Gluten-Free Cookies, Gluten-Free Ice Cream, and so forth. Within the dessert categories on this blog, you’ll find recipes that are what I call mainstream gluten free (gluten free only and usually a bit more indulgent), gluten-free and dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar free, paleo, vegan, etc. I also wanted to start a blog that would not only be truly helpful, but also would be fun and “feel good”! It’s indisputable that desserts make us happy. With this site, even when we are not actually making these desserts, we can still “ooh” and “ahh” over them, right? Exactly. Last, I simply love sharing recipes from my blogger friends. The resources offered by the blogging community for the gluten-free reader are vast. I love being able to feature terrific bloggers and their amazing gluten-free dessert recipes here on All Gluten-Free Desserts.