I have heard this question asked many many times since I started eating a gluten free diet in 2007. The answer, I always say, if YES! In the beginning, it took me some trial and error to find good recipes, and good products to buy. But over the years, it has gotten easier for me to tell just by looking at a recipe whether it will taste good or not. A lot of the time, I get recipes by using ones that are made for wheat flour, and make substitutions for wheat with different gluten free flours. I have learned over the years what qualities I can expect from different flours and how the finished product baked with them will turn out.
Sometimes, though, I just don’t want to have my finished product be an experiment, or my family to be guinea pigs. At those times, I search for gluten free recipes on the internet that look good. I have found a lot of good recipes like that. And I don’t always just follow the recipe as it is written. Lots of times, I add things that I like or change it up just a bit to fit my tastes. Sometimes, I have to use a conversion chart to figure out the amounts and the temperatures for recipes from other countries, like this Gluten Free LSA Chocolate Cake recipe from New Zealand.
There have been times when searching for recipes that I have found other information at the same website. For instance, the same site where I found the delicious chocolate cake recipe, had information on fish oil. I have learned quite a bit of interesting stuff while searching for gluten free recipes.