My first cookbook purchase, and the one I used way more than any other (even if I only used a few recipes from it) was Bette Hagman's Gluten Free Gourmet. And just now, after seeking a link to this book, I got goosebumps. I don't know if I ever realized this: the published date is September 2000..... I was diagnosed in September 2000. Major goosebumps. My first attempt at making her French Bread recipe was in October or early November, 2000, as I was desperately seeking bread I could use for stuffing. It was a disaster, but once I bought my Kitchen Aide blender, it was WAYyyyy easier!
This recipe was a MAJOR staple in my house for my first dozen plus years gluten free. I posted this photo album several years ago to give you a visual of what my process looks like.
Another life saving, and tried and true (from then til now) product, Chebe, coincidentally just became available the year prior to my diagnosis. It's as though they were both created just for me, ha! (I use Chebe for pizza crust.)