Hello and welcome to Baking with Bridget! It is a pleasure to “meet” you. I created Baking with Bridget to help, encourage and inspire you on your journey to gluten-freedom! You won’t believe all the delicious recipes and tips that are waiting for you!
I grew up in the Midwest on down-home cooking. Dining out was rare. Supper consisted of meat, potatoes, vegetables and Wonder bread. My love for cooking and baking began in Mrs. Norton’s 7th grade Home Economics class. I loved everything there was to learn about taking care of a home, especially cooking and baking!
By the time I was 15, I was cooking most of the daily meals and even meals for company! On the weekends, I would spend time baking cookies or cakes. My dad said after I left home he lost 10 pounds.
A Peek Inside My Life!
I am a down-to-earth, cookin’ from scratch kind of gal. I love the simple things in life, including gardening, fabric, chocolate, and vintage linens. In my spare time, I Promise Stitch (a historic form of hand quilting), hand embroidery, and read. I love tooling around in the desert with my husband and dogs. My motto is to create beauty every day!
I have been gluten-free since 2009. You know, becoming gluten-free can be overwhelming, scary and downright depressing! I thought I would never be able to bake or eat delicious desserts again. Boy, am I glad I was wrong. I love taking “gluten laden” recipes and converting them to gluten-free!
Looking back, it has been an amazing journey! I never, ever imagined having my own website! Oh my gosh! In December 2016, I self-published my first ever gluten-free cookbook! It was so much fun! I recently published my third book in the Baking with Bridget series. You can get them here.
I hear so many people say how intimidated they are to eat and bake gluten-free. Yes, it is challenging when you first start. Yes, it is downright hard. Before you know it, it just becomes a way of life and you will not think twice about eating gluten-free. While I have thought about owning my own bakery, my website is even better because I get to share my love of baking from my kitchen!
Although I live in the southwest, I have kept my Midwest roots when it comes to cooking. You won’t find bizarre ingredients that you have never heard of in my recipes. They are made with all natural ingredients and that extra special ingredient, love!
Rain or shine, my favorite place is in my cottage kitchen where cooking gluten free is easy as pie!
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Click here to read my Gluten-Free Transformation Story.